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Home-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Vacancy Available At FAO. Apply Today!

Vacancy Details

Closure Date: 04/Jun/2024, 2:59:00 PM Organizational Unit: FLBRA Job Type: Non-staff opportunities Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement) Primary Location: Home-Based Duration: 05 Months

Position Overview

The incumbent reports to the Assistant Representative in FAO Brazil – Programme. The Specialist shall be responsible for project Monitoring and Evaluation system development, supporting the definition of project indicators, baselines, mid targets and final targets. Shall consider as reference M&E Systems in projects implemented by FAO and GEF. Establish working relations with the other consultants, especially those involved in topics interlinked with these ToRs. 


Tasks and Responsibilities

•    Elaborate and submit to the project coordinator and to the FAO Brazil supervisors a work plan; 
•    Review and update the project Results Framework and the Theory of Change (ToC) and make recommendations to adapt it to the needs of the project and to update potential missing information. 
•    Ensure that the baseline data for the project are properly defined and that feasible methods are available at reasonable cost for their completion by the end of the PPG phase or at project inception at latest.
•    Based on the Results Framework of the project, create a system to periodically assess project indicators and monitoring tools that the Project Management Unit (PMU) and implementing partners should use in each project site.
•    Support senior colleagues define and agree with main project’s stakeholders, within the PPG phase and throughout the implementation phase: methodologies, timelines, roles and responsibilities for data collection, processing, quality assurance, systematization, and dissemination (baseline assessment and monitoring in forthcoming project phases). 
•    Discuss progress and share early drafts of the M&E system with the key stakeholders for inputs and comments, as well as discuss constraints and opportunities, and how sensitive or confidential data are to be handled.
•    Elaborate project M&E System, containing methodologies for data collection, analysis, storage, report and dissemination in forthcoming project phases. 
•    Participate in PPG team meetings/ briefings, communication/presentations.
•    Elaborate and define, jointly with FAO technical team and PPG team, project’s impacts and process indicators, both quantitative and qualitative, its mid-term and final targets. 
•    Participate in relevant workshops and meetings providing inputs from their expertise and the information gathered.
•    Work with other consultants, FAO Technical team and PPG team to define baselines to project indicators that must be addressed in consultors products and inputs to PRODOC final redaction.
•    Presentation of monitoring and evaluation plan at project final workshop, focusing on the baseline and results chain.
•    Undertake any other work as mutually agreed between FAO and consultant/s. 
•    Contribute to addressing cross-cutting issues such as gender, generational and intercultural approaches, knowledge/ communication planning and parts of the project. 

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Minimum Requirements  

•    Full university degree in Social Sciences or Agricultural Sciences (other areas related to projects objectives)
•    At least, five years of experience working with project monitoring and evaluation. 
•    Working knowledge (level C) of English and Portuguese.
•    Brazilian Nationality or other legally authorized to work in Brazil.

 FAO Core Competencies 

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

Technical/Functional Skills 

•    Documented capacities to work with traditional and/or indigenous communities and familiarity with gender agendas.  
•    Excellent writing skills and data visualization skills  
•    Strong familiarity with projects financed by global funds M&E Systems
•    Experience working with projects in socioenvironmental thematic area.  . 
•    Experience in designing project monitoring and evaluation system



How to apply

• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
•  We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

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