Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization

Banjul, Gambia

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Monitoring and Evaluation

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in The Gambia, the AFAOR-Programmes, the National Project Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO). The Monitoring & Evaluation specialist will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive and realistic monitoring and evaluation plan and strategy for the project, identifying appropriate data sources, collection methods, analysis plans, quality controls and resource requirements for the project to implement an efficient M&E system.   

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive project Monitoring and Evaluation system.
  • Ensure that a project monitoring system is in place and that key indicators are tracked and analysed. 
  • Develop adequate M&E plan and strategy to cover all aspects of project implementation
  • Monitor and analyze project development and implementation.
  • Assess methodologies and instruments for data collection, documentation, analysis and reporting to ensure that weaknesses and potentials for improvement are identified in a timely manner.
  • Lead data collection and analysis from field visits, standardizing them across project activities, to feed into project performance monitoring. 
  • Coordinate reporting processes, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, workshops, maintain participants’ lists, preparation of meeting reports, etc.
  • Lead and/or participate in field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties, and drafting mission summaries.
  • Present findings of monitoring and evaluation processes to key stakeholders and where possible, provide recommendations for improvement of project delivery.
  • Ensure the systemic consideration of the lessons learned as opportunities for improvement.

Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following:

Minimum Requirements:  

  • University degree in agricultural economics, biometry, economics, social sciences, business administration or a related field.
  • Five years of relevant experience in agricultural and natural resources development and/or project planning/formulation/implementation including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Working knowledge of English language.
  • National of Gambia.