The objective of this position is to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation functions within the Programme Development and Management Unit (PDMU) of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (hereinafter referred to as “the Centre”). The Specialist is expected to enable the PDMU to carry out more effective project/programme technical and financial monitoring, and evaluation of outcomes and impacts of Centre activities. This position will be financed by a grant secured under Cooperative Agreement #13/2017/USAID-CCAP/CCCCC between USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean mission and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre). Under that Cooperative banner, the Centre and the USAID signed an agreement for Program 538- RDOAG-DO3-2015 – Climate Change Adaptation Programme (CCAP) for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States. The initial program value was US$25 million but has since been reduced to approximately US$10 million and is expected to run for the period July 2016 – September 2019.
The general responsibilities of the MEL specialist will include:
- Implementation of evaluation policies and strategies within the PDMU and the Centre;
- Management of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning processes within the Centre and the USAID CCAP;
- Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing on monitoring and evaluation; and
- Working collaboratively with other staff members of the PDMU and the Centre to ensure the Centre fulfils its mandate to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States.
As the programme implementing agency (PIA) for the USAID CCAP, the Centre shall ensure proper administration, prudent management of the Programme and compliance with the terms and conditions of the Programme’s implementation letter (IL) and maintenance of proper documentation. The Centre will administer and implement agreed upon sub-activities to achieve the objectives of the Programme as elaborated in annual Work Plans. As part of its implementing role for the CCAP, the Centre will facilitate, coordinate, and organize relevant regional and national level meetings with the following countries in USAID/ESC’s region: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and Suriname. These meetings will be used to discuss regional strategies and policies related to achievement of results as defined under the Programme.
The successful candidate will be expected to support the work of the PDMU and the Centre in general in better tracking project/programme performance to ensure that development resilient to climate variability and change is indeed being achieved within the CARICOM region.
The principal delivery of MEL Specialist will be:
- Establishment of multi-year results and monitoring framework for the various projects and programmes being implemented by the Centre;
- Reports on project/programme progress and results;
- Documentation of good practices and lessons learned; and
- Preparation and/or coordination of final project evaluations.
- Updates on the Monitoring and Evaluation instruments developed under the Implementation Plan to the Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change.
Qualifications and Experience
Candidates should have:
- A post-graduate degree in Climate Change, Environmental Science/ Management or related discipline;
- At least 5 years’ proven MEL experience in the field of climate change, natural resource management or sustainable development;
- Extensive knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies i.e. both quantitative and qualitative data collection, processing and analysis;
- A strong background in climate change, environment or sustainable development programmes, having managed projects wherein systematic input, output and process data were collected and used to guide programming;
- A good understanding of routine climate change data information systems, and literacy in management information systems;
- Knowledge of sampling and questionnaire design;
- Experience in designing and implementing country level MEL and providing information systems training;
- Experience working with and maintaining good relations with international, as well as counterparts and beneficiaries (e.g. International and Local NGOs and government representatives);
- Solid experience in the management of people and systems in high-pressure environments;
- Strong information technology skills; and
- Excellent communication skills, inclusive of spoken and written English; and
- Be a national from one of the CARICOM Member States.
Indications of Interest
Applicants wishing to signal their interest in undertaking the prescribed work are to email or otherwise submit:
- An expression of interest (Cover letter),
- Curriculum Vitae,
- 3 reference letters from the most recent employers,
- Information demonstrating the experience and competence,
- Proof of Nationality from one of the CARICOM Member States.
To: Ms. Ethlyn Valladares, Human Resource Administrator (CCCC), Lawrence Nicholas Bldg., Ring Road, Belmopan City, Belize, Phone: + (501) 822-1094 or 1104. Email: [email protected]