International Specialist on Climate Change Adaptation Areas (CAWA) of Lao PDR (Team Leader)

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Application deadline 11 months ago: Thursday 17 Feb 2022 at 22:59 UTC

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Organizational Setting

The FAO Asia Pacific Regional Evaluation Specialist is responsible for a range of evaluations undertaken in the region, with a major focus on GEF project evaluations. This role is supported by the Office of Evaluation (OED) in headquarters. Evaluation in FAO provides accountability for results to member countries and FAO’s Director-General, and the evidence base to guide their decision making and oversight. Evaluation also contributes to corporate learning, by offering a basis for improvements in the Organization's programs in terms of their relevance to countries, definition of objectives, their design and implementation. FAO also participates in system-wide evaluation initiatives, thereby contributing to assessments of development effectiveness by the United Nations (UN) system

Reporting Lines

The evaluation team will have a formal reporting line to the FAO Country Representative (budget holder for the project), and be under the regular supervision of the Regional Evaluation Specialist based in Bangkok (acting in the Evaluation Manager role).

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Draft and completion of an Inception report
  • Develop of the evaluation design, methodology and tools
  • Participate in field missions (if feasible) and/or briefings and debriefings
  • Conduct data collection and analysis
  • Deliver a formal debrief to key stakeholders on the evaluation findings
  • Consider feedback and comments from stakeholders whilst revising evaluation report drafts
  • Produce a final evaluation report
  • Produce an Evaluation Brief – a short summary of key evaluation learning suitable for a broad audience


Minimum Requirements

  • University Degree in Agriculture.
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).
  • 05 years of experiences in agriculture and Climate Change Adaptation

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Native freshwater fisheries management
  • Wetlands management
  • Fluvial dynamics
  • Water resources and floodplain management
  • Integrated multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder development approaches
  • Environmental, social and natural resource impact assessment
  • Preferable: recent knowledge and familiarity of East Asian/Lao PDR wetlands contexts
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