National Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist


Human Resources

Unspecified NGN Confidential
1 week ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

Reporting Lines

The National Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning expert to the FAO Representative (FAOR) under direct supervision of the Head of FAO Sub Office for Northeast Nigeria and in close collaboration with the Emergency and Resilience Programme Coordinator.

Technical Focus

Support and strengthen the monitoring, evaluation and learning aspects to ensure effective delivery of the FAO Nigeria programme.

Tasks and responsibilities

⢠Assist the FAO Maiduguri sub office to develop programme/project log frames, particularly in the areas of the results monitoring, objective hierarchy, indicators and monitoring mechanisms, tools, and procedures, and assist in the development of the activity work plans,
⢠Develop the overall framework for M&E of programme in line with the FAO Nigeria programme framework as defined in FAO Nigeria rain and dry seasons Programme Documents and project log frames.
⢠With implementing patterns, FAO Programme team and M&E Specialist, set out the framework and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
⢠Design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of project activities.
⢠Guide field staff and implementing partners in preparing their data collection and reports.
⢠Follow-up on Monitoring activities in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states and assist in collect and analysis of data for the field.
⢠Prepare consolidated progress reports on M&E findings for project management to submit to M&E Specialist, in accordance with approved reporting formats and timing.
⢠Review monitoring reports analyse them for impact evaluation and to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation.
⢠Organize (and provide) refresher training in M&E skills to FAO implementing partners, including Accountability to Affected population aspects to implementing partners staff, local organizations and primary stakeholders.
⢠Utilize the M&E information system, updating the projects, activities, and indicators on a routine basis.
⢠Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
⢠Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff, implementing partners and primary stakeholders.
⢠Perform other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements 

⢠A Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics or Statistics, Social Sciences, Development studies, or other related field.
⢠At least 5 years of professional experience related to Project M&E, planning and implementation of M&E systems, M&E methods and approaches data analysis, and knowledge of statistical data. 
⢠Working knowledge of English.
⢠National of Nigeria.

FAO Core Competencies

⢠Results Focus
⢠Building Effective Relationships
⢠Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills 

⢠Systematic and efficient approach to work assignments, good judgment and analytical ability. Ability to manipulate large data sets, and Excellent attention to details. 
⢠Good contextual knowledge of local issues in NE Nigeria, community priorities and social and cultural constraints and realities.
⢠Previous knowledge on information analysis and report writing an advantage. 
⢠Ability to effectively use standard MS Office software, especially experience with Excel, MS Access and database. 
⢠Experience in working with mobile phone enabled data collection platforms.Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English.
⢠Working knowledge of Kanuri and Hausa- both verbal and written highly desirable.
⢠Excellent command of written and spoken English
⢠Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills.
⢠Readiness to carry out visits to project sites and duty travel as required.
⢠Flexibility and adaptability to work in emergency situations with tight deadlines.
⢠Excellent team-building and cross-cultural skills.
⢠Good computer skills and proficiency in English language is required.
⢠Ability to work efficiently and accurately.
⢠Communication skills to maintain good working relationships with people from different nationality and cultural background.


FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing) Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted 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 For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 

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