World Wide Fund For Nature Conservation M&E Specialist Jobs in Uganda

World Wide Fund For Nature Conservation M&E Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Job Description
Position title:
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
    Reports to:
  • Conservation Programme Manager
    Supervises:
  • Projects Monitoring and Evaluation Officers
    Location:
  • Kampala with occasional visit to project sites
    Grade: B1
  • Mission of the Department: To ensure the development and implementation of the
    WWF Uganda Conservation Strategy to the highest Standards

    Job Summary:
  • The M&E 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.

    Major Functions and Responsibilities

    Monitoring systems

  • Leads 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;
  • Undertakes and/or supervises baselines surveys to obtain data to evaluate the projects/
    programmes outcomes and impacts;
  • Leads monitoring visits and consultations on the review of progress on a periodic basis and
    encourage stakeholders’ involvement at all stages;
  • Facilitates knowledge management processes, including documentation, sharing, learning
    and adaptive management, thereby building the monitoring and evaluation capacity amongst
    WWF UCO staff;  Undertakes periodic review of the implementation and operation of the monitoring and reporting mechanism, including preparation of best practices and lessons learned;
  • Leads M&E training activities, including WWF standards and workshops.

    System Management

  • Provides technical support by collating, analyzing, consolidating monitoring data, and
    preparing reports of the programmes’ activities and processes as required by WWF
    international, WWF UCO, ROA, 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;
  • Supports projects/ programmes to ensure their effective design/ planning, monitoring,
    evaluation and reporting, using the WWF network standards and other recommended
    practices;
  • Collaborates 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;
  • Develops, implements and controls the monitoring and evaluation budget.

    Reporting

  • Leads 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
    organisation 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
  • Works 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.

    Evaluation

  • Drafts TORs for external evaluations
  • Coordinates the design and implementation of evaluations following the guidelines in the
    WWF Programme Management Standards;
  • Leads 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;
  • Undertakes 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.

    Networking

  • Supports 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;
  • Promotes organization’s image in communities by attendance at meetings on M&E;
  • Collaborate with the ROA M&E specialist and participate in the M&E Community of Practice.

    Support to Fundraising

  • Supports fundraising and programme teams in preparation of results chains and logframes.
  • Reviews funding concepts and proposals, including
    advising on M&E budgeting

    Required Qualification
  • 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.

    Required skills and Competencies
  • 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;
  • Experience of working in an international and/or multi-cultural environment, with NGO
    experience an advantage;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills;
  • Willingness to participate in field activities and travel to rural areas for extended periods.
  • Passion and commitment for conservation and sustainable development.

    Working Relationships
  • Internal: Reports to Conservation Programme Manager and works closely with the Uganda
    Country Office staff including the Country Director, Departmental Heads, Programme
    Coordinators & Managers, in guiding the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for both the
    Conservation and Operations team.
  • External: Interacts with National Governmental Institutions, Non-Governmental
    Organizations, academic institutions, the media, donors (bilateral and multi-lateral),
    specialists / consultants, and other stakeholders, in collaboration with the WWF UCO
    Conservation Programme Manager.

    WWF's Mission
  • It is part of every staff member's terms of reference to contribute to WWF's mission:
    WWF’s Mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a
    future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
  • conserving the world's biological diversity
  • ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
  • reducing pollution and wasteful consumption.
  • Strive for Impact: I am results driven. Everything I do, the way I think, plan and implement is driven by a relentless search for impact.
  • Listen Deeply: I go beyond my point of view and strive to see the bigger picture from
    different perspectives. I stay curious and listen deeply to what others have to say.
  • Collaborate Openly: I’m a global citizen working for a living planet. I am constantly
    thinking of how with others, together, we can be more impact.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 21st July 2019
  • Email a cover letter and CV to recruit-roaydehub@wwfafrica.org
  • The subject should read UCO-CONSPM.
  • 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, consider your application unsuccessful.
  • For more information and job application details, see; World Wide Fund For Nature Conservation M&E Specialist Jobs in Uganda

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