Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Baghdad, Iraq

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

Country: Iraq

City: Baghdad, Iraq

Office: FAO in Baghdad, Iraq

Closing date: Monday, 17 May 2021


Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job Posting: 26/Apr/2021

Closure Date: 17/May/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FAO Representation in Iraq, FNIRQ

Job Type: Staff position

Type of Requisition : Professional Project

Grade Level : P-4

Primary Location: Iraq-Baghdad

Duration : Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extension

Post Number : 2008460

CCOG Code : 1A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture

Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position

FAO does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization.

Organizational Setting The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors.

Reporting Lines The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer reports to FAO Representative in Iraq.

Technical Focus Monitoring and Evaluation

Key Results Development and implementation of coherent, integrated and effective monitoring and evaluation

Key Functions

Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies;
Leads programme development and project formulation processes in accordance with the relevant procedures and in conformity with FAO priorities and Strategic Framework;
Leads mobilisation of resources required for technical assistance projects;
Ensures that the provision of scheduled inputs and technical backstopping, conducts consistent quality control and monitors timely execution, in line with project work plans;
Prepares and finalises delivery estimates, pipeline reviews and project related reports (progress and terminal reports);
Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations;
Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries;
Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget). Specific Functions

Strengthens monitoring and evaluation (M-E) system in line with the FAO country planning frameworks;
Provides effective management of M-E Team;
Designs and analyses information, data, statistics, and/or trends for the preparation of plans, strategies, reports, policies and/or other products;
Ensures that FAO corporate requirements (baselines, milestones, and target indicators) are streamlined within programme components;
Ensures timely collection, analysis and availability of data for baseline, milestone and target indicators to monitor the progress of FAO programmes and projects;
Promotes a results-based approach for monitoring and evaluation;
Participates in related UN M-E coordination structures including United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) working groups;
Facilitates capacity building in areas of her/ his knowledge as required;
Manages all aspects of FAO beneficiary feedback mechanism;
Develops management response matrix on the recommendations of evaluations and reviews, and follows up on their implementation. CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

Advanced university degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Social Sciences or a related field;
Seven years of relevant experience in agricultural development and/or project planning/formulation/ implementation;
Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).


Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project development (including formulation and analysis) and management (implementation and monitoring);
Demonstrated understanding of the purpose and functions of the technical programme, operational guidelines and project/programme management procedures, preferably those adopted by the United Nations or FAO, which would be considered an asset.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency. GENERAL INFORMATION

FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment

Extension of fixed term appointments is based on certification of performance and availability of funds CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: allowances/salary.htm Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:

Dependency allowances

Rental subsidy

Education grant for children

Home leave travel

30 working days of annual leave per year

Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund

International health insurance; optional life insurance

Disability protection

FAO encourages a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes:

elements of family-friendly policies

flexible working arrangements

standards of conduct


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Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile;
Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application;
Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;
Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at

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Incomplete applications will not be considered;
Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
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