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FAO recrute 01 National Behavioural Science Specialist

FAO recrute 01 National Behavioural Science Specialist

FAO

Lusaka, Zambia
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
 Job Description – National Behavioural Science Specialist (2303311)
Job Description: 2303311
National Behavioural Science Specialist
Job Posting: 31/Oct/2023
Closure Date: 14/Nov/2023, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRZAM – FAO Representation in Zambia
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Zambia-Lusaka
Duration: 12 months
Post Number: N/A
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Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
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Organizational Setting
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and malnutrition. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.
Project brief outline
Within the framework of the country’s effort to support Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment (OCB) as part of the larger project consortium led by FAO, the Project GCP/GLO/1069/GER-F: “Facility for Action for Climate Empowerment to achieve the Nationally Determined Contributions” (FACE-NDC) is intended to be implemented from 2023-2027. The objective of the project is to develop a climate education (CE) program for all members of the Zambian society. The project will map institutions and stakeholders, identify country specificities and requirements of vulnerable groups to engage in CE. It will develop and accredit CE curricula for primary and secondary schools, develop supporting materials and train educators to integrate the CE program into existing programs. Specialized courses for university students and professionals will be developed. The capacity of local academic and digital infrastructure will be built for effective implementation. Informal education program will be developed and the capacity of local stakeholders for implementation will be strengthened. It will also be ensured that the results, tools and resources of the project can be “exported”, target groups in Zambia and the region are informed about the project activities and outputs via open communication channels and open-access information platform.
The support is based on the guidelines as provided by the Country Programming Framework (CPF). The current Zambia CPF has five priority areas:
(1) Increased and Gender Responsive Productivity and Production, and enhanced Research and Development (Crops, Livestock, Capture Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Forestry); (2) Inclusive Agri-business Development, Marketing and Trading; (3) Inclusive Green Growth and Environmental Sustainability; (4) Nutrition and Food Systems enhancement, and Social Protection; (5) Inclusive and Gender Responsive Policy Development and Implementation.
The incumbent’s tasks will mainly contribute to the third priority.
Reporting Lines
Under the overall supervision of the FAOR, the consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, leading the PMU, and in collaboration with relevant FAO Zambia personnel, UNESCO and UNITAR Technical Teams.
Technical Focus
•    Behavioral Science
•    Education
•    Curriculum development
•    Capacity building
•    Sustainable transitions
•    Climate change, biodiversity and environment
•    Monitoring and evaluation frameworks
Tasks and responsibilities
•    In consultation with the Consortium members and the evaluation company Syspons, lead the development of the impact evaluation framework for the project.
•    In collaboration with the contracted research institution, support undertaking the baseline studies to establish M&E baselines, identify priority climate change mitigation impact area and determine perceptions, norms, competences and behaviours.
•    Lead the development of the behavioural frameworks to address gender, vulnerable and marginalized groups.
•    Participate in the BeSci Advisory Group meetings providing regular technical support on BeSci aspects to key stages of the project.
•    Lead the development and delivery of the training of selected staff in Ministries on the importance of a behavioural science approaches to achieve climate change objectives.
•    Support the BeSci Advisory Group in creating a research framework for data collection and publications in collaboration between international and national experts.
•     In collaboration with the National media trainer on social / media techniques, develop and deliver the training for project staff and consortium partners on behavioural science related communications methods.
•     In collaboration with the National Communications and digital context expert and a non-profit media producer (e.g. university) contracted to develop video content for eLearning, social media and TV related to climate change education, develop video content to support informal and peer-to-peer information exchange and tailored behavioral “nudges”
•    In collaboration with the National Communications and digital context expert, develop campaign materials, brochures, posters and other resources with key messages, nudges and guidance for climate change mitigation action.
•    In collaboration with the National Communications and digital context expert, pre-test communication campaigns in selected project pilot areas and collect behavioral data responses.
•    In collaboration with the National Communications and digital context expert, support development of the public campaigns on climate action, targeting diverse groups, including marginalized, and physically challenged individuals through tailored multimodal delivery channels (TV, radio, newspapers, mobile phones, public announcements, brochures).
•    Conduct sensitization meetings, events and dialogues with key stakeholders (chiefs, traditional leaders, etc.) to create enabling changes in climate change and gender behaviour and social norms.
•    Facilitate the engagement of content producers (both private and public sector actors) including provision of trainings on content and behaviorally oriented messaging.
•    Develop training modules on key messages and content development for maximum uptake, following behavioural science methods.
•    Develop and deliver a pedagogical training to staff for integration of ESD/CCE and behavioral science approaches in courses at all levels.
•    In collaboration with the international consultant to support youth engagement, develop and deliver the training for non-formal climate education actors on effective climate change educational methods and formats, especially for distant learning, and for effectively reaching remote, vulnerable and marginalized groups, such as women, girls, disabled, school dropouts etc.
•    In collaboration with the International consultant leading Output 3 of the project, develop and deliver the training for non-formal climate education actors on developing and implementing behaviourally informed educational programmes and initiatives.
•    In collaboration with the International consultant to support youth engagement, develop and provide training packages for educators on methodologies for youth engagement, activism, advocacy and civic engagement.
•    In collaboration with the International consultant leading Output 3 of the project and the National Agriculture Specialist, support the development of the training for selected non-formal climate education NGOs/CBOs through behaviorally-informed modules on climate smart and sustainable agricultural practices
•    Support the National Agriculture Specialist in developing the training for selected non-formal climate education NGOs/CBOs through behaviourally informed modules on community-based and sustainable forest management.
•    Support the International senior sustainable technologies expert (energy) in developing the training for selected non-formal climate education NGOs/CBOs through behaviourally informed modules on sustainable and efficient energy use.
•    In collaboration with the International consultant leading Output 3 of the project, the International consultant to support youth engagement, as well as the contracted entity to mainstream gender in YUNGA badges in Zambia, strengthen Scouts and Guides empowerment packs and other curriculum, including through linkages with WAGGGS Girl-Led Action on Climate Change initiative in Africa
•    Support the National Agriculture Specialist and the contracted regional farmer field school network in engaging with the regional FFS network, identify key gaps and support the development and integration of the new resources and materials into the programme (to develop BeSci modules for extension services materials).
•    Perform other related duties as required.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Minimum Requirements
•    Advanced University degree (PhD preferred) in Behavioral Science, Psychology, Behavioral Economics or related field.
•    At least 5 years of relevant experience in applying behavioural science and insights in educational and capacity building programmes and initiatives, including integrating behavioural science principles into the educational curricula and communications materials and campaigns on climate change, biodiversity loss and other environmental and social issues.
•    Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.
•    National of Zambia.
FAO Core Competencies
•    Results Focus
•    Teamwork
•    Communication
•    Building Effective Relationships
•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
•    Understanding of FAO policies and programmes is considered a strong asset; and familiarity with UN administrative, operational and financial procedures is an asset.
•    With strong analytical and report writing skills; experience in undertaking field surveys, including interviews/consultation with multiple stakeholders and with government counterparts. Strong interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and focus on results.
•    Very good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment.
•    Work experience in more than one location or area of work.
•    Extent and relevance of experience in sustainable agriculture, climate smart agriculture, agroecology, or nature-based solutions.
•    Extent and relevance of experience in extension, training and capacity building Programmes and initiatives, on sustainable agriculture, climate smart agriculture, agroecology.
•    Extent and relevance of experience in educational and capacity building initiatives, projects, and Programmes, to address climate change, biodiversity loss and other environmental and social issues to enable sustainable transitions.
•    Experience in educational curriculum development for primary/ secondary/ vocational levels, ensuring equal access to education for different groups, will be considered an advantage.
•    Knowledge of Zambian context and experience of curriculum development for Zambian farmer field schools is a strong advantage.
•    Ability to engage and deal with stakeholders at national, sub-national and regional level.
•    Demonstrated ability to formulate, draft and finalize clear technical documents, guidelines, manuals, and reports, in English.
•    Demonstrated ability to work in multi-cultural and geographically dispersed teams, including through remote work
Selection criteria
•    Understanding of FAO policies and programmes is considered a strong asset; and familiarity with UN administrative, operational and financial procedures is an asset.
•    Extent and relevance of experience in sustainable agriculture, climate smart agriculture, agroecology, or nature-based solutions.
•    Extent and relevance of experience in extension, training and capacity building Programmes and initiatives, on sustainable agriculture, climate smart agriculture, agroecology.
•    Extent and relevance of experience in educational and capacity building initiatives, projects, and Programmes, to address climate change, biodiversity loss and other environmental and social issues to enable sustainable transitions.
•    Experience in educational curriculum development for primary/ secondary/ vocational levels, ensuring equal access to education for different groups, will be considered an advantage.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/  
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