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Senior Programme Assistant (M&E), Galkacyo - Somalia (WFP)
« on: January 07, 2013, 03:07:52 PM »
UN World Food Programme – Somalia

Post Title:   Senior Programme Assistant (M&E)            Post Grade:    SC6
Duty Station:   Galkacyo                     Date of issue:     07.01.2013
Contract type:   Service Contract                   Closing date:      20.01.2013      

Organizational background

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, relief and emergency school feeding, while also supporting humanitarian air and logistics services, food security coordination and infrastructure rehabilitation projects.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates with good knowledge of the local area. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (M&E focal point) at the Area Office (AO) and the overall supervision of the Head of Area Office in Galkacyo, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:-
• Coordinate and assist in developing the monthly staff deployment plan and ensure that M&E plan is in line with the WFP Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs);
• Collect all monthly monitoring checklists , field  trips and reports from food monitor assistants;
• Conduct data cleaning for all checklists submitted by FMA and consolidate the data into one worksheet;
• Handle beneficiary calls and follow-up issues of concern when and where necessary;
• In consultation with the supervisor and fellow colleagues, provide clarifications to issues identified in the field trips;
• Bring unresolved issues to the attention of the AO management and follow-up on corrective measures;
• Provide inputs to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) planning on monthly basis and follow up the progress of monitoring done:
• Provide Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) related statistics and relevant inputs for AO;
• Update M&E filing system in complete and timely manner;
• Conduct capacity assessment and perform evaluation for new and existing partners;
• Assist and facilitate  regular meetings with Cooperating Partners(CP) on project implementation;
• Provide guidance ,on-the-job training and assistance to junior support staff and cooperating partners;
• Assess project performance including utilization of resources and achievements of planned targets;
• Analyze and prepare projections for food commodities and non-food items to ensure timely call-forward and/or local procurement;
• Carry out advocacy and information related tasks for project/programme activities;
• Participate in discussions on new/revised procedures and practices, assess the impact of changes and make  recommendations on follow-up actions;
• Undertake field visits to project sites of various interventions periodically;
• Prepare field trip reports, and assist in compiling AO weekly and monthly  management reports upon request and ;
• Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:   Secondary school education, preferably supplemented by courses in human resources, public administration, development economics or other related field.
Experience:   At least five years of progressive responsible experience of which at least one year was closely related to programme functions. At least one year at the G5 level or equivalent.
Language:   Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali.
Knowledge:   Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN system administrative policies, rules, regulations and procedures.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:

• All applications must include an accurately filled in Personal History Form (P11) available at  the following link to be sent by e-mail to
• Quote the Vacancy Announcement number  and job title;
• Hand delivered applications will no longer be accepted;
• Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded;
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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