FAO is looking for an international consultant to lead the evaluation of the “Meeting the Undernutrition Challenge (MUCH)” programme.
The programme was designed by FAO and the Bangladeshi Ministry of Food (MoFood) with the objective of strengthening the enabling environment for the eradication of food insecurity and malnutrition in Bangladesh. The programme, which builds upon the previous National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme (NFPCSP) implemented during 2005–2014, has been funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the European Union (EU).
It has five main outputs, which are:
Activities implemented by the programme can be grouped under four main areas: i) contribution to developing and monitoring policies in the area of Food Security and Nutrition; ii) capacity development; iii) awareness raising and advocacy on Food Security and Nutrition; and iv) monitoring of Food Security Nutrition trends and resources invested in this area.
Objectives of the evaluation
The objective of the Evaluation is to inform the Government of Bangladesh (and in particular the MoFood which is the main counterpart), the European Commission, USAID, the Programme Management Team, the Country Office and FAO more largely about the programme’s contribution towards attaining the expected outputs and overall objective.
The evaluation team will gather information from a number of sources, including interviews with FAO staff, EU and USAID delegation in Bangladesh, Government counterparts, development partners as well as relevant programme documentation. Interviews will be conducted remotely (on-line or by telephone) or face to face but only if the conditions will allow it.
The evaluation will take place between October 2020 and February 2021. The indicative calendar is the following:
The consultant will work under the overall responsibility of the Director, OED, and the close technical and methodological guidance of the OED Evaluation Manager.
The technical focus of the evaluation will be:
Tasks and responsibilities
The team leader is responsible for coordinating the contribution of the team members to the evaluation. He/she will organize the division of labour within the team according to the respective areas of expertise. He will lead the evaluation process and prepare the evaluation report. His/her mandate is derived from and must fully comply with the overall Terms of Reference for the Evaluation. He/she will ensure that the methodology foreseen in the ToR is fully implemented.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
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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.
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