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  • OPPORTUNITY: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

    POSITION TITLE: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
    DURATION OF CONTRACT: One Year (renewable)
    DEPARTMENT: Programmes
    DUTY STATION: ACB Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
    REPORTING TO: ASEAN ENMAPS Project Manager

    TERMS OF REFERENCE

    A. BACKGROUND

    The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is an intergovernmental regional centre of excellence established through an agreement among the Governments of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2005. The ACB facilitates cooperation and coordination among the members of ASEAN, and with relevant national governments, regional and international organisations, on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of such biodiversity in the ASEAN region. Since its establishment, the ACB has lived up to its mandate of strengthening national and regional capacity for biodiversity conservation.

    The ACB is the Implementing Partner of the GEF project, Effectively Managing Networks of Marine Protected Areas in Large Marine Ecosystems in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN ENMAPS), which is designed to address the coastal and marine ecosystem challenges in the ASEAN region through enhanced collaborative management of marine protected areas (MPAs) and other integrated coastal management and ecosystem-based fisheries management approaches. The objective of the project is to develop and improve the management of networks of MPAs and marine corridors within selected Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) in the ASEAN for the conservation of globally significant biodiversity and support for sustainable fisheries, and other ecosystem goods and services. This regional project will have a strong upscaling focus, including engagement with ASEAN working groups and LME governance mechanisms, as well as leveraging complementary investments across the ASEAN region. The ASEAN ENMAPS will be implemented for five (5) years, beginning in March 2024, in selected marine protected areas and marine corridors with high conservation importance across Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

    The ACB is seeking dynamic, innovative and committed candidates for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist that will ensure results-based management provides timely and constructive monitoring and evaluation feedback, enabling adaptive management and reporting of results achieved.

    B. SCOPE OF DUTIES

    The Programmes Department is the primary oversight of the ASEAN ENMAPS project with the technical and management support of the Project Management Unit (PMU). The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be working under the PMU, directly reporting to the ASEAN ENMAPS Project Manager, and will be closely coordinating with the Strategy and Planning Division Director and the relevant divisions in the Programmes Department.

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist shall perform the following specific roles to ensure that the project objectives are efficiently achieved:

    1. Provide technical assistance in the implementation of the project M&E plan, monitoring and evaluation project progress and providing inputs to the annual PIRs and other progress reports ensuring that they meet the necessary reporting requirements and standards;
    2. Deliver assistance to the regional and national project team members on collecting, recording and reporting M&E inputs from the activities implemented across the three participating countries;
    3. Monitor and track progress against the GEF Core indicators;
    4. Ensure project’s M&E meets the requirements of the national governmental partners, the UNDP, and the GEF;
    5. Periodically review the project’s theory of change and results framework with reference to actual and potential project progress and results;
    6. Guide the design of surveys/ assessments commissioned for monitoring and evaluating project results;
    7. Assist the Project Manager-Chief Technical Advisor in supporting mid-term and terminal evaluations of the project, including management responses;
    8. Facilitate annual reviews of the project and produce analytical reports from these annual reviews, including learning and other knowledge management products;
    9. Facilitate project site M&E and learning missions;
    10. Visit project sites as and when required to appraise project progress on the ground and validate written progress reports; and
    11. Perform other related tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor(s) from time to time.

    C. QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Work Experience

    • Master’s degree in social sciences, economics, international development, public administration or any other related fields and 5 years of related work experiences, or its equivalency requirements:
      • Completed Academic Requirements in Master’s program in social sciences, economics, international development, public administration or any other related course and 7 years of related work experiences; or
      • 18 units earned in Master’s program in social sciences, economics, international development, public administration or any other related course and 9 years of related work experiences; or
      • Related bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, international development, public administration or any other related fields and 12 years of related work experiences; or
      • Non-Related Bachelor’s Degree and 15 years related work experience
    • Minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience in a regional / international organisation preferably in the ASEAN
    • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities
    • Recognised expertise in monitoring and evaluation
    • Strong track record of innovative leadership in managing evaluations, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results
    • Advanced certificate in M&E, statistics or economics is an advantage

    Skills

    • Excellent knowledge of the English language and with exceptional writing presentation and communication skills
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills
    • Good organisational skills
    • Adept at working with international partners
    • Able to use computer applications, in particular, MS Office
    • Adept at working within a multicultural working environment
    • Ability to work independently and to manage effectively different tasks

    Nationality

    • Must be a national of any of the ASEAN Member States.

    D. COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

    Core Values

    • Integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity
    • Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
    • Treats all people fairly
    • Prudence, dependability, and accountability

    Core Competencies

    • Communication, teamwork, planning, and organising, accountability, commitment to continuous learning, and technological awareness

    E. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    Applicants should prepare the following and send all to acb.hr@aseanbiodiversity.org:

    1. A letter of intent of no more than two pages, elaborating how his/her qualifications and experiences make him/her suitable for the position. Address the letter to Executive Director Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim. JP 2024-14 Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist should be indicated in the aforesaid letter.
    2. Updated curriculum vitae, and diploma, or transcript of records
    3. A completed Job Application Form (which can be downloaded here)

    (**if the link does not download automatically, please RIGHT-CLICK on the link and select OPEN LINK IN NEW TAB or SAVE LINK AS)

    Deadline for submission of completed applications is on 10 April 2024. Only applications with complete documentary requirements (Letter of Intent, completed Job Application Form, and curriculum vitae) will be processed. Applications received beyond this date will not be considered. All applicants will be given notice as to the status of their application. Previous applicants may apply again.

    F. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    The ACB does not ask for payment at any stage of its recruitment process (application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee) nor authorises anyone to officially receive applications from prospective candidates, except through the ACB Human Resources Division. The public is strongly advised to be vigilant when dealing with financial transactions online and to report any suspicious individuals or accounts representing the ACB.

    This job posting is intended for active pooling of candidates who will become part of the ACB’s talent pool. Applicant’s qualifications will be assessed against both current and future job openings of the ACB. The ACB Human Resources Division will reach out to the applicants whose knowledge, skills, and work experience are aligned with the ACB’s requirements.

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