The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

 

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests  and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

 

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

 

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.

Why

 

To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.

 

How

 

Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

 

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.


Position summary:

 

The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

 

The Rainforest Alliance is recruiting for an anticipated USAID-funded global initiative, entitled: “Business Case for Collective Landscape Action.” This ambitious applied research initiative will resolve core barriers to “Achieving Sustainable Landscape goals via reducing deforestation in Commodity Supply Chains and Promoting Landscape Restoration” faced by key stakeholders such as global companies, investors, tropical governments, and local actors. The implementation approach operates at the nexus of landscape impact delivery and finance, market, and policy enabling conditions. Work is primarily focused in the Amazon and includes targeted interventions in Indonesia.

 

Under the leadership of the Senior Manager, Landscape Impact Delivery/ Chief Of Party, the Technical and Monitoring Manager will take accountability for all Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Processes. S/he will create and manage processes for technical quality control of project interventions, as well as risk mitigation and scaling strategies. S/he will manage and maintain the monitoring and evaluation systems and tools defined in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (MEL) for this USAID-funded activity and facilitate adaptive management activities and delivery of key products to donors. S/he will be responsible for designing the monitoring and evaluation system, overseeing the collection and analysis of data and reporting on project indicators, as well as coordinating with all project staff to facilitate implementation, management, and continuous learning. S/he will also provide the information required for the weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports required by the donor and the development of "success stories," as appropriate and in close coordination with the M&E Manager for Latin America.

 

Responsibilities: 


  • The Rainforest Alliance’s Core Values are Impact, Change, Collaboration, Openness and Trust and as such they form the basis of the behaviors we demonstrate;
  • Lead the design, management and monitoring of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan and other relevant technical compliance plans such as an Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring plan and the Gender and the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion strategy (GESI);
  • Lead day to day coordination and preparation of annual workplans, donor reports and pause-and-reflect adaptive management sessions considering Business Case Initiative is a partnership;
  • In close collaboration with the Latin America Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager, coordinate analysis and interpretation of project performance and results reporting, as well as geographic information through GIS or other relevant systems;
  • Coordinate periodic internal working sessions, planning workshops, events, and other meetings with project partners to ensure effective learning, information sharing, and planning of project activities;
  • Establish quality control processes to ensure high-quality and integrity of the baseline, content of reports, evidences submitted to donors, accuracy of communications materials, data collection and analysis, and quality of technical work products;
  • Oversee the development and execution of the Activity’s risk management strategy, scaling strategy, and periodic impact evaluations and case studies. Embed learnings and findings from these within work-planning and adaptive management activities;
  • Own the Activity’s theory of change and learning agenda, establishing processes to determine progress or challenges in its implementation and adapting accordingly;
  • Review monitoring and data collection protocols, including indicator and reference sheets, and work with project partners and regional teams to maintain and improve standardized data collection tools and guidelines;
  • Enter data collected in the field and provide Monitoring & Evaluation results through monthly updates and annual learning workshops;
  • Coordinate with partners to produce maps and provide the information required for case studies and other project documents;
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of a centralized data management system for the project and;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

 

 

Supervision:

 

  • This position will supervise consultants and vendors.

 

Qualifications: 

 

  • Master’s Degree in IT Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Economics, Social Sciences or a related field required;
  • At least 7 years of proven experience in natural resource management and monitoring and evaluation, especially in monitoring, report and verification (MRV) systems;
  • Two years of experience in USAID grant reporting and management;
  • Strong knowledge of information technology, geographic information systems (GIS) and cartography. Strong data analysis skills, with an emphasis on statistics;
  • Ability to facilitate participatory methodologies, compilation of quantitative and qualitative information from stakeholders and willingness to travel at least 30% of the time to the areas where the project is implemented;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals; 
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner.  
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, analysis software);
  • Ability to support the development and maintenance of a Program Management (PMP) data management system, including the provision of training, materials / tools, and ongoing guidance to project staff;
  • Ability to view and use the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, not only as a reporting framework, but as a dynamic project management tool to adaptively manage and communicate progress and challenges to implementing partners;
  • Excellent written, oral and graphic communication skills.
  • English proficiency required.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and to work with an interdisciplinary team.

 

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

 

Deadline: July 1, 2022

 

Notes:

Only candidates authorized to work (resident or with work permit) in Peru will be considered.

 

The selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

 

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment@ra.org

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