Recruitment of a team leader (102673) – South Africa


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.


Job purpose :

The SADC RVAA programme is looking for an experienced consultant as team leader for the joint midterm review of the SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (RVAA) programme (2017-2021). The midterm review is jointly commissioned by the SADC Secretariat, UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Landell Mills and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The midterm review coincides with DFID’s annual review of the programme in February 2019 and it is being commissioned to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of implementation as well as progress towards achieving results. The review will determine the reasons why certain results occurred or not, to draw lessons, derive good practices and pointers for learning. It will provide evidence-based findings to inform strategic and operational decision-making. The specific objectives for this review are :

  1. To review programme assumptions and implementation modalities ;
  2. To assess delivery and quality of outputs including use of RVAA and NVAC products ;
  3. To examine the use of appropriate technology and innovations in Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (VAA) ;
  4. To examine progress in terms of sustainability of the RVAA programme beyond donor funding.

The purpose of these TOR is to provide the team leader with a clear outline of his/her role in the review process and the expected deliverables. The ToR for the midterm review provides comprehensive information on the subject of the review and the overall approach.


Key accountabilities (not all-inclusive) :

Under the overall guidance, direct supervision and day-to-day coordination with RTST and RBJ in consultation with the Joint Review Management Group (JRMG), the team leader will :

  • Define the midterm review approach and methodology ;
  • Guide and manage the team to implement the review from inception up to dissemination ;
  • Draft the inception report and consolidate using inputs from the other team member ;
  • Revise the inception and review report based on feedback from the Joint Review Management Group (JRMG) to produce 2nd draft ;
  • Finalise the inception report based on comments from stakeholders ;
  • Leading the review data collection mission ;
  • Debrief stakeholders on preliminary findings at the end of the field work/data collection ;
  • Draft the review report with inputs from other team members (it is expected that each team member will draft their portion and submit to the team leader) ;
  • Revise the review report based on feedback from the Joint Review Management Group (JRMG) to produce draft 2 which will be circulated to stakeholders for comments ;
  • Finalise the review report.

Key deliverables :

  1. Draft 1 inception report that goes to the Joint Review Management Group (JRMG) for review and feedback ;
  2. Draft 2 Inception report that goes to stakeholders for review and comments ;
  3. Final Inception report ;
  4. PowerPoint presentation with preliminary findings ;
  5. Draft 1 review report that goes to the Joint Review Management Group (JRMG) for review and feedback ;
  6. Draft 2 review report that goes to stakeholders for review and comments ;
  7. Final review report ;
  8. Other dissemination products as may be agreed and determined during the inception phase.


Desired experiences for entry into the role :

Education :

University degree in any relevant social sciences

Experience :

  • At least 12 years of relevant working experience ;
  • Experience in leading teams in similar assignments ;
  • Experience in reviews, assessments and evaluations of social development programmes ;
  • Experience in working with UN agencies ;
  • Experience in evaluating similar types of programmes ;
  • Experience evaluating programmes that have strong Government ownership/involvement in design and implementation.


Knowledge & Skills :

  • Understanding of national policies and processes related to vulnerability analysis and assessment and food security, programming and interventions ;
  • Understanding of National development planning and programming processes including National Development planning ;
  • Understanding of the Southern African Development Community ;
  • Understanding of the Southern African developing country context ;
  • Skills of different evaluation design approaches and methodologies ;
  • Good written and oral communication skills.


Terms and conditions :

Deadline for applications :

11 Januay 2019

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