Field Monitor Assistant (School Meals) SC5
Posted 21/11/2018
Bangladesh - Bandarban

Job Description

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.


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.


The Job holder requires working closely with various partners/ stakeholders and monitoring School Meal activities, reporting and follow up as well as guidance to the partners’ staff for effective implementation.  


Coordinate and perform monitoring School Meal Programme activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Rangamati Sub Office, Field Monitoring Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assist in the implementation of School Meals activities in Bandarban district.
  • Assist in coordinating and monitoring of expansion/scale up of School Meals to ensure activities are performed in accordance with WFP policies, donor policies and agreements.
  • Verify the planned movements and distribution of food or non-food items, resolving routine issues and escalating where appropriate, to ensure that the quantity distributed, and the quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards.
  • Collect and summarise assistance programme(s) data, collaborating with cooperating partners where required, conduct analysis and prepare reports in order to support programme reviews and informative decision-making.
  • Compile data, review and fact-check a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. M&E reports, food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
  • Arrange for regular meetings with School Management Committee (SMC), Teachers, Cooks, Mother Clubs, Women Growers, Community Leaders and Cooperating Partners, relevant upazila/district Government Officials on commodity pipeline, distribution arrangements, food entitlements and other relevant issues to support effective communication flow and efficient operations.
  • Suggest improvements to field monitoring processes and procedures for efficient implementation of the assistance programmes.
  • Provide standard trainings for School Management Committee (SMC), Teachers, Cooks, Mother Clubs, Women Growers, Community Leaders and Cooperating Partners, relevant upazila/district Government Officials on WFP operational practices of School Meal, monitoring tools and methods in order to support them to independently self-monitor and to implement School Meal programme of WFP in the coverage areas.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Prepare field mission reports to document programme implementation.
  • Any other duties as required



  • 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 NameDescription of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food AssistanceCan facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Knowledge of Specialized AreasUnderstands basic technical concepts and data andtheir relevance to food assistance programmes.
Emergency ProgrammingDisplays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/GovtUnderstands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.


Education: University degree in one or more of the following: Social Science, Economics, Development Studies, or a field relevant to development and poverty reduction.

Experience : At least (02) two years’ experience in the similar field. Candidate having prior experience of working in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) will be given priority.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Bangla and English. Candidate must be familiar with one or two local indigenous language of Chittagong Hill Tracts.


  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. Livelihood, nutrition, emergency, etc.).



• Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
• Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
• Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.


Contract Type: Service Contract; SC5

Contract Duration: 1 year, renewable

Duty Station: Bandarban, Bangladesh

Nationality: Bangladeshi only

Monthly Net Salary: BDT. 86,452


Only candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit an online application by 04 December 2018.


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

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.

Above texts are copied from UN WFP Official Web Page (WFP.org) 
Copyright 2018 © World Food Programme

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