Field Monitor Assistant – Cox’s Bazar – United Nations World Food Programme

Job Description / Responsibility
Contract type: Service Contract (SC)
Level : SC – 5
Duration: One year (with possibility of extension)
Major duties and responsibilities: The Field Monitor Assistant reports to the Senior Program Assistant (SPA), under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator. The Field Monitor Assistant will conduct the following:
Coordinate and monitor the implementation of WFP food assistance to refugees from Myanmar living in Kutupalong and Nayapara refugee camps, and programs across Cox Bazar district (these includes school feeding, maternal and child nutrition and in-kind food distribution activities);
Work closely with beneficiaries (including women and refugees from Myanmar) to monitor programs and understand the context of WFP assistance;
Prepare detailed monitoring plans, which are based on past reports and designed to find information which improves the results of WFP assistance;
Prepare qualitative and quantitative reports based on field monitoring findings, including recommended follow-up actions to ensure program goals are achieved, share with cooperating partners and WFP SPA and ensure follow-up actions are completed on a timely basis;
Identify risks to programs, and conduct monitoring and reporting on mitigation measures;
Monitor and review overall commodity movements such as food deliveries, storage, transport and distribution, and verify if amounts received have been properly recorded;
Supervise the distribution of entitlements, and provide feedback to Field Officers and others on the distribution;
Assist in the conduct of regular meetings of beneficiaries, project participants, community and refugee leaders and partners (Government, NGOs and private traders) on the commodity pipeline, distribution arrangements, food entitlements and other relevant program issues;
Assist the WFP SPA and cooperating partners in encouraging women’s access to economic skills development and sensitizing public opinion on gender issues and gender focused activities;
Report periodically to the WFP SPA on relevant events regarding food management, distribution and other related issues;
Identify any apparent issues in the programme and report them to the appropriate personnel;
Supervise and train other personnel as appropriate;
Perform other related duties as required.
Critical Success Factors: Strong interpersonal skills; courtesy, tact and ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background. Ability to interpret and analyze a wide variety of programme issues and statistical information, and to maintain accurate and precise records. Ability to communicate in a team with people from different nationalities, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, ability to work in a team environment and achieve common goals. Ability to work systematically, use initiative, good judgement, and to communicate complex matters both orally and in writing; proven ability to work in a team environment and achieve common goals. Well organised and ability to meet strict deadlines, even when under work pressure.
Expected Results: Organized and precise records; well analyzed data with minimum supervision. Processing of work and related follow up done under general supervision. Use of own discretion to address unforeseen situations seeking advice from and/or reporting to supervisor as applicable. Meets all deadlines.

Job Nature

Educational Requirements
Higher Secondary Education. Preferably University degree and/or equivalent with emphasis in one or more of the following disciplines: social sciences, nutrition, international relations or other related field.

Experience Requirements
Minimum 4 year(s)

Additional Job Requirements
At least four years of progressively responsible work experience including at least two years in the field of community and/or international development, emergency operations, refugee operations, cash and voucher programming or other related field. Experience in gender, nutrition, food security, protection, livelihoods and/or refugee assistance is highly desirable.
Language: Fluency in written and oral English and Bangla essential.
Desirable skills: Fluency in oral Chittagonian/Rohingyan dialect highly desirable.
Computer Skills: Computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Only candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to send their application completing “Summary of Candidate’s Profile” as per attached format, detailed CV (with photograph, contact telephone number and name & addresses of three references) and updated Personal History Form to: mentioning the position applied in the subject line by 25 March 2015. Applications without Summary of Candidate’s Profile and Personal History Form will be considered as incomplete and therefore disregarded. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any persuasion or attempt to persuasion will disqualify the candidature.
WFP is an equal opportunity employer.
Since women are greatly underrepresented in WFP Cox’s Bazar,
qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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