Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization

Jakarta, Indonesia

IFISH is a joint project between FAO and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, aiming to mainstream biodiversity conservation and sustainable use into inland fisheries practices in freshwater ecosystems of high conservation value. The project started in 2017, with a three-pronged strategy to combine mainstreaming of inland aquatic biodiversity into resource development and management policy; demonstrations of conservation and sustainable use of inland aquatic biodiversity in critical habitats; and effective monitoring and assessment. IFISH project works in five demonstration areas in Indonesia, targeting high value fish in each district, namely: eel in Java (Cilacap and Sukabumi), arowana and beje fisheries in Kalimantan (South Barito and Kapuas), and belida in Sumatra (Kampar). 
With support from GEF, IFish project has become the largest inland fisheries project in Indonesia. Inland fisheries are generally cultivated by small-scale industries, by communities along the watershed. Therefore, protection of ecosystems and sustainable management of inland fisheries have major impact on enhancing food security and providing livelihood for people who depend on inland aquatic biodiversity.
The incumbent will perform the tasks assigned under the overall supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme) in Indonesia, with the direct supervision of National Project Manager (NPM) and the technical supervision of Project Lead Technical Officer (LTO).  The expert will work in coordination with the international advisers and FAO staffs and will support the technical coordination, and implementation of the IFish project.  
Monitoring and evaluation
Specifically, the incumbent will perform the main task to develop monitoring and evaluation system for IFish project, based on the project document and theory of change, as well as measuring progress and result. 
Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Develop IFish project M&E based on project document and theory of change;
  • Oversee the IFish project M&E based on project document and theory of change, monitor indicators, and maintain project database and information flow;
  • Provide technical guidance on Monitoring and Evaluation to all project team and partners, including conducting practical training as required;
  • Ensuring the IFish teams adhere to SMART indicators in developing work plan;
  • Provide feedback to the IFish team to ensure that activities are on track, and raise any issues with project implementation;
  • Support programme teams to collect, package and disseminate best practices, success stories and lessons learned from implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Assist with preparation of reports according to internal and external reporting requirements;
  • Provide inputs for FAO and donor reports;
  • Liaise regularly with partners and government counterparts;
  • Prepare and submit technical reports on all the major technical assignments;
  • Prepare and submit field mission reports and monthly work progress reports to PMU;
  • Provide documents and support for IFish project’s final evaluation report.
Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following:
Minimum Requirements :
  • Advanced degree in development studies preferably focused on international development project management, monitoring, evaluation, and data collection;
  • At least five years of of relevant experience in strategic planning, or project design, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Working knowledge in English and Bahasa Indonesia
  • National of Indonesia
Technical/Functional Skills:
  • Extent and relevance of experience in design and management of agricultural development projects focusing on smallholder farming systems, preferably on land management and climate change adaptation.
  • Familiarity with the latest CSA techniques, adaptive research and participatory extension approaches and land and post-harvest management strategies being promoted by FAO.
  • Work in developing countries of the Asia and Pacific Region.
  • Demonstrated strong technical and advisory and communication, team building, computer and report writing skills.
  • Ability to speak the local language will be considered an advantage.