Evaluation Consultant (Team leader and Team members for the Mid-term Evaluation of the Forest and Farm Facility Phase II project)
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The Office of Evaluation (OED) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) the mid-term evaluation of the second phase of the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) implemented by FAO. OED is seeking qualified national and regional consultants, with experience in community forestry and smallholder producer organizations, natural resource based enterprise development, community responses for climate resilience, participatory monitoring and evaluation approaches to join 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).
The Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) is a multi-donor partnership programme between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the global alliance of agro-agencies mandated by farmers' organisations (AgriCord).
Building on phase I of the programme, FFF provides resources directly to FFPOs and offers a range of capacity-development services, including advocacy, information sharing, business incubation, access to financing and links to social services. Phase II of the FFF aims to scale up previous work with 10 partner countries and their FFPOs to 25 countries.
The goal of Phase II of the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) is to support forest and farm producers and their organizations to enable “Climate Resilient Landscapes and Improved Livelihoods”. The Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) supports forest and farm producer organizations (FFPOs) in improving livelihoods, while safeguarding the environment and responding to climate change.
FFF Phase II is structured around the following outcomes also contributing to several SDGs\:
The programme is being implemented in nine core countries of Bolivia, Ecuador, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Viet Nam, Zambia, Togo and Madagascar (with Tanzania joining as a new core country in in mid 2020) and provides support to national, regional and global FFPOs for capacity sharing and advocacy.
The time frame covered by this mid-term evaluation is from the beginning of the project in July 2018 to the start of the evaluation process in July 2020. The evaluation will focus on results achieved across the four FFF expected outcomes at the national regional and international/global level, with a view to providing formative recommendations for the future implementation of the project. Case studies will be conducted through country visits in all three regions.
This Mid-Term Evaluation will be both a summative exercise, providing accountability on outputs and outcomes achieved to date, and also a formative exercise, providing valuable recommendations for the future implantation of the project.
Tasks and responsibilities
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency