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National Specialist on Monitoring and Evaluation (Lead Consultant)

Manila (Philippines)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Manila (Philippines)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-01

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
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Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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Organizational Setting

For more than four decades, FAO has been working with the Government of the Philippines, civil society, community-based organizations and the private sector to address challenges in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector. Joint efforts have included increasing sustainability in agricultural production, promoting value-adding practices, improving post-harvest management, enhancing productivity and increasing the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods to natural disasters, climatic hazards and armed conflict.

Reporting Lines

The National Specialist on Monitoring and Evaluation (Lead Consultant) will be under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in the Philippines, the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative for Programme, and day to day guidance of the Socio-economic and DRR, CCA and ENR/Forestry (SEFDC) Team Leader.

Technical Focus

The Philippine government signed into law Republic Act (RA) 11203 “An Act Liberalizing the Importation, Exportation and Trading of Rice, Lifting for the Purpose the Quantitative Import Restrictions on Rice and for Other Purposes”, otherwise known as the Rice Liberalization Act (RLA), on 14 February 2019. The Department of Agriculture (DA) plays critical roles in the successful and timely implementation of RA 11203. These include, among others, the management and oversight of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) wherein DA has been tasked to chair the RCEF Program Steering Committee (PSC) which will oversee and provide policy directions on the integrated implementation of the programs in accordance with the Philippine Rice Industry Roadmap (PRIR). In order to ensure that the RCEF will meet its objective and the related programs are carried out efficiently, a results-based monitoring and evaluation system should be set-up. In view of this, the Rice Fund Impact Monitoring System will be developed to allow the RCEF PSC and other relevant stakeholders to establish a framework that will enable efficient delivery of involved agencies and to determine the progress of accomplishment at a given point in time.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Nationall Specialist on Monitoring and Evaluation (Lead Consultant) will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Lead in setting up a Results-based Monitoring System for RCEF to ensure efficient implementation of the monitoring and evaluation system with inputs from the DA Program Management Office (PMO),
  2. Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework that will serve as “scorecard” for the implementation of RCEF funded programs, with clear milestones and targets that will be monitored periodically;
  3. Develop guidelines associated with the Results-based M&E for the implementation of the results-based monitoring and evaluation of RCEF funded programs;
  4. Discuss progress of M&E with DA, PSC, PMO and other implementing agencies and partners for inputs and comments on the developed guidelines;
  5. Collect and analyze quantitative data on input, output, and outcome indicators, including gender and development indicators, and other relevant data using the revised Rice-Based Farm Household Survey (RBFHS) instrument; and qualitative data to assess the relevance and appropriateness, implementation and coherence, effectiveness and sustainability through focus group discussion and key informant interviews;
  6. Conduct consultation meetings on data management system to ensure compliance of each component of RCEF to identify linkages of activities and harmonize monitoring and evaluation approaches, and to ensure that all data collected will be submitted to a central and integrated database;
  7. Lead the conduct of trainings on results-based monitoring and evaluation especially on data analysis to strengthen the capacity of concerned DA staff, members of TWG, and PMO staff of PhilRice, Philmech, ATI, TESDA, DBP, LBP, and other staff of agencies involved in the implementation of programs funded by RCEF;
  8. Draft and finalize the project’s report which shall include detailed methodology, assumptions, results, and recommendations; and
  9. Carry out any other relevant duties within his/her technical competence as may be requested by FAO

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • The candidate must have an advanced University degree in the field of agriculture, agriculture economics, statistics, development management, public administration or development related fields;
  • At least twelve (12) years of professional and extensive experience in designing, implementing, as well as monitoring and impact evaluation of development programs/projects, with a background in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters, experience and familiarity in working with official statistics (statistics produced by governments) and development of indicators in social, financial and economic statistics; and
  • National of the Philippines

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan, and execute complex processes across a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong skills in organizing and leading consultative processes involving various stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills as well as analytical skills and ability to write clear and concise reports in English.

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Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

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