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10 Nov 2017

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

The Government of The Republic of Zambia – Posted by zjp1 Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia

Job Description

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

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 overall Project planning, monitoring and evaluation activities in the project implementation areas under the supervision of the National Project Manager at the NPIU level.

 

  1. »MAIN DUTIES OR ACCOUNTABILITIES

”          Lead  the  development  of     tools  to  collect  data  on  project  activities  and

»performance;

”          Train project staff and relevant stakeholders in the use of Participatory Monitoring

»and Reporting tools;

”          Facilitate review of progress and development of actions to address variance

»between planned and actual results;

”          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

»risk assessment to inform planning at district and community level;

Support  districts  and  community  facilitators  in  undertaking  monitoring  of

»implementation of sub projects;

In liaison with the Project Managers (national and provincial level), provide

technical input to capacity building in data collection including data quality

»assurance at district and community level;

Collate information on project performance at all levels of implementation and

»regularly document lessons learnt on various interventions of the project; Management 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

»required in the Project Results Framework;

Coordinate and initiate the timely preparation of annual work plans and budgetsin

»collaboration with the Project Managers;

Organize in collaboration with the National Project Managercritical 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 future project reviews; Identify in collaboration with the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the Province, capacity gaps in the District Teams and Community Facilitators and organize relevant capacity building interventions in order to remedy identified gaps;

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

The Officer will collaborate closely with the Ministry of National Development Planning, Development Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation Departments as well as the M and E Officer based in Chipata; and Produce timely Monthly, Quarterly and Annual progress reports on the overall Project.

C. »QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Development Economics, Economics, Urban and Regional
»Planning, Statistics, Demography or any other relevant degree;

A relevant post graduate degree will be an added advantage

»Proof of a Full Grade 12 Certificate;

Minimum of (5) five years’ experience in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of

»projects;

»Proven track record in managing and/or leading investigative teams;

»Proven experience of field data collection;

»Excellent writing skills;

»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;

 

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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