Monitoring Assistants (Nutrition), SC4 - Multiple DS (Lichinga, Meconta, Marrupa, Cuamba, Lago)

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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, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Female qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

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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.


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 work is carried out under minimum supervision. Job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate technical work and reports. They may 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.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

Experience: At least four (4) years of progressive work experience in humanitarian and development organizations, managing data collection and reports preparation, preferably in nutrition (PRN) area, or any related functional area.

Languages: Fluency in Portuguese and English. Knowledge of local languages is highly desirable.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Ensure that deliveries of nutritional supplements to the health facilities are monitored, confirmed and correct procedures are observed on the reception by the staff of the Health Unit; 2. Ensure that storage of nutritional supplements in health units is done in a clean, dry and safe place, with pallets placed on the floor to secure that nutrition commodities are not in direct contact with the floor; 3. Prepare monthly reports on nutrition activities (PRN), on both physical version and electronic version to be uploaded on ODK; 4. Prepare weekly trends on the health facilities consumption of the supplements and beneficiaries to ensure timely replenishment of the nutrition supplies; 5. Conduct post distribution monitoring (PDM) surveys for the program beneficiaries as per defined targets by the M&E team; 6. Conduct joint monthly monitoring visits to the health facilities with SDMAS to verify the program performance; 7. Participate in the district (SDSMAS) monthly data discussion; 8. Maintain information records and monitoring plan documentation, such as records of commodity movements and programme checklists, in order to assist in the effective delivery and distribution of food items or non-food items; 9. Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services; 10. Provide guidance for cooperating 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; 11. Prepare field mission reports to document programme implementation.


  • Leads by Example with Integrity

Lives WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others.

  • Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change.

  • Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth.

  • Applies Strategic Thinking

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things.

  • Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Builds and nurtures external partnerships & collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Strategic Management Displays basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their inter-relationship. Performance Management Applies knowledge of WFP’s performance management system to manage resources and relationships to undertake monitoring actions or deliver straightforward evaluations of operations, programmes, or processes to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards. Qualitative/Quantitative Methodology Understand and applies an appropriate mix of established methods and data collection tools to monitoring, reviews or straightforward evaluations, in line with WFP’s strategic and operational results frameworks (metrics), WFP guidance and technical standards. Data Analytics and Visualization Collects and summarizes programme data, including information on shipments, distribution site logistics, the status of personas in need, and beneficiaries planned and reached for all programme assistance modalities and activities. Programme Monitoring and Review Gathers, organizes, and provides data on programme outputs, processes, and outcomes, including distribution plans and the status, quantity, and quality of food and cash distributed and technical assistance provided.


• Experience on data collection and reports preparation, preferably relevant to specific area of nutrition (PRN); • Good communication skills and a clear understanding of the subject matter; • Ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterpart, local authorities, NGOs and other UN agencies; • General knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.


Type of contract: Service Contract, Level 4

Duty Station: Niassa/Nampula (Lichinga, Meconta, Marrupa, Cuamba, Lago)

Duration: 6 months

This position is open to Mozambican Nationals Only.

Female qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


08th February 2023


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

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