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National Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Monrovia (Liberia)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Monrovia (Liberia)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-25

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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 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, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Liberia, and the technical supervision of the Assistant FAOR Programme, the Consultant will provide technical and organizational support directly to Programme.

Technical Focus

To provide technical support for the preparation of M&E system to reflect the FAOR’s evolving needs.

Tasks and Responsibilities

• Support project preparation, development of project proposals and concept notes including performance monitoring plans and monitoring and evaluation sections;
• Provides support to the team and stakeholders on ways and means to improve M&E related components and activities;
• Organize, coordinate and leader evaluation missions for development projects, sectoral and thematic evaluations, including desk evaluations/studies on selected sectors/themes;
• Ensure timely submission of good quality M&E report, including any other reports requiring M&E inputs;
• Ensure regular physical verification of project equipment and assets against inventories;
• Provide support to the Senior Management on the programme of work, including project identification and coordination strategies;
• Monitor and report on distribution of projects’ inputs and other support to beneficiaries and communities as well as ensure that requests correctly match with real input needs.
• Identify and formulate evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader knowledge management and into broader knowledge management efforts;
• Provide results-based management (RBM) support to project staff and the FAO Country Office and management;
• Produce monitoring and evaluation and progress reports on project implementation activities for management and stakeholders;
• Provide technical and review support and inputs into the development of critical communications and reports;
• Perform other duties as assigned by management.


Minimum Requirements

• Master’s Degree in International Development or related social science disciplines;
• At least five years’ experience in development project and programme management;
• At least 2 years of research and M&E experience at the national and/or international level in international development or closely related field;
• Working knowledge of English and French
• Liberian Nationals

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

• Knowledge in results-based management and measurement methodologies is desirable. This should include familiarity with cutting-edge M&E methods, designing results frameworks and monitoring development results;
• Demonstrated experience in applying quantitative and qualitative/participatory research methods; linking planning to M&E; results-based approaches;
• Excellent community entry and engagement skills;
• Excellent analytical and critical writing skills;
• Experience working in post-conflict setting;
• Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills;
• Good computer applications skills;
• Good planning and organizational skills;
• Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy;
• Sense of initiative and anticipation;
• Capacity to work in diverse environments and ensure work life balance. Experience with FAO or other UN agencies’ systems and administration procedures for technical cooperation activities is desirable.

Selection Criteria

• Knowledge in results-based management and measurement methodologies is desirable. This should include familiarity with cutting-edge M&E methods, designing results frameworks and monitoring development results;
• Extend of experience in the Agriculture sector and advisory services M&E
• Independent worker and excellent skills working as part of a team;
• Excellent reading, writing and communication skills in English
• Very high skills/knowledge of background related to the ToR’s Requirements
• Experience with UN, and other International Organizations would be an asset


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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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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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