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National Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Harare (Zimbabwe)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Harare (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-19

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Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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Organizational Setting

FAO’s work in post-disaster and emergency situations emphasizes the protection and rehabilitation of agricultural livelihoods. Following the loss of life, livelihoods and destruction caused by Cyclone Idai in March 2019, The World Bank has availed USD 75 million to finance the Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project. The ZIRP is a multi-sectoral project addressing both early and mid-term recovery needs in livelihoods, health, education, agriculture. FAO is implementing the agricultural component of the ZIRP which will run over a period of 24 months.

Reporting Lines

Working under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Zimbabwe, and direct supervision of the National Project Coordinator, the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will provide expert technical support to the project implementation team (PMT).

Technical Focus

The technical areas/profiles covered will be as follows\:
  • Process monitoring
  • Periodic project reviews
  • Knowledge sharing and Capacity building

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead in the development of M&E frameworks and oversee their implementation in the project management cycle in close consultation with the PMT.
  • Lead the process monitoring of the project.
  • Plan and guidance on baseline surveys, Mid Term and Project Annual Reviews, End of Project Evaluations and any special studies.
  • Provide guidance on the development and use of appropriate suitable monitoring tools to assess the performance of the project give timely recommendations for course correction.
  • Assist project coordinator in periodic reviews of the project performance based on the log frame targets and set milestones.
  • Assist project implementation through periodic compilation of lessons learnt for sharing with the various programme management structures and stakeholders.
  • Provide regular feedback to partners and stakeholders in the performance of the project based on monitoring data findings.
  • Provide technical guidance in the compilation and packaging of regular project progress reports as per agreed schedules and donor requirements.
  • Perform other related duties, including the direct implementation of some technical activities, as required.


Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in agricultural economics, statistics or related field.
  • At least 10 years of appropriate technical experience in the agricultural and rural development sector in Zimbabwe
  • Excellent English, communication, facilitation and computer skills
  • National of Zimbabwe
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Networking
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Previous work on project/program monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent knowledge on the research methodologies and data collection and analysis tools.
  • Good interpersonal relationships and strong personality.


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  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
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