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Monitoring Assistant SSA4, based in Semera, Ethiopia (4)

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


JOB TITLE: Monitoring Assistant
CONTRACT TYPE: Special Service Agreement Level 4
DUTY STATION: Semera, Ethiopia
DURATION: 11 months


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 positions are based in Semera Sub-office. Under the general supervision of the programme assistant and direct/technical supervision of the National Programme Policy Officer (ISRLS), the monitoring assistant will be responsible for providing effective specialized support and technical analyses to the ISRLS project activities within the delegated authority. She/He will also provide accurate and timely reports to support the effective delivery of the project. Under the overall supervision of programme assistant, the position holder will be responsible for supporting implementation and monitoring of a range of emergency response, small holder livelihood and resilience building activities within Afar region.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Verify the planned movements and distribution of 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 and programme checklists, in order to assist in the effective delivery and distribution of 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 cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services.
  5. Receive and collate comments and feedback from cooperating partners, beneficiaries, and beneficiaries to support identifying programmatic issues with a view to fostering efficient operations.
  6. 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.
  7. Prepare field mission reports to document programme implementation.
  8. Follow set emergency response processes and procedures for emergency food assistance
  9. Perform any other duties as assigned


Education: Completion of secondary school education, Relevant training preferably in Development Studies, Nutrition, Social Science, or other related fields.

Experience: Secondary school education complete OR a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 4 years of working experience in monitoring and evaluation activities, general administration, or other related fields.


  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and knowledge of Afar language is an advantage.


⦁ Has experience analysing programme output and outcome data.
⦁ Experience implementing and monitoring livelihood or agricultural activities
⦁ Experience undertaking community development work in Afar region
⦁ Has experience analysing programme output and outcome data.
⦁ Experience implementing and monitoring livelihood or agricultural activities
⦁ Experience undertaking community development work in Afar region


September 22, 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

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.