FZS KAMACO Mahale Ecosystem Management Project Conservation Project (MEMP)
Monitoring & Evaluation Grant Officer
FZS Vision in Tanzania:
Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) works in Tanzania to support its government partners to conserve wildlife and ecosystems focusing on protected areas and outstanding wild places. We work with and for people to secure biodiversity in key ecosystems worldwide as the basis for all life and the livelihoods of present and future generations. FZS maintains long-term conservation programs in Africa, South America, Asia, and Europe. The Africa Programme is the Society’s largest and oldest and works with partners in five focal countries: Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In Tanzania, FZS works to deliver conservation in the Serengeti, the Selous, and the Mahale ecosystems in partnership with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.
1. Purpose of the job:
- To provide high-quality technical assistance, and practical and administrative support to the FZS Mahale Ecosystem Management Project (MEMP) to deliver the KFW – KAMACO grant under the supervision of the FZS MEMP program manager.
- The M&E grant officer will ensure the project is operating within the required project strategy and operational plans, budget, and donor standards, and ensure successful delivery of the project through the management of these processes.
- The M&E Grants Officer will monitor and evaluate all project activities and provide high-quality training and technical assistance to partners for the project’s delivery.
2. Reporting Structure
- Reports to the FZS Program Manager
- Interacts daily with the FZS staff based in the Mahale, Kigoma, and Katavi
- Supports key Partners’ staff.
3. Expected Core Outputs
- Support the effective and efficient implementation of donor requirements associated with the KFW project including;
- Prepare and oversee the implementation of a monitoring and evaluation plan for the program, measuring the program’s impact against goals and indicators throughout the project’s life.
- Work closely with partners and other stakeholders in Mahale, Katavi, and Mpanda in the implementation of FZS activities;
- In collaboration with the Program Manager, prepare financial and narrative donor reports on the delivery of the project
- Support coordination and reviewing new project proposals to ensure M&E is built into the budget and design from the start
- Serve as the M&E point of contact within the FZS Mahale project to ensure a two-way flow of information within FZS.
- Support logistical arrangements for project activities;
- Work closely with the FZS Programme Manager to ensure that there is value for money for every activity done.
- Oversee the design and operation of databasesto enter and analyze survey data.
- Support the recruitment and supervision of all the consultancies to achieve the intended outcomes.
- Build the capacity of FZS staff and partners in the delivery of all project activities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Graduate Degree in relevant skills, M.Sc. preferable and Natural Resources will be an added advantage
- 3+ years of experience in monitoring & evaluation, grants management, and environmental project management with substantial experience in managing large bilateral donor funding grants.
- Demonstrated ability in data analysis, monitoring, and evaluation of project implementation activities in the context of biodiversity/natural resource and/or development projects.
- Experience in working across organizational responsibilities and forming good working relationships with staff from other institutional partners
- Experience in project management (e.g. setting timelines, budgets, attending and managing staff and meetings to deliver projects to these)
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication abilities, writing, verbal and listening skills
- Strong experience in training field staff and others
- Proficiency in the use of Office programs such as Outlook, Word, and Excel;
- Fluency in Kiswahili and English, both written and oral
- A passion for wildlife conservation
Behavior Competencies required
- Teamwork: Cooperating and working effectively to achieve a shared goal. Supporting the development of the FZS team
- Planning and organizing: Good organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Effectively setting goals and work plans; indicating necessary action, time, and resources, and monitoring progress
- Flexibility: the role of the pilot sometimes requires extended work hours, workdays, work weeks, and call-outs for emergency response, occasional overnight travel to Stations and other Reserve and Parkside areas may be required.
- The position will be in Mahale Katavi- based in Mpanda
Deadline for applications:
Interested applicants should send their CV, and letter of application (in one PDF document) before 30th April 2023, outlining suitability and motivation to apply for the post to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.
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