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WFP Regional Bureau for Southern Africa: Request for Expression of Interest

Deadline date
15 Feb 2023
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WFP’s dual mandate of Saving Lives and Changing Lives allows it to use a development lens in its humanitarian responses, and to align early recovery and development interventions accordingly. The organization’s experience in both humanitarian and development contexts allows it to establish unique strengths and capacities to enhance livelihoods and contribute to self-sufficiency and resilience of communities beset by food insecurity, and vulnerable to climate shocks.

While the Changing Lives agenda focus mostly on resilience building and improving livelihoods, government and other partners see WFP’s entry point and presence in Southern Africa as an opportunity to foster economic and human development more directly to counterweight some of the most pressing issues in Africa, such as urbanization, unemployment, conflict, among others. To do so, WFP in Southern Africa is promoting innovative interventions to increase agricultural productivity, and livelihoods diversification, with a focus on youth employment and women empowerment.


In this context, the WFP Regional Bureau for Southern Africa seeks collaboration with a research /think tank, academic institution, or an organized team of individual consultants with expertise in humanitarian and mainly in development change and impact monitoring and evaluation to help develop a theory of change, indicators compendium and their methodologies. This will allow WFP to strengthen and promote evidence for WFP’s Changing Lives mandate and measuring outcomes expected from triple nexus (i.e., Humanitarian-Development-Peace) interventions aimed at promoting rural transformation and economic development.

We look forward to receiving expression of interest from well-established and reputable institutions meeting most of the following criteria:

  • Being officially recognized in the country where they operate, duly authorised to be contracted
  • Having a team of expert practitioners in (integrated) programme design, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Having a team of experts in resilience, sustainability, agriculture, agribusiness, innovative financing, rural development, climate change, or any other agriculture- and nutrition-related discipline
  • Minimum of a master-level qualification in the above domains
  • Minimum of 10 years of proven experience for the Team Lead
  • Knowledge of Southern Africa’ humanitarian and development landscape

Expected deliverables

  • Development of a Theory of Change for framework for Changing Lives mandate, focused on programmes aimed at building people's and communities' resilience to shocks and their contribution to people’s self-sufficiency.
  • Development of ‘Indicators compendium and related methodologies’ for to generate evidence on WFP efforts to strengthen the coherence and complementarity of humanitarian, development, and peace efforts.
  • Development of a ‘Library & Toolkit’ composed by WFP’s and Other UN agencies and organisations measurements and processes aim to track outcomes and impacts focused on Changing Lives.

Upon the review of your expression of interest, which should include the team’s profile and links to similar works. WFP focal person will advise the teams/consultants with the right potential on the way forward.

How to apply

For more information and submission of the expression of interest by 15 February 2023, contact [email protected]