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Job Description

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Organizational Unit: FRNIR

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Duration: Up to 11 months

Organizational Setting

Under the general oversight of the FAO Representative (FAOR) and direct supervision of the Deputy FAO Representative (DFAOR) and Head of the FAO North East Sub-Office, and in close collaboration with the Emergency Programme Coordinator, and under the technical guidance of the MEAL teams in the Resilience team in Dakar (REOWA) and PSE (Rome), the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist will be expected to provide technical advice towards strengthening the link between needs assessments and response in close coordination with Implementing Partners and all relevant stakeholders.

Reporting Lines:

The Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist reports to the FAO Representative in Nigeria.

Technical Focus:

The Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist will be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, accountability, and learning framework of FAO programme.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Manage and supervise the MEAL team;

Lead the development of a Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system for the FAO emergency and resilience response in North East Nigeria;

Develop a suitable MEAL framework and monitoring plans for the programme and its projects so as to provide, in a timely manner, the data/information needed on project progress in terms of results (outputs, outcomes and impacts), with which to guide and advise on improvements/adjustments

to the project/programme implementation strategy, and generate learning through active engagement with all relevant actors involved in  implementation;    Design, implement and report technical studies, impact assessments and evaluations on resilience and food security under the technical guidance of the MEAL and RIMA teams in HQ and REOWA;

Ensure that electronic database for all FAO beneficiaries of the North East Nigeria programme is functional;

Identify and assess context-appropriate remote monitoring modalities and tools and integrate them into the MEAL system where applicable by engaging and managing Third Party Monitoring (TPM) contractors to ensure that quality data are generated effectively;

Method of Application

Additional Information

Candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency

FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list

If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.

Important Notice

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

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


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

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