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M & E Officer-Ifakara

Vacancy #:   5772
Unit:   ESARO Tanzania Programme
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Tanzania Project Office, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania
Reporting to:   Programme Manager – SUSTAIN II
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   01 January 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (36 months)
Closing date:   18 October 2021


Established in 1948, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,300 Member organizations and the input of more than 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. IUCN has had its operations in Tanzania for more than four decades working with many partners and supporters to implement a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects ranging from management of protected areas, forest ecosystems, coastal resources, aquatic ecosystems and climate change resilience.

Under direct supervision of the Programme Manager – SUSTAIN II (and Programme Manager - TRI), the M&E Officer will be responsible for supporting Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities of projects under the Tanzania Programme, in close collaboration with Programme Managers and the IUCN ESARO Regional M&E Officer. The M&E Officer will support the development of work plans, performance reports and related evaluation/appraisal tasks. S/He will ensure M&E tools are in line with the donor and IUCN Monitoring and Evaluation Policy and project guidelines and standards.


Project Planning, Monitoring and Reporting;
Support the development of monitoring tools including Performance Monitoring Plans (PMP), data collection and data quality assurance instruments;
Coordinate progress and performance tracking of the projects;
Support the measurement of output, outcome and impact indicators for the Projects;
Contribute to the development and review of quarterly and annual reports;
Provide feedback to Project Managers on the performance of Projects based on monitoring data analysis.
Assist in updating regularly the project portal in line with project requirements

Evaluation and Closure of Projects;
Support the planning for and execution of Projects’ Annual Reviews, Mid Term Reviews and Terminal project evaluation in accordance with donor policy;
Participate in the evaluation of the project results and achievements.
Participate to project implementation & coordination meetings.
Ensure the knowledge emerging from evaluations (findings, recommendations and lessons learned) is communicated to the appropriate audience;
Working in collaboration with the Project Managers, ensure all Projects are closed in a timely manner and in accordance with the IUCN and donor project guidance and standards.

Management of Compliance and Risk Management Systems;
Ensure compliance to IUCN and donor risk management guidelines
Support Project Managers in the development of risk management tools.
Ensure monitoring of the environmental and social performance of the Projects
Ensure Project risk register is regularly updated;

Provide inputs to project concept notes, proposals, reports and publications.
Represent IUCN at meetings as may be required
Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Education;
A University degree in a relevant discipline, including Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Agriculture, Forestry, Water resources management, Natural resources management, Biodiversity conservation, Environmental management or any other field of study relevant to this position;
Practical experience is designing and fielding M&E tools as well as organizing and facilitating donor monitoring missions.
Computer literacy in relation to office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint) use of internet and online communication tools;

• Work Experience;
At least 5 years' experience in programme/project monitoring or evaluation of natural resource management, agriculture, rural development and/or environmental conservation related projects;
Demonstrated experience in managing environmental and social safeguards at programme or project level;
Exposure to risk management and/or willingness to obtain high-level skills on risk management

• Language Proficiency;
Fluency in English and Kiswahili (both written and verbal).

• Core Competencies;
Transparency: Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are understood by members of the team.
Inclusiveness: Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity, demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
Professionalism: Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and professional manner.
Accountability: Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions, promotes the IUCN One Programme approach.

• Functional competencies;
Adheres to IUCN ESARO core values of Transparency, Inclusiveness, Professionalism and Accountability
Excellent report writing skill
Computer literacy in relation to office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, power point) use of internet and online communication tools
Highly motivated and results driven
Excellent interpersonal skills
Must be a strong team player
Committed to continuous learning towards self-development;
Willing to travel and work in rural areas frequently within Tanzania

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,400 Member organisations and around 16,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.