Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist NGO Careers – World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

 

Job Title:    Monitoring and Evaluation
Specialist

Organisation: World-Wide
Fund for Nature (WWF)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Conservation
Programmes Manager.

 

About US:

The World-Wide Fund
for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations
in the world. We are an international NGO committed to environmental protection
active in almost 100 countries. WWF has a growing conservation Programme in the
Republic of Uganda. WWF Uganda Country Office (WWF UCO) works with central and
local government agencies, private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs)
and the local communities to implement its various conservation programmes on
Energy and Climate, Forestry and Wildlife, and Freshwater in Uganda.

 

Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will
provide strong monitoring and evaluation leadership to WWF Uganda team, in
designing, implementing projects and Programmes, undertaking baselines, provide
technical support, monitoring and evaluation of Programmes for sustainable
conservation work, data analysis to provide results, impacts and best practices
to ensure good documentation, exchange and dissemination of lessons learned,
and building staff capacity in M&E.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Lead the
development and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation
strategy for WWF Uganda Country Office (UCO) and related activities in support
of the WWF UCO Conservation Programme;

·       
Undertake
and/or supervise baselines surveys to obtain data to evaluate the
projects/programmes outcomes and impacts;

·       
Lead
monitoring visits and consultations on the review of progress on a periodic
basis and encourage stakeholders’ involvement at all stages;

·       
Facilitate
knowledge management processes, including documentation, sharing, learning and
adaptive management, thereby building the monitoring and evaluation capacity
amongst WWF UCO staff;

·       
Undertake
periodic review of the implementation and operation of the monitoring and
reporting mechanism, including preparation of best practices and lessons learned;

·       
Lead
M&E training activities, including WWF standards and workshops.

·       
Provide
technical support by collating, analyzing, consolidating monitoring data, and
preparing reports of the programmes’ activities and processes as required by
WWF international, WWF UCO, Regional office, respective donors and other
stakeholders, using the monitoring tools in place; (Reporting templates,
Dashboard, Strategic Plan Monitoring System (SPMS) APMS), while ensuring
compliance to reporting schedules and network standards;

·       
Support
projects/programmes to ensure their effective design/ planning, monitoring,
evaluation and reporting, using the WWF network standards and other recommended
practices;

·       
Collaborate
with implementing partners and other stakeholders to develop feasible and
effective discussion events where M&E data is analyzed and corrective
actions can be agreed upon;

·       
Develop,
implement and controls the monitoring and evaluation budget.

·       
Lead the
preparation of consolidated progress reports for projects/Programme management
including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in
implementation, and providing specific recommendations to ensure consistency
and quality, and that the organization attains its objectives in a
cost-effective and efficient way;

·       
Collects
M&E data and provides regular updates to the Senior Management Team to
facilitate continuous improvement.

·       
Work
closely with Conservation Manager and facilitates timely completion of all Key
Performance indicators (KPI), Country Dashboard, Strategic Plan Monitoring
System (SPMS) and the Annual Plan Monitoring System (APMS), and all other
reports.

·       
Coordinate
the design and implementation of evaluations following the guidelines in the
WWF Programme Management Standards;

·       
Lead the
analysis of data collected under the monitoring and evaluation strategy for
assessment of progress and areas for improvement, as well as implementing
formative and summative evaluations;

·       
Undertake
validation exercises as may be required by WWF UCO, including programme assessments,
verification of progress towards targets, indicators and/or implementation of
M&E recommendations.

·       
Support
dissemination of learning and best practices on processes of outcomes of
Programmes and operations by promoting internal networking, encouraging
innovative ideas and helping staff to write up and share their experiences;
including providing data and information on conservation success to the
Communications team for promoting WWF UCO work;

·       
Support
fundraising and Programme teams in preparation of results chains and log
frames, including reviewing funding concepts and proposals, and advising on
M&E budgeting.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies or
related subjects

·       
Advanced
degree will be an added advantage

·       
Advanced
training in Monitoring and Evaluation

·       
At least
seven years working experience in monitoring and Evaluating environmental
related issues and/ or development context.

·       
Good
understanding of Programme development steps, and especially the Programme and
Project Management Standards (PPMS) of WWF network and/or similar;

·       
Experience
in practical field implementation of Natural Resources Management and related
results-based management-oriented monitoring system;

·       
Strong knowledge
of M&E practices and methodologies

·       
Experience
in undertaking baselines, and in planning, design and implementation of M&E
systems;

·       
Knowledge
of Programme design, and application of the logical framework, other strategic
planning approaches, M&E methods and data/information analysis;

·       
High
level of computer literacy (competent in MS Office), and experience with one or
more types of data analysis and management software (e.g., Stata, SPSS)
strongly preferred;

·       
Knowledge
of GIS Software, particularly the Arc suite

·       
Detail-oriented
with good technical report writing skills;

·       
Adaptable,
flexible, impartial, and able to take initiative and prioritize among competing
demands, and meet deadlines;

·       
Experience
and skills in training and knowledge transfer in M&E;

·       
Excellent
interpersonal skills and good team spirit;

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their application letters, detailed Curriculum Vitae including
names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees,
plus copies of academic qualifications (sent as one document) should be emailed
to: recruitment@wwfuganda.org 

 

Please quote the
position title in the email subject line and remember to fill the Google form
for the role as no applications will be processed without the respective Google
form filled.

Google form link.

 

Click Here
(To fill the Online Form)

 

NB: Thank you in
advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates
under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not
been contacted six (6) weeks after closing date, consider your application
unsuccessful. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a
diverse workforce. Female Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply.

 

Deadline: 11th January 2021 

 

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