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Evaluation Techniques and Training Specialist

Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-25

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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


Organizational Settings

The Office of Evaluation (OED) of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) undertakes a range of different evaluations, from a contained project to a wide strategic focus. OED has a team of more than 30 evaluators, leading and managing more than 30 evaluations per year. Most evaluation contexts require mastering specific techniques and skills related to data collection, analysis or reporting to allow generating credible evaluation and evidence-based findings, and considering usual limitations in data availability or accessibility.

Reporting Lines

The consultants will work under the direct supervision of the OED learning coordinator and under the overall responsibility of the Director of the Office of Evaluation (OED).

Technical Focus

OED holds periodic training sessions for its staff, to increase the office’s collective skills base and improve performance. OED internal training sessions take place 2-3 times a year, based on 2-4 days for each session. The training sessions usually comprise a mix of internal reflections and experience sharing and external resource specialists. Sessions are designed as highly interactive, hands-on events, which build on real cases reflecting the various contexts in which FAO operates.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver interactive, hands-on and structured training events

  • Offer participants some fundamental evaluation tools that can be applied to a range of evaluation contexts.

Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced University degree in relevant disciplines (Statistics, Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Evaluative research, Food and Nutrition Security);

  • At least 12 years of relevant experience at international level in their fields of expertise;

  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) ;

FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships

  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting, managing or supporting evaluations;
  • Demonstrated experience in designing practical learning packages;
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering training curricula or coaching;

Additional selection criteria

  • Demonstrated knowledge of any of the skills mentioned above;
  • Excellent analysis, writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Knowledge of FAO’s mandate and work;
  • Fluency in other official FAO languages will be an asset.


Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


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