Mid-Term Review Consultant at WFP Lesotho

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ABOUT WFP

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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Master’s degree in Climate change, Economics, Social Studies, Environmental science, Agriculture, or related field.

Experience: At least 10 years’ experience in socio-economic development programming, preferably in the domains of environmental management and assessments, food security, agricultural and irrigation development, and/or livelihood enhancement. Proven record in undertaking evaluations for development projects and programmes. Experience in Evaluation/ MTR of United Nations projects and/or programmes preferred.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The consultant will be under close supervision of the Evaluation Manager, and work in closely with the Project Coordinator, other IACoV staff, Lesotho Meteorological services and other stakeholders.

JOB PURPOSE

The Government of Lesotho, through the Ministry of Energy and Meteorology in collaboration with the Ministry of Forestry, Range and Soil Conservation, is partnering with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to address the effects of climate change in Lesotho through a multiyear project funded by the Adaptation Fund. The Project, Improving Adaptive Capacity of Vulnerable and Food insecure Populations in Lesotho (IACOV), was launched on October 8th, 2020, and is expected to end in 2024. The purpose of this consultancy is to conduct the mid-term review for the project.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Review the problem addressed by the project and the underlying assumptions and the effect of any incorrect assumptions or changes to the context to achieving the project results as outlined in the Project Document.
  • Review the relevance of the project strategy and assess whether it provides the most effective route towards expected/intended results.
  • Review decision-making processes: were perspectives of those who would be affected by project decisions, those who could affect the outcomes, and those who could contribute information or other resources to the process, considered during project design processes?
  • Review the extent to which relevant gender issues were raised in the project design.
  • Examine if progress so far has led to or could in the future catalyse beneficial development effects
  • Review the logframe indicators against progress made towards the end-of-project targets.
  • Review overall effectiveness of project management as outlined in the Project Document.
  • Consider the financial management of the project, with specific reference to the cost-effectiveness of interventions.
  • NB: whole evaluation document can be found at WFP offices.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

The Consultant should have strong experience, requisite expertise in the project subject matter (climate change adaptation), and experience in economic and social development issues. The consultant should be knowledgeable about AF operations and strategy, and about relevant AF policies such as those on project life cycle, M&E etc.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 25 November

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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