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National Monitoring, Evaluation, Knowledge Management and Communication Specialist

Port Vila (Vanuatu)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Port Vila (Vanuatu)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-28

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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

The Integrated Sustainable Land and Coastal Management (ISLCM) project is a five-year project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Vanuatu Government. FAO is the Implementing Agency (IA) and is providing the technical support to the Vanuatu Government in implementing the project. The Ministry of Climate Change, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Ministry of Agriculture, Quarantine, Forestry and Fisheries are the Executing Agencies and national counterparts for the project. The project will be working closely with other partners within the public and private sectors as well as with members of the Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). The overall goal of the project is to test and implement sustainable and integrated management of forest, land and marine resources to achieve effective ridge-to-reef (R2R) conservation in selected priority watersheds in Vanuatu.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall administrative leadership of FAO Sub-regional Representative for the Pacific Islands in Samoa and under the direct technical guidance of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) and direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), the National Project Coordinator (NPC), the National Project Officer (NPO) as well as with close collaboration and consultation with the Vanuatu GEF Operational Focal Point (OFP) and with relevant Government Ministries and national counterparts on the project islands, the National Monitoring,evaluation,knowledge management and communication specialist will undertake the following tasks listed below

Technical Focus

The incumbent will lead initial efforts relating to operational monitoring and evaluation framework,Tracking Tools, review of project indicators as well as developing a system for recording information and data for the various projects. The purpose is to provide a platform and tool for project coordination and data/information to effectively monitor and evaluate project progress/success during mid-term and end-of-project evaluations exercises

Tasks and responsibilities

The monitoring, evaluation, knowledge management and communication specialist will be a nationally recruited expert selected based on an open competitive process. He/she will be responsible for:

  • Developing a monitoring plan that makes methodological and operational provision for the measurement of each of the indicators specified in the project results framework, including the definition of pending baseline values and subsequent measurements throughout the life of the project;
  • Formulating and implementing mechanisms to allow the results of monitoring to be input in an effective and timely manner into project decision-making in accordance with the concept of adaptive management.
  • Ensuring that the results of monitoring are available and presented in a useful manner to external evaluators at project mid-term and end.
  • Formulating and implementing mechanisms for the systematization of lessons learned by other relevant initiatives in the country and the region (including through the regional R2R Programme) and for their incorporation into the formulation of the project’s strategies.
  • Formulating and implementing mechanisms for the systematization of experiences generated through the project itself, including the development of capacities and protocols for systematization by other PMU members, and their effective dissemination to national partners and to other projects in the regional R2R Programme.
  • Formulating and implementing a communication strategy proposing principles and mechanisms for outreach and other forms of interaction with project stakeholders and partners at all levels

Specifics Outputs

  • Terms of Reference for Specialists developed
  • Preliminary Biodiversity Situation Assessment in Project Sites through Participatory Rural Communication Appraisal conducted.
  • Quarterly Reports on developments and progress within Protected Areas submitted


Minimum Requirements

  • National Vanuatu
  • University degree in agriculture, economics, business management and/or related discipline
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in developing countries related to M&E and project operations
  • Working knowledge of English and Bislama

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Ability to lead and work as part of a multidisciplinary team and to collaborate effectively with project partners
  • Strong drafting, presentation and reporting skills
  • Strong computer skills, in particular mastery of all application of the MS Office package and internet search.


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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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