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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Evaluation expert - environment, climate change, natural resource management

Location: Nepal
Job Code: 4012


The main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders and the wider public with:

  • an overall independent assessment of the past performance of the 'Support to rural livelihoods and climate change adaptation in the Himalaya , paying particular attention to its results measured against its expected objectives; and the reasons underpinning such results;
  • key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve current and future Actions.

In particular, this evaluation will serve as an independent assessment of the:

  • extent to which the project has achieved its intended results at target countries and at regional level,
  • the levels of influence and effectiveness of core components of the project design viz action research, pilots, policy, capacity building and knowledge sharing in enhancing the resilience of the mountain communities in HKH region,
  • ICIMOD's comparative advantages and challenges in view of potential future cooperation and EU priorities in the region, and enhancing the EU visibility in the region
  • identify good practices, lessons learnt case studies, models for potential adaptation / replication, which can be built upon / synergize with the existing EU instruments in the region (e.g. SWITCH Asia, bilateral programmes, thematic initiatives, Asia Investment Facility etc) and collaborations with the respective EU Delegations in the region

The main users of this evaluation will be EU, ICIMOD, partner country governments, donors and CSOs in

the HKH region.

Minimum requirements:

  • at least a master’s degree in environmental science , development studies, climate change, natural resource management, or related fields, OR equivalent professional experience of at least 15 years in the sector if the candidate does not possess a Master
  • a minimum of 12 years of professional experience in the field of environment, climate change, Natural Resource Management,
  • minimum of 5 experiences in evaluation and monitoring of development co-operation projects, financed by different types of Donors/Institutions, like the European Union, bilateral donors and multilateral institutions in the field of environment, climate change and development programmes;
  • at least 3 experiences as team leader
  • previous experience in conducting complex multi-country and multi stakeholder evaluations

Additional requirements:

  • desirable experience in South Asian / HKH Countries 9 (preferably in the mountain context) and in understanding the complex geo-political / social-cultural environment
  • expertise in evaluating regional and research for development types of organisations and programme ideally linked to livelihoods, water, NRM, climate change, transboundary and ecosystems solutions

Language skills of the team:

  • English: evaluation expert shall possess a level C2 expertise;

Please apply with your updated CV in EC format by 12:00 (noon) UK time on 16/10/2018.

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