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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.


We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Monitoring Assistant G5 to be based in Kyenjojo. Selected candidates will be employed on Fixed Term


These jobs are found primarily in WFP Field based Offices, and job holders typically report to Programme Policy Officer or Programme Associate. The reporting lines may change depending on the size of the office.
At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities related to monitoring that require some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.


The position is based in the Field Office (FO) and reports to the Programme Associate or his or her designate. The Monitoring Assistant will support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) by taking responsibility   for completion of a range of processes and activities related to
monitoring that requires some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. The Monitoring Assistant will coordinate and perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.


  1. Lead in influencing the Districts to revise the Community Action Plans in line with the changing needs and advocate for adoption of the Community Action Plans by the Sub Counties, District and other players
  2. Strengthen the integrated approach to all WFP programmes; Nutrition, General Food Assistance and Agriculture Market Support in Kamwenge and Kyegegwa District and externally with other actors.
  3. Coordinate and monitor the implementation of Asset Creation and Livelihood activities in the refugee settlement and in the host community in collaboration with Government (Office of the Prime Minister, District Local Governments), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other livelihood partners in the district.
  4. Contribute to Programme design, discussion, and documentation/proposal writing.
  5. Assist in the implementation of the APP, review achievements and constraints and provide feedback accordingly.
  6. Support in the synthesis of Asset Creation and Livelihood programme results and provide input into analysis.


  1. Provide programme operational support e.g. procurement and partnerships management
  2. Organize and conduct joint stakeholder monitoring and review meetings on the progress of ACL/livelihood activities.
  3. Contribute to the documentation of programme achievements and lessons learnt, human interest and success stories on the Asset Creation and Livelihood programme.
  4. Participate in joint weekly, monthly inter-agency coordination meetings with UN agencies, local governments and other stakeholders at refugee or field level to discuss issues related to Asset Creation and Livelihood programme and provide update on the progress.
  5. Conduct capacity needs assessments for District Local Governments and targeted beneficiaries and organize capacity strengthening initiatives.
  6. Maintain statistics/data on the supported beneficiaries in formats agreed by the Field Office
  7. Submit weekly and monthly reports highlighting progress on program implementation, gaps, and areas for support/follow up.



  • 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.


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.


University degree or equivalent in one or more of the following disciplines: Economics, Agriculture, Agriculture economics, Social Sciences, Development Studies and humanities.


  • At least Four (4) or more years of progressively responsible work experience of implementing Asset Creation and Livelihood projectsComputer knowledge and skills in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power point.
  • Experience in livelihoods programming in a refugee context.
  • Experience in implementing Cash for Work projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Livelihood Conceptual framework
  • Ability to collect and analyse programme output and outcome data and preparing various reports for management and stakeholders.
  • Fluency in written and oral English is a requirement, and ability to speak and understand Kiswahili and Runyakitara will be an added advantage.


30th July 2021


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.