UN Jobs – Program Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)




Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: FAO Representative
Vacancy Announcement Number: FRUGA/01/12/2017
About US:
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a
global mandate to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise
the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic’
growth. 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.
Job Summary: The Program
Officer-Monitoring and Evaluation, will oversee the M&E function of the
country office with a project portfolio covering several thematic areas.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
To achieve this, the Program Officer-Monitoring and Evaluation, will be
required to perform the following duties:
  • Design, update, manage and map database(s)
    for all food security and emergency/rehabilitation agriculture activities
    carried out by different actors in Uganda as part of the Agriculture
    Sector Working group coordination mechanism;
  • Develop, modify and/or adapt frameworks
    for monitoring and results assessment of FRUGA projects in Uganda through
    baseline surveys, annual reviews, participatory impact assessments,
    process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned reporting;
  • Provide
    technical input in preparation of project profiles and proposals for
    submission to donors for possible funding
  • Liaise, collaborate and follow up with
    FRUGA personnel, implementing partners, field-based organizations (CBOs and
    local associations) and primary stakeholders to review existing
    approaches, support resources, and information systems and agree on, and
    implement, any required changes, support, training and refresher training;
  • Organize and participate in various needs
    assessment missions from the planning, procedural, data collection and
    analysis sides and be the focal point from FAO in close collaboration with
    technical officer in the field for these assessments in terms of data
    collection, management and analysis;
  • Interface with Dynamic Atlas based in
    FAO-REOA in the collection of data and preparation of maps relevant to
    Uganda, including the propagation and trouble-shooting of Digital Pen
    Technology in Uganda. This includes liaison with experts in FAO-REOA and relevant
    institutions in Uganda;
  • Support
    various FAO initiatives, personnel, projects and Partners including
    District Local Governments on GIS capacity-building and development of
    information, communication and analytical cartographic products;
  • Liaise
    and interface with various UN, NGO and Government information
    management units in harmonization of data standards, sharing and
    establishing a common spatial data platform;
  • Assist
    in various operational tasks of FRUGA as requested;
  • Support all projects’ M&E needs as may
    be requested from time to time.
  • Work
    in close consultation with the other members of the program Unit, the
    Admin/Finance, Operations and Procurement units in Kampala, mobilize the
    resources required to implement this M&E work plan, including organizing
    consultative meetings/workshops, generating travel and procurement
    requests, identifying and assembling enumeration teams, and
    administratively facilitating and technically supervising any fieldwork
    involved.
  • Mentor and supervise the M&E
    Assistants.
  • Perform any other relevant task requested
    by FAO Representative, the Assistant FAORs, and or National Program
    Manager.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Food and
    Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Program Officer – Monitoring
    and Evaluation job opportunity should hold a university degree in
    Agriculture (with Economics specialization), Economics, Statistics or
    Social Sciences. Advanced qualification (Masters or Post Graduate Diploma
    in Project Planning and Management or M&E).
  • A minimum of five years of professional
    experience in M&E for a large private or public organization,
    preferably with land, natural resource, food security and/or agriculture
    focused program.
  • Extensive knowledge on the technical
    aspects of developing and/or conducting M&E in agricultural, food security,
    land or natural resources management fields.
  • Excellent communication and report writing
    skills
  • Demonstrated competence to lead an M&E
    department for a large organization
  • Working experience with FAO and other UN
    agencies is of great advantage
  • Knowledge of GIS and other computer
    software program used in M&E will be of an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send their
applications together with detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates
in a sealed envelope, quoting Vacancy Announcement no. addressed to: The
Country Representative, Food and Agriculture Organization in Uganda. The
envelopes should be registered at reception and placed in the box at the
reception of the FAO offices at Plot 88 Buganda Road, Wandegeya, Kampala.
Note: Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted. FAO does not charge applicants any fees at any stage in the
recruitment process.
Deadline: 12th January 2018 by 2:00pm
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