Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Zambia, Full Time

Job Title:  Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) Officer, WWF Zambia
Department/Projects:  Climate Change Adaptation in Forest and Agricultural Mosaic Landscapes
Location:  WWF Zambia
Reports to:  Project Manager, WWF Zambia
Contract Tenure:  2 years renewable up to a maximum of 3 years
Supervises:  None
CONTEXT
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with funding from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) has awarded World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to implement the Climate Change Adaptation in Forest and Agricultural Mosaic Landscapes Project. The Project will use a landscape approach that engages and strengthens uptake and diffusion of technologies and practices for adaptive capacity through Forest and Farm Producer Organisations (FFPOs), Farmer Field Schools, viable cooperatives, and other community- based organizations within local communities, including community forestry. The Project will be implemented in four districts that are vulnerable to climate risks and hazards (droughts in particular) and have high rates of forest degradation and deforestation, and these are Petauke and Nyimba in Eastern Province and Sioma and Sesheke in Western Province.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Zambia will be responsible for executing the project, in close collaboration with the Zambian Forestry Department (FD), Ministry of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). WWF Zambia will coordinate activities with national bodies related to the different project components, as well as with the project partners. The project will use the existing Project Advisory Committee (PAC) as the main body linking the project to relevant national bodies. The project will also use existing Project Provincial Technical Committees (PPSC), one in Eastern Province and one in Western Province, as the main bodies governing the project activities undertaken in the respective provinces.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION 
This position exists to oversee and guide all monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management activities for Project. S/he must effectively manage relationships with WWF Zambia staff to effectively implement a comprehensive M & E system that will improve the quality of outcome harvesting.  S/he will also serve as the point person for M & E with FAO/GEF, and be responsible for coordinating and preparing all required reports. The incumbent will provide mentorship to program staff in order to progressively build skills in M & E, knowledge management and learning.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Strengthening   Conservation delivery and learning
Work with the WWF Zambia staff and their partners to assess, project and plan on the required capacity to deliver the key performance indicators improve their capacity on planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning through training and mentoring of planning and monitoring staff.
Create opportunities for documentation and harvesting of lessons and learning and build lessons in work processes to deliver   high impact results based management practises.
Strengthening Planning Monitoring and Evaluation systems
Strengthen WWF Zambia’s implementation of the Annual Performance Monitoring System (APMS) based on Results Based Matrix (RBM) to track key impact and outcome indicators defined by WWF Zambia country’s country strategy.
Support WWF Zambia departments and conservation program teams set up annual performance targets (key performance indicates that contribute to WWF Zambia and global practise long term strategy outcome and impact indicators as per APMS and RBM.
Support WWF Zambia team align projects, staffing and funding opportunities to long term strategy outcome and impact indicators.
Support HR and administration Manager to facilitate across the board implementation of common performance indicators to achieve breakthrough performance that will link individual work plans to team work plans and finally to office annual work-plan and targets.
Plan program and departmental heads to ensure data on impact and outcome measures are timely collected and used, to strengthen day to day strategy management and facilitate adaptive management.
Build M & E capacity for key WWF Zambia departmental staff to ensure adherence to WWF and donor reporting deadlines and standards both TPR and FRs.
Lead capacity building activities on M & E for partners to design and deliver impactful programs.
Data Analysis and reporting
Conduct data analysis and report writing, including participate in and coordinate the timely analysis of qualitative and quantitative performance data and report writing as required.
Ensure deliverables are accurate, complete, and submitted to the donor in a timely manner. The incumbent will facilitate review of progress on a quarterly basis; problem solving and development of remedial actions ensuring any disparity between planned and actual outputs are addressed.
Support project staff in collecting human interest and case studies to illustrate key outcomes and impact of the interventions that can be used in reports and bulletins.
Design and Implementation of M & E Tools
Work with internal and external teams to design and implement surveys, assessments, studies, and evaluations.
Develop terms of reference for such activities, supervising external consultants while in the field and training/supervising local enumerators and/or supervisors selected to support the work.
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Internal: Senior Management Team, WWF Africa M and E Advisor, M and E Counterparts.
External: Consultants, Partners.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
University Degree in Demography, Economics, or any relevant Social Sciences.
At least 7 years’ experience in programme design and impact monitoring and/or project management and organisation development, of which 2 years must be related to FAO/GEF Projects.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Knowledge and experience in applying M & E Programme Standards Performance.
Experience with various planning, monitoring and evaluation approaches (i.e. theory of change, conceptual models, result chains, conservation measures, APMS, RBM).
Team player, Mature and results driven.
Excellent facilitation and communication skills, experience with training and coaching.
Works well under deadlines, accurate, eye for quality, pays attention to detail.
Culturally sensitive and proven ability to work in a global team.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Capacity building experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
All Interested applicants should send their applications (Cover Letters and CVs) to ww[email protected] by 31st March, 2022.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
This job description identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organisation: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration