National Field Monitoring and Implementation Specialist-SC 8
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The FAO Representation in Bangladesh is responsible for leading FAO's response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning, and implementation of FAO's priority activities in the country. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in Bangladesh and, in collaboration with Regional Office Asia and Pacific and the departments and divisions at Headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO's strategic response to the country priorities. The representation also supports the regional office in the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization's Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the country, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. The office also develops and maintains relations with Government of Bangladesh, UN agencies, the resource partners and other development institution at the country level.
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Bangladesh, the direct supervision of the MUCH OIC, and in close coordination with the MUCH Project Manager, and consultation and collaboration with the MUCH Technical Assistance Team (TAT), government counterparts, especially the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU) and the policy/planning wings of core ministries (Food, Agriculture, Fisheries/Livestock, Women/Children Affairs, and Health/Family Welfare), as well as development partners, including donors, private sector and civil society organisations, the incumbent will undertake the tasks and responsibilities outlined below.
Meeting the Undernutrition Challenge (MUCH) is based in the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU) of the Ministry of Food (MoFood) in Bangladesh. The MUCH project extends support to the core ministries (Food, Agriculture, Health/ Family Welfare, Livestock/ Fisheries, Women/ Child Affairs), civil society organizations (CSOs) and the private sector, seeking to achieve a strengthened enabling environment for eradicating food insecurity and malnutrition, in particular, by improving: (i) cross-sectoral and sectoral policies and investment frameworks and programmes for food security and nutrition (FSN) that are gender sensitive; (ii) human and organizational resource development for FSN; (iii) financial resource allocation for FSN; (iv) inclusiveness of governance and coordination mechanisms for FSN; and (v) comprehensiveness of information generation to support FSN policy formulation, programming and implementation.
The National Field Monitoring and Implementation Specialist is an SC8 position with duty station at the district-level in Bangladesh. The position involves extensive travel.
Tasks and responsibilities
Ensuring alignment with overall Programme objectives and promoting standardized approaches as appropriate:
• Design, plan, manage and organize national and sub-national level capacity development programmes, including workshops, e-learning courses, and sensitization sessions, in close coordination with the TAT and in line with the MUCH institutional and capacity development strategy;
• Contribute to supporting the M&E of the sub national implementation of the NFNS PoA (2020-2030) across the common results framework being used
• Coordinate closely with organizers of capacity development programmes, whether they are academic institutions, external training centres, project’s partners, or individual trainers, in order to ensure successful management and implementation of the programmes, including the preparation of letters of agreement and progress reports;
• Guide and liaise closely with trainees or beneficiaries of capacity development programmes, which entails logistical and financial arrangements, and post-training follow up;
• Conduct pre- and post-training course evaluations and assess impacts of capacity development programmes on individual and institutional level contributions to food and nutrition security objectives;
• In collaboration with TAT, contribute to using benchmark indicators from the MUCH supported research for tracking specific policy issues on nutrition and food safety
• Prepare reports and written materials, including concept notes, background materials, letters and communication materials, and training reports summarizing main results of training programmes;
• Provide inputs to the preparation of a training work plan, monthly, and annual progress reports as well as to quarterly communication and visibility products reports for submission to donors; and
• Perform any other duties to ensure successful completion of the assignment.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• Advanced university degree/Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, statistics, nutrition, social sciences or other relevant field is essential
• Minimum five years of relevant experience if possessing an advanced degree and 7 years in the case of a bachelor’s degree.
• Working knowledge of English; fluency in both Bangla and English
• National of Bangladesh
FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Demonstrated experience of working in the field and leading teams
• Experience of organizing and conducting training of sub-national level government officials, CSOs, etc.
• Experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues at the sub-national level, especially between government, civil society and the private sector
• Prior experience of working with a UN or an International NGO at the field level on food and nutrition security will considered an advantage.
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