Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist ( 1 available vacancy ), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


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Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist ( 1 available vacancy )

Job announcement : Aug 9/2023

Publication cancellation date : Aug 23, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLDOM

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: NPP ( National Project Personnel )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Dominican Republic-Santo Domingo

Duration: 12 months ( with possibility 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

African swine fever ( PPP ) is a transboundary animal disease ( TADs ), without vaccine or effective treatment; its control is complex and requires efforts and coordination from all actors ( Official Veterinary Services- SVO, neighboring countries, national and international organizations, among others ). The PPA was confirmed in the Dominican Republic ( RD ) and notified to the World Organization for Animal Health ( OMSA ) on July 29, 2021, causing economic losses in the country’s economy and in national pig farming.

Swine production and its value chain are diverse and important in the DR; for the country’s economy and as a social and cultural activity, it generates more than 50,000 jobs and represents 70% of the demand for pork in the country, being the second most consumed meat, after chicken.

DVOs in DR face some challenges to control and eradicate PPP, such as adequate epidemiological surveillance systems for zoosanitary diseases, low levels of biosecurity and technical assistance to producers on good production practices ( FAO, 2017 ). This situation has been addressed by several ongoing projects of FAO, the International Regional Agency for Animal and Plant Health ( OIRSA ), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture ( IICA ) and the United States Agency for International Development ( USAID ) and USDA / APHIS. In this regard, FAO was asked to support the improvement of biosecurity throughout the pig value chain,carrying out periodic evaluations and situational risk analyzes to prevent possible dissemination to the rest of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The current epidemiological situation of PPP in DR has shown that there are still active cases of PPP in the country, with the highest number of outbreaks concentrated in areas densely populated by pigs. Biosecurity practices are limited in the pig production chain, especially in small producers. This deficiency contributes to the viral circulation of PPP in the different production systems. The accumulation of PPP foci that remain open / active for long periods does not allow effective eradication. Therefore, it is essential to focus efforts on supporting the generation of a national biosecurity program.

In this sense, it is essential to have a monitoring and evaluation specialist for project GCP / DOM / 026/USA “ Accelerating the control and eradication of African Swine Fever ( ASF ) through a national biosecurity program for the pig value chain in the Dominican Republic ( DR ) ” <TAG1>

This vacancy announcement is justified based on the need to hire a Monitoring and Evaluation professional ( M&E ) to support the evaluation process of the National Biosecurity Program. In particular, the administrative and technical monitoring of the activities established in the National Biosafety Program, the milestones and the reports that must be presented to the donor, in addition to supporting the collection of key documents, the organization of meetings, field visits, seminars and workshops with key FAO partners in the country, as well as administrative and logistical tasks related to evaluation.

Hierarchical dependency

The person hired reports directly to the FAO Representative in the Dominican Republic and the Coordinator ( a ) of the FAO National Biosecurity Project in the Dominican Republic and the Regional Livestock and Animal Health ( LTO of the project ).

Field of specialization

Administrative and operational assistant ( Administration )

Tasks and responsibilities

The Monitoring and Evaluation specialist will have the following responsibilities:

  •  Design, implement and maintain the Project Monitoring and Evaluation system in a participatory way.
  •  Keep the FAODO Representation Program evaluation team updated with the Project indicators.
  •  Provide technical and methodological leadership to carry out planning and evaluation workshops on the annual operational plans for the implementation of the Project in accordance with the monitoring plan.
  •  Support coordination in the design and validation of the methodology and survey tools such as baseline, registration and monitoring of project indicators.
  •  Attend the trainings and meetings scheduled by the Coordinator of the National Biosafety Program.
  •  Support the design and commissioning of any platform to be used in the Project.
  •  Validate, adjust and implement the instruments for collecting, storing, updating and communicating the impacts of the Project and meeting its goals.
  •  Keep track ( text, photography, video, audio, etc. ) of lessons learned, good practices and impact from the start of the project, in such a way that there are the necessary supports that demonstrate the changes achieved by the project and that will be used for the visibility of the Project
  •  Support in the preparation of the monthly Reports, collecting the set of activities for the month, next work schedule and / or recommendations as necessary.
  •  Support in the preparation of narrative reports of the project, intermediate and final, in accordance with formats established by FAO.
  •  Support the mid-term and final evaluation processes of the project.
  •  Participate in technical and decision-making meetings relevant to the project, which ensure the positioning of its strategy and continuity of actions; supporting the advocacy actions defined in the project.
  •  Support the design and implementation of the project communication strategy.
  •  Plan and carry out progress presentation and results evaluation workshops, when required.
  •  Represent the Project in all instances external to it, when requested.
  •  Support the organization of coordination and monitoring meetings of the Project.
  •  Carry out supervision visits, technical support and other matters derived from the operation of the Project, both to the communities and to government, academic and social organizations and agencies, when required.
  •  Other powers expressly conferred by FAO in the framework of the effective implementation of the project

THE CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUED IN ARRANGE TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

Minimum requirements

  •  National of the Dominican Republic.
  •  University degree in administrative, operational, basic sciences areas with experience in project monitoring and evaluation and master’s degree, desirable.
  •  Minimum 3 years of demonstrable experience working on project monitoring and evaluation issues.
  •  Practical knowledge of the Spanish language ( Level C ) and limited knowledge of the English language ( Level B ), desirable.

FAO core competencies

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

Technical / functional skills

  •  Excellent skills in planning and coordination processes of projects in the agricultural sector.
  •  Good willingness to work as a team.
  •  Management of Excel and preparation of databases and Power Point presentations.
  •  Demonstrated experience in conducting dialogue processes and strengthening government actors at different levels; municipal, provincial and national.
  •  Demonstrated experience in conducting dialogue processes and strengthening government actors at different levels; municipal, provincial and national.
  •  Ability to work under pressure and against tight deadlines.
  •  Work experience in International Organizations or Government institutions, desirable
  •  Budget management experience.

Selection criteria

  •  Only pre-selected applicants who will go to the Panel interview stage will be contacted.
  •  Among the applications received, a preselection will be made based on the compatibility of professional profiles and the required competences.
  •  The person with the best performance in the interview will be the one who turns out to be selected.
  •  Applicants may be considered for other open positions at FAO.
  •  This position is open only to nationals of the Dominican Republic.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  •  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: Careers@fao.org
  •  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: www.whed.net/
  •  For any other questions visit the FAO website on employment: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/es/ .

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

PRESENTATION OF REQUESTMENTS

  •  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: Careers@fao.org.

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