Field Monitor Assistant – Insurance for Work/Risk Reduction


Field Monitor Assistant – Insurance for Work/Risk Reduction
Category: Development and Project Management, Environment and Natural Resource, Community Service
Location: Dollo Ado, Somali
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time Salary:
Job Description
The World Food Programme (WFP) is a United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, continually responding to emergencies. Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations.
WFP Ethiopia is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.
For the 1.3 billion people worldwide living on less than a dollar a day and depending on agriculture for their livelihoods, vulnerability to climate-related shocks is a constant threat to their food security and well-being. As effects of climate change increase the frequency and intensity of natural hazards rise, with pastoralists facing a growing risk that these climate-related shocks will destroy their livelihoods. Understanding how to help communities confront and manage this risk, so they can be resilient to climate-related shocks, is critical for addressing global poverty.
WFP Climate Solutions programmes enable communities to build resilience and improve their food security in the face of increasingly frequent climate-related disasters and shocks.
Index Insurance for Pastoralist in Ethiopia (SIIPE): works with 7816 pastoralist HHs in the Somali region. In exchange for working on natural resource management activities to complement their livelihoods (soil and water conservation), pastoralists receive insurance cover for their livestock. In severe drought years insurance pay-outs are made during and at the end of drought seasons. Rather than ensuring against the loss of livestock, this enables pastoralists to keep their core breeding animals a live and maintain their food security. SIIPE plans to reach up to 20,000 households by 2022.
WFP’s climate solutions team is partnering with Mercy Corps to implement a complementary livelihood project in SIIPE woredas. This climate information and market strengthening (CIMS) programme are designed to help vulnerable pastoral HHs enrolled into SIIPE access additional livelihood support activities, including climate information and livelihood diversification activities (climate-smart agriculture, water pilots in chronically water insecure area, introduction of hydroponics to produce fodder, market system linkages etc).
Moreover, WFP is partnering with FAO in Somali region to introduce farmer field schools in SIIPE woredas; this will help to combine indigenous knowledge with new technologies to combat the impact of climate change.
Under the general supervision and guidance of the sub-office head and functional guidance from the Climate Solutions Team in Jijiga and Addis Ababa, the field monitor assistant will support the implementation of the Satellite Index Insurance for Pastoralist in Ethiopia (SIIPE) Project in Somali region.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive):
Support the implementation of SIIPE project activities including community awareness, beneficiary targeting, registration and training of government technical staff at woreda and kebele levels.
Support implementation of the Insurance-for-Work component for SIIPE through liaison with the Implementing partners and with pastoralist communities.
Liaise with the regional and local government bodies (such as the woreda agriculture, livestock DPPD) to review the land use plans and maps in consultation with local communities, district authorities and support development of work plans.
Coordinate with PSNP teams within the agriculture offices to consolidate IFW activity plans, monitor implementation according to plans. Ensure compliance with PSNP work norms and objectives of SIIPE- Ensure to limit IFW activities to rangeland management and water development, which contribute to protecting pastoral livelihoods.
Regularly record progress and document challenges/solutions during the implementation of the programme Use Standard M&E tools to capture project progress, challenges to ensure the programme is on target.
Create awareness among IPs on the programme strategy and best modality of delivery, In particular, distribution of the insurance scheme, introduction of the voluntary insurance scheme in the region and integration between the various programme components will be a key activity.
Work closely with the various programme partners (government, NGOs, Somali microfinance institution, FAO) to ensure rollout, coordination and proper implementation of the respective components.
Support to ensure financial and operational reports are produced on a quarterly basis and submitted to all concerned stakeholders.
Work closely with Mercy Corps in the implementation of Climate information and market strengthening (CISM) programme in SIIPE woredas; this programmes aims to complement SIIPE and enable SIIPE beneficiaries to diversify their livelihood income sources.
Prepare reliable and satisfactory reports for submission to the immediate supervisor that may pass to donors, partners, government and headquarters.
Perform other assignments as requested by his/her supervisor or the climate solutions team.
Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data;
Proven ability to work in multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder working environments
Demonstrated knowledge in management of projects preferably pastoral livelihoods, rural finance related projects
Knowledge of the area’s local language
At least three years of relevant working experience, preferably in an NGO environment
Knowledge & Skills:
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Experience in report writing, data collection and documentation
Computer literacy, and ability to adapt and learn new programmes
Ability to handle sensitive financial matters and observe strict confidentiality
Demonstrable good command of English (both written and spoken)
Job Requirements
Education: Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Economics, Social science or another related field;
Experience: At least three years relevant working experience of working in DRR/NRM programmes, livelihoods or experience working with microinsurance work, either from a field perspective or from a more marketing or operational management level perspective. Experience in working with pastoral livelihoods.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is added advantage.
How to Apply
WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply online through WFP recruitment website.
This VA is open ONLY to Ethiopian Nationals.
Public access (for external VA): Public- 106143:
Please note that WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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