Evaluation Techniques and Training Specialist
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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.
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).
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.
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) ;
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Additional selection criteria
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency