World Food Programme (WFP)

Quantitative Consultant / Economist

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

WFP Lesotho seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. 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: Post graduate university qualification in economics/statistics or related discipline Experience: At least 8 years working experience in conducting evaluations/assessments/research of FFA/resilience/Climate Change programmes; Experience in Analysis of resilience/food security related data and presentation of findings ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Evaluation team leader JOB PURPOSE WFP Lesotho Country office and the Ministry of Forestry, Range and Soil Conservation (MFRSC) are jointly commissioning the evaluation of the asset creation and public works activities in Lesotho for the period 2015-2019. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  1. Contribute substantively to the Design of the evaluation approach and methodology; including determination of the sampling strategy, Data Collection and Data Analysis methods;

  2. Contribute to the preparation of the inception report, particularly the data collection and analysis sections, ensuring that data collection instruments are annexed to the report as per the DEQAS template;

  3. In close consultation with the team leader and the WFP Regional Bureau data Analyst, develop a data analysis plan to show how the data that will be collected using the data collection tools and will be analysed to answer specific evaluation questions;

  4. Set up Data Quality control protocols in close consultation with the team leader;

  5. Lead the training of enumerators/research assistants, supported by the Data Analyst;

  6. Lead the development, pre-testing and finalisation of the data collection tools; including secondary and primary data collection (noting that data regarding costs of the programme will largely be secondary and therefore the person must be able to conceptualise how to find different sources of this data);

  7. Conduct a cost benefit analysis of the WFP food assistance for assets programme and the Government Public Works;

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE At least 8 years working experience in conducting evaluations/assessments/research of FFA/resilience/climate change programmes; Experience in analysis of resilience/food security related data and presentation of findings TERMS AND CONDITIONS DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS Deadline for applications is 10 January 2020. Only online applications will be considered. Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
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