Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Kiev, Ukraine

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

Country: Ukraine

City: Kyiv, Ukraine

Office: FAO Kyiv, Ukraine

Closing date: Monday, 24 May 2021


Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Job Posting: 10/May/2021

Closure Date: 24/May/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : REU

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Ukraine-Kiev

Duration : 6 months‘ probation period with possibility of extension

Post Number : N/A

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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

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

Organizational Setting

FAO Ukraine is a project management Office headed by the Regional Programme Leader, under operational responsibility of the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, contributing to the development of national policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce malnutrition, develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and the sustainable use of environmental and natural resources.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Programme Leader and direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator in Ukraine, the incumbent will be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework for the FAO programme in Ukraine, and specifically carry out the following tasks.

Tasks and responsibilities

Develop and implement a results-based monitoring and evaluation system for tracking project’s performance and results;
Develop a M&E framework and monitoring plans, timely provide data on project’s progress (outputs, outcomes and impacts), advise on corrective measures to the implementation, and generate learning;
Revise and develop the M&E tools for concept notes, project documents, work plans and other relevant documents;
Provide recommendations to strengthen project’s monitoring and evaluation, and contribute to project reporting;
Establish an effective data collection system, including the development and maintenance of database and reporting forms to enable the collection of quantitative and qualitative data;
Assist in designing baseline surveys for relevant indicators;
Include FAO’s approach to accountability to affected populations, providing frameworks that address and integrate issues such as gender equality, protection, the inclusion of the aged and people living with HIV, AIDS and disability, minorities, and enforcing prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse;
Undertake field missions as needed, monitor project activities and conduct distribution and post-distribution monitoring;
Perform any other relevant duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

Advanced University degree in Economics, Statistics, Rural Development, Social Sciences or related technical field;
At least 2 years of relevant experience in M&E applied to development or programmes;
Working knowledge of English, Ukrainian and Russian.

National of Ukraine.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/ Functional Skills

Relevant work experience in M&E applied to food security, agricultural and/or development programmes;
Excellent knowledge of M&E tools and methodologies applied to resilience and agricultural interventions;
Preferable knowledge of MEAL approach;
Working knowledge of statistics;
Good knowledge of using and programming questionnaires in Open data kits (in particular Kobo toolbox);
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook);
Ability to perform in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary context;
Experience in complex/protracted emergencies would be an asset;
Experience in conflict sensitive and peacebuilding programmes would be an asset;
Field experience in implementing MEAL activities and strategies would be an asset;
Experience with the UN would be an asset;

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