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National Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

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About Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The mandate of FAO

The mandate of FAO in Afghanistan is to support agricultural and environmental rehabilitation and assist the country to become a food secure and self-reliant nation in accordance with the principles of the National Development Framework of the Afghan Government.

the development agenda belongs to the people of Afghanistan
the private sector is the principal instrument of economic growth
decision making is participatory and community-based
investment in human capital is essential
donor-funded activities must sit within the sector framework
The objective of the Organization is to improve livelihoods for all sections of the rural community based upon economically viable activities – food production, off-farm employment and trade - social cohesion and sustainable use of natural resources.

FAO works with three counterpart ministries – the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, the Ministry of Energy and Water and the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. The FAO Representation is based in Kabul with regional offices in Herat, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Mazar-i-Sharif and Faizabad and subregional offices in Bamyan, Farah, Ghazni and Kunduz.

Project Background:
The project seeks to protect and restore agriculture and livestock based livelihoods of 20,000 worst affected, and already vulnerable, low income and food insecure farmer households located in the natural disaster and conflict affected provinces of Hilmand, Nangarhar, Kunar, Ghor, Badghis, Balkh, Saripul, Uruzgan, Saripul and Kunduz through provision of agriculture and livestock protection inputs including certified wheat seed, fertilizers, concentrated animal feed, vaccines, dewormers and technical trainings. The inputs and services provided will protect and restore a minimum nutrition sensitive food production for household consumption of the beneficiaries and avert malnutrition risks and other negative effects. The project wil extend the productive period of livestock and farming activities of the target population into the dry season when the hunger gap is most severe. This will eventually help in preventing the deterioration of the food and nutrition insecurity. Protecting animals against diseases and improving their feeding status can increase the Animal Source Food (ASF) available to children and pregnant women, which can increase ASF of consumption, hence their dietary intake, and nutritional status. Research has proved that healthy animals produce 60 per cent more milk and meat than sick animals.

This project will implement the following activities:
(i) Procurement, quality control, delivery and distribution of quality agriculture inputs (certified wheat seeds, DAP and Urea fertilizer) to resume autumn plantation:
(ii) Procurement, quality control, delivery and distribution of quality livestock protection inputs, (concentrated animal feed and dewormers) to increase winter season milk production of families through enhancing improved animal husbandry practices;
(iii) Procurement, quality control, delivery and distribution of equipment and supplies to enhance MAIL‟s locust and sunpest control capacity in Ghor and Badghis provinces, complemented by technical trainings of trainers (ToT) to MAIL‟s and other Service Providers‟ staff on locust and sunpest control;

These activities will be complemented by rapid technical trainings to MAIL‟s and other Service Providers‟ staff on best practices on wheat crop production and livestock husbandry. FAO and partners will also provide continuous technical assistance to farmers and herders to enable them to optimize the use of distributed inputs, minimize crops and livestock production cost thus maximizing the impact of the project.

Job Summary

Issued Date: 02 November 2017
Closing Date: 16 November 2017
VA No. FAO/KBL/PRJ/SC/24-2017
Functional Title: National Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Type of Contract: National Project Personnel / Service Contract (NPP/SC)
Grade / Level: SB-4
Number of Post (s) : 01 (One)
Gender / Sex: Male / Female
Duration : 06 Months
Extendable / Renewable: Extendable, Based on Satisfactory Performance & Budget Availability
Probationary Period: Initial 3 Months
Project / Programme / Unit: Support to Conflict and Natural Disaster Affected Farming Families with Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods Assistance.
Duty Station: Kabul - With Possible Domestic Missions within the Country
Sub – Station: Nil

REMUNERATION:
 The remuneration for the post of National Monitoring & Evaluation Officer is USD 1,947 to USD 2,723 (SB-4, Step 1 to Step 3) monthly based on the qualification and experience of the candidate.
 The selected candidate will also receive 8.33% of monthly salary as pension benefit/coverage on a monthly basis.

Job Details

Date Posted: 02 Nov 2017 Reference: FAO/KBL/PRJ/SC/24-2017
Closing Date: 16 Nov 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: M & E Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 1947 to 2723 USD
Contract Type: Service Contract Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR) / Country Director, the technical supervision of the Lead Technical Officer/RAP and in close collaboration and technical guidance of National Program & Resilience Coordinator, and in close cooperation with other national and international staff, the National M&E Officer will assist the resilient project team and operations in monitoring and evaluation activities;

 Develop and maintain the M&E system to ensure the technical quality of the project activities and project related services to support the delivery of programme, projects, products and services;
 Emergency and disaster related secondary data collection, compiling, analyzing and reporting on monthly basis;
 Collection and analysis of primary information from the field through FAO regional offices and government line technical departments and production of report on monthly basis;
 Developing survey design, questionnaires and reporting formats for FAO’s service providers and regional offices and projects;
 Reviewing, crosschecking, validating and supervising data entry, analysis the surveyed data and preparing specific survey reports, updates, project fiches, talking points, etc;
 Liaising and following-up with FAO’s service providers on tasks to be delivered as per countersigned Letter of Agreements (LoA);
 Carrying out regular field visits for the monitoring and evaluation of all FAO Resilience projects, including agriculture and livestock input distribution, animal health, locust control, etc.;
 Provide technical assistance to joint assessments/surveys of FAO and other UN agencies, clusters and MAIL;
 Organizing and conducting training of stakeholders (NGOs, government ministries, FAO national personnel) on the use of the monitoring or reporting formats and survey questionnaires;
 Draft, review and develop concept paper and proposal for donors;
 The lessons learned/recommendations on the way forward
 Maintain up to date information as require by the donor, government and stakeholders.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

Other Skills:
 Strong interpersonal and communication, reporting and presentation skills, analysis and interpretation of data, ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
 Skills and experience in resource mobilization, agriculture and economic development and project management


COMPTENCIES:
 Core competencies: FAO core competencies include: Understanding FAO’s mandate & its global contest; planning, organizing, and delivering quality results; communicating to build understanding & support; working together in teams and partnerships; engaging in continuous learning.
 Operational Effectiveness: Work independently, structure tasks, establish priorities and adhere to deadlines. Show a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Contribute ideas and suggestions for process improvement.
 Client Orientation: Focus on result for the client. Attend to inquiries from internal and external clients in an effective, timely and friendly manner. Treat clients with courtesy and respect even when working under pressure. Express a high level of trustworthiness.
 Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork: Work effectively and efficiently with staff at all levels, listen to others and openly share own ideas. Express sensitivity, cultural empathy and respect for diversity. Productively handle differing views and opinions and strive for achievement of shared goals. Respond positively to feedback.
 Knowledge Exchange and Learning: Share own knowledge and promote a learning culture within the Office. Actively work towards continuing personal learning, apply newly acquired skills, and support flexible use within the Office.

Qualifications

Education:
 University Degree in agriculture / development economy, agribusiness, rural development, food security / science, nutrition, agronomy, management or equivalent experience in a national or international agencies.
Work Experience:
 At least seven (07) years of professional experience in programme/project related work, including experience in results-based monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management /analysis, project management, research and drafting, conflict and natural disaster, crops, livestock and as well as agriculture, rural development, food and nutrition security, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes
 Experience and knowledge of the FAO rules and regulations and good skills of multi-stakeholders coordination and data collection and management
 Experience of working with UN, government and donors agencies is highly desirable;

Language Skills:
 Excellent knowledge of English and local languages, both spoken and written.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Agriculture

Submission Guideline

Interested Afghan nationals should complete the FAO Personal History Form (PHF) and submit it along with their application letter and CV to the email address below, clearly mentioning the post title and vacancy announcement number (National M&E Officer - FAO/KBL/PRJ/SC/24-2017) in the subject line of the email, otherwise your email will not be consider for further process.

Please submit your application to below email address:

NOTE: Applicant who failed to attach the FAO Personal History Form (PHF) their Application will not be considered for further process.

The above required documents can also be submitted in writing (marked “Confidential” and clearly indicating on the sealed envelope the Vacancy Announcement Number, Postal Title, Your Name and Date of Submission ) to: the Assistant FAO Representative (Administration), FAO Representation, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Jamal Mina, Opposite Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan.

The FAO PH Form can be downloaded using the following internet link:

http://www.jobs.af/jobsMediaFiles/1342949805.doc

The last date for receiving applications is 16 November, 2017. Please note that applications received after closing date will not be given consideration. Only short listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for test/interview.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
 Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
 Application received after closing date will not be consider for further process.
 Candidate who failed to submit FAO Personal History form, their application will not be considering for further process.
 Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview/test.
 Regret letter will only be sent to interviewed candidates.

Submission Email

FAOAF-vacancies@fao.org

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