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Planning and Monitoring Coordinator

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World Wide Fund For Nature
Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Last Date: August 31, 2011
Email: recruitcarpo@wwf.panda.org (Reference: DevNetJobs.org)

World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF, the global conservation organization, active in almost 100 countries, has been working in the Congo Basin in Central Africa for more than 20 years, with a focus on forest conservation through developing and managing protected areas, while promoting sustainable forestry practices and community conservation for the benefit of the populations.

In order to oversee the planning, monitoring and evaluation systems to track the performance and impact of the regional programme against its objectives and to ensure successful implementation of the strategic plan, the WWF seeks a Planning and Monitoring Coordinator for its Central Africa Regional Programme Office.

Location: The position is based in Yaoundé, Cameroon and the scope of responsibilities extend to a major part of the sub-region, i.e. Central Africa Republic (CAR), Gabon, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome & Principe.

Under the supervision of the Regional Representative, the Planning and Monitoring Coordinator’s major duties and responsibilities are:

Planning
• Supports the planning of programmes and contributing projects using the Programme Standards to ensure measurable goals and objectives are put in place with clear project-programme interlinkages that allow roll up of results from projects and national programmes to the GI and regional level.
Monitoring
• Leads the design and implementation of a monitoring system to track delivery against CARPO/GHoA goals and objectives as defined in the GI strategic plan and other relevant plans (e.g. national work plans); ensures monitoring data (especially on impact) is incorporated into technical reports.
Evaluation
• Leads analysis of data collected under the monitoring framework for assessment of progress and identification of areas for improvement; ensures regular project and programme evaluations are conducted according to WWF standards, and participates in some evaluations, and assesses delivery of national action plans.
Reporting
• Provides mid-term and annual technical progress reports on programme delivery, as per WWF standards, that provide CARPO management and WWF International with the information needed for adaptive management; prepares technical briefing papers, and status updates for GI Shareholder Executive Team, GI Shareholder Group and CARPO Conservation Committee as required; acts as a CARPO/GHoA focal point for the eventual implementation of Insight (the automated data management and reporting system);
• Monitors CARPO KPI (Key Performance Indicator) gathering and monitors progress of the annual plans for each functions.

Learning
• Supports transfer of knowledge between country and field programmes; ensures lessons from monitoring and reporting systems are used for adaptive management;
• Coordinates consultation and collaboration with key points of expertise over monitoring, data and science within and outside the region towards the delivery of key strategies;
• Undertakes periodic review of the implementation and operation of the monitoring and reporting mechanism; including the preparation of best practices and lesson learned;
• Assesses programme capacity and organizes training as necessary for project/programme staff in relevant parts of the Programme Standards;
• Contributes to the development of global results-based management systems and to ensures CARPO is following the latest Programme Standards best practices and is benefitting from network support and training opportunities;
• Carries out other duties as requested.

Profile:

• University degree, at least MSc. in Environmental Sciences; International development or a relevant combination of experience;
• 5 years working experience in planning and/or monitoring and evaluation in an international organization;
• Knowledge and experience in applying the WWF Programme Standards, CMP Open Standards or an equivalent would be a major advantage;
• Experience of adaptive management and learning approaches;
• Planning and organizing skills, strong analytical skills, accuracy;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit;
• Willingness to participate in field activities/surveys and travel to remote areas within the region;
• Excellent knowledge and use of French and English languages;
• Working knowledge of standard software, database and spreadsheets applications;
• Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, and Persevering & Delivering Results.

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send a cover letter and a detailed CV to the address recruitcarpo@wwf.panda.org by August 31, 2011 at the latest. The subject should read 001PMC.

 


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