National Consultant -Intermediate Evaluation Quantitative Expert/Economist
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National Consultant - Intermediate Evaluation Quantitative Expert/Economist
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
Social Protection for the Sustainable Development Goals (SP4SDG) in Malawi
SP4SDG is a United Nations Joint Programme that aims to support the Government of Malawi (GoM) to enhance the Malawi social protection system to meet emergency food needs and reduce the vulnerability of those most at risk of food insecurity by 2021, while strengthening the social protection system for all vulnerable households across the lifecycle. The programme combines advancing an innovative Shock-Sensitive Social Protection (SSSP) prototype with reinforced financial structures and the transformation of existing policies into legal frameworks to enhance the existing social protection system to be more robust, comprehensive and sustainable, leaving no one behind.
WFP Malawi is looking for an experienced Malawian National to serve as an intermediate evaluator with expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection as part of a team of evaluators with appropriate skills to conduct this evaluation as per the evaluation terms of reference (will be made available).
Duties, Responsibilities and Reporting Lines for the Intermediate Evaluator (Quantitative expert/Economist) not all inclusive
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Team Leader, the Intermediate Evaluator (Quantitative expert/Economist) will:
1.Conduct the desk review;
2.Contribute to methodology design and tool development;
3.Contribute to the inception process;
4.Lead the training of enumerators/research assistants;
5.Supervise data collection;
6.Prepare data analysis plan and lead quantitative data analysis;
7.Conduct fieldwork as well as participate in meetings with the evaluation team and stakeholders;
8.Contribute to the drafting/revision of evaluation products: inception report and evaluation report;
9.Participate in and contribute to the debriefing sessions;
10.Ensure that gender equity and women’s empowerment (GEWE) and protection issues are addressed as appropriate throughout the evaluation process; and
11.Participate in other dissemination activities as may be discussed during the inception phase
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT
- Draft 1 of Inception Report with data collection tools, analysis plan, evaluation schedule, communication plan that goes to Quality Support (QS) for review and feedback in line with WFP’s decentralized evaluation policy and templates;
- Draft 2 of Inception Report that has incorporated QS feedback and goes to stakeholders from all three UN agencies + Government of Malawi staff for review and comments;
- Final Inception Report that incorporates stakeholder comments;
- PowerPoint presentation for exit debrief and presentation of preliminary findings;
- Draft 1 Evaluation Report that goes to QS for review and feedback;
- Draft 2 Evaluation Report that has incorporated QS feedback that goes to stakeholders for review and comments;
- Final Evaluation Report that has incorporated stakeholder comments; and
- Other dissemination products as may be agreed and determined during the inception phase.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Education: Post graduate qualification in economics/statistics or any related discipline;
Language: Fluency in English and Chichewa languages
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Knowledge and skills in applying different evaluation/research design approaches and methodologies;
- Expertise in designing sampling methodology and data collection tools;
- In-depth understanding of the Malawi context;
- Good written and oral communication skills (will be asked to submit examples of recent products as evidence of ability to write);
- Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills;
- Good presentation skills; and
- Ability to work with people from different cultures and background.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline for receiving applications is 15 January 2021.