Programme Assistant (Monitoring), Gaziantep, Turkey

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme

Country: Turkey

Field location: Gaziantep, Turkey

Office: WFP Gaziantep, Turkey


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and Professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Female and qualified applicants encouraged to apply


The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetime. 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. In Syria, WFP provides food assistance to more than 4.6 million people each month. This includes families who require emergency assistance when affected by conflict and displacement and also those who need help to improve their nutrition and food security. WFP supports children across Syria with healthy meals and snacks at school, mothers with nutritious diets, and families and communities with sustainable livelihood projects.


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.


To coordinate and perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.


T he applicant should either be a Turkish national or have a valid Turkish Residence/work permit at the time of application.

Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted and will be invited to the next stage of the selection process.

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29 April 2021, 11:59 (Turkey Time)


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

Language: Fluent (level C) English in both oral and written communication. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Experience: At least four or more years of relevant work experience. (including two years‘ experience in monitoring and evaluation)


Has experience collecting programme output and outcome data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to management team, partners and other stakeholders.

Has experience utilizing WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.


Assist in establishing an effective monitoring system that provides timely and accurate information:

Work with WFP cooperating partners to implement a collective monitoring strategy that builds on partners‘ field monitoring and third party monitoring capacities.

Assist in preparing collective monitoring tools and checklists that respond to the information needs of different stakeholders, including programme, supply chain and donors.

Assist in preparing monthly monitoring plans for partner and third party monitor with clear targets and based on representational sample. Follow-up with partners on any deviation from the plan and check on data quality.

Assist in ensuring immediate and appropriate follow-up on implementation issues identified and flag these to programme and SC colleagues.

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Assist in managing and analyzing monitoring data collected, extracting key findings that need to be addressed, and producing effective information products that demonstrate the condition of WFP’s food assistance programmes and their effectiveness and enables informed decision making.

Perform other duties as required, including:

Assist in preparing field level agreements for the M&E related sections.

Support capacity strengthening initiatives of cooperating partners.

Support the scale-up of cash-based transfers.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


WFP never uses external recruitment agencies and recruitment is always free of charge. WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. The selection of staff is made on a competitive basis and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements will be considered and only within the announced deadline.

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.

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