The Office of Evaluation (OED) of the United Nations of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is launching an independent evaluation of the second phase of the “Monitoring and Analysing Food and Agricultural Policies” Programme (MAFAP).
MAFAP was launched in 2009 with the objective of supporting governments to identify and assess options for reforming food and agricultural policies. In its first phase (2009-2014), MAFAP collaborated with government institutions and research organizations to conduct policy and public expenditure analysis of various agricultural value chains. In its second phase (2015-2021), MAFAP is building on these partnerships and evidences to support policy reforms. Specific activities include:
MAFAP is an umbrella programme funded by multiple donors, i.e. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Government of Germany, and the United States Agency for International Development. Its second phase is being implemented in 15 countries located in Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The evaluation will take place between August 2020 and May 2021. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it will be divided into two parts: i) remote data collection and presentation of preliminary results (August – November 2020); and ii) country case studies and presentation of final results (January – May 2021). OED is looking for qualified evaluators to compose the evaluation team.
The consultants will work under the direct supervision of the Evaluation Manager and under the overall responsibility of the Director of the Office of Evaluation (OED).
OED is seeking an evaluation team leader and an evaluation team member with a collective knowledge and expertise in the following fields:
Tasks and responsibilities
The team leader will lead the evaluation process, including data collection, analysis, and report writing. S/he will bear overall responsibility for implementing the evaluation methodology and delivering the evaluation products. S/he will also coordinate the work of the team member, i.e. delegate tasks, assign responsibilities and manage the quality of the deliverables. Her/his mandate derives from, and must fully comply with, the overall Terms of Reference for the evaluation. Selected candidates will receive individual Terms of Reference specifying their roles.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
FAO aims to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.
"We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger."