CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : 1902824
Evaluation Specialist (Team Leader and/or Team Member of Evaluation team)
Job Posting: 26/Nov/2019
Closure Date: 10/Dec/2019, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit : OED
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level : N/A
Primary Location: Italy-Rome
Duration : 30-40 days
Post Number : N/A
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People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
The Office of Evaluation (OED) of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is managing an increasing number of evaluations addressing climate change. This include project evaluations funded by GEF and by other donors as well as strategic evaluations, such as the Evaluation of FAO Contribution to SDG13 (Climate Action) to be launched in 2020. This call of expression is tailored to identify candidates for the evaluation of the BMUB-UNDP programme entitled ‘Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors in National Adaptation Plans (Nap-Ag)’ (UNFA/GLO/616/UND, UNDP PIMS 5246) to be launched in 2019. At the same time, it might be used to populate OED roster with Climate Change evaluation experts for project and strategic evaluations to be launched during 2019/2020.
Consultants respond to the OED evaluation manager under the overall responsibility of the OED Director.
The NAP-Ag programme implementation started in 2015 and is expected to end in 2020.The programme has been providing support to seven developing countries and four Least Developed Countries in LAC, Africa and Asia in building technical capacities to integrate key adaptation requirements for the agriculture sectors into sectoral and cross-sectoral planning and budgeting processes.
The overall objective of the programme is ‘to integrate climate change concerns as they affect agricultural sector-based livelihoods into associated national and sectoral planning and budgeting processes’. This was planned to be achieved through four outcomes: Outcome 1: Technical capacity and institution-building on NAPs strengthened
Outcome 2: Integrated roadmaps for NAPs developed
Outcome 3: Evidence-based results for NAPs improved
Outcome 4: Advocacy and knowledge-sharing on NAPs promoted
The evaluation of the NAP-Ag programme is managed by the FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) and will be conducted by an independent evaluation team. The Evaluation Manager will recruit an evaluation team composed of two individual international consultants.
Tasks and responsibilities
The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) will guide this evaluation. The evaluation team is responsible for:
- Work in close collaboration with the OED Evaluation manager responsible for this evaluation.
- Conduct the evaluation and applying the methodology elaborated in the evaluation Terms of Reference together with the project team.
- Participate in briefing and debriefing meetings, discussions, field visits with the evaluation team and contribute to the evaluation with written inputs
- Focus on key achievements of the programme, as described in the evaluation Terms of Reference, as well as investigate into specific work streams such as i. Monitoring and Evaluation, ii. Gender mainstreaming, iii. Stocktaking, prioritization and implementation of adaptation activities related to the agriculture sectors; iv. National climate risk, vulnerability assessments, downscaling of climate scenarios.
- Work from home and travel to and/or within selected countries in Asia, Africa or Latin America as part of this assignment.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
- Advanced University Degree in agriculture, economics, environmental studies, international development, public policies and/or related areas
- Relevant professional experience (minimum 10 years for the team leader and 7 years for team member) in climate change adaptation, policy analysis, international development, and/or related fields
- Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of Spanish (for COF.REG).
- Working knowledge of English (for PSAs).
FAO Core Competencies
- Results Focus
- Building Effective Relationships
- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
- Experience in climate change adaptation in agriculture sectors;
- Knowledge and experience in policy making processes at national level;
- Good knowledge of international climate negotiations on climate change adaptation;
- Extent and relevance of experience in project evaluation;
- Previous experience in the evaluation of FAO/UNDP managed/ IKI-funded projects a plus
- Experience with use of Outcome Harvesting to evaluate policy influence / advocacy a plus
- The candidates should have proven experience in:
- Multi-country and complex Evaluation/ Project/Programme management;
- Climate change adaptation and enabling policies (and corresponding policy development processes);
- Agriculture and agricultural policies (and corresponding policy development processes);
- Capacity assessment and development;
- Gender and social inclusion (in particular, gender mainstreaming);
- Economics of climate change
- Use of data-collection and analytical tools and frameworks to evaluate policy influence
- All the team members should be highly aware of gender equality considerations in the agricultural and climate change context and they should be familiar with FAO’s Gender Policy.
The evaluation team members must be independent from both the formulation and implementation of the project. Therefore applications will not be considered from evaluators who have had any direct involvement with the design or implementation of the project. Any previous association with the project, the executing partners, and other partners/stakeholders must be disclosed in the application.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency
FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
Candidates should upload language certificate/s when submitting their application.
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HOW TO APPLY
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