Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Manager for Amazonia Verde Project

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Amazonia Verde project, CI proposes to conserve nearly 73M hectares (24.5M ha directly and 48.5M ha indirectly) by 2025 by empowering Indigenous Peoples and local communities and pioneering new financial mechanisms to advance conservation investments and incentives. The long-term conservation of the Amazon rainforest requires capacities, will, and finance. CI will build the capacities of IPLCs to lead on their own and give them the tools to access the funding they need to carry out their own initiatives to conserve forests and support livelihoods. Project activities will benefit more than 68,000 men, women and children in total.

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Manager is a technical position responsible for the monitoring and reporting of project activities to inform the adaptative management of the project and ensure donor compliance.

Under the overall supervision of the Project Director, the MER will be responsible for the monitoring of all project activities and the collection of information required to ensure that the project maintains its strategic vision and that activities result in the expected outputs and outcomes in a cost effective and timely manner.

The MER will be responsible for designing and maintaining the project’s M&E system and the tools for the collection and analysis of data in relation with project activities. S/he will train field staff in regular data collection and monitoring of key project indicators.

The MER will also be responsible for the preparation of internal monitoring reports (quarterly) and external technical reports (annually), under the direct supervision of the Project Director. S/he will be a member of the Project Management Unit and use monitoring results and analysis to inform programmatic decisions and adaptative management.  S/he will support the collection of data and information for advocacy and communications purposes and contribute to the writing and development of related advocacy/communications materials.

Lastly, the MER will be  in charge of designing and managing the project’s distance learning/information sharing platform to provide information and capacities on key aspects to indigenous leaders with the support of an external service provider who will create and ensure the technical set-up and running of the platform.

The MER works in close collaboration with country project leads and with the Operations Manager. S/he builds institutional knowledge and ensures that project results and lessons learned are widely shared within CI and external stakeholders (beneficiaries, governments, other regional projects, civil society organizations, etc.).

RESPONSIBILITIES

Monitoring and reporting

  • Develop activity, Monitoring and Evaluation systems to track success of program implementation and provide adaptive implementation – including implementation plans, and means of flagging activities on and off track.
  • Lead the M&E system and tools to enable to collect, add and support analysis of data, in order to meet all relevant reporting requirements and to facilitate and inform project management.
  • Lead on design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative data collection analysis such as needs assessments, baseline and impact analysis.
  • Develop biannual (internal) and annual reports to be submitted timely for review.

Implementation and team coordination

  • Advise and support field programs on choice of indicators and development of monitoring plans including project impacts.
  • Co-ordinate implementation of the M&E system, M&E tools, and project monitoring plans, including training and support for project managers and field teams, support data analysis and usage.
  • Work with staff to develop and standardize survey tools and other data collection forms for monitoring programs.
  • Lead the recruitment of consultants for the project’s midterm and final evaluations; liaise with consultants and ensure they have access to all project information.

Distance learning/information sharing platform

  • Identify an experienced organization that will be in charge of creating the system.
  • Follow up closely the design and implementation of the distance learning system.
  • Support the Implementation of the activities based on distance learning system.

Supervisory responsibilities/Authority allocated

  • Coordinate closely with financial manager, including developing and working within a budget to manage and complete projects, and monitoring annual budget as needed to ensure appropriate spending limits.
  • Collect reports from the fields provided by the project managers in country and compile them into regular (and final) reports.
  • Works closely with communications manager providing information on the project execution

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Local contract aligned with project term of 26 months
  • Duty station will be determined at a later date, depending on the profiles of the applicants.
  • Frequent travel to the field at least 30% (project sites) will be necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Degree in statistics, and/or natural resource management-related science or other relevant degree related to M&E.
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in similar positions.
  • 5+ years of experience in project management and developing of monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • 5 + demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and leadership.
  • 3 + demonstrated experience in coordinating and managing program support with International and National donor agencies, foundations and other private sources.
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations, and gender approach with a wide range of contributors, partners and stakeholders.
  • Proven track record in writing/editing successful conservation-focused strategy documents, funding proposals, progress reports and relevant materials.
  • Willingness to travel and work with a flexible and potential extended schedule, including work in arduous field conditions, often to remote areas as needed.
  • Proven record of success as part of interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Good communication skills and networking ability.
  • Advanced English (Speaking, Reading and Writing); advanced Spanish, advanced Portuguese and/or French as asset.
  • Computer literate in words, graphic software, excel, and statistical software.
  • She/he should be mature with a combination of scientific, managerial, and diplomatic capacities.
  • She/he should be able to manage complexity/problem solving in consultation with supervisor.

Applicants must submit their CV in English and a cover letter of interest (1 page maximum), including salary requirements. 

Application Deadline: August 10, 2020

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  • Passion: Inspired by people and by nature, we are urgently compelled to drive change for a sustainable future. 
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