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.
- An upsurge of armed clashes that erupted in August 2017 between the Congolese security forces – Forces Armées de la Républic Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) and local militia groups in towns of Pweto, Manono, Mitwaba (Haut Katanga Province) lead to an exodus of refugees into neighboring countries including Zambia.
- Most people, including women and children who have fled into northern Zambia, have come through the Chiengi border.
- Those refugee and asylum seekers are currently settled in a temporary transit site in Nchelenge district.
- The displacement has significantly affected the fleeing populations’ ability to engage in any meaningful livelihoods.
- Further it has also affected the health and nutrition condition of the fleeing asylum seekers as access to basic services has extremely been hampered.
- WFP launched a response emergency operation (IR-EMOP) in the northern part of Zambia (Luapula Pronvince), to address urgent food security and nutrition needs of refugees who are hosted at Kenani Transit Center, but currently being moved to Mantapala Refugee Settlement; both located in Nchelenge.
- To coordinate and perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.
Standard Minimum Qualifications
- Completion of secondary school education, supplemented by additional education at Certificate/ Diploma level in the fields of Agriculture (and related subjects) Economics, Development Studies, Community Development, Nutrition, Education, and Environmental Sciences.
- Fluency in both oral and written communication in the English language.
Key Accountabilities (Not All-Inclusive)
- Provide the Country Office with accurate and up-to-date information on the food security situation of Kenani Refugee Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement.
- Prepare monthly travel/monitoring plan for the refugee Emergency Operation (EMOP).
- Verify that the identification and registration of eligible beneficiaries is being carried out in line with WFP guidelines and agreements signed between WFP and Implementing Partners.
- Conduct regular monitoring and reporting of food distribution activities in Kenani Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement. Identify potential problems and support the overall programming process.
This will include the following:
- Check that correct food aid distribution procedures are being followed at the distribution sites as outlined in guidelines and agreements with Implementing Partners.
- Undertake informal household assessments about the overall impact of the food aid in tackling problems of food insecurity through Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) in Kenani Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement.
- Regularly check that warehouses and stores which are being used for the storage of WFP donated food commodities are meeting the appropriate standards in terms of cleanliness, stacking, record keeping and overall management etc, as laid out in WFP guidelines.
- Liase with implementing partners, NGOs, Local authorities and other government entities in Kenani Refugee Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement aimed at efficiency and timely food access to beneficiaries.
- 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
- See to it that, correct food assistance distribution procedures are followed at the distribution sites as outlined by WFP guidelines
- Solve programme and logistical problems as and when they arise at the appropriate level.
- Desired experiences for entry into the role
- Has experience collecting programme output and outcome data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to management team, partners and other stakeholders.
- Has experience utilizing WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.
- The position is open to Zambian Nationals only.
- 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.
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