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Monitoring Assistant G4, Tindouf, Algeria

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023


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JOB TITLE Monitoring Assistant

2 x Fixed Term G4 positions

2 x Service Contract SC4 positions

DUTY STATION (City, Country) Tindouf, Algeria
REPORT TO (JOB TITLE) Head of Reaseach, Assessment and Monitoring Team

Note: Algerian nationals/citizens or candidates with valid Algerian workpermit/residency are eligible to apply. This vacancy announcement will also be used to build a roster of prequalified applicants for future opportunities within same job profile.

Interested candidates are required to submit their CVs and Cover Letter in English language only.

"For the vacancy, candidates are expected to be present at the duty station. All applicants should ensure they are prepared, both physically and emotionally, to effectively perform in the conditions of Tindouf as the duty station"


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.


WFP has been assisting Sahrawi Refugees in Algeria since the mid-1980s. Currently, WFP provides in-kind assistance to the refuges as its biggest activity, as well as school meal, nutrition treatment and prevention and livelihood and resilience projects. These activities are thoroughly monitored by the Monitoring and evaluation team. The Monitoring Assistance will visit the camp and monitor WFP related distribution and activities using already established monitoring tools and questionnaire. The Monitoring Assistant will always assist in the data cleaning and analysis, report writing and drafting of monitoring plans. The Monitoring Assistant will report to monitoring and evaluation Associate / Team leader .

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.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the food and CBT assistance programs (GFA, nutrition, school feeding and livelihood complementary activities) for Sahrawi refugees living in the refugee camps, in close collaboration with partners and the community.
  2. Monitor and review the food movements such as food dispatches and distributions at the distribution sites. Verify if the amounts received in term of quantity and quality have been properly recorded and reported directly to M&E team leader through the feedback matrix (in MODA) resolving routine issues and escalating where appropriate, to ensure that the quantity distributed, and the quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards.
  3. Monitor all activities in close coordination with local authorities and relevant partners (GFA, Nutrition, School feeding and complementary activities. Collect monthly market prices monitoring data in the Sahrawi camps, Tindouf city and Algiers.
  4. Prepare monthly subjects/ questions for the FGDs that are held with beneficiaries in the camps in coordination with Cooperating partners.
  5. Enter all monitoring data collected (PDM, onsite GD/Nut/SF and complementary activities questionnaires) in MODA platform using tablets/laptops/Smartphones.
  6. Enter distribution data in COMET system and ensure monthly reconciliation between handover to CP and CP distribution reports.
  7. Conduct the Physical Inventory (PI) of food on a monthly basis in coordination with Programme and Logistics units, relevant partners, and local stakeholders.
  8. Updating monthly the M&E recommendations and action points matrix and participate in coordination meetings with Programme unit to provide concrete evidence to the issues brought from WFP field monitoring visits and related feedback received from the cooperating partner.
  9. Report regularly (after each field visit) on concerns and comments from refugees and cooperating partners via the issue tracking matrix tool to support identifying programmatic issues. Document good operational practices and any concerns regarding gender and protection observed on ground.
  10. Coordination with Sahraoui Red Crescent (MLRS) to prepare the on-site distribution monitoring plan for each month. Prepare monthly monitoring plans and calendars jointly with UNHCR.
  11. Draft monthly and quarterly M&E reports
  12. Contribute to missions, market assessments, donor’s missions, rapid need assessments, Food security assessment, nutrition survey, AGDM and any other mission upon request.
  13. Participate and organize events at the camps with the refugees and partners such as World Food Day, International Women’s Day, Drawing competition, World Refugee Day and other events.
  14. Ensure WFP visibility in all WFP assisted sites. • Participate in WFP sensitization and awareness activities (SBCC) when required.
  15. Follow set emergency response processes and procedures for emergency food assistance.
  16. Provide guidance to other team members on specific knowledge acquired with WFP (Monitoring good practices in the camps)
  17. Perform any other unit tasks as required.


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 Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
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.



Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional (food security and nutrition, humanitarian, statistics, geography, or related fields) area is desirable.


  • Minimum four years of relevant working experience in monitoring project implementation activities.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience in data collection and data analysis
  • Previous experience in monitoring and evaluation in a humanitarian context
  • Knowledge of WFP M&E policies is a plus.
  • Experience in analysing programme output and outcome data.


Fluency in both spoken and written communication in English and French is a requirement. Proficiency in spoken Arabic is required.


Monday, 25 September 2023 (11:59 PM AlgeriaStandard Time).


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.