Job Description Job purpose: To monitor progress on project implementation, document lessons learned and communicate project results accordinglyResponsibility: A Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will execute the monitoring and evaluation functions of the project. S/he will support all project staff and partners in monitoring progress on project implementation. S/he will particularly focus on tracking the performance of the project, provide recommendations for continuous improvement, documentation of lessons learned and the appropriate communication of project results and learning.Duties In collaboration with the Project Manager (PM), project officers and project partners:• Track the progress of the project through field-based data collection and performance review against the set targets• Produce the required periodic (monthly, quarterly and annual) project progress reports highlighting achievements, challenges, recommendations and the next steps; and• Document and synthesize project results and lessons learnt and sharing thereof.• In collaboration with the PM, produce relevant reports to the Global parent (FOLUR) project, UNEP and other fora.• Work with relevant Project Implementing Partners (PIPs) in the setting up and maintenance of multi-stakeholder platforms for project monitoring and results uptake.• Provide hands-on support to the PM, staff and other government counterparts in the areas of project planning, monitoring and evaluation, as well as impact assessment.• Assist the PM in the preparation and revision of the Annual Work Plans (AWPs) – with specific technical contributions to M&E activities.• Assist the PM in adjusting the project’s Results Framework, as required, and in line with corporate requirements.• Ensure that data and information generated through the implementation of the project’s interventions are collected and collated as part of project monitoring activities.• Operationalize the project’s M&E plans, based on the Project Results Framework, monitor project implementation through monthly and quarterly data gathering through:§ Field-based data collection§ Data analysis, reporting and dissemination§ working with project partners in establishing relevant data capturing and tracking in monthly, quarterly and annual (PIR/ARP) reporting;§ ensure that gender markers are included in the M&E plan and are considered.• Assist the PM in drafting of Project Implementation Reports (PIRs) and Annual Project Reports (APRs), technical and status reports for submission to the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and UNEP as required.• Assist the PM with the preparation of material for PSC and Expert Working Group (EWG) meetings, including reports and presentations.• Support the PM to integrate the project periodic work plans (AWPs and Quarterly work plans, and reports) into NEMA work plans and reports Qualifications• An Honors Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field of Environment and Natural Resources, Agriculture, Development Studies, Economics and Statistics.• Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and EvaluationExperience• At least three (3) years’ experience in project management, with a focus on M&E and documentation of lessons learnt from project interventions.Competences and skills• Proven ability to plan, organize and effectively implement activities.• Ability to coordinate and work in teams, as well as in complex environments and the public sector.• Proven experience in participatory processes, and in facilitating dialogue between government, development partners, the private sector and civil society.• Strong reporting, communication and advocacy skills.• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills.• Ability and proven experience in multi-tasking, in taking initiative and working effectively under pressure.• Familiarity with branding compliance.• Knowledge of Microsoft Office and related project management or M&E software.• Fluency in written and spoken English.• Understanding of UNEP/GEF functioning and reporting procedures.Location: Mbale with extensive travel to the project sitesDuration: Full‐time (4 years ‐ full project life)
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