Monrovia, August 5, 2019 –Vacancy Notice For Monitoring And Evaluation Specialist
BACKGROUND: The Foundation for Community Initiatives, Parley Liberia and Sustainable Development Institute jointly applied for and secured a grant to support implementation of the project ‘Protection of Customary Collective Community Land Rights in Liberia (P3CL)’. The Liberia Land Authority is an Associate in the project. The duration of the project is 24 months, plus three additional months for administrative closure. The project commenced on January 1, 2019 and will conclude on December 31, 2020. The administrative closure will be completed by March 31, 2021.
SUMMARY OF P3CL PROJECT: The Overall Objective of the project is customary collective community land and natural resource tenure rights in Liberia are recognized, formalized and strengthened. The project has four components including: 1. Component 1: Implement the process for customary collective community land recognition. 2. Component 2: Develop and implement participatory community land and resource mapping. 3. Component 3: Expand the pool of actors involved in facilitating community land recognition. 4. Component 4: Share learning and experience from project implementation. The project has four Specific Objectives. Each of the four Specific Objectives is directly linked to one of project components. The Specific Objectives are: 1. Specific Objective 1: Twenty-four communities have implemented the LLA approved process for customary collective community land rights recognition. (Component 1) 2. Specific Objective 2: A common methodology and set of tools for high-level participatory land and resource mapping developed and tested with communities. (Component 2) 3. Specific Objective 3: Staff of three implementing partners and from four additional civil society organizations, 24 community animators and 12 individual practitioners have capacity to support communities through the LLA approved process for customary collective community land rights recognition (total of 68 persons). (Component 3) 4. Specific Objective 4: A body of lessons learnt from project implementation is available to wider civil society, stakeholders at local and national levels and donors. (Component 4) The project is being implemented in 24 communities across 8 counties. Sinoe, Grand Bassa, Nimba and Rivercess host 4 communities each, i.e. 16 of the 24 communities, while River Gee, Maryland, Lofa and Bong host 2 communities each – the remaining 8 of the 24 communities. A Project Coordination Unit (PCU) provides technical support to partners and coordinate project implementation. A Project Advisory Committee (PAC) provides advisory support to the partners implementing the project.
MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST: The Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI) is seeking to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to design a monitoring and evaluation system and lead implementation of the system. Payments for this post will be deliverable-based.
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Working under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the PCU, the primary function of the M&E Specialist will be to design a performance monitoring and evaluation system for the project, facilitate biannual participatory performance monitoring and assessment of project implementation with each partner, and prepare bi-annual synthesis reports of the process. The Performance Indicators that will be developed should be closely tied to the Project Indicators and work plan, and aligned with the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) verification checklists, standards and tool. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will contribute to partners’ internal systems for documenting customary land formalization support activities in line with LLA standards to ensure efficient verification.
The main roles and responsibilities of the M&E Specialist will be to: 1. To design a performance monitoring and evaluation system for the project. S/he will liaise with the appropriate staff at the Tenure Facility to solicit their inputs and approval of the system; 2. Develop and facilitate training for appropriate staff of the partner organizations and the PCU on how to collect data using the system; 3. Support each partner to develop and implement a performance monitoring and evaluation plan; 4. Using the framework, conduct a review of the first 6 months of activities and prepare a report for submission to the PAC via the PCU;
5. Review and provide feedback on data collection and reporting by partners for quality assurance and to ensure that the focus remains on tracking indicators that have been agreed; 6. Support each partner, including occasionally working with them, to jointly collect data and to strengthen their ability to properly collect and analyze the data they collect; 7. Analyze monitoring and evaluation data and produce bi-annual performance monitoring and evaluation reports, with recommendations for improvements to project implementation, and submit report to the PAC via the PCU; 8. Tracking performance monitoring and evaluation findings and recommendations to ensure that partners are taking corrective actions or making recommended adjustments; and 9. Support the external evaluation at the end of the project.
INDICATIVE SCHEDULE OF DELIVERABLES: The Consultant will work with the PCU and partners to design the performance monitoring and evaluation system within the first quarter (90 days) of their recruitment. S/he will then train the partners in data collection using the system. S/he will lead the first round of data collection and analysis to generate the first performance monitoring and evaluation report by the end of the third month. In the second quarter, the Consultant will support the partners to collate the data collected during the quarter. S/he will then analyse the data and prepare a mid-term performance monitoring and evaluation report for the project. The report will include detailed recommendations aimed at enhancing and strengthening implementation activities. In the first half of Year 2 (January – June 2020), the Consultant will assess implementation of the recommendations of the mid-term performance monitoring and evaluation report on an ongoing basis and providing feedback to the partners in real-time. The Consultant will then prepare a report mid-year report by the end of June outlining progress and identifying where implementation should focus in the final six months of the project. This will be their final report.
SERVICE FEE: The total fee available for this task is United States Dollar $16,800. Payment terms will be negotiated and based on deliverables. The fee does not include cost of transportation and accommodation for travels outside Monrovia.
APPLICATION Interested candidates are invited to EMAIL a Letter of Application and updated CV to:
The deadline for application is August 15, 2019
Publish By: Emmanuel Chedeh Davis
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