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Forest Trends seeks qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded project, Green Infrastructure for Water Security.

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The USAID/Peru Green Infrastructure for Water Security project is an anticipated USAID cooperative agreement that aims to scale up green infrastructure in Peru as a strategy to regulate water supply. The project will work to improve the enabling environment for adopting green infrastructure within the Peruvian water sector; improve information generation and management to support evidence-based decision making for green infrastructure project planning, design, and implementation; and design and implement green infrastructure projects that can serve as models for replication elsewhere in Peru.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be based in the Lima, Peru project office and will be responsible for managing the monitoring and evaluation of the project to comply with USAID requirements and to support the adaptive management of the project. He/she will report to the Cross-Cutting Coordinator and will work with the technical team to ensure that the project develops and implements a sound monitoring & evaluation (M&E) plan. Responsibilities of the M&E Specialist will include:

  • Lead the development of the M&E plan with comprehensive, realistic, objectives and indicators that support  the projectís work plan.

Instruct the technical team leaders to follow the M&E plan, collect required data, and track it for the life of the project.

  • Develop and implement frequent trainings and guidance for the project team on the M&E plan.
  • Prepare reports from the M&E system to include in reporting and communications to USAID, in close coordination with the Cross-Cutting Coordinator
  • Ensure that the M&E plan, system and reports is in compliance with USAID requirements and follows best practices.
  • Respond to USAID requests for M&E analysis and updates
  • Consolidate the project results for website uploads and communication products
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Candidates should demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Degree in public policy, statistics, economics, or other relevant degree required.
  • Minimum of 3 years monitoring and evaluation experience, with at least 2 years of specific USAID M&E experience.
  • Familiarity with theory of change and result chains, USAID M&E reporting requirements, best practices, and standard indicators.
  • Skilled at supporting the development of practical and useful indicators to support adaptive project management, and at using collected data to present clear and accurate reports to USAID.
  • Experience in working with technical teams to gather and report indicators according to a monitoring plan.
  • Exceptional communicator (written and verbal). Professional English proficiency preferred
  • Expertise in mainstreaming gender into project design, management, implementation and monitoring preferred

Interested candidates should send their CVs and a cover letter to Gena Gammie, Associate Director, Forest Trends (ggammie@forest-trends.org) by July 3, 2017.

Posted by Forest Trends at 9:48am on 03 July 2017

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