Background & Description

The position is located in the FAO Project Office in Hyderabad. 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.

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Pakistan (FAOR) and the direct supervision of the Provincial International Program Coordinator; the Knowledge Management and Monitoring Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Project Coordinator of the project concerned and with other M&E staff in the FAO Sindh program and the FAO Representation in Islamabad. He or she will be responsible for performing the following duties:

Technical Focus

Development, standardization and deployment of tools that capture quantitative and qualitative data for monitoring, evaluation and reporting under the defined project indicators in Results Frameworks of Project.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Implement a results-based monitoring system to provide timely feedback to project management on the progress and achievements of the project in accordance with the work plan and approved logical framework and identify obstacles which may hamper the attainment of project’s results and objectives.
  • Develop tools for monitoring and data collection as required and provide training to enumerators and project staff involved in monitoring and data collection.
  • Prepare monitoring reports and case studies as required.
  • Assume a lead responsibility in conducting project surveys including but without being limited to the identification of most appropriate method for information gathering, preparation of data collection tools, quality assurance, training of enumerators, supervise data entry, data analysis and report generation.
  • Conduct periodic and unscheduled field visits to obtain beneficiary feedback and to ensure timely, equitable and transparent delivery of assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Develop a project monitoring plan with indicators both at output and outcome level.
  • Prepare periodic progress reports on the implementation and result status as required.
  •  Design and implement the surveys and studies (especially Post Distribution Monitoring Surveys) under technical assistance of M&E unit Islamabad.
  • Perform any other relevant task as requested by the Supervisor.
  • The incumbent will ensure strict adherence to the UNDSS security procedures and advisory and perform any additional security related task on voluntary basis as required by the Supervisor.
Requirements and Skills
  • University post-graduate qualification in development studies, agricultural economics, engineering, social sciences or related field focused on quantitative analysis.
  • At least five years of relevant experience in agricultural and rural development as a monitoring and evaluation specialist.
  • Competency in word processing, spreadsheet and database computer software, and an ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams is essential.
  • Working knowledge of English, Urdu and Sindhi is essential and knowledge of other languages used in Sindh is an asset
  • National of Pakistan
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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.