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Position summary:

Responsible for supporting the Senior Advisor for Landscapes & Communities (L&C) Projects Results-Based Management (RBM) in designing and overseeing the implementation and quality control of RBM best practices across RA’s L&C portfolio. The position will conduct training of RA staff to drive adoption of L&C RBM best practices and will conduct routine reviews of proposals and project designs to ensure alignment with RA’s L&C RBM best practices. The position will provide direct support to the Senior Advisor for L&C Projects RBM in carrying out periodic assessments of quality conformance of the L&C portfolio, and, where applicable, flag project performance issues before these turn into organizational risks. The position will also support the Senior Advisor for L&C Projects RBM in maintaining, training, and ensuring uptake by Project Managers of RA’s Project Management Platform (PMP) as the system to centralize L&C monitoring data for evaluation, learning and customized stakeholder reporting.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Senior Advisor of L&C Projects´ RBM in the design and continuous improvement of RA’s RBM best practices to be implemented across RA’s L&C portfolios;
  • Conduct training for L&C Project Managers and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) support staff in the Regions to drive adoption of RA’s L&C RBM best practices across RA’s L&C portfolio to ensure effective adaptive management and the harmonized- delivery of project monitoring data for evaluation, learning and customized stakeholder reporting;
  • Conduct training of for RA’s Institutional Relations team to drive adoption of RA’s L&C RBM best practices in the design of L&C proposals, while ensuring alignment with donor and RA reporting requirements;
  • In close collaboration with L&C Project Managers and Institutional Relations staff conduct reviews of selected proposals and project plans to assess compliance with RA’s L&C projects´ RBM best practices, as well as RA and donors reporting requirements;
  • Provide technical support to L&C Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) Programs adopting LandScale as a performance measurement framework, including supporting integration of LandScale into workplans, LandScale assessment design and implementation, and supporting local stakeholders to review and validate LandScale results;  
  • Support the Senior Advisor of L&C Projects´ RBM to conduct periodic assessments of quality conformance of the implementation of the L&C portfolio;
  • Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor of L&C Projects’ RBM, coordinate closely with IT to ensure the business needs of Project Managers and M&E support staff are translated into maintenance and upgrades of RA’s Project Management Platform (PMP) as the system to centralize L&C project monitoring information;
  • Support the Senior Advisor of L&C Projects´ RBM in training of and technical assistance to Project Managers and M&E support staff on the PMP and ensuring uptake.
  • Closely collaborate with the 1000 Landscapes´ program staff to share ILM projects´ best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of the program´s ILM Action Framework;
  • Closely collaborate with the LandScale team to ensure up to date knowledge of the LandScale assessment methodology and provide recommendations for improvement based on the experiences of the IL&C Project Teams;
  • Participate in internal and external fora and communities of practices focused on seeking the continuous improvement in the design, management, and measurement of the impacts of L&C project interventions, and
  • In coordination with the Senior Advisor of L&C Projects´ RBM, collaborate closely with DMERL’s Evaluation and Learning team to support the utilization of L&C monitoring data for research and evaluation studies.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in international development, Agriculture, Social Sciences, Economics, Natural Resources Management, or related field;
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience, including minimum of 3 years of experience applying theory of change principles and implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems for sustainable development and/or conservation projects;
  • Sound data organization and analysis skills, with experience of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) a plus;
  • Demonstrated experience building capacity of Project Managers and M&E support staff to design development and/or conservation projects for effective results-based management;
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders (farmer organizations, communities, CSOs, local government agencies, private sector actors, etc.) and facilitating collaborative processes a plus;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Flexible, open-minded, and able to operate in a fast-evolving context, focused on learning;
  • Strong ability to work remotely, with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; with required excellent fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Experience in software programs, possibly including ArcGIS, QGIS, ERDAS Imagine, Global Mapper, ENVI, STATA, SPSS, KOBO Toolbox, CSPro, R. and MS Office suite.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

 

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

 

Deadline: September 17, 2021

 

Notes:

Only candidates authorized to work in the in which we are registered located in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon will be considered.

 

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.



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