WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME - SOUTH SUDAN COUNTRY OFFICE
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 64541 - PROGRAMME ASSISTANT (ROVING MONITORS) SC5 - JUBA
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.
In response to the humanitarian crisis, which resulted from the start of the civil war in South Sudan in 2013, WFP, jointly with UNICEF, established the Integrated Rapid Response Mechanism (IRRM). The IRRM aims to serve conflict affected populations in hard to access areas of the country through the delivery of emergency food aid and other multisectoral interventions using mobile response modalities. For emergency food aid delivery, WFP along with eight NGO partners, are currently serving over 80 deep field locations throughout the country, feeding close to 1.6 million people. WFP’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is the central entity coordinating IRRM missions. The ERU’s function is to prepare, equip, train, deploy and coordinate emergency response teams (ERTs) to deep field locations within conflict affected areas of South Sudan. The ERU currently coordinates a network of close to 30 ERTs staffed by WFP and its’ eight partner NGOs. The function of the teams is to facilitate emergency food aid deliveries with support from WFP’s air, road and river logistical operations, as well as to provide a framework of access for multi-sectoral teams to undertake other humanitarian interventions in coordination with ERTs. The ERU reports to the Deputy Country Director Operations and is supported by the other functional units within WFP South Sudan. The ERTs predominantly operate in UNDSS Level 3, 4 and 5 security enviroments.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
In order to implement effective and timely food assistance interventions, WFP must continuously monitor such assistance. Due to the size of the operations, WFP staff have limited capacity to undertake monitoring activities. Low monitoring coverage is an institutional and programmatic risk that compromises the ability of WFP to collect evidence-based data needed to inform it operations. In this framework, WFP seeks to augment its staff with a team of Roving Monitors, to assist in gathering evidence-based data from WFP interventions across South Sudan. Data collection will be conducted through household interviews, focus group discussions, interviews at the distribution/activity site, and through direct observation. Beneficiaries, community leaders, teachers, partner staff, and transporters, among others, may be interviewed.
The roving staff will spend the majority of their time in the field collecting data for various monitoring activities. When in the office, they will be expected to perform duties to assist monitoring efforts across programme and logistics.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the direct supervision of the head of M&E and in close collaboration with sub-offices:
Field Data Collection
- Collect monthly process monitoring data through registration, distribution/basket monitoring, warehouse monitoring, and activity implementation (on-site) monitoring;
- Collect outcome monitoring data through trimestral post-distribution monitoring;
- Participate in other monitoring activities (e.g., baseline surveys, follow-up surveys, ad hoc monitoring missions, etc.), as required; and
- Participate as surge support for any other data collection efforts by the country or sub-offices;
- Prepare back to the office reports for missions undertaken, highlighting main issues and suggested action points and solutions;
- Review and consolidate back to office reports and situation reports sent by sub-offices, highlighting main issues for further review by the National M&E Officer;
- Participate in mobile data collection (mVAM) efforts, as led by either M&E or VAM teams;
- Participate in monthly physical inventories, as led by Logistics unit; and
- Provide surge support for COMET monthly data entry;
For field and in-office duties, any other additional functions necessary to reach project objectives.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
Travel Requirements: The staff member will spend up to 70% of his/her time travelling throughout the country, including emergency locations where facilities are minimal, for an average of two weeks at time.
Security Requirements: The staff member should undertake the Basic Security in the Field (BSIF) training and Advanced Security in the Field (ASIF) tests prior to travelling. In addition Safety and Security in the Field (SSAFE) training should be completed in due time.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Action management: Ability to make decisions, take actions and move issues forward. Performs accurately and with precision in high pressure situations;
- Communication: Constructs messages in a manner that respects sensitivity and confidentiality. Seeks opportunities to improve communication with all individuals regardless of gender, national and cultural background;
- Ethics and Values: Encourages others to respect procedures and rules and to take individual responsibility for their work;
- Teamwork: Identifies the developmental needs of team members. Ensures that all team members are informed and updated on the team’s progress and objectives. Takes constructive action to resolve conflict. Incorporates diverse perspectives to solve problems. Encourages the exchange of diverse points of view within the work unit; and,
- Initiative: Strives to increase effectiveness of routine work tasks. Implements solutions to problems in work unit. Ensures high standard of own work when faced with challenging circumstances. Remains productive through periods of transition, ambiguity and/or uncertainty.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO SOUTH SUDANESE NATIONALS ONLY.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
24HT SEPTEMBER 2017
WFP IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYER. QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.