Mid-Term Review and M&E Specialist

Mid-Term Review and M&E Specialist

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Apply By: 15 Dec 2022

Location: New Delhi(Delhi)

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About the Organization

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With 195 members - 194 countries and the European Union, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.

Job Responsibilities

The MTR Specialist will undertake the following duties:

  • Prepare a list of key project-related documentation for the MTR (the “project information package”). This includes the collection and collation of co-financing data (and sending the co-financing table to each of the co-financers) well ahead of the MTR mission, monitoring data, progress reports, back-to-the-office reports (BTORs) and any associated GEF tracking tools, etc., supported by the National Project Management Unit (NPMU).
  • Together with the NPMU and Project Task Force members, prepare the first draft of the overall terms of reference of the MTR, including the scope/objectives, its utility and feasibility, timing and budget, an initial stakeholder analysis, the main progress made to mid-term and the main challenges/issues faced, as well as the terms of reference for the independent MTR consultants.
  • Liaise with the NPMU to identify stakeholders to be interviewed by the MTR team and send formal requests for interviews with government authorities and other partners for the MTR mission, as necessary.
  • Oversee the preparation of the MTR Inception report, share the MTR inception report with relevant PTF members (including the LTO and the FAO GEF Coordinating Unit (CU) FLO and FAO GEF CU MTR focal point) for review and comment and provide the MTR team with feedback before the mission starts.
  • Facilitate MTR team meetings and field missions, including organizing interviews and field missions as required. Organize debriefing sessions/workshops with MTR team for the PMU, government counterpart(s) and key partners (including the GEF OFP). Participate in the wrap-up/debriefing meeting in which the MTR team presents its initial findings.
  • Coordinate the review process for the draft MTR report with relevant stakeholders for: (1) the internal FAO review of the draft report, sharing drafts with the BH, LTO, PMU, FAO GEF CU FLO and FAO GEF CU MTR focal point, the PTF (allow one week), followed by (2) external review by the project counterparts (through the BH or FAO Representative) and the wider group of relevant stakeholders.
  • Coordinate, collect, collate and synthesize feedback on the draft MTR report and send feedback (in the comments matrix) to the MTR team for incorporation into the revised version.
  • Contribute to reviews of further drafts of the MTR report as required to ensure the overall quality of the report in coordination with the FAO-GEF CU MTR Focal Point.
  • Approve the final MTR report together with the FAO GEF CU focal point.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Project Management, Evaluation, natural resource management, Rural Development, Agriculture, or related subjects
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience of working with government agencies and development projects
  • 8-10 years of experience monitoring and evaluating NRM projects with particular emphasis on participatory development and climate change
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English with strong oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • National or Resident of India.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Knowledge and experienced in project cycle management, and well versed in logical frameworks.
  • Experience working with or in international non-governmental and donor organizations (UN agencies, World Bank, IFAD, Asian Development Bank, etc.) with the implementation of participatory projects; Understanding of FAO policies and programmes is considered a strong asset.
  • Good analytical and report writing skills.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of monitoring methods, approaches, and tools relating to Community Based NRM (CBNRM).
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