Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


Dili, Timor-Leste

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Monitoring and Evaluation

WorldFish seeks to create an inclusive world of healthy, well-nourished people and a sustainable blue planet, now and in the future. We provide research and innovation in aquatic food systems to support sustainable development and food system transformation toward healthy and resilient diets. Our  outlines our commitment to guiding the transition to more resilient aquatic food systems in three priority impact areas: Social and Economic Inclusion, Nutrition and Public Health, and Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability.

About the Position

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will join our growing Dili-based research team partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Timor-Leste with a focus of improving nutrition outcomes and food system sustainability in the face of multi-dimensional change. In line with the new WorldFish Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet research and innovation strategy, the WorldFish Timor-Leste country program is expanding its focus on components of food systems beyond production, including the impacts of climate change. This position will be central in the growing focus on climate change, having a key role in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities under the IkanAdapt project, funded by the Global Environment Facility.

IkanAdapt seeks to use nature-based solutions, working with communities, fishers, and fish farmers to improve climate resilience of fish-based livelihoods and food systems. In doing so, project activities will ensure strong biodiversity outcomes, including improved management and protection of vulnerable species and habitats.

This position will be responsible for designing and implementing activities under the IkanAdapt M&E plan, and for supporting M&E activities under other projects are required. The successful candidate will be experienced in monitoring and evaluation activities and approaches, but will also engage with projects to ensure high-quality reporting, and that results are communicated to key stakeholders in appropriate formats and packages. In addition to close working relationships with IkanAdapt staff and the WorldFish country team in Timor-Leste, the position will work closely with the WorldFish global M&E team and will act as local expert and focal point for the WorldFish MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) online platform.

The Person

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide support to the development and implementation of IkanAdapt performance, monitoring and evaluation plans to track effectively all project activities, outcomes, and results. This includes supporting the development of indicators (quantitative and qualitative), as well as processes and tools to measure them.
  • Develop appropriate data products to store, update and analyse project M&E data.
  • Take responsibility for regular updating of the IkanAdapt project activities in the CGIAR MEL platform.
  • Engage directly with project activities in focal districts to understand project implementation to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation approaches.
  • Act as Timor-Leste focal point for the MEL platform, providing advice and capacity building to Dili-based staff.
  • In collaboration with project staff, provide inputs to project reporting to donors and WorldFish.
  • Lead the collation and presentation of project data for project reviews as required by donors.
  • Liaise with communications team at WorldFish HQ to assist with the development of project communication and capacity building products.


Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree preferably in Agricultural Economics/ Economics Sociology/ Social Development Studies or related area; or undergraduate degree in the same areas with at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of knowledge/information management.
  • Candidates with experience providing M&E services to large project will be preferred.
  • Knowledge of best practice methods in quantitative and qualitative monitoring approaches.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office 365 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and show a high level of general computer literacy (tested during interview process).
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data and present information to a high standard for reporting and stakeholder communication.
  • High level of proficiency in written English (to be tested during interview process).
  • Comfortable and confident working within a diverse international team, with good interpersonal and communication skills to a broad range of colleagues and partners.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake extended periods of travel within Timor-Leste, and possibly internationally.
  • Experience working in the environment, agriculture or natural resources sectors.
  • Experience with web-based data management systems.