Field Monitor

World Food Programme, Ecuador

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th December, 2019

Job Description


The strategic plan of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Ecuador, seeks synergies between its action and that of the Government and promotes the transfer of knowledge focusing on four strategic effects:

Strategic effect : Refugees, displaced persons and vulnerable populations in Ecuador can meet their basic food and nutritional needs throughout the year (according to WFP strategic result 1 and goal 2.7 of the National Plan for Good Living).
Strategic effect : Small farmers in the selected areas, especially women, increase their income permanently and improve their productivity by 2021 (according to WFP strategic result 3 and goal 10.4 of the National Plan for Good Living).
Strategic effect : Communities and people suffering from food insecurity living in areas very vulnerable to climate change, as well as government institutions, have a strengthened capacity to adapt to climate change by 2021 (according to WFP strategic result 4 goal 7.10 of the National Plan for Good Living).
Strategic effect : National institutions and programs in Ecuador, including social protection programs, receive support to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition by 2021 (in line with WFP strategic result  and goals 3.6 and 3.11 of the Plan National for Good Living).
The strategic plan consolidates WFP's role as a strategic ally of the Government of Ecuador, while maintaining the ability to complement, where necessary, government food security and nutrition programs.


The Field Monitor reports directly to the Sub-Office Coordinator, under the general supervision of the Program Officer. It performs its functions with a minimum of supervision, performing a well-organized and precise technical work, preparing the corresponding reports. For proper planning and execution of its activities, WFP requires hiring Field Monitors for each of the designated coverage areas to support the execution of the organization's programs.


  • Coordinate and monitor in the area of ​​specific coverage, the implementation of WFP activities in the field of food assistance to vulnerable populations in human mobility or other conditions. Report any issues related to food assistance in coverage areas.
  • Support the fulfillment of the work plan with partners and suppliers and strengthen joint work.
  • Monitor the performance of providers participating in the assistance provided to the vulnerable population in human mobility or other conditions.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of WFP-supported activities with the Government authorities at the level of each province as well as the other United Nations agencies involved in assisting the vulnerable population in human mobility.
  • Monitor the targeting and selection of beneficiaries, the efficient and adequate distribution of food assistance through, but not exclusively, survey surveys, focus groups, home visits, interviews with key informants, etc.
  • Monitor partner compliance with WFP policies and regulations, especially on issues of sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as corruption.
  • Support the implementation of training plans for the population assisted by WFP.
  • Participate in coordination spaces with local actors and at the provincial level.
  • Support and participate in the organization and implementation of institutional events and in the planning and coordination of visits and missions with donors and WFP officials.
  • Comply with the United Nations security standards and ensure, within its area of ​​responsibility, compliance with all safety regulations for both staff members and project participants.
  • Maintain daily project databases and statistical information as well as review information and transfer verification in the monitoring system. Maintain records and files that are under your area of ​​responsibility Prepare monthly operational reports.
  • Enter any complaint / request for information received by the assisted beneficiaries or by WFP partners daily in the feedback system.
  • Perform any other function requested within its scope of responsibility.


Education: Bachelor's Degree; desirable complemented with higher studies in social areas, economic sciences, law, education.

Experience: At least three years of relevant experience in social programs

Experience in:

  • International cooperation.
  • Monitoring and / or implementation of projects with vulnerable population.
  • Coordination of projects and activities with government authorities and with national and international NGOs.
  • Food and nutritional security projects.
  • Direct contact with the beneficiaries of the projects.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to use standard office equipment; knowledge of system packages (Word, Excel), databases.
  • Driver's license and at least one year of experience in vehicle driving.


  • Spanish as a mother tongue or fluent in Spanish
  • Desirable knowledge of English (reading)


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