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Monitoring Assistant, SC4, Maputo - Mozambique


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Mozambique
  • Grade: Administrative support - Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: Closed


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. Female qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, offer, training, or any other fees). Offers of WFP employment or job openings with requests for payment of fees are fraudulent. WFP does not concern itself with information on bank accounts. Any requests for such payment or information should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action and to WFP for its information.


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.


Mozambique, with an estimated population of 31 million people, is classified as a low-income, food-deficit country, ranked 180 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Index. Mozambique is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world; while the southern and central regions regularly experience droughts, floods occur every two to three years along the major river basins and in poorly drained urban settlements. The regularity of these events perpetuates a cycle of vulnerability and emphasizes the need for adequate disaster preparedness, prevention, and management. Two decades ago, Mozambique was one of the most impoverished and capacity-constrained countries in the world. Over the past decade, Mozambique has ranked amongst the top ten fastest-growing economies in the world, however strong and steady economic growth has not been translated into a proportionate reduction of poverty. 


To ensure proper monitoring of WFP’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP), the Country Office in Mozambique has invested in bolstering its monitoring and evaluation capacity. This has involved updating the Monitoring, Review, and Evaluation (MRE) Plan of the Country Office, developing Minimum Monitoring Requirements, updating relevant monitoring questionnaires and training enumerators on administering these questionnaires, enabling digital data collection as much as possible, conducting regular Outcome Monitoring Surveys and developing a range of attractive information products for internal and external consumption. It is critical that for continuity of this work a Monitoring Assistant is recruited. Under supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Team Lead, the incumbent will be responsible for the below duties.


1. Support with the coordination of Field Office Monitoring Focal Points.
2. Process Monitoring: verify the Monthly Monitoring Plan complies with the Minimum Monitoring Requirements (MMR) including through regular follow up of the number of uploads made in MoDa (WFP data collection platform) of the completed monitoring questionnaires compared with the number of sites covered through various WFP's programmes, support in update the process monitoring questionnaires, and data processing and analysis.
3. Output Monitoring: Provide support, when needed, to liaise with the Activity M&E Focal Points and Field Office COMET (Country Office Tool for Managing (programme operations) Effectively) Focal Points on issues related to output data (both direct and other outputs).
4. Outcome Monitoring: Support with the design, planning and implementation of outcome surveys for relevant WFP’s CSP activities under the guidance of the M&E team lead, and data processing and analysis.
5. Support CSP Activity M&E Focal Points and Field offices including with training of Field Monitors and Enumerators on administering various monitoring questionnaires.
6. Performing other relevant duties as required.



Education: Completion of university degree in Sociology/Social Development, (Development) Economics, Business Administration or Performance Management

Experience: • Has performed monitoring and assessments at different levels and field locations in Mozambique;
• Has previous experience in humanitarian or development operations in Mozambique.
• Has general knowledge of WFP monitoring standards;

Languages: Fluency in Portuguese and English.


• Demonstrated integrity in accordance with United Nations (UN) standards values and ethics, to support the vision and mission of the UN and support the achievement of WFP’s strategic objectives;
• Is able to work independently with minimal supervision to produce organised and accurate technical work and reports;
• Planning and organizing - Ability to manage, organize, plan and execute tasks in setting priorities and work under pressure to meet frequent and tight deadlines;
• Communication - Strong skills in oral and written communication;
• Analysis - Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources to help inform WFP programmes;
• WFP Programme knowledge - Displays basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to perform monitoring activities for all programme assistance activities;


  • Leads by Example with Integrity

Lives WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others.

  • Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change.

  • Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth.

  • Applies Strategic Thinking

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things.

  • Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Builds and nurtures external partnerships & collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives.


Type of contract: Service Contract, Level 4

Duty Station: Maputo - Mozambique

Duration: 03 months

This position is open to Mozambican Nationals Only.

Female and qualified candidates with  disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.


DEADLINE: 04th December, 2023

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted


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.

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