27 April 2016

UN Careers - National Consultant - Monitoring and Evaluation at 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/GIO/347/UK

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 National Consultant - Monitoring and Evaluation will be responsible for establishing a fully functional monitoring system for the Uganda land component of Output 3.1 of the project GCP/GLO/347/UK (Supporting Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests) at field level, district and at national level in Kampala.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work in liaison with Makerere University’s School of the Built Environment (College of Engineering, Design and Art), and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development (MoLHUD), conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the work completed so far under Phase 1 (“Project 1) of the project which ends in May.
  • Based on the results from the evaluation, and in close consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, develop a plan for the rollout of Phase 2 of the project covering the issuance of 500 new Certificates of Customary Ownership (CCOs) in Kasese
  • Develop a logical framework and M&E plan for Phase 2 (mentioned above) outlining the process and result indicators that should be measured as part of the M&E process for Output 3,1 of the project in Kasese. The M&E system would be tested in Kasese during Phase 2 and would later serve as a basis for M&E of future districts where CCOs will be implemented.
  • Develop a detailed workplan and Gantt chart covering and sequencing all the tasks, resources and estimated duration of the processes and actions that will be required to establish a fully functional and progressively self-sustaining monitoring process for that project component.
  • Contact and consult with all the relevant stakeholders engaged or involved in the project (including national institutions like MoLHUD, Uganda Land Commission (ULC), Makerere University, and at district and community levels) and communicate this workplan and the support and collaboration required of them during the subsequent stages of establishing the M&E system.
  • Work in close consultation with the M&E Unit and the Admin/ Finance, Operations and Procurement offices in Kampala, mobilize the resources required to implement this M&E workplan, including organizing consultative meetings/workshops, generating travel and procurement requests, identifying and assembling enumeration teams, and administratively facilitating and technically supervising any fieldwork involved.
  • Develop a database, and organize and lead the process of identifying data sources and collecting/ compiling the data for measuring the stated indicators in a cost-effective but accurate manner including, if necessary, conducting rapid assessments and studies involving beneficiaries, key informants and other stakeholders. Ensure the database is updated with these data.
  • Use the compiled data and/or evaluation statistics to develop a baseline of the quantified state of the indicators that will serve as a benchmark for comparative analysis at the end of the project and that will be adopted for districts willing to engage in the exercise in the future.
  • Compile and submit a status report of the developed M&E system and ensure that a8 the requisite data and reports, as well as any docunentation of the M&E system (including databases) are shared with the project management team and the M&E Unit of FAO
  • Perform any other duties as requested of you by the FAO Representative in Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) National Consultant - Monitoring and Evaluation opportunity should hold a University degree in Agriculture (with Economics specialization), Economics, Statistics or Social Sciences. Possession of an advanced qualification (Masters or Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management, M&E, or Economics).
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in M&E for a private or public organization, preferably with land, natural resource, food security and/or agriculture focused programmes.
  • Broad 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
  • Working experience with FAO and other UN agencies is an advantage

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan candidates 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: 29th April 2016

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