NATAE Fostering agroecology transition in North Africa through multi-actor evaluation and networking
NATAE (Fostering agroecology transition in North Africa through multi-actor evaluation and networking) is an awarded project under the Horizon Europe programme funded by the European
Commission. Set in motion in December 2022, NATAE will run for the next four years with aim to foster the adoption of science-based, locally-tailored and co-designed agroecology strategies in
North Africa. This is planned by creating a comprehensive and quantitative baseline on agroecology, providing a shared understanding, multidimensional performance measures, and analyses of agroecology potential for meeting consumers demand on the market.
Coordinated by the CIHEAM Montpellier, NATAE gathers 22 partners including research and education institutions from around the Mediterranean, international organisations, specialized NGOs and local associations with the participation of the private sector. The project will rely on participatory approaches to be used in 6 North African countries to identify optimal combinations of agroecological practices, discuss their overall performance, and develop a replicable methodology to design evidence-based and locally-tailored strategies for agroecology transitions [...].
The main tasks expected under this contract are:
1. Collect and conduct an analysis of the existing sectoral public policies in Egypt from an
agroecological transition perspective according to the methodology and analysis grid
developed by the CIHEAM-IAMM internal lead expert under T6.1;
2. Participate in the discussion workshops planned under T6.1 regarding the findings on Egypt
(3 are planned so far);
3. Contribute to the formulation and review of the policy report on Egypt that will be included
in the production of the final deliverable. A final deliverable report is to be submitted by 31
May 2024, mainly consolidated and refined by the T6.1 leader team with the contribution of
the task participants and public policy experts. A draft will be elaborated for April 2024, based
on inputs from partners to be collected throughout the overall process and organised
accordingly to the defined methodology.
4. Identify and engage stakeholders and experts including participation in the project task
workshops and contribution to workshops that will lead to the creation of effective policy
5. Evaluate the feasibility and alignment of proposed policy options with local realities and goals
of agroecological transition.
Duration: The overall execution of these tasks is estimated at 50 to 55 working days (40 to 45 days
dedicated for T6.1).
Location: Egypt resident preferably; remote work is possible if needed.
- A PhD degree or equivalent, in Agro-economy specialized agri-policy analysis in Egypt or the North African region;
- At least 7 to 10 years of prior research and/or applied experience in the field of multi-sectoral policy analysis with focus on rural and agricultural development in Egypt ;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (the official language of the project) and Arabic (local language required for the collection and analysis of documentation). French knowledge is a plus (preferred communication language for most
of the administrative tasks).
Deadline for submission: 25 August 2023
Proposals should be submitted in English by email with the subject “NATAE Egypt Policy Expert”
Rita Jalkh, NATAE Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org and
Tahani Abdelhakim, NATAE T6.1 Lead Expert: email@example.com
For more information on the submission of proposals, please refer to the terms of Reference