FAO recruits 01 Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

FAO recruits 01 Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist


Banjul, Gambia
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Job Description – Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (2202613)

Job Description: 2202613

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Closure Date: 07/Oct/2022, 11:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FRGAM – FAO Representation in Gambia

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Gambia-Banjul

Duration: 12 Months (renewable)

Post Number: N/A

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

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 Members 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 FAO’s values

FAO, 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 checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

FAO Gambia and partners are implementing the Climate Fishery Initiative for Livelihood Improvement in the Gambia (PROREFISH Gambia) project. The Project aims to address increased resilience and enhanced livelihoods, health, well being, food and water security of the most vulnerable people, communities and regions. Expected results include resilience of ecosystems, ecosystem services, infrastructure and the built environment to climate change threats as well as reduced emissions from land use, reforestation, reduced deforestation through sustainable forest management and conservation of forest stocks.The project will scale up adaptation measures that have been proven in a number of countries in West Africa, and in similar contexts, with a particular focus on climate-proofing fisheries infrastructure and on value chain segments dominated by women (fish handling and processing). The project will promote the adoption of aquaculture technologies and support the strengthening of the enabling environment for Gambian fisheries and promote a stronger engagement of the private sector. 

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in The Gambia, the AFAOR-Programmes, the National Project Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO). The Monitoring & Evaluation specialist will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive and realistic monitoring and evaluation plan and strategy for the project, identifying appropriate data sources, collection methods, analysis plans, quality controls and resource requirements for the project to implement an efficient M&E system.   

Technical Focus

Monitoring and Evaluation

Tasks and responsibilities

•    Develop and implement a comprehensive project Monitoring and Evaluation system.

•    Ensure that a project monitoring system is in place and that key indicators are tracked and analysed. 

•    Develop adequate M&E plan and strategy to cover all aspects of project implementation

•    Monitor and analyze project development and implementation.

•    Assess methodologies and instruments for data collection, documentation, analysis and reporting to ensure that weaknesses and potentials for improvement are identified in a timely manner.

•    Lead data collection and analysis from field visits, standardizing them across project activities, to feed into project performance monitoring. 

•    Coordinate reporting processes, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of monitoring and evaluation reports.

•    Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, workshops, maintain participants’ lists, preparation of meeting reports, etc.

•    Lead and/or participate in field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties, and drafting mission summaries.

•    Present findings of monitoring and evaluation processes to key stakeholders and where possible, provide recommendations for improvement of project delivery.

•    Ensure the systemic consideration of the lessons learned as opportunities for improvement.


Minimum Requirements  

•    University degree in agricultural economics, biometry, economics, social sciences, business administration or a related field.

•    Five years of relevant experience in agricultural and natural resources development and/or project planning/formulation/implementation including monitoring and evaluation.

•    Working knowledge of English language.

•    National of Gambia.

FAO Core Competencies 

•    Results Focus

•    Teamwork

•    Communication

•    Building Effective Relationships

•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/ Functional Skills

•    Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork.

•    Excellent oral communication and writing skills. 


FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at  

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 Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 


• 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

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• 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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