Job Title: Project Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Organisation: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Funding Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Project Name: Promoting Integrated Landscape Management approach for conservation of the Mt Elgon Ecosystem in Eastern Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
Job Ref: PILM/ADV/EXT/01/2023
The National Environment Management Authority (hereinafter called “NEMA”) was established under the National Environment Act, Cap.153 in May 1995 and continued under the National Environment Act No.5 of 2019 as the principal agency for environment management in Uganda charged with regulating, supervising and coordinating all activities relating to the environment.
About UNEP Project:
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has on behalf of Government of Uganda received financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a project on “Promoting Integrated Landscape Management approach for conservation of the Mt Elgon Ecosystem in Eastern Uganda”.
The Goal of the project is to “enhance conservation of ecosystems that provide critical goods and services for rural livelihoods and food security in the Mt. Elgon landscape” while its objective is to “transition the Mt. Elgon landscape to a sustainable, biodiverse, climate-resilient, integrated landscape with efficient coffee and staple crops (maize, beans, banana and Irish potato) value chains.”
Job Summary: The Project Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will monitor progress on project implementation, document lessons learned and communicate project results accordingly
The 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- 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, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant must hold 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 Evaluation
- At least three (3) years of experience in project management, with a focus on M&E and documentation of lessons learnt from project interventions.
- 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.
How to Apply:
All potential candidates should download an application form, Download Here, and fill the form and attach “O” and “A” level certificates, Bachelor’s and Postgraduate Degree Transcripts and Certificates, Professional certificates where applicable and Employment letters in one pdf file named: “Position-Name of Applicant”.
The one pdf file should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications not in one pdf file and those arriving after closing time will not be considered.
Deadline: 12th May 2023