The FAO Representation in Sudan has been operating for more than 40 years, dating back to May 1977. The agriculture sector is a key element in contributing to Food Security and Nutrition in Sudan. The Organization provides technical, policy and other capacity development support within the broad context of strengthening national capacity to achieve results in the food security and livelihoods sector. FAO implements its programme in close collaboration with government line ministries, UN partners, international and national NGOs. FAO field staff work closely with these service providers to monitor beneficiary selection, distribution of inputs, progress, reporting and other project activities.
Within the context of Sudan, FAO’s vision is being achieved through the following three priority areas:
• Enabling policy and institutional environment for food security and nutrition.
• Sustainable agriculture and natural resources management.
• Disaster risk reduction and resilience building.
Within this framework, FAO Sudan has been providing technical assistance to the government and vulnerable target communities in line with the national priorities and within the FAO Strategic Results Framework; in particular, FAO Sudan provides support to vulnerable rural people (including herding, farming and fishing communities, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and returnees) to improve their food and livelihood security, as well as their nutritional status through the development of livelihood strategies that are technically sound, socially accepted and environmentally and economically sustainable.
Interventions are aimed at strengthening the self-reliance of these vulnerable groups by increasing their capacity to produce nutritious food and generate income. In this regard, emphasis is given to durable solutions such as strengthening local systems and structures as a means of reducing aid dependency and facilitating recovery as well as improving preparedness and resilience on the ground.
The overall objective of the Monitoring and Evaluation consultancy assignment is the strengthening of an operational monitoring and evaluation system for the FAO Sudan Programme. The purpose is to provide FAO Sudan with the tools to effectively monitor programme progress and achievement, and to provide quarterly reports with sufficient information to assess the programme’s success.
The International M&E Consultant reports to the Deputy FAO Representative under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Sudan.
The monitoring and evaluation consultant will be responsible for the design and implementation of M&E system for FAO Programme including Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework.
Tasks and responsibilities
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
FAO aims to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.
"We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger."