Sr.Programme Assistant (M&E)

World Food Programme
Location: Kathmandu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-03-03 Deadline: 2015-03-15
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Secondary school education
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Under the overall supervision of the WFP Nepal Country Director, the DCD/Head of Programme and the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (M&E), the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:   
Management of projects:
  • Responsible to assist the overall management and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation systems and tool kit of the Nepal CO, under the Country Programme, PRRO and the Trust Funds. More specifically
  • Conduct in-depth statistical analysis of monitoring data including descriptive and inferential analysis. This includes hypotheses testing and deriving estimates;
  • Draft monitoring ( process and outcome monitoring) and evaluation reports of WFPs Programme activities;
  • Support the coordination of process of data collection, data entry, analysis and dissemination; monitoring reports and case studies on a periodic basis; and the compilation of monitoring reports and case studies on a periodic basis;
  • Provide support on the real time information management through-eSPR & eWIN;
  • Provide support on need assessment of the WFP’s partners (Government, non-government and WFP’s staff) on eSPR and eWIN systems to ensure smooth real time monitoring and reporting of WFP’s programme and process;
  • Provide support for corporate and ad hock reporting as per the need of the organization and ensure compilation and provision of M&E data for timely reporting;
  • Support HQ in piloting/rollout/testing of corporate reporting tool-COMET(Common M&E Tool);
  • Perform other related duties as required.

General Requirements:

Further reference is made to the generic TOR for Senior Programme Assistant, GS-6
  • Undertake negotiations for and prepare project documents with government ministries and other participating agencies;
  • Organize project planning missions, meetings and briefing sessions to identify and analyze problems and recommend project;
  • Assess project performance including utilization of resources and achievement of planned targets;
  • Monitor the receipt of necessary shipping, freight or other documents and notify the appropriate WFP officer of non-receipt;
  • Monitor the processing time for settling freight forwarders accounts;
  • Issue letters of guarantee and no-charge invoices as instructed;
  • Monitor, update and track data related to project issues, commodity pipelines and financial allotment status reports, informing the relevant divisions accordingly; ensure accuracy of data related to the above;
  • Analyze and prepare projections for food commodities and non-food items to ensure timely call forward and/or local procurement;
  • Assist in compiling monthly statistics on food aid and commercial food shipments to the country;
  • Maintain records on programme activities, from formulation stage through completion, by extracting relevant information from reports, project committees, budget records and other documentation; make information available for country briefs, country profiles, and other related purposes; ensure project cycle deadlines are met;
  • Analyze contract terms and conditions, and correct any observed discrepancies between contract rates and invoice amounts;
  • Carry out advocacy and information related tasks for project/programme activities such as making interventions and presentations in meetings, workshops, seminars, missions, etc;
  • Prepare status and progress reports by providing information and background material for use in discussions and briefing sessions;
  • Provide guidance, on-the-job training and assistance to support staff;
  • Evaluate, develop, and recommend procedures. Participates in discussions on new/revised procedures and practices; interprets and assesses the impact of changes and makes recommendations on follow up actions;
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Job Specification

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education: Secondary school education, preferably supplemented by courses in human resources, public administration, transport, development economics or other related field.
  • Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible experience, of which at least one year was closely related to programme functions.
  •  Knowledge: Training and/or experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages.  
  •  Language Fluency in both spoken and written English and Nepali language.
  •  Desirable skills: Training and/or experience using MS Word and MS Excel, WFP’s Information System (WINGS) and other WFP software; knowledge of WFP financial regulations; and rules and WFP policies and procedures in the area of work. Strong knowledge of statistics is necessary, preferably with a bachelor’s degree in statistics. Team player, experience in liaison with government partners, good negotiation skills and ability to communicate effectively.  Excellent drafting and writing skills using grammatically correct English. At least two years of experience in the field of statistics is desirable.
  •  Expected Results: Well organised, complete and accurate reports, records and/or data, put together independently with only general guidance.
  •   Critical Success Factors: Sound judgment; ability to extract, interpret, analyse and format data and to resolve operational problems. Ability to work with minimum of supervision; to supervise and train support staff; and to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.


Apply Instructions

Interested and qualified Nepalese nationals are requested to submit an updated and duly signed UN Personal History form (P.11), available on and from all the WFP offices in Nepal (Kathmandu, Damak, Nepalgunj & Dadeldhura) along with a letter of interest addressed to the Country Representative, WFP Country Office Nepal, Chakupat, Lalitpur, Nepal. The application can be sent either by email at or in hard copy in a sealed envelope marking the position “Application for the post of Sr. Programme Assistant (M&E)” and coding the VA number in the following address No Later than 16 March 2015.
The Representative,
WFP Nepal Country Office
Chakupat, Patan Dhoka Road
Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box 107
“Qualified female candidates and candidates from minority groups are especially encouraged to apply”.
 Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a test and an interview.

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The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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