Regional M&E Officer

Terms of Reference

Part I: Form

Position  Title

Regional M&E Officer  

Work Type

Full Time

Vacancy Number

MAIL/065/018

Number of position

1

Organization

MAIL/ NHLP

Nationality

Afghanistan

Job Location

Herat  

Gender

Male

Functional Area

M&E

Salary Scale and Grade

D

Years of Experience

4 Years

Probationary Period

3 months

Contract Type

Fixed term

Announcement Date

23-Sep-2018

Contract Duration

1 year, extendable

Closing Date

6-Oct-2018


Part II: Text

Project Background:

The National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) have three components: (1) Horticultural Production, (2) Animal Production and Health, and (3) Implementation Management and Technical Assistance Support.

The NHLP objective is to promote the adoption of improved farm production practices via a gradual rollout of farmer-centered agricultural services mechanisms and investment support. Service delivery centered on farmers is expected to increase their involvement in identifying the services they need and in delivering more cost-effective services.

NHLP will contribute to increasing (a) horticultural productivity and production and (b) improved animal production and health. For livestock raisers, this strategy is based on (i) strengthening the delivery of animal production and animal health extension at small-holder level, supported with some investment support for production and health inputs, and (ii) investment in a sustainable broad-scale, livestock disease surveillance and response capability. NHLP will also develop policies for the livestock sector, specifically animal production through trials involving (i) backyard and commercial poultry, (ii) fish farming, (iii) Dairy and small ruminant production and (iv) Bee Keeping practices.

Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional M&E Officer and overall supervision of the M&E Coordinator, the Regional M&E Officer will do the following;

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • M&E Planning: Assists the Senior Regional M&E Officer  in developing the NHLP Regional M&E Plan.
  • M&E Capacity Building Training: Assists the SRMEO in M&E training of related field staff of MAIL for NHLP implementation monitoring and data gathering.
  • M&E Coordination: Assists the SRMEO in establishing and equipping the Regional M&E Office, participates in the field NHLP Team’s monitoring of NHLP performance; and assists the SRMEO in coordinating with other projects, for M&E plan implementation.
  • Outcome Monitoring: Assist the SRMEO in proper conduct of the bi-annual outcome/output review exercises, developing case studies on NHLP successful results and best practices, and in facilitating substantive monitoring and NHLP evaluation studies.
  • Field M&E Exercises: Under the guidance of the SRMEO, undertake monitoring trips to project sites to observe NHLP field activities and gather necessary data and information
  • Recording of M&E Data and Information: Maintains the relevant provincial profile and M&E information, and regularly enters M&E data in the Regional MIS Database.
  • Reporting: Prepare project monitoring report to SRMEO and Assists the SRMEO in preparing the Regional NHLP progress and other reports.
  • Project Review and Evaluation: Assists all field missions of the MAIL, the World Bank, NHLP/IMST and NHLP/FPs.
  • Office Management: Assists the SRMEO in managing the Regional M&E Office, and keeps up-to-date all office records and maintains all office equipment.
  • Others: Performs other tasks as and when assigned by the SRMEO

 

Accountability and Supervision:

Reports to Regional Senior M&E Officer   

 

Skills:

  • Must be willing and able to travel extensively to the field and provinces for monitoring of project activities and data collection.
  • Field experience in socio-economic surveys, M&E and agricultural development and 70% travel.
  • Knowledge and experience on participatory approaches and team works.
  • Report writing, communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate, particularly in Microsoft Office software
  • Proficient in English, Pashto and Dari languages

 

Qualification and Experience:

A Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Economics, Business Administration and Social Sciences from a recognized university with 4 years of relevant experience in M&E.

 

Submission Guideline:

• The interested candidates should submit their resumes along with a cover letter to Human Resource Directorate of Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) as following Conditions
• Subject line must be Regional M&E Officer (MAIL-065-018) otherwise application will NOT be considered
• No resume will be taken under consideration without having a cover letter, the position title vacancy number in the subject line of the email
• Please note that application received after the closing date will not be considered

Note: The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is an equal opportunity employer which encourages male and female candidates to apply for vacant positions.
Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted.

Submission Email

hrcontracts.hrd@gmail.com