International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

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International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

Working at INBAR

Location :Home-based and field visits in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda
INBAR Department :Global Programme
Report to :Programme Manager, Phase II-Dutch-Sino-East Africa Bamboo Development Programme.
Duration :30 working days from May-June 2022. Up to EUR 30000 could be paid for the consultancy

INBAR is seeking a consultant to carry out an evaluation of the Dutch-Sino-East Africa Bamboo Development Programme (Phase 2) which is taking place in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. The mid-term evaluation will look at activities implemented during the period of April 2020 to March 2021 of the programme. Specific questions will address the programme’s: relevance; effectiveness; efficiency; outcomes; sustainability; partnership and coordination; and provide recommendations. More information will be provided to the successful applicant.
Deliverables
  • Desk review and data analysis: the evaluation team will review project related documentation and literature (3- 4 days);
  • Briefing and preparation with programme team (1 day);
  • Meetings and discussions with programme team/ partners, and field visits in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda (11-12 days- including travel);
  • Submission of draft evaluation report (5 days); and
  • Submission of final report (8 days).
Requirements
  • Working experience and knowledge of international development cooperation projects and programmes evaluation;
  • Experience and knowledge with the evaluation of development projects/field visits;
  • Experience and knowledge in value chain development / livelihood development and / or Climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries, especially in East African beneficiary countries.
  • Team members have a relevant qualification in the international development studies, environmental sciences, Social sciences and monitoring, and evaluation (Masters/PhD level) with at least seven years of experience in respective field.
  • Proven experience with rigorous qualitative/mixed methods of research and evaluation
  • Proven report-writing skills.
  • Full command of the English language is required. The report as well as the official communication with the INBAR and donors will be in English.
  • (Preferred) Working experience in bamboo based livelihood and environmental development projects and programme will be a strong advantage.
  • (Preferred) Working experience on and understanding of non-timber forest product value chains in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda
Application Process

All applications (Comprising of narrative technical and financial proposal) should be sent to hr@inbar.int no later than 23 May, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further action. Please include the following subject in the submission; – “Phase II Dutch-Sino – evaluation”.

Location :Beijing, China
INBAR Department :Global Programme
Report to :Capacity-building Manager
Duration :Six months, with opportunity of continued internship work according to performance and task requirements.

The INBAR E-Learning Programme was initiated in 2020 under the global COVID -19 pandemic situation, in order to facilitate capacity building and knowledge sharing for global bamboo and rattan stakeholders, to explore and make effective use of the enormous potentials of bamboo and rattan.  The programme aims to help providing innovative, nature-based solutions for a world with more and more uncertainties in human living environment, economy and society. The e-learning programme comprises of a series of webinars and online training modules on different thematic areas of bamboo and rattan. Under the direction and guidance of the Supervisor, the intern will assist in the on-line e-learning project preparation, implementation, reporting and evaluation, and support preparations for the Second Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2022).
Responsibilities
  • Assist in webinar/training project preparation: close coordination with Webinar / training project Panellists / Speakers for finalising agenda, topic, soliciting webinar / training materials, and support in preparation of presentation and other webinar / training materials.
  • Assist in the preparation and production of communication materials and training manuals and other documents for webinars and training projects.
  • Provide support in translation and editing of webinar / training project related documents from Chinese to English and vice versa (if needed).
  • Assist in familiarising and combating technical issues of panellists and attendees. Particularly organise pre-test for familiarising panellist / speakers on the selected webinar platform (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.).
  • Assist in preparation / updating of necessary templates: registration, feedback forms, etc.
  • Act as a Rapporteur of the Webinars and online/offline training activities, capture main knowledge and information, concepts and common recognitions and consents during discussions (Q &A), and summarize on key messages.
  • Provide support in profiling of INBAR E-learning Programme: develop, maintain and update the e-learning database of panellist and attendees, keep filing of presentations / course materials, capture and analyse statistics of attendees, provide supporting data for monitoring and evaluate the impacts of the webinars/training events.
  • Devise mechanism to maintain a network of INBAR training alumni with regular exchanges of information through online platforms.
  • Assist in fulfilling post-webinar / training programme tasks: editing of recorded session for posting in YouTube and Social media channels, processing payment and certificates, etc.
  • Any other tasks reasonably requested by the supervisor.
Requirements
  • Graduate or undergraduate student, preferably in international trade, economy, finance, development, cooperation, environment governance, forestry & agriculture, rural development fields;
  • Graduate or undergraduate student, preferably in international trade, economy, finance, development, cooperation, environment governance, forestry & agriculture, rural development fields;
  • Proficient in computer and following software: Microsoft office, adobe Photoshop / illustrator, video editing software, social medias, etc.
  • Highly responsible, devoted, perseverant, hard-working and able to work under pressure. Able to dedicate / work at least 2 full days per week.
Application Process

Applications should be sent to hr@inbar.int no later than 31 May 2022. Please include the following subject in the submission: “INBAR Intern-E-learning Programme Assistant-NAME”.

To learn more about INBAR, please visit our website at www.inbar.int