National M&E Specialist


Job Description




Country: Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)
Name of the Project: Somalia Food Systems Resilience Project (S-FSRP) Assignment Title: National M&E Specialist
Project ID: P177816
Deadline Date: 16th Sept 2023
Ref No. SO-MOAI-375952-CS-INDV

The Somalia Food Systems Resilience Program (FSRP) is part of a regional initiative by the World Bank to provide a comprehensive framework to intervene at both the national and regional levels. This Multiphase Programmatic Approach (MPA) aims to tackle the underlying structural challenges of food insecurity and reduce beneficiaries’ vulnerability to unpredictable climate, crisis, and conflict events. It seeks to achieve this by rejuvenating Somalia’s agri- livestock research institutions, seed systems, and extension services and developing community institutions that can anchor adaptation of climate-smart agri-livestock practices, strengthening the availability of water and improved rangelands management for resilient agriculture and livestock production; support animal health services, enhancing the integration of the production systems to domestic and regional markets, with appropriate investments in food safety and value addition, and establishing an enabling policy and institutional framework at a sub-national, national and regional level capable of supporting food systems resilience for Somalia.

The Project Development Objective (PDO) for Somalia Food Systems Resilience Program (FSRP) will be ‘to increase preparedness against food insecurity and improve the resilience of food systems in targeted project areas of Somalia. Progress toward the PDO will be measured using five PDO indicators and intermediate indicators. All relevant indicators will be disaggregated by gender (men and women) and age (youth and adult). The five indicators are.

A Quality Enhancement, Implementation Support Team, has developed a web-based Management Information System (MIS) to enable real-time data loading and monitoring. These data must be updated to help management make informed decisions and know how the project is progressing on financial utilization and development objectives.


2. Scope of Work and Responsibilities

Reporting to the National Project Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (MES) will be responsible for the overall Monitoring Evaluation and Learning of the Project. This will include monitoring the physical and financial progress of the Project. In addition, the MES shall manage the Project’s overall Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to ensure that the Project is on track to meeting its development objectives, expected outputs and outcomes, and intended beneficiaries. The MES will collaborate closely with the Project Coordinator, the Financial Management Specialist, Technical Specialists, and the World Bank Task Team.

The overall responsibility of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is to establish an M&E system and improve the monitoring and reporting in the project across all components to ensure that the expected project development objectives are being achieved. More specifically, the Specialist will have the following key responsibilities:

S/he will undertake all the other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (ToR) that can be found at the following or can be provided upon submission of the application (in person or by email to the address below)

3. The proposed duration for the assignment is twelve (12) calendar months from the start date.

4. Selection Criteria

The selection shall be based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and skills, followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience, and competencies include:

  • §  Master’sDegreeorequivalentinarelevantfield.
  • §  Minimumofatleasttenyearsofexperiencewithdevelopmentprojects,preferablyinSomalia,ofwhichatleastfive years should be on planning, monitoring, and evaluating development projects.
  • §  Experienceinmonitoringandevaluationinaninternationalagencyispreferred.
  • §  PracticalExperienceinManagementInformationSystems(MIS)
  • §  Experience designing and implementing results management and monitoring and evaluation systems, datacollection and analysis, and results reporting.
  • §  FluencyinEnglish.
  • §  Goodanalyticalandtechnicalreport-writingskills
  • §  Excellentcommunicationskills:speaking,writing,andlistening.
  • §  Excellentcomputerskills,includingMicrosoftOfficetools(Word,Excel,andPowerPoint)andtheInternet.
  • §  Experiencewithmanagingadatabasesystemandsoftwareisdesired.

5. The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation Federal of Somalia now invites eligible consulting(“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services and furnish the Curriculum Vitae (CV).

6. Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and


Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017, August 2018, and November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

7. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

8. Interested Consultants may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except for public holidays.

9. Deadline for submission: Expressions of interest should be delivered in a written to the address below (in person or by e-mail) marked with the subject title of the position by 16th Sept 2023.

Attention: Project Coordination Unit FSRP Project
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigations Federal Government of Somalia Hodan District

Mogadishu, Somalia
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