Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager Job Placement – The Jane Goodall Institute


Job Title:    Monitoring, Evaluation, and
Learning (MEL) Manager

Organization:  The Jane Goodall Institute

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

The Jane Goodall
Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat
and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, our founder, to inspire
individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and
to protect the world we all share. We advance the vision and work of Dr. Jane
Goodall to lead a movement of conservation for the common good—one that builds
on our connections to each other, our fellow species, and the natural world we
all share. Following in the trailblazing footsteps of our founder, we inspire
hope through action, encouraging individuals around the world to join us in
taking care of the planet we call home. Whether we’re restoring chimpanzee
habitat, improving women’s health in a nearby village, or working with our
Roots & Shoots youth groups in nearly 100 countries, we find practical ways
to make the greatest lasting impact for people, animals and the environment.


Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager is a
member of the Jane Goodall Uganda Office that provides technical expertise in:
general program monitoring, reporting on indicators for measuring program
overall performance and progress towards set goals/objectives and developing
and maintaining the Country Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan. The
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager will primarily be responsible for
project data collection, verification, and reporting. They will also be
responsible for generating country specific periodic performance monitoring
reports (Africa Program Global indicators and Country Project Portfolio
performance). She/he will support implementation of the adaptive management
best practices and guide project team through the process of learning from and
making programmatic decisions based on the results of monitoring and evaluation


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant
must hold a Master’s degree in a related field

ability in data analysis, monitoring, and evaluation of project implementation
activities in the context of biodiversity/natural resource and/or development

in, but not limited to, reviewing work plans, quarterly reports, participating
in field visits, initiating regular portfolio reviews, contributing to program
evaluations and adaptive management processes.

knowledge and understanding of all requirements necessary for results driven
program monitoring, evaluation, and learning.

in developing and effectively applying performance management plans or similar
tools is required.

applying theories of change, results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar
tools for project design, implementation and learning is a plus.

At least
five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a
performance monitoring and/or evaluation role with an international
biodiversity/natural resource and/or development organization.

expertise supporting monitoring and reporting activities in developing
countries, experience in Uganda strongly preferred.

research and survey writing and data collection methodology skills.

conducting data collection and quality assessment activities in the field.

Fluency in
speaking, reading, and writing English required. Strong communication skills,
both interpersonal and written.


Skills and Abilities:

verbal communication and interpersonal skills;

analytical skills and the ability to summarize information in a clear and
concise manner;

writing and editing skills;

ability to work with a diverse team in challenging environments;

with performance management of biodiversity and natural resources, climate
change and/or development issues programs;

of specialized monitoring and evaluation tools and processes is a plus; and

of and experience with geographic information systems preferred, but not required.


How to Apply:

Please submit your
cover letter, CV, and two writing samples to James Hutchins


Deadline: Sunday, 23rd November 2020 by


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