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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


Issued on: 7 January 2019

Deadline For Application:18 January 2019

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Type of requisition: PSA


Duration: 12 Months

Duty Station: Freetown, sierra leone


FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.


Organizational Setting

FAO Representation in Sierra Leone implements an integrated food security programme, focusing on diversification of livelihoods, managing natural resources and building resilience. The office employs diverse team of experts locally, but also attracts the available technical experts from the region and the Head Quarters (HQ). FAO works in close partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, farmers and other stakeholders, supporting plans and policies that affect the food and nutrition security in the country; our work is a part of the corporate commitment to support countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, especially SDG 2 on Zero Hunger.

General Description of task(s)

As the Government of Sierra Leone embarks on the implementation of the National Land Policy, it is necessary to ensure rural women and men are able to negotiate women’s land rights and access in order to overcome the deeply rooted discriminatory social and cultural practices, and reduce land disputes. Through policy support, advocacy and training, the project will increase inclusive participation of women in decision-making about land and provide training and financial services for them to engage in the agriculture sector or pursue their entrepreneurial agribusiness ideas. It will demonstrate that with the right partnerships, women will be more productive, and that land can be a source of peace, growth and decent work. This project aims to build capacities and strategies and to apply the SOLA and Open Tenure tools for clarifying community and family lands, to ensure rural women are part of conflict resolution mechanisms. Building on the success of the existing national structures for the implementation of VGGT, which are involved in monitoring the National Land Policy Implementation Plan (NLPIP), recommendations from these bodies will enrich the sensitization and awareness raising meetings targeting traditional leaders, local authorities and representatives of women farmer’s groups. All concerned groups including women and men will engage in dialogue and work together to strengthen the capacity of rural women to understand their land rights, and allow them advocate for the elimination of discriminatory customary barriers and ensure that women are active economic and social participants in sustaining peace. Engaging the National Land Steering Committee as well as the introduction of an insider mediator mechanism are key strategies to ensure that early warning and dispute resolution systems are in place to swiftly report and address emerging conflicts.

The project will address the economic drivers through constructive engagement; addressing individual and collective grievance over land property; complemented by interventions to strengthen women’s economic opportunities and engagement in decent and productive agricultural activities. An integrated set of capacity building activities will promote business management skills; gender sensitive financial products; safety, health and working conditions in agriculture; agronomic and climate smart agricultural practices; and agricultural cooperatives, which can support the ability to cooperate, minimize risks and ensure sustainability. The project uses a multipronged approach to conflict resolution and peace building, focusing on land related conflicts as an entry point, which, if not addressed in time, could escalate beyond family, community or national boundaries.


Reporting Lines


Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Sierra Leone the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be directly supervised by the FAO Land Tenure Officer.


Technical Focus

Development of an M&E framework for the project and identification of both quantitative and qualitative indicators for project impact assessment


Tasks and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Sierra Leone and the direct supervision of the FAO Land Tenure Officer, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in close collaboration with ILO technical focal person, the technical staff in the relevant government Ministries, and the other FAO personnel will carry out the following tasks:

  • Support all M&E initiatives for the assigned project including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities, and contributing to staff capacity building initiatives as necessary.

  • Develop an M&E framework for the project and identify both quantitative and qualitative indicators for project impact assessment.

  • Define and implement key project performance indicators (KPI) as well as monitoring them throughout the duration of the projects.

  • Identify data and information requirements for use in monitoring and evaluating the project.

  • Identify strategies for lesson learnt and documentation of experiences.

  • Provide training and assistance to project stakeholders on the effective use of M&E tools/approaches for the Project M&E framework

  • Contribute to the midterm and end of project review

  • Participation and presentation of work in various trainings, meetings and workshops

  • Closely follow up on project activities in the field and provide regular field reports to the Project Management Committee for actions where necessary.

  • Monitoring the impact of the project through baseline data, particularly on the linkage between gender empowerment and peace building.

  • Undertake any other task as required


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced University Degree in a discipline relevant to Project Planning, Management and Evaluation, Land Economics, Statistics and development or a related field.

  • Five years of relevant experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, project management, and land tenure, including experience in developing countries.

  • All candidates should possess computer/word processing skills

  • Candidate must be proficient in English language  and knowledge of local languages in Sierra Leone will be an added advantage

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus

  • Teamwork

  • Communication Skills

  • Building Effective Relationships

  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.



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

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help, or have queries, please contact:

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.

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  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.



Please submit your application to: The FAO Representation in Sierra Leone, 38 Freetown Road, off King Street Wilberforce, Freetown.  You can also email your applications to Indicate in the subject the name of the application you are responding to. All applications should be submitted on or before 18 January 2019.



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