Monitoring Assistant SC5 (Mumbwa, Mazabuka, Petauke & Nchelenge)

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Application deadline 2 days ago: Saturday 15 Jun 2024 at 00:59 UTC

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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.


Education: University degree in Statistics, Monitoring, and Evaluation, Mathematics, Sociology, Social Development, Development Economics or Performance Management or other relevant fields.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written English.


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.


Reporting to the Head of Field Office and working closely with the Research Assessment and Monitoring unit, the field-based Monitoring Assistants will play a key role in undertaking timely process and output monitoring to support WFP generate accurate data on beneficiary reach and quality of implementation of activities. The holder of this position will also ensure all relevant tools and templates are available and utilized by WFP and its partners to collect and report on project implementation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Develop a monitoring strategy for the field office focusing on the monitoring activities to be implemented, monitoring coverage, capacity development initiatives for implementing partners, data quality assessments and utilization.
  2. Liaise with M&E Officer, internal counterparts and cooperating partners to support effective accurate, timely collection and recording of data and support in the development of monitoring frameworks including logical frameworks and theory of change.
  3. Collaborate with WFP programme teams and cooperating partners to undertake field monitoring exercises including spot checks, activity implementation monitoring and process monitoring including distribution and post-distribution monitoring for food assistance programmes.
  4. Maintain a database of beneficiaries per project and activity for each field office and update monthly beneficiary reach using real-time visualization platforms.
  5. Design data collection tools in mobile applications such as ONA, MDCA and ODK and support in training research assistants during baseline surveys, outcome monitoring and other M&E studies.
  6. Consolidate output data from monitoring Implementing Partners and Support carrying out Data Quality Assessments (DQA) for WFP’s Cooperating Partners’ monitoring information.
  7. Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to establish community feedback and complaints systems and gather feedback from cooperating partners, beneficiaries, and beneficiaries.


  • Three (3) years of related work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation with extensive experience in developing monitoring frameworks (logframes, indicators, M&E strategies), data collection tools, facilitating monitoring trainings and discussions, advanced data analysis and visualization.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting including use of software such as SPSS, STATA, R, NVivo, MAXQDA and/or ATLAS.ti)


  • Ability to analyze and translate M&E numerical data to show WFP’s outcomes and impact against the objectives; ability to explain WFP projects and operations to counterparts and to communicate with Government and partners clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Good quantitative and qualitative analysis skills.
  • Ability to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with colleagues.


Only Valid for Zambian Nationals


13th June 2024



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