Evaluation - Australian Humanitarian Partnership’s Activations on Food Security and Livelihoods in Ethiopia and Kenya

Alinea International 

Position: Evaluation of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership’s Activations on Food Security and Livelihoods in Ethiopia and Kenya

Employment Type: Evaluation Team

Location: Ethiopia and Kenya

Reports to: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager, Australian Humanitarian Partnership Support Unit

Remuneration: The total budget for the evaluation is up to AUD 100,000.

At Alinea International we value equity, diversity and inclusivity in everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer opposed to all forms of discrimination. We actively seek and encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds recognizing that an inclusive workforce enriches our organisation and achieves smarter, more innovative results.

About Alinea International Ltd.

Alinea is an international development consultancy providing technical and management expertise that helps people improve their lives. We work with governments, investors, companies and communities to create lasting change. Over 35 years, Alinea has successfully delivered more than 515 projects worldwide. alineainternational.com

About the Project

The Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) is a partnership between the Australian Government and six Australian non-government organisations (NGOs), funded by the Australian Government. The AHP Support Unit is managed by Alinea.

AHP has activated three responses in Ethiopia and Kenya in 2023 to address food security and livelihood issues in the face of food crises and severe droughts. AHP partners – Plan International (Ethiopia) and Oxfam Australia (Ethiopia and Kenya) – are leading the consortiums to deliver these responses alongside their national and local partners.

The thematic evaluation of the responses in Ethiopia and Kenya will develop cross-cutting lessons on food security and livelihoods approaches. The evaluation will assess the impact, relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the food security and livelihood interventions under the three responses. It will also consider the extent that the program has met the needs of the most vulnerable, has been accountable to the affected populations and has been implemented through a locally led approach.

Key responsibilities/deliverables:

  • Detailed evaluation plan
  • Desk review /development of rubric
  • Data collection with participants and stakeholders
  • Presentation on preliminary findings / aide memoire
  • Evaluation report

Qualifications and Experience:

Team Leader

Required skills, qualifications and experience

  • Significant demonstrated experience undertaking evaluations in the humanitarian sector.
  • Advanced academic degree in Evaluation, International Development, Food Security and Nutrition, Humanitarian Action, or a related field.
  • Relevant subject matter knowledge and experience regarding food security and livelihoods and the cross-cutting themes (i.e. inclusion, accountability to affected populations, localisation, climate change).
  • High level skills with quantitative and qualitative research and analysis and report writing.
  • Highly developed communication skills, including advanced English speaking and writing skills, and proven record of communicating with beneficiaries, including through interpreters.
  • Experience in working with international organisations or NGOs, including abiding by their child protection and prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse policies.
  • Demonstrated experience in humanitarian response, knowledge of humanitarian standards (Core Humanitarian Standards, Sphere, Code of Conduct), and understanding and commitment to humanitarian and evaluation ethics.
  • Experience of implementing evaluations of Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded programs or ability to quickly develop an understanding of DFAT evaluation processes.

Desirable skills, qualifications and experience

  • Demonstrated experience of working in Ethiopia or Kenya.
  • Demonstrated experience undertaking a thematic evaluation of a food security and livelihoods project.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Gender equality; Disability inclusion; Climate Change; Accountability to Affected Populations, Localisation.

Team Members

Required skills, qualifications and experience

  • Academic degree in International Development, Humanitarian Action, GEDSI or a related field.
  • Thorough understanding of data collection methods.
  • Knowledge of Core Humanitarian Standards, a strong understanding of humanitarian and evaluation ethics and a commitment to ethical working practices.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in Ethiopia or Kenya.
  • Proven record of communicating with beneficiaries, including through interpreters, and with children using child friendly methods.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Desirable skills, qualifications and experience

  • Previous experience conducting evaluations for large-scale projects.
  • Experience in food security and livelihoods projects.

Alinea is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Given the nature of our work, candidates will be subjected to due diligence checks and to enhanced background checks as appropriate.

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How to apply

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter addressing criteria (max 2 pages)
  • Resumes of the team members (maximum of 3 pages each)
  • Proposed methodology (maximum of 4 pages)
  • Indicative budget (maximum of 1 page).

Please visit the below link to download the Terms of Reference:

Evaluation of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership’s Activations on Food Security and Livelihoods in Ethiopia and Kenya | Alinea International

Interested applicants can submit their Expression of Interest by 1 November 2023 to the following email address: ap-recruitment@alineainternational.com. Please include the title in your subject line.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; no telephone enquiries, please