FAO Kenya Econometrician Job Vacancy
Contract Period: 11 Months with Possible Extension
Closing Date: 10th January 2014
Investing in a better understanding and measuring of resilience in this context is essential.
Against this background, FAO in collaboration with UNICEF and WFP have successfully developed and piloted (also in the HoA) an econometric model to analyse resilience, identify the contributing factors that may influence the resilience of HHs and communities and measure the actual impacts of investments on people’s resilience.
Furthermore, following the demand received from donors and the direct request expressed by IGAD, FAO and some of its UN longstanding partners (e.g. UNICEF and WFP) have agreed to set up a Resilience Analysis Unit (RAU) for building capacity to improve resilience measurement and analysis at the Regional level in the HoA and whose core will be located within IDDRSI M&E.
Under the overall supervision of the general supervision of the FAO Representative in Kenya and the technical guidance of the Resilience Analysis Unit Technical Coordinator Analyst, the consultant will:
- Apply FAO’s methodology at National and Regional level (HOA)
- Present, on behalf of FAO, results of analysis to stakeholders (government, institutions, etc).
- Prepare findings for publication.
- To contribute to field activities for the baseline survey in different states when requested; in particular the consultant will:
- Be part of the resilience team that will undertake the impact evaluations/resilience analysis;
- Follow the early phases of data collection in the field. For instance, the consultant will supervise enumerators, data entry operators and supervisors activities, in order to control data activities quality.
- Actively assist and contribute to the field test of the survey instrument;
- Actively initiate and produce, upon discussion with partners and programme designers, survey’s instruments.
- To contribute to enhance technical capacity of the staff operating in the IGAD, member states institutions and partners to measure and analyse resilience; in particular the consultant will:
- Actively assist and contribute to the training of staff operating in the IGAD, member states institutions and partners;
- Contribute to the development of the Resilience measurement tool, by exploring further areas of innovation and by refining actual weakness.
- Curry out other duties as required.
- Timely preparation of the Resilience Analysis
- Timely preparation of the Impact Assessment exercises
- Timely data collection
- Timely preparation of the other required analysis
- A minimum of five years of working experience.
- Specific competence on the Impact Evaluation of agro-farming projects in post conflict contexts is desirable.
- English and French are the official working languages of the UN.
- Written and spoken fluency in English is essential.
- Working knowledge of French is desirable.
The United Nations Secretariat is a Non-Smoking Environment. English and French are the two official working languages of the United Nations.
ONLY applications to specific VAs will be considered, general applications should not be sent.
Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/009/2013 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae to the following email; [email protected]
If making a hard copy submission, the envelope should be clearly marked CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/009/2013 and sent to the following address:
United Nations Office at Nairobi
UN Complex, Gigiri
P.O. Box 30470-00100
Applications must be received by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.
Remuneration: Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. More Info Here …
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