FAO recruits 01 Monitoring evaluation specialist
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Job Description: 2103109
MONITORING & EVALUATION SPECIALIST
Closure Date: 06/Dec/2021, 11:59:00 PM Organizational Unit: FRZAMJob Type: Non-staff opportunitiesType of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)Grade Level: N/APrimary Location: Zambia-LusakaDuration: 12 MONTHSPost Number: N/A
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and cultureQualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to applyEveryone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s valuesFAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination??All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checksAll applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality Organizational Setting The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and malnutrition. As nutrition starts with what we eat, the products of the food and agriculture sector; transforming our food systems, on the way we produce, collect, store, transport, transform and distribute foods can improve our diets.
FAO collaborates with Governments to strengthen food systems for healthier diets, to improve nutrition, health and our impact on natural resources. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.
FAO is working with the Government of Zambia on a Technical Assistance to the Scaling Up Nutrition Programme in Zambia project under the SUN Phase II program. The program is jointly funded by UK-AID/FDCO, SIDA, KfW and the EU in 17 districts of Zambia through UNICEF. Leveraging complementary technical assistance from other UN agencies, UNICEF has a UN-to-UN cooperation agreement with FAO.
The SUN phase II FAO programme component will contribute to the reduction of malnutrition in pregnant and breast-feeding women and children under two (2) years of age through improvements in dietary diversity and quality. FAO’s project outcome is a Sustained demand, utilization and consumption of agriculture and forest foods.
More specifically, the project is structured around the delivery of four interconnected outputs: Output 1: Access to diversified, nutritious food improvedOutput 2: Sustainable production, processing, value addition and marketing of non-wood forest products for dietary diversity and income generationOutput 3: Food safety and diet quality enhancedOutput 4: Generation of nutrition information to monitor, prioritize and adapt interventions
Reporting Lines Under the overall supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (AFAO), the direct supervision of the National Coordinator – Nutrition and in close collaboration with the Program Associate, the Program Specialist (M&E) is responsible keeping track of project’s outputs and outcomes, writing, editing and consolidating project reports, and maintain the visibility of the project. S/he will perform the following tasks:
Nutrition education, nutrition sensitive agriculture and food systems, behaviour change communications, food security and food safety.
Tasks and responsibilities
The incumbent, through his/her work, will contribute to implementation of the project activities pertaining to the FAO component of the SUN II among which include:
A: Tracking of project’s outputs and outcomes and learning Ensure up to date progress tracking of the project indicators as contained in the project log frame relating to the FAO component of technical support to SUN II;Monitor progress on project activities and outputs to ensure that the delivery is on trackEnsures that M&E findings are effectively disseminated to all project partners to ensure lesson learning and fine-tuning of project implementation;Ensure that Districts routinely collect data and transmit them through the ZIAMIS platform for analysis and decision-making.Identify monitoring and evaluation capacity building needs and facilitates capacity development for other project field staff as well as government and other stakeholders at provincial, district camp, and field levels; involved in monitoring and evaluation of the activities of the project;Liaise and maintains relationships with the project M&E Focal Point in Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries and UNICEF to ensures consistence with other ongoing and related interventions in MoAEnsure completeness and regular update of FAO Monitoring and Evaluation tools (Quality Assurance section of FPMIS) for the project; B. Maintain the visibility of the project Monthly documentation of human life stories of changed lives for project beneficiaries covering various aspects of the projects outputs and outcomesFacilitate wide dissemination of project results and the promotion activities through newspaper, radio and TVEngage local media and influence other settings to promote healthy eatingOn key project events, organise media to cover and report of the event.Organise media visits to project sites and secure video documentaries published by the mediaOrganise media to cover and report the final evaluation of the project missionDevelop information products to support decision making during project progress review exercise and develop materials for advocacy, knowledge sharing, project promotion as well as for communicating project results
C. Write and Edit Project Reports: Ensure that all project periodic reports i.e. monthly, quarterly, interim, final and donor specific reports are compiled in a timely manner capturing project outputs and outcomes against the project log frame
Ensure that reports are developed using the most professional business writing and formatting with comprehensive analytical and visual presentation of informationFacilitate compilation of data and information from different project components for development of comprehensive project reports. This includes participation and contribution to the project knowledge management activities Produce internal reports according to FAO cooperate requirements. Prepare project updates and situational reports as required by FAO HQ and Regional and Sub-Regional Offices
D. Support to ZIAMIS with the inclusion of food based nutrition indicators Elaborate the methodology of the Non Forest Wood Products (NWFP) assessment in accordance with the objectives of the project.
Conduct desk review and field assessment in accordance with the agreed methodology.Work directly with the Research Team to draw key messages, conclusions and recommendations from the NWFPCollect, and review other data relevant to the project, with due consideration to disaggregation on relevant project variablesPresent other available data useful to understand the focus of the project and its objectives. CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Minimum Requirements A Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or Project Management, research or related field
Five (5) relevant progressive experience working in monitoring, evaluation, information and knowledge management systems Demonstrated developmental work experience in programme planning, undertaking assessments, and conducting baseline studies, reporting (communication) and knowledge management.Skills in photography, journalism and or video recording is an added advantageA portfolio of knowledge, and visibility products produced.Knowledge of nutrition, nutrition sensitive Agriculture Food systems is an added advantageNationality of Zambia. FAO Core Competencies Results Focus
TeamworkCommunicationBuilding Effective RelationshipsKnowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement Technical/Functional Skills Ability to work independently and under minimum supervision and to cope with conflicting agendas;
Result-oriented approach;Excellent analytical and synthesis capacities;Experience in capacity building and training, an asset
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