Evaluation Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th October, 2021

Job Description


  • The Office of Evaluation (OED) anchors the evaluation function in the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). Evaluation in FAO provides results accountability using evidence based guidance to member countries and FAO’s Director-General to improve decision-making and provide oversight. Evaluation also contributes to corporate learning by offering improvements in the Organisation’s programmes, including relevance to countries, definition of objectives, design and implementation. OED also participates in system-wide evaluation initiatives, thereby contributing to assessments of developmental effectiveness by the United Nations (UN) system.

Purpose of the Call

  • The purpose of this call is to identify a list of potential candidates that may be suitable for different tasks in relation to the thematic evaluation above.

Reporting Lines

  • The evaluation specialists will work under the direct supervision of the SDG 14 evaluation manager (OED).

Technical Focus

The technical areas of expertise will include:

  • Evaluation
  • Gender, indigenous peoples, social inclusion and fisheries
  • SDG 14 formulation, delivery, and reporting
  • Small-scale artisanal fishers
  • Marine pollution
  • Blue economy
  • Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
  • International marine law
  • Sustainable marine resources management
  • Climate change and fisheries
  • Conservation and sustainable use of oceans
  • International seafood trade
  • Post-harvest fisheries and value chain development

Tasks and responsibilities

The evaluation specialists will carry out specific tasks in accordance with the evaluation’s Terms of Reference, including:

  • Contribute to the drafting of the Evaluation ToC, methodology and inception report
  • Participate in field missions (actual travel or remote missions) and/or briefings/debriefings
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Lead and/or contribute to the drafting of the evaluation report and/or relevant sections


Minimum Requirements

  •  University degree in fishery and aquaculture, evaluation, agriculture, social and economic development, public policy, international affairs or related fields;
  •  Relevant experience in leading complex evaluations (10 years of experience in evaluation).
  •  Working knowledge of English, and limited knowledge of French or Spanish or another relevant language (Arabic, Chinese,  and Russian).


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