M &E Specialist Non-profit Careers – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

&E Specialist
Organization: World
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Conservation
Programme Manager
About US:
WWF is one of the
world’s largest independent and experienced Conservation organizations operating
in over 100 Countries in the world. WWF UCO implements a number of national
programmes promoting environment conservation in Uganda. WWF’s mission is to
stop the degradation of our planet’s natural environment, and build a future in
which humans live in harmony with nature.
Job Summary:  The M&E Specialist will provide strong
monitoring and evaluation leadership to WWF Uganda team, in designing,
implementing projects and programmes, undertaking baselines, provide technical
support, monitoring and evaluation of programmes for sustainable conservation
work, data analysis to provide results, impacts and best practices to ensure
good documentation, exchange and dissemination of lessons learned, and building
staff capacity in M&E. You will develop and manage monitoring and
evaluation systems,lead the country office reporting processes, evaluations,
networking and give support to fundraising and programme development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Monitoring Systems
  • Steers the development and implementation of a comprehensive
    monitoring and evaluation strategy for WWF Uganda Country Office (UCO) and
    related activities in support of the WWF UCO Conservation Programme;
  • Undertakes and/or supervises baselines surveys to obtain data to
    evaluate the projects/ programmes outcomes and impacts;
  • Leads monitoring visits and consultations on the review of progress
    on a periodic basis and encourage stakeholders’ involvement at all stages;
  • Facilitates knowledge management processes, including documentation,
    sharing, learning and adaptive management, thereby building the monitoring
    and evaluation capacity amongst WWF UCO staff;
  • Undertakes periodic review of the implementation and operation of
    the monitoring and reporting mechanism, including preparation of best
    practices and lessons learned; 
  • Leads M&E training activities, including WWF standards and
System Management
  • Provides technical support by collating, analyzing, consolidating
    monitoring data, and preparing reports of the programmes’ activities and
    processes as required by WWF international, WWF UCO, ROA, respective
    donors and other stakeholders, using the monitoring tools in place;
    [Reporting templates, Dashboard, Strategic Plan Monitoring System (SPMS,)
    APMS], while ensuring compliance to reporting schedules and network
  • Supports projects/ programmes to ensure their effective design/
    planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, using the WWF network
    standards and other recommended practices;
  • Collaborates with implementing partners and other stakeholders to
    develop feasible and effective discussion events where M&E data is
    analyzed and corrective actions can be agreed upon;
  • Develops, implements and controls the monitoring and evaluation
  • Leads the preparation of consolidated progress reports for
    projects/programme management including identification of problems, causes
    of potential bottlenecks in implementation, and providing specific
    recommendations to ensure consistency and quality, and that the
    organisation attains its objectives in a cost-effective and efficient way;
  • Collects M&E data and provides regular updates to the Senior
    Management Team to facilitate continuous improvement
  • Works closely with Conservation Manager and facilitates timely
    completion of all Key Performance indicators (KPI), Country Dashboard,
    Strategic Plan Monitoring System (SPMS) and the Annual Plan Monitoring
    System (APMS), and all other reports.
  • Drafts TORs for external evaluations
  • Coordinates the design and implementation of evaluations following
    the guidelines in the WWF Programme Management Standards;
  • Leads the analysis of data collected under the monitoring and
    evaluation strategy for assessment of progress and areas for improvement,
    as well as implementing formative and summative evaluations;
  • Undertakes validation exercises as may be required by WWF UCO,
    including programme assessments, verification of progress towards targets,
    indicators and/or implementation of M&E recommendations.
  • Supports dissemination of learning and best practices on processes
    of outcomes         of
  • programmes and operations by promoting internal networking,
    encouraging innovative ideas and helping staff to write up and share their
    experiences; including providing data and information on conservation
    success to the Communications team for promoting WWF UCO work;
  • Promotes organization’s image in communities by attendance at
    meetings on M&E;
  • Collaborate with the ROA M&E specialist and participate in the
    M&E Community of Practice.
Support to
  • Supports fundraising and programme teams in preparation of results
    chains and logframes.
  • Reviews funding concepts and proposals, including advising on
    M&E budgeting

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) M &E Specialist
    job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies or
    related subjects
  • Advanced degree will be an added advantage
  • Advanced training in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • A minimum of seven years of working experience in monitoring and Evaluating
    environmental related issues and/ or development context.
  • Good understanding of Programme development steps, and especially
    the Programme and Project Management Standards (PPMS) of WWF network and
    /or similar;
  • Experience in practical field implementation of Natural Resources
    Management and related results based management oriented monitoring
  • Strong knowledge of M&E practices and methodologies
  • Experience in undertaking baselines, and in planning, design and
    implementation of M&E systems;
  • Knowledge of programme design, and application of the logical
    framework, or other strategic planning approaches, M&E methods and
    data/information analysis;
  • High level of computer literacy (competent in MS Office), and
    experience with one or more types of data analysis and management software
    (e.g., Stata, SPSS) strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of GIS Software, particularly the Arc suite
  • Detail-oriented with good technical report writing skills;
  • Adaptable, flexible, impartial, and able to take initiative and
    prioritize among competing demands, and meet deadlines;
  • Experience and skills in training and knowledge transfer in M&E;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit;
  • Experience of working in an international and/or multi-cultural
    environment, with NGO experience an advantage;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills;
  • Willingness to participate in field activities and travel to rural
    areas for extended periods.
  • Passion and commitment for conservation and sustainable development.
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates should Email their send their cover letters, updated CVs and scanned
copies of professional and academic qualifications clearly indicating the job
title in the subject line to: recruitment@wwfuganda.org
Deadline: 12th August 2018
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