Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant, Mexico City, Mexico At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

Job advertisement : Aug 21/2023

Publication cancellation date : Sep 4, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLMEX

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: NPP ( National Project Personnel )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Mexico-Mexico City

Duration: 3 months ( with high probability of extension )

Position Number: N / A

FAO seeks to ensure gender, geographic and linguistic diversity among its staff and its international consultants, in order to serve the Member States of the Organization in the best possible way in all regions.

  •  FAO is committed to achieving diversity in its workforce in terms of sex, nationality, origin and culture.
  •  Women, nationals of under-represented or under-represented Member States and persons with disabilities with the necessary qualifications are encouraged to submit their applications.
  •  All persons working for FAO must comply with the highest standards of professional integrity and conduct and uphold FAO’s values.
  •  FAO, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, applies a zero tolerance policy for conduct incompatible with its statute, objectives and mandate, in particular sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  •  All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  •  All requests will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational framework

The project “ Implementation and strengthening of the sustainable management of Natural Protected Areas ” constitutes the pilot phase of the CONANP-FAO collaboration that seeks to contribute to strengthening the system of Natural Protected Areas in Mexico. Through this project, specific strengthening mechanisms will be generated in the management and management of Natural Protected Areas for a better sustainable use of natural resources, strengthen the institutional relations of CONANP and improve processes that allow a direct impact on management effectiveness indicators, while building connectivity mechanisms, generating strategic alliances and actions to safeguard biodiversity and natural wealth.As a general result of the project, CONANP is expected to adopt the instruments to improve institutional efficiency and participatory governance for effective management of current and projected NPAs, through four products:

  •  Product 1. Prepared and transferred the proposal to improve the strategic Institutional Capacity ( CI ) ( includes the identification of gaps or deficits of IQ, of areas of opportunity, roadmap and established processes ) for the institutional efficiency of CONANP related to the management of Natural Protected Areas.
  •  Product 2. Generated and consolidated instruments and mechanisms to strengthen governance and citizen participation in Natural Protected Areas.
  •  Product 3. The proposal to increase the ecological representativeness and connectivity of ecosystems under protection has been prepared and implemented: Incorporation of new ANPs, strengthening of existing ones and ADVC certification.
  •  Product 4. The operational processes for the prioritization and efficient, timely and articulated development of strategic projects within the ANP in the project implementation territories are designed, validated and transferred.

Hierarchical dependence

Under the supervision of the Assistant Program Representative

Field of specialization

Monitoring and Evaluation

Tasks and responsibilities

The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will have the following functions:

  •  In close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, establish a project monitoring plan and consulting team approved by the Project Coordinator and FAO general supervision Mx.
  •  In close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and with the support of ( a ) Information Technology Assistant, design of the mechanisms and tools of: a ) monitoring of the project results matrix and b ) monitoring of product delivery and reports of consulting personnel hired by the project.
  •  Implement the mechanism and tools for: a ) monitoring of the project results matrix and b ) monitoring of product delivery and reports of consulting personnel hired by the project.
  •  Bimonthly monitor the product and project result indicators reflected in the project document results framework and issue monthly reports on them. Support the baseline analysis and feeding process in each of the project components.
  •  Monitor and review monthly the delivery of products and reports of project consulting personnel and issue a monthly report on them.
  •  Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the design and alignment of the products and reports of the consulting staff to the project results matrix, in order to guarantee that said products and reports provide inputs for the construction of the deliverables and indicators of the results matrix.
  •  Collaborate with the Project Coordinator in adjusting the terms of reference of project personnel ( Project Coordinating Unit, UCP and Field Technical Unit, UTC ).
  •  Together with the Project Coordinator and the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, collaborate in the integration of the mid-term and final reports of the project.
  •  Provide clear, sufficient and quality information to the Project Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, FAO and CONANP for the integration of reports.
  •  Collect, analyze and systematize the information necessary for the preparation of monitoring reports, progress in the Results Framework, mid-term evaluation and others required by the Project Coordinator, as well as the integration of the corresponding Verification Means, of quality.
  •  Prepare a final report of the consultancy, containing the identification of lessons learned in the activities carried out and recommendations.
  •  Other tasks that the Project Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, CONANP and FAO require according to their competences and needs of the project.


Minimum requirements

  •  University degree, preferably related to environmental sciences.
  •  At least 2 years of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of programs / projects, preferably in natural resource management.
  •  Mexican nationality.

FAO core competencies

  •  Results-based approach
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Building effective relationships
  •  Knowledge exchange and continuous improvement

Technical / functional skills

  •  Experience in strategic issues such as planning, administration, development of indicators, among others
  •  Ability to analyze issues related to project monitoring and monitoring.
  •  Excellent oral and written skills.
  •  Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.
  •  Experience in preparing and reporting, mainly monitoring.
  •  Ability to manage and plan tasks.
  •  Ability to analyze and synthesize information from various sources.
  •  Ability to solve problems and ability to work as a team, good interpersonal relationships and assertive communication skills.
  •  Excellent computer skills and competence in standard applications ( MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, information platforms, videoconferencing applications, etc. ).


  •  FAO does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process ( application, interview, processing ).
  •  Incomplete applications will not be taken into account. If you need help or have questions, contact: [email protected]
  •  Applications received after the expiration of the application deadline will not be accepted.
  •  We inform you that FAO will only consider academic degrees or credentials obtained from a teaching institution included in the World Database on Higher Education, which is a list maintained by the International Association of Universities ( IAU ) / UNESCO. The list can be consulted at:
  •  For any other questions visit the FAO website on employment: .

It is noted that all candidates should adhere to the Organization’s values of commitment to FAO, respect for all and integrity and transparency.


  •  If you want to apply, go to the FAO Recruitment Website ( Employment in FAO ) and complete your online profile.
  •  Incomplete applications will not be taken into account. Only applications received through the contracting portal will be considered.
  •  We advise candidates to submit their application sufficiently in advance of the expiration of the term.
  •  If you need help, contact: [email protected].




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