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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Bridgetown (Barbados)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Bridgetown (Barbados)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-19

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational Setting

The Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean (SLC) is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing sub-regional food, agriculture and rural development priorities. It develops and maintains relations with sub-region wide institutions including Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). The Sub-Regional Office is a subsidiary of FAO’s Regional Office for the Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC).

Reporting Lines

The Monitoring and Evaluation specialist will work under the overall supervision of the Sub-Regional Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator and the programme officer. He/she will work in close collaboration with the Lead Technical Officers and the national coordinators in the different countries involved.

Technical Focus

The Mexico-CARICOM-FAO Initiative Cooperation for Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in the Caribbean has three components:

  • Component 1: Strengthening the institutional capacities of the CARICOM member countries in relation to livelihoods and well-being, with focus on three main sectors:
  • Addressing the water-energy nexus in agriculture, seeking to improve the efficiency of water resources to increase agricultural productivity using technological innovations.
  • Resilient school feeding programs, which link the purchase of products from small farmers and fish farmers to the promotion of a national normative-political framework that facilitates access to healthy diets produced locally and benefitting the most vulnerable population and children.

c) Resilient aquaculture by increasing the capacities of Aquaculturists for better production, greater influence on the market and greater recognition by the community, of the role of ecologically sustainable aquaculture practices in creating food security and wellbeing.

  • Component 2: Facilitating access to climate and environmental financing to strengthen the capacity of the countries to design and negotiate projects aimed at resilience and adaptation to climate change.
  • Component 3: Carrying out effective and efficient management of the initiative and knowledge.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Review the Project Logical Framework, and other relevant project documentation and in consultations with the project’s team identify appropriate M&E indicators to develop and M&E plan;
  • Select relevant data and design tools as well as appropriate methods and sources for data collection; propose possible platforms (excel, word, web-based, etc.) for the system;
  • Prepare monitoring reports as required by the project coordinator using data collection tools / templates for the preparation of the annual plans, financial reports and spending monitoring reports for approval of the steering committee;
  • Support the preparation of the work plan and the review and consolidation of the overall and country-based work plans, monitor expenditures and, where necessary, identify corrective measures to overcome operational constraints;
  • Prepare a monitoring strategy considering the request of the donor and FAO procedures that guarantee appropriate implementation, identify risk, and appropriate measures to guarantee appropriate delivery and results according to the M&E plan:
  • Coordinate consolidation of technical and operational data, ensuring that all project-related data and documentations are conveyed to the Office responsible for the update in the Field Program Management Information System (FPMIS);
  • Contribute to the preparation of quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress reports on all project activities with data and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports of the project;
  • Ensure the preparation and compilation of the means of verification of the project;
  • Coordinate and provide guidance to the managers of task groups and national teams of consultants in the tasks related to project monitoring;
  • Support the preparation of TORS of midterm and final evaluations and follow up on the process;
  • Facilitate the systematization and dissemination of knowledge products associated with project monitoring;
  • Develop and implement M&E capacity building trainings, with a special emphasis on the results-based management for staff, government and implementing partners;
  • Provide support / inputs for the preparation of the communication strategy and visibility, and development of M&E for outputs of the Project in collaboration with Project Team;.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

  • University Degree preferably in Agricultural Economics, Business Administration, Economics, Social Sciences or related field;
  • At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development projects implemented by national/international NGOs/UN bodies/ Government;
  • National of Barbados.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills [optional]

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work particularly in field positions is desirable;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in in programme/project development (including formulation and analysis) and management (implementation and monitoring);
  • Extent and relevance of experience and t knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology: Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies; excellent ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities;
  • Extend Experience within the Caribbean;
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports;
  • Proven ICT skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database software;
  • Expertise in analysing data using statistical software;
  • Strong training & facilitation skills.


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
  • 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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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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