FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Mar 19, 2020Mid-level
Organizational Setting The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner. The European Union (EU) has established the Cambodia Programme for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the Fisheries Sector (CAPFISH). The overall objective of the CAPFISH Programme is to support the Royal Government of Cambodia in the achievement of its long-term vision of social and economic development, food security and poverty reduction as initiated with the Deep Fisheries Reforms and laid down in the National Strategic Development Plan. The Programme is structured in two components: one on aquaculture (i.e. CAPFISH-Aquaculture, adopted in 2016, EUR 30 million) and one on capture fisheries (i.e. CAPFISH-Capture Fisheries, adopted in 2019, EUR 92.7 million). The stated objective of the capture fisheries component of the CAPFISH-Capture Fisheries Programme is for Cambodia to have sustainable capture fisheries, contributing to food security and poverty reduction. The CAPFISH-Capture Fisheries Programme comprises three interrelated pillars: 1. fisheries management and conservation; 2. post-harvest and trade; and 3. improvement and diversification of fisheries communities' livelihoods. The CAPFISH-Capture Fisheries Programme functions through direct Budgetary Support to the Royal Government of Cambodia Fisheries Administration (FiA) and by Complementary Support provided through the FAO (fisheries management and conservation pillar), UNIDO (post-harvest and trade pillar) and NGOs and Civil Society Organisations (improvement and diversification of fisheries communities' livelihoods pillar). This Complementary Support project (i.e. FAO-CAPFISH-Capture Fisheries) supports the fisheries conservation and management pillar within the CAPFISH-Capture Fisheries Programme. The specific outcome that the project will work to achieve within its timeframe and resources is improved capacity to strengthen fisheries management at the community, district/provincial, and national levels. Reporting Lines The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist reports directly to the Chief Technical Advisor (Team Leader), under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Cambodia and the Head of Operations. He/she will work in collaboration with FAO Representation in Cambodia (FACMB) relevant units. He will be based in FiA and will work in close coordination with the Fisheries Administration team and the international and national counterparts. Technical Focus The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy of the Project. Tasks and responsibilities The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will: Develop project’s M&E strategy in close collaboration with FAO Cambodia’s National Programme M&E Set up an effective result-based project monitoring and evaluation framework, and plans, and lead the implementation to ensure the project’s progresses are on track Develop and adapt data collection tools/templates and lead regular data collection and analysis Design and lead development of project baseline (through surveys and PRA and other appropriate methods) Advise on the use of theory of change for project monitoring and evaluation Provide technical advice and support to the project team to implement the M&E framework and plans. Organise and contribute to meetings and workshops related to M&E Prepare progress reports, capturing the results, lessons learned, recommendations and way forwards for reporting to the donor. Advise on training to national project staff and counterparts in project M&E Develop good practice and lessons learned for dissemination Monitor project’s LFM and Work plan Contribute to evaluations and other project M&E activities as required.