Evaluation Specialist, Home-Based
Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Closing date: Sunday, 28 February 2021
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : 2002831
EVALUATION SPECIALIST (SEVERAL POSITIONS)
Job Posting: 09/Dec/2020
Closure Date: 28/Feb/2021, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit : RLC
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level : N/A
Primary Location: Home-Based
Duration : Variable (from 1 to 11 months)
Post Number : N/A
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
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) anchors the evaluation function in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Evaluation in FAO provides results accountability to member countries and FAO’s Director-General, and the evidence base to guide their decision-making and oversight. Evaluation also contributes to corporate learning, by offering a basis for improvements in the Organization’s programmes in terms of their relevance to countries, definition of objectives, their design and implementation. OED also participates in system-wide evaluation initiatives, thereby contributing to assessments of development effectiveness by the United Nations (UN) system.
Purpose of the Call
In 2021-22, OED will conduct several evaluations requested by FAO’s Governing bodies, Management and resource partners. These evaluations include:
Real Time Evaluation of FAO’s Covid-19 response and recovery programme
Evaluation of FAO Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean
Country programme evaluations in Guatemala, Bolivia and Dominican Republic
Several project and programme evaluations in Latin America and the Caribbean
Food security information systems
The purpose of this call is to identify a list of potential candidates that may be suitable for different tasks in relation to the above evaluations.
The evaluation specialists will be under the supervision of the evaluation manager (OED) assigned to the specific evaluation.
The evaluation specialists will work in programme evaluations in various priority areas of FAO. Technical areas of expertise for project evaluations include, but are not limited to: climate change adaptation, pesticide management, market access, policy making and implementation support in the context of food security and nutrition in the Mesoamerica sub-region, small-scale fisheries, sustainable shrimp/bottom trawl fisheries and related institutional frameworks in the region, sustainable forest and land management, land governance, and food security information systems.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The evaluation specialists will carry out specific tasks in accordance with the evaluation’s Terms of Reference, including:
Draft of inception reports;
Lead and/or contribute to the development of the evaluation methodology;
Participate in field missions (when feasible) and/or briefings and debriefings;
Conduct data collection and analysis;
Lead and/or contribute to the drafting of the evaluation report and/or relevant sections;
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Advanced university degree in evaluation, agriculture, environmental studies, social and economic development, public policy, international affairs or related fields;
Tags climate change climate change adaptation continuous improvement covid data collection economic development fisheries food security information systems knowledge sharing land management latin america livestock market access portuguese programme evaluation project evaluation rural development transparency
Relevant experience in policy, programme or project evaluation, as follows:
At least one year for a junior specialist
At least five years for a mid-level specialist
At least ten years for a senior specialist
Working knowledge of English and Spanish, limited knowledge of another relevant language (Arabic, French, Portuguese) would be a plus.
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Extent and relevance of experience in designing, planning, leading, and conducting development and humanitarian evaluations
Knowledge of technical work in areas such as food security, nutrition, rural development, agriculture, livestock, fisheries and forestry, climate change adaptation and mitigation, etc.
Proven knowledge/experience on the theme under evaluation (for senior specialists only)
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 If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.
For more information, visit the FAO employment website
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline
If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org