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CGIAR – IEA Call for Expression of Interest – Team leader for Evaluation of CRPs

The CGIAR Independent Evaluation Arrangement (IEA) is currently looking for Team Leaders to conduct evaluations of the CGIAR Research Programmes.

The CGIAR research programmes are as follows:

  • CRP on WHEAT
  • CRP on MAIZE
  • CRP on Policies, Institutions and Markets
  • CRP on Aquatic Agriculture Systems 
The evaluations are scheduled to take place between March- April 2014 and early 2015, with an intensive phase for the conduct of the evaluation foreseen starting in May 2014.
Interested persons should send their application by 15 December 2013, to the email address CGIAR-IEA-opportunities@fao.org.
The Team Leader’s tasks will include:
  • participation in the identification of the evaluation team members;
  • preparation of the inception report;
  • guidance and coordination of the team’s analysis and work;
  • interviews with key stakeholders in the CGIAR Centers, donors, partners  and any other institution considered relevant;
  • substantive technical lead to the overall analysis, findings, conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation for providing an assessment based on all the available information from documents, desk reviews, surveys, interviews, in accordance with the inception report.
  • preparation of the report outline, coordination of the inputs provided by the team members, preparation of the draft evaluation report;
  • prepare a comprehensive evaluation report;
  • present the report through different means and in different fora to key stakeholders.
Essential Qualifications of the Team Leader
  • Strong academic background in area relevant to the CGIAR’s operations;
  • Extensive Evaluation experience of complex programmes, including research, at international level;
  • Extensive and proven experience as a team leader;
  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of the international debate on the key issues related to  the CRP to be evaluated;
  • Good knowledge of the main international institutions and mechanisms involved in the areas of research and development that are focus of the CRP to be evaluated;
  • Excellent writing skills in English and good verbal communication skills.
More information can be found in TORs

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