IUCN is Hiring

News Date: 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

IUCN is seeking to hire:

GEF & GCF Regional Task Manager Central and West Africa
Vacancy # 4023
Unit: West and Central Africa Region
Location: Senegal Programme Office, Dakar, Senegal
Grade: SP
Type of Contract: Fixed-term (12 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date: 25 April 2019

Duties and responsibilities
1. Portfolio development

  • Identifies projects opportunities aligned with countries’ and IUCN’s priorities, in coordination with IUCN global thematic programmes
  • Coordinates the preparation of concepts and project proposals with relevant national, regional and global experts and stakeholders
  • Ensures the technical quality of proposals, including ensuring that all projects have a solid theory of change, logical framework, stakeholder involvement plan, budget, and procurement and disbursement plans
  • Ensures that projects have a solid governance structure that enables good project management
  • Supports the project team in liaising with the recipient government and the project executing agency to ensure a quality preparation phase
  • Performs the IUCN Environment and Social Management System (ESMS) screening, identifying main risks and potential mitigation measures, coordinate any required environmental and social impact assessment
  • Ensures project cycle timeline is shortened as much as possible by identifying potential risks and overcoming them by proposing relevant solutions

2. Portfolio management and oversight

  • Ensures project monitoring and oversight requirements are met, thus ensuring the portfolio of projects under implementation is progressing towards results, and identifying adaptive measures necessary
  • Ensures all projects are launched in a timely manner with steering committee meetings held regularly to review progress progress and plan next steps
  • Monitors expenditures and procurements at project and portfolio levels are in line with approved budgets
  • Ensures project supervision missions and mid-term reviews are planned in a timely manner, mobilizing and leading the team in the field to assess the quality of project implementation and take adaptive measures where needed
  • Ensures that the Environment and Social Management Plans and/or other required ESMS tools are implemented and monitored.
  • Ensures end of project evaluations are planned and the recommendations are acted upon
  • Ensures projects are closed as planned with quality reporting finalized

3. Communication and outreach

  • Coordinates the preparation of communication material at the regional level, in close coordination with IUCN global strategy for the GEF and GCF.
  • Represents IUCN in regional workshops and meetings organized by or related to GEF and GCF.
  • Coordinates with other agencies on matters related to portfolio development and management, and build partnerships as appropriate.

Geospatial Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Vacancy # 3939
Unit: Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Risk Management
Location: Environmental Law Centre, Bonn, Germany
Grade: P2
Type of Contract: Fixed-term (24 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date: 25 April 2019

Duties and responsibilities

1. Manage the monitoring and evaluation system
1.1 Support the design and implementation of the IUCN Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system.

  • Working with the Head of the unit to revise the M&E Policy to be relevant to the delivery of the IUCN Programme and best practices.
  • Working with the Program and Projects Portal Manager to incorporate M&E processes and tools into the Project Standards and Guidelines and the Project Management Information System
  • Identify M&E operational best practices, which may be elevated as enterprise solutions;
  • Ensure compliance with M&E policies and procedures.

1.2 Manage standard indicators.

  • Facilitate the definition of standard indicators and their application to specific sectors and business lines;
  • Ensure that IUCN indicators are aligned with standard indicators adopted by donors and global communities of practice, and the SDGs.

1.3 Support the design and implementation of the evaluation strategy.

  • Working with the Head of the unit to update the IUCN Evaluation Strategy, and prepare inputs and contribute to the Annual Evaluation Work Plan for all project and programme reviews and evaluations set by the Head of the unit;
  • Support the mobilization of financial resources and partnerships to deliver the evaluation strategy;
  • Coordinate the evaluation agenda across projects and maintain the IUCN Evaluation database online to achieve learning synergies;
  • Compile lessons learnt, and link evaluation findings and recommendations to organisational processes and programme/project planning.

1.4 Develop capacity of Programme staff to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities.

  • Assess gaps in M&E capacity and competency;
  • Train Programme staff on M&E;
  • Animate the IUCN M&E community of practice.

2. Manage geospatial project results reporting

2.1 Working with the Global Information Systems Group, design geospatial project results data architecture.

  • Design the Geospatial Results Standards to maximize analytical capabilities in delivering the IUCN Programme, in line with the IUCN Access to Information Policy.
  • Create a geospatial results data platform.
  • Identify GIS operational best practices, which may be elevated and reused as enterprise solutions for geospatial performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work with the Program and Projects Portal Manager to incorporate geospatial tools into the Project Management Information System.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate geospatial data policies and procedures, and international data sharing standards.

2.2 Develop capacity of GIS and Programme staff to conduct geospatial programme impact measurement activities.

  • Assess gaps in geospatial impact measurement capacity and competency
  • Train Programme staff on geospatial data management.
  • Coach staff members on geospatial data analysis, sharing and visualization.
  • Establish a network of GIS practitioners, stakeholders and partners to share best practices and lessons learnt.

2.3 Operationalize geospatial results management

  • Develop geospatial decision-making tools for executives and program managers
  • Facilitate the management geospatial data portfolio decisions to reduce duplication, redundancy, and obsolescence.

3 Provide results measurement technical support to programs and projects

3.1 Advice project teams on results management to strategic programs and projects

  • Design project logical frameworks and performance monitoring plans;
  • Advice on data collection methods.

3.2 Advice project teams on strategic project and impact evaluations.

  • Conduct evaluability assessments;
  • Consult with IUCN partners and Programme staff to help them identify evaluation objectives and Terms of Reference for evaluations;
  • Provide technical support to the design of strategic impact evaluations;
  • Facilitate and manage evaluation partnerships;
  • Commission evaluation expertise and manage consultants and contracts;
  • Ensure quality control of evaluation deliverables, particularly in terms of accuracy and utility of reports and their findings and recommendations;
  • Create pilots and prototypes to demonstrate value proposition of GIS for results management.

4. Manage corporate planning and reporting
4.1 Working with the Head of the unit, facilitate corporate, program and regional planning and portfolio management

  • Design and support the annual corporate planning process.
  • Provide analytics and facilitate portfolio reviews.
  • Conduct data quality audits.
  • Compile and draft the Annual Work Plan and the Annual Programme Report to Council.
  • Advice on the results framework for global, regional and country strategies.

4.2 Manage project self-evaluation systems

  • Define project ex ante, implementation and completion scoring
  • Develop the capacity of staff members to apply scoring systems
  • Conduct audits of project scores.

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