M&E Specialist


Organizational Setting: 

The FAO Representation in Egypt supports the Government of Egypt in developing policies and more specifically under this project and are aiming to reduce the impact of COVID-19 across the food supply chains: (i) protecting the most vulnerable groups, addressing inequality and rural poverty in the context of COVID-19; (ii) building resilient and sustainable food systems and food supply chains; (iii) continue supporting governmental programmes to stimulate the economy and supporting local enterprises, to protect workers and farmers and supporting their incomes; and (iv) ensure the functioning of agricultural value chains, given their importance and critical role in food access and food availability. Ultimately, there is a need to improve the enabling policy environment to ensure stable, sufficient, safe and nutritious food for all, particularly the most vulnerable groups.

The position is located in the FAO Office in Cairo, Egypt.

Reporting Lines: 

Under the overall supervision of the FAO representative and the Assistant FAO Representative, the direct supervision of the Project Senior Advisor, the expert will work in close collaboration with all partners (government, local authorities, NGOs, private sector, and others) and in coordination with the technical team of the project, and the team of  FAO Office in Egypt.

Technical Focus:

The incumbent will be responsible for developing project monitoring and evaluation system

Tasks and responsibilities:

The M & E Specialist - will be responsible for the following tasks: 

Technical support

  • Develop, implement and review project monitoring and evaluation system, which include developing M&E work plans, designing monitoring and reporting tools, templates and guidelines.
  • Manage the M&E functions of the project and provide updates and milestones of progress on a quarterly, bi-annually and annually basis, compared to the project log frame and baseline assessment.
  • Facilitate the development and review project work plans and Logical framework to ensure implementation and reporting.
  • Analyse monitoring data and produce reports that show progress in achievement of outputs and outcomes, bottlenecks for not achieving results and recommendations for improvement, using FAO reporting templates.
  • Liaise with PM & FAO EG communications officer to document good practices, success stories and lessons learned for organizational learning and improvement.
  • Take lead in the maintenance of project M&E system, including tools, databases as well as the continuous provision of information from monitoring data.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of terminal evaluation study.
  • Design monitoring tools to be used by facilitators and trainees to support easy identification of impacts of training undertaken through project activities.
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing through organizing learning sessions for project implementing partners.
  • Work closely with the project team, to undertake monitoring of project activities and assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual implementation reports as per donor and FAO requirements.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the supervisor


Minimum Requirements   

  • Advanced university degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social sciences; Development studies; agriculture or related Social Sciences field or equivalent with good understanding of monitoring and evaluation and conducting research studies
  • At least five years of experience in designing and conducting independent development M&E frameworks, desk studies and/or research of development programmes and advocacy in the monitoring arena.
  • Working knowledge of English and Arabic.
  • Nationality of Egypt.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Relevance and extent of experience in working with inter-governemental bodies and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Good analytical skills with strong orientation to details
  • Experience in report writing and data analysis
  • Demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to convey and present sensitive issues/positions
  • Excellent analysis and report writing skills including the ability to develop presentations and deliver them to national level stakeholders