• Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Mpika
  • WeForest in Mpika, , Zambia
  • jobs
  • 2 weeks ago

jobs description

WeForest is a fast-growing international non-profit association with headquarters in Belgium and legal entities in France, USA, Ethiopia and Zambia. The organisation is promoting Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) best practices, and our activities are growing.


WeForest is looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer to develop, implement and supervise WeForest’s monitoring and evaluation work in the province. This work includes providing support and training to the local community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) organisations on best M&E practices.

The role initially focuses on two projects: the HEARTH project in Mukungule (Mpika), which is a consortium led by FZS and co-funded by USAID and the Mpumba Community Conservation project (Lavushimanda), which is being developed as a REDD+ project.

The position is primarily office-based (75%) in Mununga, Lavushimanda District, Zambia, but requires frequent travel (25%) across both Lavushimanda and Mpika districts... to visit project sites.


Lead WeForest Muchinga M&E

-Lead the development, coordination and implementation of baseline surveys, logical frameworks, and M&E plans for the Muchinga projects through the setting and/or updating of SMART KPIs

Lead the M&E reporting for the Muchinga projects by measuring the progress of the KPIs and ensuring data quality.

-Ensure adoption of best data management practices at and across project level, which includes adopting a naming convention, structuring the geo-database, improving data protocols/templates, and organising folder structure.

-Provide technical and operational support for project teams to collect, analyse and report on socio-economic, law-enforcement, ecological and geographic data, and any other types of data relevant to the project

-Provide training to relevant staff and community members on M&E tools

In collaboration with the M&E manager, ensure lessons learnt are extracted and shared with relevant staff and advise project teams based on lessons learnt to guide adaptive management where relevant

Provide regular feedback to the MEL Manager to improve M&E operations/procedures/guidelines/templates

Others in support of WeForest

-Support project document development (including translation to local languages) where and when needed.

-Support, where possible, the field team in facilitating their work such as, but not limited to, data entry and data analysis, and assist in field activities whenever necessary

-Any other duties assigned by the MEL Manager and the different project coordinators/managers in consultation with the line manager

Lead CBNRM M&E capacity building.

-Together with the Lead Community officer, play an active role in building local CBNRM organisations (CRB, CFMGs, etc.) to understand the value and use of M&E procedures tailored to their needs and capacity.

-Guide and support CBNRM organisations to adopt good M&E practices with their activities, which include, but are not limited to, socio-economic interventions, law-enforcement operations and ecological monitoring.

-Support CBNRM organisations to extract lessons and adjust relevant project components based on their M&E outcomes.


• Essential: B.Sc. in Forestry/Agroforestry/wildlife management or equivalent.
• Desirable: M.Sc. or equivalent experience in Development Studies and a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation

Work experience and skills:

• 3+ years relevant work experience, with demonstrated experience in leading the monitoring and evaluation of different project activities
• Excellent communication and numerical skills
• Excellent in structuring data handling and storage
• Competent in GIS software, Kobo Toolbox/ODK, GIS Cloud, Mobile Data Collect or other equivalent phone monitoring applications
• Competent with Microsoft Office applications, email and other relevant computer skills
• Willing to learn new monitoring tools and techniques
• Clean and excellent track record and references

• Competent in or at least acquainted with SMART law enforcement software, EarthRanger and other law-enforcement tools
• Experience with USAID M&E reporting requirements
• Experience with Carbon finance monitoring is considered a plus
• Previous interaction with community-based organisations and experience with training and local capacity building
• Exposure to and experience with the NGO sector

Language: Fluent in English (both speaking and writing) and Bemba/Bisa (both speaking and writing)

Other requirements
• Driving licence
• Be willing to relocate and live in Mununga, Lavushimanda district, Muchinga Province of Zambia
• Flexible in terms of travelling and working conditions

Terms & Conditions

Start date: 01/07/2024 or earlier if possible

Duration of Contract: One year, renewable to a two-year contract based upon performance

Salary: Level 3a. Remuneration based on experience.

Hours of Work: Full-time, working a minimum of 8 hours per day and 4 hours on Saturday. Hours will, however, vary depending on project needs, and flexibility is essential.

Reporting line: The M&E Officer will be supervised by the WeForest Zambia MEL Manager and report to the Muchinga Manager. The Officer will collaborate intensively with the different project managers on site and have regular contact with the Country Director and the MEL Manager at Headquarters.

• Please send applications to [email protected] with your CV, a motivation letter (max one page), and 2 recent references by 03/06/2024. Please also add to your application a draft logistical framework with at least 20 SMART KPIs, that you think should be recorded for these Muchinga projects. As a guide, we are working on three pillars: (i) governance and CBO capacity building, (ii) forest restoration and protection and (iii) community outreach and livelihood development
• Make sure to mention the job title in the subject of the email and to indicate where you saw the job post. In your motivation letter, we’d love to read about what makes you interested in working with WeForest.
• Due to the anticipated high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your interest
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