Monitoring Assistant

World Food Programme, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th December, 2020

Job Description


These jobs are found in the Sub Office Programme Unit in the M&E Section. S/he report to M&E team leader under the overall technical guidance of WFP’s Head of Programme. The job holder is typically responsible for the overall monitoring activities of the school feeding programme. Job holders operate with a high degree of independence to ensure that programme and WFP policy objectives are achieved in full. S/he usually involved in a wide variety of programme and analytical work, some of which may be of considerable complexity.


To perform school feeding monitoring activities within the specified coverage area, ensuring that programme generate quality evidence on the outcomes and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the school feeding at the sub-office /field level, in close collaboration with the Government counter;
  • Assist the sub-office in the development allocation plan and prepare monthly field mission report to document programme implementation.
  • Under the direct supervision of sub office head of programme, participate in sub-office led partner capacity
  • Assist in the coordination of regular meetings with local authorities on the commodity pipeline, distribution arrangements and other relevant issues;
  • Assist in consolidating sub-office level activity monitoring issues and follow-up whether flagged issues have been addressed;

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Liaise with Government counterparts to gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services
  • Participate effectively in missions, assessments, donor’s missions, rapid need assessments, nutrition surveys, as well as trainings.
  • Provide guidance to the schools on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and methods in order to support them to complete self-monitoring tasks and to contribute to the visibility of WFP in the schools.
  • Report to the Sub Office Head of Programme on relevant events regarding food management and other related issues;
  • Ensure satisfactorily any additional duties, as required by his/her supervisor


  • Has experience analyzing programme output and outcome data.
  • General knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards
  • Has experience in school feeding programmes both Home Grown School Feeding and emergency context will be an added advantage



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.


Education: A university degree in statistics, economics, international affairs, business administration, social sciences, and development or another related field;

Experience:  Three or more years of work experience in Monitoring activities.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage.


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