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10 Nov 2017

Full-Time Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer [One Position in CHIPATA]

The Government of the Republic of Zambia – Posted by zjp1 Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia

Job Description

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer [One Position in CHIPATA]

The Government of the Republic of Zambia with the support of the World Bank is implementing the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) in Eastern province. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is “to improve landscape management and increase environmental and economic benefits for targeted rural communities in the Eastern Province and to improve the Zambia’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency”.

The project aims to provide support to rural communities in Eastern Province to allow them to better manage the resources of their landscapes so as to reduce deforestation and unsustainable agricultural expansion; enhance benefits they receive from forestry, agriculture and wildlife; and reduce their vulnerability to climate change. The project intends to also ensure that enabling conditions are in place for these changes to happen. Simultaneously, the project will create the enabling environment for carbon emission reduction purchases to be made in a subsequent project. The ZIFLP’s key beneficiaries are poor communities of the Eastern province.

  1. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for all monitoring and evaluation activities in the project implementation areas under the supervision of the Project Manager at the PIU level in Chipata.

 

  1. M»  AIN DUTIES OR ACCOUNTABILITIES

Lead,in consultation with the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at

NPIU the development of   tools to collect data on project activities and p»erformance;

Train project staff and relevant stakeholders in the use of Participatory Monitoring a»nd Reporting tools;

Facilitate review of progress and development of actions to address variance b»etween planned and actual results in the Project area of Eastern Province; Undertake periodic on-site monitoring and desk review of sub-projects under implementation and formulation respectively in order to provide timely feedback for decision-making;

Support district and community facilitators in conducting gender-sensitive climate r»isk assessment to inform planning at district and community level;

Support districts and community facilitators in undertaking monitoring of i»mplementation of sub projects;

In liaison with the Project Manager at Provincial level, provide technical input to capacity building in data collection including data quality assurance at district and c»ommunity level;

Collate information on project performance at all levels of implementation and r»egularly document lessons learnt on various interventions of the project;

M»  anagement of the project’s grievance mechanism database;

Develop,  in  collaboration  with  the  National  Implementation  Unit,  a  field

monitoring plan and reporting framework forkey project indicators as maybe r»equired in the Project Results Framework;

Coordinate and initiate the timely preparation of annual work plans and budgetsin collaboration with the Project Manager;

Organize in collaboration with the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer based at NPIUcritical reflection events for the relevant Project staff, Provincial and District Teams, and key stakeholders, including Community Facilitators to assess the level and quality of project implementation and document feedback to inform f»uture project reviews;

Identify Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation capacity gaps in the District Teams and Community Facilitators and organize relevant capacity building interventions i»n order to recommend remedy to identified gaps;

To  collaborate  closely  with  the  Planning  Subcommittees  of  the  Provincial Development Coordinating Committee (PDCC) at the Provincial level and of the D» istrict Development Coordinating Committees (DDCC) in the target districts; Produce  timely  Monthly,  Quarterly  and Annual  progress  reports  on  project i»mplementation in Eastern Province; and

Undertake or support relevant studies and surveys and any other duties as may be required by the National Implementation Unit   and the Provincial Project Implementation Unit;

 

  1. Q» UALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in Development Economics, Economics, Urban and Regional

P» lanning, Statistics, Demography or any other relevant degree; A» relevant post graduate degree will be an added advantage; P»roof of a Full Grade 12 Certificate;

Minimum of (5) five years’ experience in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of p»rojects;

P»roven track record in managing and/or leading investigative teams; Proven experience of field data collection;

Excellent Presentation Skills;

Proof of either qualification or experience in the use of standard computer software

applications for planning and statistical analysis such as STATA and or SPSS or E-

» Views or MS Project;

» Must be computer literate with skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power point;

» Must be fluent in English;

Should demonstrate previous experience of working with and in multi-cultural and

» multi-disciplinary teams;

Good understanding of government and donor/cooperating partners’ working

» environments ; and

Should be a self-starter and possess ability to work under minimum supervision,

manage frequent field travel and meet deadlines;

 

  1. DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The contract will be for a period of 24 months renewable based on performance evaluation with an initial probation period of 6 months.

How to Apply

Sealed application letters with current curriculum vitae (CV), traceable referees and copies of academic/professional qualifications must reach the undersigned not later than Monday13th November 2017. Head Procurement For/ Permanent Secretary - DPA Ministry of National Development Planning Fairley Road Ridgeway LUSAKA   Alternatively  send  your  application  with  all  relevant  information  by  email  to: info@znccs.org.zm   The outer envelope must be clearly marked "Call for Applications on the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) and indicate the position applied for". Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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