Monitoring Assistant (Virtual Farmers Market), Nampula, Mozambique

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Country: Mozambique

Field location: Nampula, Mozambique

Office: WFP in Nampula

Closing date: Monday, 4 January 2021

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.

ABOUT WFP

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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Secondary school education in additional Degree in Agriculture, Rural development, Agribusiness or related fields can be an asset.

Languages:

Portuguese (Mandatory), Level - Fluent;
Emakuwa (Mandatory), Level - Fluent, and

English (Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge

JOB PURPOSE

The World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations is the largest humanitarian organization engaged in the global effort to achieve Zero Hunger worldwide. In Mozambique, WFP’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2017-2021 supports the national Government’s commitment to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SGD 2: end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture and SDG 17: partnership strengthening among sectors. Through implementation of its Country Strategic Plan 2017-2021, WFP in Mozambique aims to increase smallholder productivity and income (Strategic Result 3 of the CSP and SDG target 2.3) and to enhance livelihoods of targeted smallholder farmers in northern and central Mozambique (Strategic Outcome 5 of the CSP). This will be achieved through two outputs: (i) targeted smallholder farmers (SHF) benefit from WFP value chain support to improve access to profitable markets and increase their incomes; and (ii) targeted smallholder farmer households benefit from improved knowledge in food conservation including and processing, nutrition, care practices and healthy diets to improve their nutrition status.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Provide extensive support to project’s implementation in the areas of operation;
Be the Liaison person between participant stakeholders (farmers, buyers, agrodealers, district authorities, etc.) and WFP;
Provide technical support to the smallholder farmers in agricultural marketing and use VFM platform to reach the market.

In close collaboration with district authorities and cooperating partners mobilize, engage and register farmers to ensure participation in and adherence to the project;
Ensure the delivery of relevant training to the participant farmers and other stakeholders;
Develop and update a list of traders with interest to procure agricultural products in local market;
Conduct regular monitoring visits to project sites, and collect, monitor and evaluate data in-formation to ensure that the objectives and activities of WFP are being met and that this is re-ported on a regular basis using the monitoring report templates;
Assist the SO on data collection from the cooperating partners and District Authorities and analysis on monthly basis;
Submit monthly performance reports to SO and recommendations for improved performance on the programme implementation;
Maintaining and updating of records and databases and financial management;
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

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.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.

Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.

Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.

Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

People

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Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.

Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.

Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.

Create an "I will"/"We will" spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance

Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.

Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.

Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.

Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership

Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.

Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.

Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.

Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

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.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of partners with varying interests and priorities;
Excellent inter-personal, communication and facilitation skills;
Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner;
Ability to develop and maintain networks with a variety of stakeholders;
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

At least 2 years of experience field work with community engagement, smallholder farmers, agricultural production;
Experience in smallholder farmers marketing support is desirable;
Other development programme/project experience Mandatory;
Agro-industry and agricultural marketing Optional.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Contract Type: Service Contract (SC4)

Duration: 12 months

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline for applications: 4th January 2021

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Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.