UPDATES

Welcome to the first update of the new phase of the SEADS project, with a focus on normalizing good practices for crop related livelihood responses in emergencies.

In 2024 we aim to:

  • Translate and publish the SEADS handbook as online and hard copy versions in Arabic, Spanish, French and Portuguese by July, with launches scheduled to take place August and September
     
  • Meet the growing demand from practitioners for training in the use of SEADS by developing the Global SEADS Training Program, which will be designed and tested from January to August; an initial English version of the training program will be followed by new language versions
     
  • Continue to track feedback from users of the SEADS Handbook and its strengths and weakness — please use this link SEADS Handbook (spherestandards.org) to login and then leave your comment on the handbook
     
  • Continue to collect and review evidence on the livelihoods, food security and nutritional impacts of crop-related assistance in disasters — please send evaluations, reviews or research reports to the coordinator@seads-standards.org

For further information about any SEADS activity during 2024, please contact Alistair Short at coordinator@seads-standards.org

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

LEGS-SEADS Joint Assessment Tool Consultant

The tasks of the consultant are to:

  • Participate in a briefing meeting with LEGS and SEADS representatives to discuss the task and agreed timeline.
  • Review the assessment content in the LEGS and SEADS Handbooks, including both the checklists and the guidance on methodology, teams, process etc.
  • Prepare a draft outline/contents page of the Tool for submission to LEGS and SEADS, and revise as appropriate based on feedback from LEGS and SEADS.
  • Prepare a draft of the Tool for submission to LEGS and SEADS for comment.
  • Prepare a working version of the Tool based on this feedback, ready for design and field testing.
  • Work with the selected SEADS Field Team to design and run an in-country simulation event, and attend the event.*
  • Consider any additional feedback on the draft tool provided by the LEGS and SEADS Coordinators (e.g. comments from LEGS Advisory Group and SEADS Steering Group members).
  • Finalise the Tool based on feedback.

*Travel logistics and costs will be provided by CRS, SEADS sub-contractor.

Anticipated start date: 15th March 2024

Duration of assignment: 19 days (12 days preparation and writing; 7 days travel for field testing)

Anticipated output: LEGS-SEADS Joint Assessment Tool (succinct, concise & user friendly)

Reporting to: LEGS Coordinator

Required competencies: Background and at least 15 years’ experience in either livestock or crop emergency response (preferably both); livelihood assessment field experience; excellent writing skills.

Please review the complete Terms of Reference for the LEGS-SEADS Joint Assessment Tool below.

Interested parties should submit their CV and a brief technical proposal (max 1 page) outlining their suggested methodology and timeline, together with a sample of their writing, to the LEGS Finance Manager by 1st March 2024: info@livestock-emergency.net

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