Monitoring Assistant (RAM), SC4, Manila Philippines

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity, and disability.


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, working in more than 80 countries. It is well known for its ability to deliver food assistance rapidly to people in need. In 2020, WFP received the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize award for “...its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war".

In the Philippines, WFP focuses on crisis response and resilience building. Two of its strategic objectives are as follows: “Crisis-affected people in the Philippines are able to meet their food and nutrition needs during and immediately after an emergency” and “National and local government agencies have enhanced capabilities to reduce vulnerability to shocks”. Going forward, preparedness is core to WFP’s pillar on crisis response in the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2024-2028. These strategic objectives are framed within the context of the Philippines being one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. It is an archipelago exposed to multiple hazards including intense typhoons, long-lasting floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions, and droughts. Disasters remain a leading cause of hunger, affecting all aspects of food security: economic and physical access to food, availability and stability of supplies, and nutrition.


JOB TITLE: Monitoring Assistant TYPE OF CONTRACT: Service Contract JOB GRADE: SC-4 NO. OF OPENING: 1 DUTY STATION: Manila, Philippines CONTRACT DURATION: 12 months VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER: 832342 DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04 April 2024 DEADLINE OF APPLICATION: 18 April 2024 (11:59pm) REMUNERATION: PHP 46,000++ This position is open to Filipino nationals only


The Monitoring Assistant will directly report to the Head of Research, Assessment and Monitoring (RAM). The incumbent is expected to produce organised and accurate technical work and reports. The incumbent will 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)

Within delegated authority, the Monitoring Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

    1. Verify the planned movements and distribution of cash-based transfer, food or non-food items, reporting issues or discrepancies to the supervisor for timely resolution of problems and to ensure that the quantity distributed, and the quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards.
    2. Maintain information records and monitoring plan documentation, such as records of commodity movements, programme checklists, as well as monthly monitoring plans (planned vs actual visits), in order to assist in the effective delivery and distribution of cash-based transfer, food items or non-food items.
    3. Collate assistance programme(s) data in accordance with clear direction, in order to support programme reviews and informative decision-making.
    4. Liaise with partners (CP, government) and internal counterparts (supply chain, programme) to gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services.
    5. Receive and collate comments and feedback from partners, and beneficiaries, to support identifying programmatic issues with a view to fostering efficient operations.
    6. Provide guidance to partners on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and methods in order to support them to complete self-monitoring tasks and to contribute to the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas.
    7. Conduct surveys, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews at the community level as well as with government partners including training facilitation, data collection supervision, and note-taking.
    8. Prepare field mission reports to document programme implementation and M&Ebulletins.
    9. Follow set emergency response processes and procedures for emergency foodassistance.
    10. Perform other related duties as required.


  • Education: Completion of secondary education is required. Completion of four (4)-year course is an asset.
  • Experience: At least four years of progressively responsible experience analysing programme output and outcome data.
  • Language: Fluency in in English and Filipino, both oral and written communication


Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

    • General knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.
    • Has one year or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development.
      • Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
    • Has conducted data collection (quantitative/qualitative).
    • Has performed data analysis and reporting.
    • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
    • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
    • Has general knowledge of information management best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background; strong written and oral communication skills, including substantive analysis and report writing skills; Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processes and systems.


  • Monitoring: Conduct timely monitoring of activities and prepare accurate and evidence-based reports on WFP's operations and performance, while following up the actions to be taken based on monitoring findings and/or beneficiaries' feedbacks; and
  • Partnership: Build effective and collaborative relations with local authorities, UN agencies and potential/existing partners of WFP in the area of coverage.


All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behavior aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:

  • Leading by example with integrity,
  • Driving results and delivering on commitments,
  • Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,
  • Applying strategic thinking,
  • Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.


The salary package for this post is Php 46,000++ WFP offers a competitive salary package comprehensive medical insurance, social security and leave entitlements which can be extended to eligible dependents.


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via - openings. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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.

Request for Disability-related Reasonable Accommodations

It is essential for WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection and hiring process, please direct your request and inquiries to the Diversity and Inclusion team through g[email protected].

A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.

The above emails are only to be used for any disability-related accessibility requirements and not for sending the application itself. Due to the volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered formal applications and will not receive a reply from WFP.


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.

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