29 Mar 2022

National Evaluation Officer at World Food Programme (WFP)

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  JOB TITLE: National Evaluation Officer
  TYPE OF CONTRACT: Local Consultant
  UNIT/DIVISION: Programme Unit – WFP Tanzania, RBJ
  DUTY STATION (City, Country): Dar Es Salaam
  DURATION: 2 months (50 days) up to  June 2022

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

BACKGROUND

The Climate Smart Agriculture Programme (CSAP) is an Irish-Aid funded programme, which takes a food systems approach to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, climate action, nutrition-sensitive agriculture and livelihoods enhancement amongst sorghum farmers within six districts of Dodoma region. These districts are Mpwapwa, Kongwa, Bahi, Kondoa, Chamwino and Chemba. The CSAP was launched in 2018 and to date has reached over 21,000 farmers (43% of whom are women).

Adopting a food systems approach that creates viable livelihoods, supports human health and nutrition, and protects natural resources, is a growing priority for both the CSAP funder, Irish Aid, and the lead implementer, WFP. Challenges in the food system in Tanzania are among the root causes of food and nutrition insecurity and inequality in the country. A food systems approach is thus gaining increasing traction as a way to achieve a balance between healthy families, healthy communities and sustainable livelihoods, particularly following the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit.

Irish Aid and WFP view the CSAP as an important exemplar of how a food systems approach can be meaningfully applied in the Tanzanian context. Following 4 years of programme implementation, this is an important juncture to systematically document the evidence, lessons and impact of the CSAP, in order to inform the future design, implementation and scale-up of the programme. WFP is therefore seeking an independent consultant to conduct a review of the CSAP that is both retrospective, to capture key lessons and evidence of what works, but also forward looking, to inform the future direction of the programme, as well as broader policy processes.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Advanced University Degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Agriculture, rural Economics, public health, environmental studies, food systems, development studies or related area.

Fluency (level C) in English and Swahili languages.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Under the direct supervision of the Head of M&E/Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping, the National Consultant will conduct review to cover the CSAP programme implementation period (2018-to date). The review will combine a desk review of current programme documentation and data, with the collection of additional qualitative data on programme impact through a field visit to Dodoma. This element of the review will entail engagement with the range of programme stakeholders, including: farming households, extension workers, off-takers, buyers, local government authorities, financial service providers, input service providers and programme partners. The recommendations from the review relating to the next phase of CSAP should be clear and actionable, and categorised as short, medium or long-term.

 

JOB PURPOSE

To conduct an independent review of what is working in the CSAP and inform recommendations for future design, implementation and scale up.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Prepare inception report, including final methodology and work plan (week 2)
  • Conduct field work debrief (week 4)
  • Conduct presentation of draft findings (draft report and presentation) (week 6)
  • Prepare final draft report (not exceeding 20 pages) to culminate in actionable recommendations for the short, medium and long-term regarding programme design, implementation and scale-up; annex to include human impact stories of the CSAP (focusing on women’s empowerment)  (week 8)
  • Submit final report and annexes delivered (week 10)

Core components for review:

Key questions listed in the Terms of References attached to this VA (to be refined and finalised by the consultant in consultation with Irish Aid and WFP) should be framed by the food systems approach underpinning the CSAP, covering the following core components:

  • Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Nutrition,
  • Environment and climate change
  • Gender equality and women’s empowerment

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.
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Closing Date : 10th April, 2022.







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