The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization, the largest one focused on hunger and food security, and the largest provider of school meals. Founded in 1961, it is headquartered in Rome and has offices in 80 countries.
Mission and objectives
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetime& Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and the most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
WFP Nepal’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019-2023 was approved by the WFP Executive Board in November 2019 and became effective from 1 January 2019. It aims to contribute to five Strategic Outcomes (SOs) that are aligned to five Strategic Results of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). A total of ten Activities are being implemented to
achieve the contributions to the six SOs. The six Strategic Outcomes (SO) are:
Working across both the Knowledge Management and Strategic Planning Unit and the Programme Unit, this role will provide support across all WFP activities to help maintain knowledge management systems, tools and sharing of knowledge products, and support reporting and monitoring tasks both within the Country Office and in the field, as required.
Under the direct supervision of Jennifer Karki (Programme Policy Officer), the UN University
Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
Support in contributing to maintaining knowledge management systems and tools and knowledge sharing in line with WFP policies and practices.
Assist in collaborating with Units across the Country Office and with Field Offices to support the production and dissemination of knowledge products through a consistent approach to information management, analysis and performance reporting. Draft and disseminate a monthly update to highlight new knowledge products produced across WFP Nepal to help improve cross-functional knowledge and knowledge sharing.
Support the WFP team to conduct field travel to WFP activity/programme locations to collect data/information for knowledge management and programme reporting purposes as required.
Support the regular review of reports submitted by cooperating partners (CP5). compile feedback and send to CPs for their consideration, revision and resubmission and produce a final report review document (or future reference.
Assist the production and submission of periodic donor reports through reviewing the report produced by technical units and facilitating the review and clearance by Head of Programme. Deputy Country Director and Country Director, in consultation with External Relations.
Support in designing a standard report review sheet for use by all Strategic Outcome and Activity Managers.
Support in planning monitoring visits through a desk review of relevant documents (project proposals, progress reports etc.). discussion with staff, partners and other stakeholders. identification of data collection methods and planning for the logistics of the mission including a travel risk assessment.
Support in conducting monitoring visits to selected projects to collect and analyze key relevant data in an impartial manner to compare actual project achievements (planned versus reported) through discussions with project beneficiaries, government authorities. implementing partners and other stakeholders.
Assist in producing monitoring reports based on analysis of data collected during ntonitoring visits and submit to Activity Managers. the Monitoring. Review. Evaluation and Knowledge Management Unit and Head of Programme to solicit feedback to be incorporated before sharing with relevant Units. Field Offices and CPs as a basis for discussions on required actions.
Support in strengthening monitoring and reporting processes through knowledge sharing of lessons learned and best practice to support improved decision-making Furthermore. UN Volunteers are required to:
18 – 26
Additional eligibility criteria
The start of the assignment is planned for 20-30 September. Successful candidates will be invited to a briefing by KGU in August.
Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.
0 years of experience in or demonstrated interest and/or experience in international development, knowledge management, reporting and/or monitoring, review, and evaluation. Demonstrated interest on Knowledge of gender-transformative approaches, conflict sensitive/Do No Harm principles, and application of humanitarian protection principles is an asset.
Area(s) of expertise
English, Level: Fluent, Required
Required education level
Competencies and values
Living conditions and remarks
Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, lies under the Phase II of the UN Security classification, but is subject to change depending on the development of the security situation. Living conditions in Kathmandu are good. Comfortable inexpensive flats (furnished and unfurnished) are available in Kathmandu. Both imported and local foods and clothing are abundantly available. There is a short supply of water while it is also not safe to drink without treatment. Public transport is easily available and generally reliable though traffic congestion is extremely high. Kathmandu has a temperate climate with coldest temperature reaching just above zero at the night during the winter and mild but humid during the monsoon period, mid-June to end September.
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy