CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: 1902160
Team Leader and/or Team Member of Evaluation team
: 06/Oct/2019, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: OEDD
: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Duration: 12-38 days depending on job title
Post Number: N/A
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The Office of Evaluation (OED) of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is conducting a mid-term evaluation of a global project financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project title is “Participatory assessment of land degradation and sustainable land management in grassland and pastoral areas systems” (GCP/GLO/530/GFF). It is a global project with country specific activities in Kenya, Niger, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan and Uruguay. Travel to and within Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and Uruguay is expected.
The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of local and national stakeholders in pastoral areas comprising of grasslands and rangelands to assess land degradation and make informed decisions to promote sustainable land management in a way that preserves the diverse ecosystem goods and services provided by rangelands and grasslands. The project is executed jointly with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It promotes the testing and implementation of the Participatory grass and rangeland management planning (PRAGA) methodology.
Consultants respond to the OED evaluation manager under the general responsibility of the Office of Evaluation (OED).
The project to be evaluated is structured around three main components. The first component consists of the development of a participatory assessment and monitoring system for pastoral areas comprising of grassland and rangeland (PRAGA). This system comprises a holistic and practical framework of indicators together with a procedural and operational manual that will both be tested in the field and refined accordingly. The second component aims to inform international and national agro-sylvo-pastoral decision making processes on the basis of the results and best practices from the participatory pastoral areas assessments realized under the first component. The third component focuses on knowledge management, communication, monitoring and evaluation of the project.
The project evaluation manager (OED) will recruit a team composed of one international consultant as team leader, as well as a maximum of three national consultants based in Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and Uruguay. The team as a whole will be qualified in the following areas:
Tasks and responsibilities
The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) will guide this evaluation. The evaluation team is responsible for:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
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