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Team Leader, World Bank Climate Change Adaptation Fund Evaluation, Washington, D.C.

MSI is an international development firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area with a 30-year history of helping to deliver results across the developing world. In 2008, we became part of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with Coffey’s international development offices in the United Kingdom and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and South Sudan. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance, and anticorruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Proposal Summary:

This evaluation will focus on main processes of the Climate Change Adaptation Fund and will cover the first four years of the Fund’s operations. It should cover ongoing and completed processes and, to understand its evolution, briefly examine aspects and events towards its establishment and operationalization. The objective of the evaluation is to examine and assess the Fund’s design and implicit logic against its implementation to identify and strengthen good practices, to indicate processes that require improvement, and to recommend how these can be carried out.

Position Summary:

The Senior Climate Change/Environmental Specialist will serve as Team Leader for the evaluation. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of Adaptation Fund, Kyoto Protocol and UNFCCC, extensive evaluation experience a strong record in designing and leading institutional level and formative evaluations; technical competence in the area of evaluation (theory and practice), a strong methodological background, particularly around developing effective and innovative ways to measure outcomes of adaptation projects and programs.

The evaluation is anticipated to start in September, 2014 and is expected to continue through December. The Team Leader is anticipated to have 30 – 45 days of work on this evaluation.

Responsibilities:

Provide inputs to the evaluation design and develop the evaluation inception report including development of the Theory of change, refines with the guidance of the IRP and Coordinator, TORs, specifically the questions, scope of the evaluation and the evaluation matrix.
Develop and follow the evaluation plan and implement the evaluation.
Design and refine tools to collect data as needed.
Analyze and synthesize information, interpret findings, develop and discuss conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation.
Finalize and present the evaluation report to stakeholders, specifically the AFB.
Maintain regular communication with the Coordinator about the evaluation.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant field, such as Climate Adaptation or Environmental Science.
Extended knowledge of the Adaptation Fund and of UNFCCC, Kyoto protocol and climate change and other environmental international regimes and policies.
At least 15 years of evaluation experience.
At least 5 years of experience in designing, implementing and evaluating adaptation projects and programs in developing countries.
Knowledge of, and experience in applying, qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods.
A strong record in designing and leading institutional level and formative evaluations.
A strong methodological background, particularly around developing effective and innovative ways to measure outcomes of adaptation projects and programs.
Fluency in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish a plus.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

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