The objective of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) BIOREACH project is to address the threats to biodiversity and productive landscapes from issues due to unsustainable livelihood practices, forests fires and human encroachment. The project anticipates the following Components to tackle land degradation and protect biodiversity:
- Component 1: Biodiversity-supportive land use planning
- Component 2: Forest and agricultural Landscape restoration and biodiversity protection through agroecology
- Component 3: Enabling environment for green, biodiversity-friendly value chains
- Component 4: Knowledge management and monitoring
The part-time Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant will support in designing a system for monitoring and evaluating the Project; develop data collection and assessment methodologies for all relevant elements in the monitoring and evaluation system. The incumbent will specify data collection and assessment tools to be used by Project Management Unit (PMU) members, external execution partners, and other relevant stakeholders.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Ensure that M&E findings are analysed and disseminated on a timely basis to all project staff and all relevant stakeholders to ensure fine-tuning of project implementation.
- Periodically review, identify any adjustments that may be needed to the Project’s Logical framework indicators.
- Ensure that project beneficiaries are selected in a fairly and equitably manner and that all projects and interventions take into account the Gender Action Plan.
- Develop/identify data collection and assessment tools to be used by the Project, government and other relevant stakeholders that take part in project implementation and evaluation and provide relevant training in the use of these, as needed.
- Review the Risk Plan of the project and ensure incorporation the project’s M&E system. (Facilitating continuous review).
- Support the Trinidad Technical Advisor during the project Inception Phase to review the project’s work plan, the project’s procurement plans; implementation and M&E plans and propose adjustments, as necessary.
Day-to Day Activities:
- Undertake checks at project sites to ensure quality monitoring of data/liaise with project execution partners to confirm data for collection and data required for project monitoring and reporting.
- Provide regular reports to management on progress and results;
- Contribute to the periodic progress reports required by the GEF.
- Participate in project workshops, meetings, and trainings and ensure transfer of technologies/knowledge where necessary to stakeholder groups;
- Assist in annual planning and reporting of Project work plans. (Provide quantitative and qualitative data for the preparation of six-monthly progress reports, annual, and other relevant reports.)
- Provides regular progress reports to the Trinidad Technical Advisor on the overall accomplishment of project’s indicators and results, including the performance of staff individual work plans.
- Responsible for the Risk Section of the Six-monthly Project Progress Reports (PPRs) and the Risk Monitoring and Rating of the Project Implementation Review.
Minimum Training and Experience:
- Degree in Social Sciences, Anthropology, Economics, Statistics or related field.
- At least five years progressively responsible experience in project planning and management of quantitative and qualitative data collection, processing and analysis.
- Proven experience in developing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems and knowledge of appropriate data collection methodologies.
- Evidence of strong research, data collection and analytical skills.
- Experience developing, implementing and maintaining Data Bases.
- Advanced computer literacy including the use of statistical packages as SPSS and STATA, Microsoft Office Suite, and/or GIS packages, and in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint),
- Strong writing and reporting skills including experience in preparing progress and monitoring reports.
- Experience in working with/or in government departments, national and international NGOs and multiple stakeholder groups is highly desirable.
- Experience and/or knowledge of environmental management, agriculture, and land use management will be an asset.
- Fluency in written and spoken and English is required.
- Planning and organising: Ability to establish a coherent course of action to achieve goals, ability to translate plans into actions, organise work, monitor and review outcomes, and communicate the results clearly both orally and in writing;
- Teamwork: Ability to build trust and respect among fellow team members and contribute to the resolution of workplace conflict;
- Communications and interpersonal skills: Ability to expresses thoughts clearly, accurately and succinctly in verbal and in writing to different audiences, and ability to relate well with others and to maintain relations with cordiality and diplomacy;
- Ability to work in a multi‐cultural setting and under pressure: Ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures, ability to multi-task and remain efficient and productive under pressure;
- Effective problem solving skills: Ability to use sound judgment and initiative, develop options and achieve outcomes;
- Organisational awareness: Ability to align thinking and actions to organisational values;
- Flexibility and adaptability: Ability to respond positively to change and new organisational practices, structures, procedures and technology; and
- Personal credibility: Has high regards for self-discipline, good attendance record, respect punctuality and set example to others, show consistency in words and actions, has high integrity and is conscientious;