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3 Jul 2023

Monitoring Assistant at WFP

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Job Description


Monitoring Assistant


Service Contract – SC5

DUTY STATION (City, Country):

Arusha, Tanzania


12 months

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable. Having a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, Agriculture economics, agribusiness, rural development, statistics, natural resources management of other related fields is an advantage.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Swahili languages.

These jobs are found in field offices, and Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officers or programme associates. The reporting lines may change depending on the size of the office.

At this level, work is carried out under minimum supervision. Job holders are expected to produce organized and accurate technical work and reports. They may provide guidance on standard practices to other staff and counterparts in their area of work.

To perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Monitor implementation of agriculture activities ensuring timely delivery (including observation of partner performance); prepare process monitoring reports and status of action items; escalate issues and participate in resolving them
Monitor other program activities as need to meet minimum monitoring requirements, improve linkages with other activities, or provide a new perspective
Work closely with NGOs, CSOs, village and ward leaders, religious and community leaders to get required support for project implementation
Monitor progress of agreed actions on gender integration, financial inclusion and market linkages in all projects and provide feedback to project partners including farmers
Monitor implementation and performance of demonstration plots, block farms, seeds plots to ensure practical adoption of new knowledge by farmers
Suggest improvements for field monitoring processes and procedures for efficient implementation of the WFP assistance
Support the supervisor in compiling inputs for semi-monthly reports
Compile and analyze information from the farmers’ database in collaboration with WFP country office relevant units including with the M&E unit
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Strategic Management Displays basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their inter-relationship.
Performance Management Applies knowledge of WFP’s performance management system to manage resources and relationships to undertake monitoring actions or deliver straightforward evaluations of operations, programmes, or processes to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards.

Qualitative/Quantitative Methodology Understand and applies an appropriate mix of established

methods and data collection tools to monitoring, reviews or straightforward evaluations, in line with WFP’s strategic and operational results frameworks (metrics), WFP guidance and technical standards.
Data Analytics and Visualization Collects and summarizes programme data, including information on shipments, distribution site logistics, the status of personas in need, and beneficiaries
planned and reached for all programme assistance modalities and activities.
Programme Monitoring and Review Gathers, organizes, and provides data on programme outputs, processes, and outcomes, including distribution plans and the status, quantity, and quality of food and cash distributed and technical assistance provided.
Knowledge & Skills:

Data analytical knowledge and skills on programme output and outcome data monitoring.
General knowledge of monitoring systems, processes, tools, and standards.
Compilation, analysis, and presentation of data using statistical and presentation software such as Excel, SPSS, and PowerPoint.
Experience in direct implementation or field monitoring of community or village-based projects.
Demonstrate to have problem solving skills



At least 4 years’ experience in a similar position.
Has worked with technical teams (i.e., Agriculture, nutrition, food security analysis, etc.).
Has contributed to implementation of programmes in support to smallholder farmers
Has experience in dealing with horticultural crops
Has experience in applying sustainable farming systems and environmental conservation practices in agriculture.


Only Tanzanian Nationals should apply for this position.
Only qualified shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The deadline for receiving applications is 13 July 2023.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

The deadline for submitting the application is 13 July 2023.

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Closing Date : 13th July, 2023.

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