World Food Programme

Monitoring Assistant SC4 – Dohuk, Iraq

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Job Overview

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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 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 corporately has embraced a stronger and more proactive stance on Resilience and Livelihoods, which is now a key pillar of WFP’s “Changing Lives” agenda and will be prominent in the new Strategic Plan, as well as being a top priority for most regions and countries.


The incumbent will be responsible to supervise and follow up the Programme activities under the supervision of the Dohuk Field Office management, and technical guidance and support from the M&E team in the Country Office, and overall guidance from the Head of Programme.


The monitoring assistant will supervise and follow up all the Programme activities implemented in the central areas.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1.     Perform specialized and/or standardized processes and activities within the specific technical area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  2.     Verify the planned movements and distribution of food or non-food items, reporting issues or discrepancies to the supervisor for timely resolution of problems and to ensure that the quantity distributed, and the quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards.
  3.     Maintain information records and monitoring plan documentation, such as records of commodity movements and programme checklists, to assist in the effective delivery and distribution of food items or non-food items.
  4.     Collate assistance programme(s) data in accordance with clear direction, to support programme reviews and informative decision-making.
  5.     Liaise with the partners and counterparts to gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services.
  6.     Receive and collate comments and feedback from partners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries to support identifying programmatic issues with a view to fostering efficient operations.
  7.     Provide guidance for cooperating partners on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and methods to support them to complete self-monitoring tasks and to contribute to the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas.
  8.     Conduct field missions/visits to achieve all the above-mentioned tasks and duties, as required.
  9.     Prepare field mission reports to document programme implementation.



Leads by Example with Integrity 

  • Demonstrates the WFP values, principles and standards.
  • Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language.
  • Stays focused and calm when under pressure.
  • Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, seeking and acting on feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop.

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments 

  • Is accountable for the delivery of results.
  • Seeks guidance and support where needed.
  • Adapts readily to change adjusting work as needed.

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative 

  • Promotes teamwork by sharing ideas and openly raising issues.
  • Gives timely and constructive feedback to others.
  • Listens attentively to others and shares views.

Applies Strategic Thinking 

  • Embraces WFP’s vision and how it impacts their role.
  • Shows curiosity and implements new ways of doing things when relevant.
  • Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team activities.
  • Asks questions to understand the impact of decisions for their objectives.

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships 

  • Acts professionally with external partners.
  • Works together with partners to deliver common goals.


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.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
Experience: As minimum, of four (4) years of work experience in relevant areas.
Languages: Fluency in English and Arabic required. Knowledge of Kurdish or a second UN language is desirable.


  • Has experience working with Governmental technical counterparts.
  • Has worked extensively in tasks that involved relationship building and community engagement.


Position Title: Monitoring Assistant
Grade: SC4
Contract type: Service Contract
Duty Station: Dohuk
Duration of contract: 6 months, with possibility of extension subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance
Salary: Minimum Annual Net Salary is 17,754.00 USD
Medical Plan: International valid medical plan for the staff member, spouse, and dependent children
Annual leave: 30 working days per annum


Applications close on 09 April 2024


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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