Vacancy Announcement

Published on: 11 Jul 2019
Deadline for Application: 20 July 2019

The FAO Representation in Bangladesh is inviting applications of qualified and experienced candidates for the following position to be filled under the Project UNJP/BGD/067/UNJ: To address cooking fuel needs, environmental degradation and food security for populations affected by the refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar.

The Incumbents will be recruited as National Project Personnel:

Position: Field Monitors

Under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Bangladesh, the direct supervision of the Snr Resilience Programme Manager in Cox’s Bazar and close contact with the Snr Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, the Field Monitors will be based in the sub district level and working closely with the Forestry Beat offices in Cox’s Bazar, South Division to monitor field activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Field Monitors will support the FAO Emergency Response Programme in Cox’s Bazar in conducting beneficiaries’ sensitization, identification and selection of the beneficiaries, monitoring the cash disbursement and the plantation activities. The field monitors will also collect and compile post distribution monitoring data from the community households. In particular, the field monitor will carry out the following tasks:

  • In collaboration with the forestry field officials, the field monitors will conduct community meetings, collect household data and select cash-for-work beneficiaries;
  • Ensure community is mobilized as per project requirements.
  • Register the selected beneficiaries as per guideline provided by FAO and Bangladesh Forest department (BFD).
  • Visit cash distribution sites, monitor and collect real time monitoring data and send to the field supervisor on a daily basis;
  • At distribution site, ensure attendance sheet and other relevant documentation is properly filled.
  • Verify that the amount of money received by the beneficiary corresponds to the agreed wage.
  • Maintain proper documentation and ensure the recipients sign or place their fingerprint (thumb) in the master roll;
  • Collect bi-weekly post distribution monitoring data (PDM) through focus group discussions (FGD) or face to face interviews to determine beneficiary’s satisfaction on the cash distribution.
  • Inform beneficiaries of the feedback mechanism and ensure all complaints from beneficiaries are recorded, resolved and adequate feedback is timely provided.
  • Perform other related duties as required

Academic/Technical Competencies/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor university degree in Social Science, Economics, Environmental issues, Agriculture and Forestry or any other discipline related to rural livelihood.
  • At least 1-3 years of practical experience in cash for work activities preferably with UN agencies and/or INGOs. Local candidates having experiences with UN/International organizations will get preference.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in survey data collection, compilation and analysis.
  • Experience with participatory methodologies, monitoring and reporting.
  • Timely and accurate monitoring of the cash distributions.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the Forestry beat offices in Cox’s Bazar, South Division.
  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS office (Windows, Word, Outlook
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately and ability to maintain good working relationships with people from different nationality and cultural background.

Duty Station: Cox’s Bazar

Duration: 3 months

Application Guidelines:

Interested applicants are requested to send their General Profile Form (GPF) to the following address: on 20 July 2019.

GPF link:

Subject must refer “Application for the position of “Field Monitors”

Application not submitted through the filled GPF will be discarded. Please do not submit any certificates/documents with your application.

Candidates not possessing the essential qualifications should not apply as their application will not be considered.

Any persuasion will disqualify the candidate; only short listed candidates will be invited for the interview.

All recruitment to FAO posts are made on a competitive and transparent basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply directly to FAO and follow the instructions on the above mentioned website. Please note that no intermediary is allowed to expedite or facilitate such process. All those who represent themselves as such are fraudulent and should be reported to FAO immediately.

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.