Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Job at African Wildlife Foundation

For more than 50 years, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been a key player in African Conservation and sustainable development. AWF is currently seeking a talented professional to support its monitoring and evaluation efforts within its T4B Program, Uganda.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Program Officer, M&E will be responsible for overall monitoring and evaluation within the T4B Program. Working with the HQ Program Officer, M &E and Program team, the position will develop and implement the AWF Performance Measurement System; coordinate and report project performance and impact reporting as well as evaluation studies to USAID, T4B Program staff and partners. The position will also act as the focal point for M& E for the T4B Program. This position will also work with the T4B Program team to refine methodologies and tools for livelihood impact monitoring and ensure a good fit between the livelihoods monitoring indicators and the overall AWF Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system. Working with the program team, the successful candidate will, provide leadership for implementing the monitoring process, timing and priority indicators with partners and partner communities; pilot and/or implement AWF livelihoods impact monitoring protocols and methodology in the field sites, ensure sound evaluation of and learning from impact findings; undertake baseline and monitoring surveys in target sites, analyze and discuss findings, prepare reports and agree on ongoing monitoring frameworks; facilitate team learning from findings of monitoring surveys and present findings within AWF and at other forums in Uganda as requested. S/he will provide support for developing and implementing field program M&E systems; develop databases to improve management of data, build capacity of Program teams to undertake ongoing monitoring; liaise with other organizations to share tools and lessons learned. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
The successful candidate will;
·         Have a Master’s degree in Economics, Sociology or a development related field.
·         Have at least 5 years relevant experience of applied socioeconomics work and/or research at field level in conservation and/or development in Africa, including direct experience of field based monitoring & evaluation (M&E) framework design and data collection.
·         Have good understanding of USAID M&E reporting, approaches and practice, international discourse on livelihoods and poverty reduction in relation to conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and solid experience in participatory approaches to M&E.
·         Have advanced information technology skills including the use of data analysis software e.g. SPSS; knowledge of GIS technology is an added advantage. Have strong interest in and understanding of conservation. Be willing to travel to remote areas and ability and experience in field training on M&E
·         Have excellent communication skills (writing and presentation skills) and outstanding interpersonal skills . Be fluent in English. French competency will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and your detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees with subject ”M&E” UG, to jobs@awf.org . Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
AWF reserves the right to select suitable candidates who meets minimum qualifications for this role.
Deadline: 10th October  2012
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