Closing Date: Monday, 23 September 2013
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
The REDD+ Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the on-going performance of the M-REDD+ Program, including providing technical guidance and support to ensure the quality of M-REDD+ products and deliverables. S/he will also provide technical support to each of the components of the M-REDD+ program to help define objectives, identify opportunities, develop Terms of Reference, and facilitate coordination. S/he will be responsible for the collection and analysis of data for all program indicators, and will lead the annual and quarterly reporting in accordance with USAID requirements. S/he will develop and adjust results chains for the program as a whole as well as for each component.
The principle responsibilities of the position include:
Support planning processes and adaptive management for the main components of M-REDD+, ensuring consistency with TNC’s global approach to REDD+, whole systems approach to conservation, business planning processes, and other TNC approaches
Provide technical support to M-REDD+ Thematic Leads (Financial Architecture, MRV, Policy, Capacity Building, and Communication) by identifying existing tools and resources, helping define priorities, reviewing and revising ToRs, highlighting synergies across themes, helping avoid duplication of efforts, and facilitating joint implementation of activities across themes
Review M-REDD+ products and deliverables to ensure quality
Lead the preparation of the technical reports and annual work plans for M-REDD+ to USAID
Lead project monitoring and management of project’s Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP)
Design, develop and maintain a knowledge management system for the M-REDD+ program
Support improved internal communications across the M-REDD+ program
BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in REDD+, climate change, forest conservation and/or sustainable rural development or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.
Experience in partnership development (partners, community, government, etc.).
Fluency in English and Spanish
7-10 years experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans.
Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
Developing practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives.
Motivating team members, setting goals, and leading efforts.
Delivering practical, adaptable products and services to customers.
Knowledge of politics and society with respect to environmental affairs.
Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results.
Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and Spanish.
Demonstrated leadership and visionary qualities and able to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.
Proven interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, a 401k plan, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 41420, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 23, 2013.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Original job posting found here: http://unjobs.org/vacancies/1378846338116