M&E Specialist

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Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO’s goal is to achieve food security for all and ensure that all people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With 195 members – 194 countries and the European Union, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide and has started working in Vietnam since 1978 with its Representation (Country Office) opened in Hanoi.

FAO VN is launching the 4-year project ‘Smart Agro-ecological Transformation of Farming Systems towards Resilience and Sustainability in Middle and Coastal Zones of the Viet Nam Mekong Delta’ (STAR-FARM) project, with support from the EU. The project aims to create an enabling environment for the establishment of sustainable value chains in the Mekong Delta, based on agroecological approaches. FAO will take the management and coordination role in the consortium implementing the project. Besides FAO, the project consortium composed of five research institutions including VAAS, IPSARD, CIRAD, IRD and CTU, under the leadership of the Government (MARD).

FAO VN is looking for a qualified Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to be based in Hanoi to coordinate and oversight the project’s monitoring and evaluation work, support periodical reporting tasks, and contribute to FAO’ overall M&E Framework.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent will work under overall supervision of FAO Representative, direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), technical supervision by the Lead Technical Officer and day-to-day supervision by the National Project Coordinator of STAR-FARM Project.

Technical Focus

The M&E Specialist will be responsible for reviewing, collecting, tracking, and analyzing data for monitoring and evaluation and report on the achievement of project’s outputs, outcomes and impact.

Tasks and responsibilities

The M&E Specialist will work closely with the STAR-FARM project teams and colleagues in FAO Vietnam Office to perform the following tasks:

•    Reviewing and updating project M&E framework in consultation with the project’s Technical Lead Officer, FAO’s Assistant Representative, National Project Coordinators and in-compliance with regulations and policy on M&E of EU donor and Government Counterparts
•    Closely and regularly track and monitor project M&E indicators at outcome, outputs and activity levels;
•    Collect data, analyze and report on the success of each indicator in the M&E framework;
•    Provide inputs and M&E data to the project’s periodical reports as required by donor and GoV, highlighting successes, challenges and recommendations;
•    Provide support to the mid-term and final project evaluation missions;
•    Monitor Programme risks and assumptions and contribute to identifying and implementing suitable risk mitigation measures;
•    Provide M&E information to FAO, and project team per request to feed into the regular and ad-hoc request of donors or Government of Vietnam for on project’s data and indicators;
•    Develop success stories based on selected case studies to promote project’s successes;
•    Provide training and coaching sessions to relevant project stakeholders to better understand project’s M&E framework and indicator systems;
•    Perform any other related duties as required;


Minimum Requirements  

•    University degree  in statistics, project management, data analysis or a related field
•    At least 5 years of professional experience in a relevant position (M&E / MEAL/Quality Assurance / Management Information System Specialist)
•    Working knowledge of English and Vietnamese
•    National of Vietnamese

FAO Core Competencies

•    Results Focus
•    Teamwork
•    Communication
•    Building Effective Relationships
•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

•    Work experience with inter-governemental bodies and multi-disciplinary teams;
•    Work experience in development sector and at the field level;
•    Work experience with UN system, FAO in particular is an advantage;
•    Computer literacy in standard office software and proficiency in project management and statistical tools and software
•    Good knowledge of agricultural production systems and practices, particularly in the project’s focus areas

Selection Criteria

•    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with different stakeholders in a multicultural setting, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
•    Excellent command of English including proven writing and reporting skill.

Hanoi, Vietnam
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