• Climate Change, Food Security, Livelihoods, and Resilience Expert

    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/8/2018 11:58 AM)
    Location
    Madagascar
    Type
    Consultant
  • Overview

    Job Title: Climate Change, Food Security, Livelihoods, and Resilience Expert

    Department/Location: Madagascar, Antananarivo

    Reports To: Team Leader

    Type: Consultancy

     

    Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Climate Change, Food Security, Livelihoods, and Resilience Expert for the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) to advise a team conducting Evaluations of WFP’s operation in Madagascar.  The evaluation will benefit the WFP country office and will take into accounting past and present activities in order to inform the development of new Provisional Strategic Plans on connection with the MAP’s Integrated Roadmap and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal. The period of performance is expected to be from around February 2018 through July 2018.  This position is contingent upon award.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Evaluate climate change, food security, and livelihoods, including conducting food security assessments, VAM, and M&E systems.
    • Evaluate WFP’s activities related to P4P, market access and food value chain, and cash based transfers, particularly in regards to efficiency and cost effectiveness.
    • Evaluate WFP’s activities related to national food safety nets and social protection such as school feeding programs, FFA programs, resilience, capacity development, gender analysis, and partnerships.
    • Draft reports and provide recommendations to WFP based on evaluations.

    Qualifications

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Experience in climate change, disaster risk reduction, resilience, vulnerability assessment and mapping (VAM);
    • Skills and demonstrated experience in evaluating food assistance modalities (cash/vouchers, FFA and safety nets, P4P, market infrastructure, post-harvest value chain, local purchase, and livelihood support;
    • Ability to conduct in-depth analysis of program efficiency, capacity development, partnerships, and gender analysis;
    • Experience working with international donors, particularly with WFP.

     

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in international development, environment, food security, statistics, or related field;
    • 10 years of experience working on projects related to climate change, food security, livelihoods, and resilience, particularly in Madagascar or Eastern Africa;
    • 10 years of monitoring and evaluation experience for international donors such as WFP, USAID, FFP, and/or FAO, at least five of which should be on national food safety nets and social programs.
    • Fluency/Native proficiency speaking, reading, and writing in French.
    • Experience in East Africa required; experience in Madagascar preferred.

    Education:  Bachelor’s degree in international development, environment, food security, statistics, or related field.

     

    Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment, with some time spent in the field.

    Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

     

    Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

     

    Travel:  International travel may be required.

     

    No phone calls please.  All candidates will be contacted, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

     

    IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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