World Wide Fund for Nature Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Jobs in Uganda

World Wide Fund for Nature Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Jobs in Uganda

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 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, documenting lessons learnt, and building staff capacity.

    Major Functions and Responsibilities
  • 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
  • Coordinates the UCO’s programme activities and documents results, impacts and best practices from the programme implementation and ensure exchange and dissemination of lessons learnt;
  • 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;
  • Prepare consolidated progress reports for projects/programme management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in implementation, and providing specific recommendations to ensure that the organisation attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible;
  • Facilitates knowledge management processes, including documentation, sharing, learning and adaptive management, thereby building the monitoring and evaluation capacity amongst WWF UCO staff;
  • Build monitoring and evaluation capacity amongst UCO staff;
  • Supports projects/ programmes to ensure their effective design/ planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, using the WWF network standards and other recommended practices;
  • Leads monitoring visits and consultations on the review of progress on a periodic basis and encourage stakeholders’ involvement at all stages;
  • 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;
  • 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
  • Drafts TORs for external evaluations
  • Undertakes and/or supervises baselines surveys to obtain data to evaluate the projects/ programmes outcomes and impacts;
  • Develops, implements and controls the monitoring and evaluation budget;

    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;
  • Detail-oriented with good technical report writing skills;
  • Adaptable, flexible, impartial, patient, and able to take
    initiative and prioritize among competing demands, and meet deadlines;
  • Teamwork and virtual support, coaching, mentoring and capacity building/development in M&E
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;
  • Experience of working in an international and/or multicultural -cultural environment, with NGO experience an advantage;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • 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.

    Adherence to WWF Global behavioural competencies:
  • It is part of every staff member's terms of reference to the following WWF Global's behavioural competencies
  • 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
  • Innovate Fearlessly
  • This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff.
  • Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

    How to Apply
  • 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 Not later than 14th June 2019.
  • Please quote the position title in the subject line and remember to fill the google form for the respective position.
  • Detailed Job descriptions and Google forms link for each role can be downloaded at http://www.wwfuganda.org/our_story/vacancies/
  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; World Wide Fund for Nature Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Jobs in Uganda

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