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Job Title: Monitoring Assistant (Third-Party Monitoring Coordiantion)
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension
Duty Station: Kabul
Vacancy Number: 289718
Date of Publication: 16 January 2023
Deadline of Application: 30 January 2023
This vacancy announcement is for Afghan nationals only and WFP encourages especially Afghan females and Afghans with disabilities to apply.
The 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 lifetime. 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.
The hunger crisis in Afghanistan is unfolding at a rapidly, with over half the country’s population of 40 million now facing acute food insecurity—the highest number the humanitarian community has ever seen in Afghanistan. Work opportunities are shrinking, with most households now reporting just one day of work per week. This comes on top of the worst drought in years, which is especially concerning for the 85 percent of the population who rely on agriculture for livelihoods.
Preventing and mitigating a drastic increase in hunger and malnutrition is the aim of WFP in Afghanistan which can only be achieved through the scaled up and sustained complementary food security and nutrition interventions, combined with a scale-up of resilience interventions to safeguard gains. WFP has embarked on a significant month on month scale-up of its crisis response and resilience programmes across the country, ensuring that the programme is delivered at the right scale and time, targeted to the right areas. WFP is also actively following up on evolving trends to pre-empt hotspots, while guaranteeing quality and maximum impact of the programme through the monitoring of these hotspots to be able to support continued donor advocacy.
The WFP Afghanistan Country Office has established the Gender unit, within the Programme unit, which focuses on ensuring that food assistance is inclusive and adaptive to the needs and capacities of affected populations of all genders. The Gender unit works with all Programme units to ensure WFP programming is implemented through a gender lens, including with the Protection sub-unit in Programme to ensure a ‘do no harm’ and conflict-sensitive approach. The Gender unit also leads on Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) capacity strengthening, risk mitigation and response for the country office and all area offices.
Under the general guidance and direct supervision of the TPM Lead, the Monitoring Assistant will be responsible for the overall operational management of Third Party Monitors and related activities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
• Assist the TPM Lead in the overall management of Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) engagement and all related contractual issues.
• Coordinate TPM related issues reported by field offices, TPM service providers, cooperating partners (CP) or other stakeholders.
• Coordinate TPM fund reservation, PR and PO with Budget and Programming, Supply Chain and Field Offices.
• Review the monthly service payment requests from the TPM companies and ensure they are inline with the approved budgets.
• Monthly update of the TPM Budget/Payment Tracking Sheet.
• Settlement of any pending payments between TPM Company & WFP Field Offices.
• Regular review of Monthly Monitoring Plan and Monthly Monitoring Actual Reports in MODA and ensure that the data is recorded correctly and updated regularly.
• Ensure timely submission of monthly and ad-hoc monitoring reports by the TPM companies.
• Assist the TPM Lead in reviewing all the TPM reports to ensure quality of data (relevance, coherence, accurate, reliable) and value for money for WFP.
• Stand in as a backup in the absent of the TPM Lead while he/she is on leave or missions.
• Perform any other duties assigned by the TPM Lead.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
- Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in Economics, Agriculture, Civil Engineering, Public Health, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Development/Humanitarian studies and related functional area is desirable.
- Minimum five years of work experience in Programme, Monitoring & Evaluation and management.
- Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple stakeholders.
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with his/her team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.
- Ability to consolidate data and prepare clear and concise narrative reports in English.
- Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Ability to speak fluently in Pashto and Dari.
HOW TO APPLY
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