Background & Description

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 help develop the agricultural  , fisheries and forestry sectors and to use their environmental  and natural resources  in a sustainable manner. These positions are located in Sindh, where the FAO program includes a number of projects focused on food security, land tenure governance, disaster preparedness, livelihood restoration, sustainable agriculture and fisheries, resilience, climate responsive agriculture, value-chain development and analysis of the policy environment for food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA).

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of FAO Representative in Pakistan, the direct supervision of the Provincial International Program Coordinator (PIPC) and in close coordination with the M&E Specialist/Officer, the M&E Associate will report on a day-to-day basis to the relevant Project Coordinator, according to the project assigned. He/She will be responsible  for performing the following.

Technical Focus

Implementation of M&E systems, procedures and analysis as per the requirements of particular projects in the context of Sindh.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of RBM system and project M&E framework;
  • Assist in developing  data collection  tools (quantitative  and qualitative)  to be utilized  in monitoring  and reporting  against Logframe indicators;
  • Assist in entering data into the project Field Programme Information System (FPMIS), the project database;
  • Conduct trainings of field staff in the collection of primary data using appropriate tools and techniques and troubleshoot data entry problems
  • Assist project baseline studies, mid-term and end-line evaluation;
  • Manage/update  project database and track the progress of all interventions  against agreed work plan/LFM indicators,  and assist M&E specialist in preparing FAO periodic reports and donor report;
  • Assist in providing  data for preparation  of infographics reflecting project performance;
  • Assist in providing  data for generation of spatial analysis and GIS maps highlighting  project performance
  • Collect and document  of case studies as per requirements;
  • Assist in verification activities for other projects
  • Perform any other relevant M&E task as requested by the FAO Representative in Pakistan.
Requirements and Skills
  • Master's degree in Project Management, Engineering, Economics, Development  Studies, Public Administration, Sociology, or related area;
  • At least five (05) years of working experience in M&E and application of Result Based Management Approach.
  • Working knowledge of English, Urdu, and local languages used throughout  Sindh
  • National of Pakistan

Functional Skills

  • Knowledge of United Nations and International Organizations’ administrative policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated  abilities in conducting assessments, surveys and other studies with minimal supervision;
  • Computer skills in Office Applications Including SPSS, Excel, Word, Outlook , PowerPoint; knowledge and experience in database analysis and management  packages, and other office equipment;
  • Excellent drafting skills and analytical mind
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English, Urdu, and local languages used throughout  Sindh
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative and minimal supervision
  • Good knowledge of common administrative and financial rules and regulations
  • Good knowledge of communication and documentation standards
  • Display initiative and take responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and closely follow-up until successful outputs are achieved.
  • Continue to seek new, innovative and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work assigned.
  • Identify and recommend remedial measures to address problems in systems design or implementation
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About Organization

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. 

Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.