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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.
The Climate Smart Agriculture Programme (CSAP) is an Irish-Aid funded programme, which takes a food systems approach to promote gender equality and women's empowerment, climate action, nutrition-sensitive agriculture and livelihoods enhancement amongst sorghum farmers within six districts of Dodoma region. These districts are Mpwapwa, Kongwa, Bahi, Kondoa, Chamwino and Chemba. The CSAP was launched in 2018 and to date has reached over 21,000 farmers (43% of whom are women).
Adopting a food systems approach that creates viable livelihoods, supports human health and nutrition, and protects natural resources, is a growing priority for both the CSAP funder, Irish Aid, and the lead implementer, WFP. Challenges in the food system in Tanzania are among the root causes of food and nutrition insecurity and inequality in the country. A food systems approach is thus gaining increasing traction as a way to achieve a balance between healthy families, healthy communities and sustainable livelihoods, particularly following the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit.
Irish Aid and WFP view the CSAP as an important exemplar of how a food systems approach can be meaningfully applied in the Tanzanian context. Following 4 years of programme implementation, this is an important juncture to systematically document the evidence, lessons and impact of the CSAP, in order to inform the future design, implementation and scale-up of the programme. WFP is therefore seeking an independent consultant to conduct a review of the CSAP that is both retrospective, to capture key lessons and evidence of what works, but also forward looking, to inform the future direction of the programme, as well as broader policy processes.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced University Degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Agriculture, rural Economics, public health, environmental studies, food systems, development studies or related area.
Fluency (level C) in English and Swahili languages.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of M&E/Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping, the National Consultant will conduct review to cover the CSAP programme implementation period (2018-to date). The review will combine a desk review of current programme documentation and data, with the collection of additional qualitative data on programme impact through a field visit to Dodoma. This element of the review will entail engagement with the range of programme stakeholders, including: farming households, extension workers, off-takers, buyers, local government authorities, financial service providers, input service providers and programme partners. The recommendations from the review relating to the next phase of CSAP should be clear and actionable, and categorised as short, medium or long-term.
To conduct an independent review of what is working in the CSAP and inform recommendations for future design, implementation and scale up.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Prepare inception report, including final methodology and work plan (week 2)
- Conduct field work debrief (week 4)
- Conduct presentation of draft findings (draft report and presentation) (week 6)
- Prepare final draft report (not exceeding 20 pages) to culminate in actionable recommendations for the short, medium and long-term regarding programme design, implementation and scale-up; annex to include human impact stories of the CSAP (focusing on women’s empowerment) (week 8)
- Submit final report and annexes delivered (week 10)
Core components for review:
Key questions listed in the Terms of References through this link (to be refined and finalised by the consultant in consultation with Irish Aid and WFP) should be framed by the food systems approach underpinning the CSAP, covering the following core components:
- Sustainable Livelihoods
- Environment and climate change
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
- Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
- Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
- Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
- Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
- Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
- Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
- Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance
Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)
Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)
Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government
Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Relevant training and experience in food systems, agriculture food technology, rural economics
- Demonstrable in-depth understanding of the Tanzanian context
- Strong knowledge of and experience of working in the Tanzanian agriculture sector
- Demonstrable experience in conducting similar reviews on food systems and agricultural development programmes
- Ability to work independently and produce high-quality deliverables according to deadlines
- Experience of conducting similar strategic review processes
- Fully available in Mid April to June 2022, including for fieldwork in Dodoma
- The successful consultant is required to be immediately available to commence work in mid April and work through June 2022. This assignment will be carried out and all deliverables completed within a maximum of 50 (fifty) working days, before 30th June, 2022.
- The consultant will ideally be based in Tanzania for the duration of the assignment, with travel to Dodoma region required for fieldwork
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Interested suitably qualified experience must submit the following documents by the deadline of Friday April 8th to Julieth Malai, WFP HR officer, [email protected] :
- CV, with a summary of previous assignments demonstrating required qualifications and experience to conduct this review
- A cover note outlining understanding of the terms of reference and proposed approach to the assignment, including draft methodology and work plan
- Daily rate
- Confirmation of availability for the period Mid April to June 2022.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline for submitting applications is 12 April 2022.
All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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.