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  • Posted: Feb 7, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • We work with local communities, governments and organizations to conserve Africa’s important places. Africa is special. Its wild lands and waters are home to incredible numbers and diversity of species living close to people. For most rural Africans, connection to place takes on unique meaning, more so than anywhere else on Earth because their daily...
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    Director Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning


    You will have the opportunity to work in some of the most important places for biodiversity in Africa, visit stunningly beautiful areas, meet with local people, and share amazing times with colleagues in the field. You will be working in the Africa region of TNC where 96% of staff say they would recommend TNC as a great place to work, and the 10-year staff retention rate is 90%. You will be working with a team of 10+ MEL professionals who have made TNC Africa a leader in MEL work internally and externally. You will be at the forefront of MEL work at TNC and have the opportunity to influence MEL practices throughout the organization. This position can be based in any of the African countries where TNC has an office, but you must already have the right to work in the country, and there is no relocation assistance provided. 

    Roles and Responsibilities

    MEL startup for a new project:

    • Creating a Theory of Change
    • Drafting a MEL Plan
    • Recruiting MEL staff
    • Training and backstopping new MEL staff
    • Helping establish data collection systems
    • Conducting data analysis
    • Creating online dashboards of key performance indicators for a project


    • Designing ecological and socioeconomic impact assessments with control groups
    • Recruiting and supervising consultancies for household surveys, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews


    • Organizing periodic Pause, Reflect and Adjust meetings for major projects to foster the adaptive management of project activities
    • Liaising with MEL professionals inside and outside the organization
    • Other activities:
      • Reviewing new project proposals to ensure MEL is built into the budget and design from the start
      • Backstopping the tri-annual program reviews and bi-annual strategy reviews in the region
      • Ensuring the Hub project and strategy records for Africa are kept up-to-date
      • Working with partner organizations to help solve MEL challenges


    • Master's Degree in science related field and 6 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Technical experience of Monitoring Evaluation & Learning
    • Cross-cultural work experience
    • Experience working with partner organizations on Monitoring Evaluation & Learning
    • Experience doing data analysis, report writing, and presentations to large groups of people
    • Problem-solving skills experience
    • Experience with coaching and mentoring 

    Desired Qualification

    • Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
    • PhD preferred and 3-5 years related experience considered.
    • Detailed technical knowledge of Monitoring Evaluation & Learning
    • A coaching/mentoring approach that values diversity and feedback
    • Strong knowledge of common software applications.
    • Ability to diagnose complex problems and identify solutions. 
    • Excellent communication skills, written, spoken and graphical.
    • Ability to operate within budget guidelines to ensure sound financial performance. 
    • Advanced Excel and Word skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Training experience

    Method of Application

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