For more than four decades, FAO has been working with the Government of the Philippines, civil society, community-based organizations and the private sector to address challenges in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector. Joint efforts have included increasing sustainability in agricultural production, promoting value-adding practices, improving post-harvest management, enhancing productivity and increasing the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods to natural disasters, climatic hazards and armed conflict.
The National Specialist on Monitoring and Evaluation reports to the National Food Security and Nutrition Specialist.
In December 2019, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the implementation of the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) was formally signed by eleven (11) government agencies working together towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goal 2 on Zero Hunger. The EPAHP aims to increase productivity, ensure food security and nutrition as well as address hunger and poverty especially in the countryside.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is the lead agency in the implementation of the EPAHP. The feeding program of DSWD which caters to poor malnourished school children in the country is one of the banner programs of the government that addresses hunger. Since the creation of the EPAHP, FAO has been supporting the government agencies in the formulation of its Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.
This TCP project on the Development of a Digital Mapping System of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) is essential to monitor and ensure resilient and continuous source of food supply and relevant services to the EPAHP Convergence Program. Likewise, this proposed initiative will also serve as a model to strengthen the capacities of CBOs and become front liners for supply of food in times of crisis such as during disasters as well the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic.
The proposed project will also support in the enhancement of the Monitoring and Evaluation framework of EPAHP which will also capacitate the government agencies in monitoring achievements of their respective expected outputs.
Tasks and responsibilities
The National Specialist on Monitoring and Evaluation will carry out the following tasks:
- Lead in the review of the existing monitoring and evaluation framework of EPAHP in terms of target impact, outcomes, outputs and indicators and its contribution to government targets on food security;
- Lead in the design and process of consultation workshops with relevant agencies involved in EPAHP as to the relevance of the current M&E framework;
- Lead in the enhancement of the M&E framework, as well as in results reporting mechanisms, with consideration on the targets and contributions of each government agency as well as ensure coherence in terms of the objectives and targets of EPAHP;
- Design a practical M&E system or database that will readily be available to be used for reporting and analysis of the effectiveness of the EPAHP, in close coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist of FAOPH ;
- Train the government partners on the use of the M&E system or database;
- Work closely with MIS Specialist for the Digital Mapping System (DMS) Project on the review and possible convergence of relevant data or information available for both the EPAHP Framework and DMS;
- Provide technical support in all aspects of EPAHP where M&E may be relevant;
- Participate in relevant meetings, activities and other events;
- Carry out any other relevant duties within his/her technical competence as may be requested by FAO
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
- Advanced University Degree in any course related to Agriculture, Food Security, Nutrition, Program Management or other related fields.
- At least 10 years professional experience on designing Monitoring and Evaluation System and Program Management
- A National of the Philippines.
FAO Core Competencies
- Results Focus
- Building Effective Relationships
- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
- Knowledge of Qualitative and Quantitative research, Statistics and familiarity with SDG indicators
- Knowledge on Project Management
- General knowledge and skills in the use of standard office software, such as MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
- Language requirement: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
- In line with FAO policy, commitment to placing accountability to people affected by disaster framework at the core of FAO’s emergency policy and practice, from preparedness up to the onset of an emergency in all phases of the programme cycle
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