Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
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• The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization.
The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer reports to FAO Representative in Iraq.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Development and implementation of coherent, integrated and effective monitoring and evaluation
• Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies;
• Leads programme development and project formulation processes in accordance with the relevant procedures and in conformity with FAO priorities and Strategic Framework;
• Leads mobilisation of resources required for technical assistance projects;
• Ensures that the provision of scheduled inputs and technical backstopping, conducts consistent quality control and monitors timely execution, in line with project work plans;
• Prepares and finalises delivery estimates, pipeline reviews and project related reports (progress and terminal reports);
• Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations;
• Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries;
• Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget).
• Strengthens monitoring and evaluation (M-E) system in line with the FAO country planning frameworks;
• Provides effective management of M-E Team;
• Designs and analyses information, data, statistics, and/or trends for the preparation of plans, strategies, reports, policies and/or other products;
• Ensures that FAO corporate requirements (baselines, milestones, and target indicators) are streamlined within programme components;
• Ensures timely collection, analysis and availability of data for baseline, milestone and target indicators to monitor the progress of FAO programmes and projects;
• Promotes a results-based approach for monitoring and evaluation;
• Participates in related UN M-E coordination structures including United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) working groups;
• Facilitates capacity building in areas of her/ his knowledge as required;
• Manages all aspects of FAO beneficiary feedback mechanism;
• Develops management response matrix on the recommendations of evaluations and reviews, and follows up on their implementation.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• Advanced university degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Social Sciences or a related field;
• Seven years of relevant experience in agricultural development and/or project planning/formulation/ implementation;
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
• Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project development (including formulation and analysis) and management (implementation and monitoring);
• Demonstrated understanding of the purpose and functions of the technical programme, operational guidelines and project/programme management procedures, preferably those adopted by the United Nations or FAO, which would be considered an asset.