Somalia: Field Monitor

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Overview of the Position

Our client has engaged CTG to provide monitoring activities in the following 6 regions Awdal, Saahil, Maroodi-Jeeh, Togdheer, Sanaag & Sool. As a monitoring partner to our client, CTG is responsible for monitoring food chain management & providing program support functions. The operation aims to save lives & protect livelihoods in emergency & early recovery situations. It also aims to prevent acute hunger & invest in disaster preparedness & mitigation measures. Activities under this operation will include:

  • General Food Distribution (GFD/TSFP protection ration/wet feeding).
  • Food for work/assets/training.
  • Maternal child health & nutrition.
  • Supplemental feeding.
  • Institutional feeding (inpatient/family).
  • School meals/take home ration.

Role Objectives

The purpose of this role is to ensure that food aid reaches the intended recipient in the correct quantities. Working from a CTG identified AO in Hargeisa (region dependent). The post will involve extensive field work in districts throughout the 6 regions (Awdal, Saahil, Maroodi-Jeeh, Togdheer, Sanaag & Sool) & may involve overnight stays in some locations. The Field Monitor (FM) is responsible for the monitoring of food aid as per the monitoring plan & the provision of accurate reports & reports to the Team Leader (TL).
Distribution monitoring:

  • Monitor the implementation of the assistance program in the province in close collaboration with the CPs.
  • Monitor & review food deliveries, storage, transport & distribution at the designated sites & verify if the amounts received have been properly recorded, damaged or suspected to be damaged.
  • Conduct community level hut/head counts.
  • Review beneficiary verification at the field level.
  • Supervise the efficient distribution of the food items at the site & ensure proper distribution of entitlements & verify appropriate entitlements are distributed.
  • Undertake post distribution monitoring by obtaining beneficiary perspective & feedback reports.
  • Conduct market price data collection.
  • Review delivery & visitation of Food Distribution Point’s (FDP).
  • Collect information & assess NGO’s capacity based on criteria/checklist.Commodity supply chain monitoring:

  • Monitor handover of food between transporters and Cooperating Partners (CPs) or FAM reporting any discrepancies between physical arrival & delivery documents.

  • Report if transporter arrives at destination on planned date & is carrying relevant delivery documents on each truck, i.e. waybills.

  • Inspect cargo being delivered & advise if any signs of tampering are evident.

  • Monitor & report on 10% random weighing, CP should weigh the consignment on arrival & report any discrepancies in weight.

  • Check the signing & clausing of waybills is being done properly.
  • Identify & concerns with the food distribution arrangements and report them to the TL or directly to the Senior Monitor (SM).Other tasks:

  • Ensure Field Level Agreement (FLA) compliance by checking that CP has staff on the ground in accordance with the terms of the FLA & budget as well as security of the distribution point, beneficiary, etc.

  • Distribute beneficiary feedback hotline cards directly to beneficiaries of FDPs being visited.

  • Provide accurate reports to the TL in the formats provided.

  • Conduct regular meeting with community leaders & CPs to discuss distribution arrangements, food entitlements & other relevant issues.

  • Assist the TL or SM to assess further need for food aid in emergency & other cases.
  • Perform other related activities as requested.
  • Ensure to monitor at least 30% of the inaccessible distribution sites during an average month unless a greater focus on other activities has been advised by the SM.
  • Ensure all sites are monitored at least once in every 4 months.
  • Conduct regular monitoring of urban safety net programs. Project Reporting
    Reports directly to the Team Leader.

Key Competencies
Education:

  • Relevant qualification(s) relevant to the role are required.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience is required.

Languages:

  • Must be fluent in English & Somali.

Further Information

  • Candidates applying for this role need to upload their updated resume as well as valid local identification card/passport.

  • Candidates from Togdheer, Sanaag & Sool are highly encouraged to apply for this role

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