Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager: Khetha Program | WWF South Africa

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager: Khetha Program



Posted on 02 August 2017
Background:
Reports to: KHETHA Program Manager (Lowveld Office)
 
WWF South Africa is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to take responsibility for overseeing monitoring and evaluation as well as ensuring consideration of learning principles for a large and exciting new program addressing wildlife trafficking in the South Africa / Mozambique landscape. The Khetha Programme will focus on enhanced community-based approaches to address illegal wildlife trade and providing support to law enforcement and will be implemented through a range of civil society and government partnerships through the support of USAID. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager will ensure the Program is grounded on best practise approaches to project development and implementation from a new office to be established in the Nelspruit area. This is a 2 year contract position with the possibility of extension.
 
 Key Responsibilities:
  • Finalise and oversee the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (MEL) for life of Program with Khetha Program team and partners;
  • Develop and oversee monitoring of the Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan;
  • Co-ordinate processes on ongoing data gathering and analysis;
  • Assist with structuring Steering Committee, Technical Community-Based Conservation Practitioners structure and Management Committee meetings;
  • Facilitate processes to ensure learnings are embedded in future iterations of work;
  • Maintain relationships with relevant government, private sector and community stakeholders to ensure access to monitoring data;
  • Perform media monitoring as necessary in collaboration with Communications Manager and partners
  • Participate in relevant co-ordination structures across the regional Program;
  • Ensure innovation in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning is captured in the Programmatic approach.
  • Support dissemination of lessons learned and best practices and use innovative methods to reach stakeholder networks as above.
Requirements:
  • Tertiary qualification in relevant field, postgraduate qualification would be advantageous;
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation and / or learning position;
  • Experience in monitoring and reporting on US government donor funded and / or multi-partner project budgets would be advantageous;
  • Proven strong facilitatory skills;
  • A passion for environmental and conservation issues, and an understanding of the connection between social issues and the environment;
  • Prior exposure to wildlife conservation science would be beneficial;
  • Superior writing and verbal skills in English;
  • Fluency in Portuguese would be advantageous;
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage conflicting deadlines;
  • Valid Driver’s License and Passport.
 
Further Information:
Under the “Documents” section of your profile, attach a detailed CV with a covering letter which explains why you feel you should be appointed to this role, including specific examples from your previous experience. Please ensure you upload your CV and cover letter as one document (pdf). Make sure you have names, current e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three relevant references on your CV.
 
Applications close on 16 August 2017. If you apply via email your application will not be considered.
 
WWF seeks to promote diversity among its staff. Candidates who have not received a response within three weeks of the closing date are kindly requested to assume that their application has not been successful in this instance. WWF-SA reserves the right not to fill this position.