Tuesday, 9 June 2020

WeForest Tanzania Jobs, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Job Description
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
Location:  Musoma, Tanzania
Reporting to: GRA-Tanzania Tree Program Manager and WeForest
Global Resource Alliance, Inc.

Global Resource Alliance, Inc. (GRA) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Ojai, California. It was founded in April 2002 to provide financial and technical support to community organizations in the world’s least developed regions working for social, economic and environmental change. GRA’s local organization has partnered with Belgian NGO, WeForest, since 2011 to plant trees with institutions, such as schools and churches, and individuals and farmer groups, who have collectively planted over 1 million trees through their Tree Program throughout the Mara Region of Tanzania. These seedlings are grown in two nurseries, one in Kinesi, established 10 years ago, and one in Butiama, established in 2019. All trees have to date been provided to individuals who come to the nurseries to pick the tree species and number they choose, and for schools, which receive free delivery of seedlings each season. Beneficiaries are given basic training on transplanting and managing tree seedlings, and establishing their own tree nursery. The seedlings are monitored over time to verify tree mortality rates and offer technical support to beneficiaries on how to best manage and benefit from their trees.

WeForest is a fast-growing international non-profit association headquartered in Belgium and with current projects in Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. The mission of the organization is to advance innovative, scalable and lasting solutions to restore forest and landscapes for climate, people and planet. We promote scientific evidence for the ways in which forests contribute to climate change mitigation, beyond their impacts as stocks of carbon, by increasing water availability, enhancing local cooling and improve rural livelihood and resilience.

A Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator is needed to establish and lead GRA’s M&E Program throughout the Mara Region, with the aim of improving data quality, project and program performance reporting, and adaptive results-based management. The M&E Coordinator is responsible for supervising, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating all aspects of the M&E program. Individuals applying to the position must meet the selection criteria below, and be able to function with minimal technical supervision They will report to both GRA-TZ, GRA-US and WeForest.

Core duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Conduct a thorough revision of the M&E framework and logframe
    Implement improvements to all tools and processes within the M&E program
    Conduct quantitative and qualitative socio-economic and biophysical surveys with beneficiaries and potential beneficiary communities
    Analyze and map data using digital tools and statistical applications
    Provide regular detailed progress and reporting to the Tree Program Manager, GRA-US and WeForest
    Provide the M&E budget
    Produce quality deliverables on time to ensure they meet milestones per their scope, timeline, and budget
    Assist as needed in identifying and working with local partner organizations for current and new projects
    Assist as needed in delivering training among beneficiaries, communities, institutions and government
    Assist as needed in seedling distribution during peak months
    Assist as needed in developing grant applications Contribute as needed to media content

Required Qualifications
    Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent in M&E, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, social sciences or quantitative/ qualitative research methods, or other relevant field; certification in M&E is highly desired
    Work experience: Minimum two years’ M&E experience working in relevant sector with smallholder fanners, preferably in Tanzania
    Skills: Excellent GIS and statistical analysis skills, as well as coordinating, training, reporting and communication and app-based data collection
    Language: Fluent in English and Kiswahili (speaking and writing)

Required Attributes
    Commitment to GRA and WeForest’s mission and vision
    Focused, disciplined, and determined
    Innovative and collaborative
    Patient and flexible, particularly in cross-cultural environments Good interpersonal skills
    Willingness to keep flexible work hours

Terms & Conditions
Start date: As soon as possible
Duration: One year, with potential to extend subject to performance and funding (6-month probationary period)
Salary: Small NGO competitive package
Location: Musoma, Mara Region
Working hours: Full-time

How to apply
Please send your CV and cover letter to Come Mauldin (come.mauldin@weforest.org) by 15 June, 2020. Due to the anticipated number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank you for your interest.