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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Program Officer - Monitoring and Evaluation Job at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Program Officer - Monitoring and Evaluation

Jobs at:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Deadline of this Job:
12th January 2018 by 2:00pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda




JOB DETAILS:
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.
Job application procedure
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.