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YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
To Achieve This, The Water Fund Team Will Implement Three Components In The Upper Tana Watershed
The Nature Conservancy is part of a public-private partnership to increase investment flows for sustainable land management and integrated natural resource management in the upper catchment of Kenya’s Tana River. The upper Tana River supplies 95% of Nairobi’s and 60% of Kenya’s hydropower. Yet water quality and water quantity issues are increasing in the upper Tana watershed. In March 2015, The Nature Conservancy helped established the Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund to address water quality and quantity issues. This water fund combines funding from public and private donors and major users ‘at the tap’ to put green infrastructure in place ‘at the top’ to protect the watershed. The water fund’s goal is to increase sustainable land management and integrated natural resource management through improved food production, greater household income, and more diversified development and livelihood options.
Institutionalize the water fund management platform by establishing the Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund Charitable Trust and developing financial management and operational systems;
Improve Upper Tana catchment ecosystems that support livelihoods, food security and economic development by implementing sustainable land management and integrated natural resource management through improved food production, greater household income, and more diversified development and livelihoods options (with disaggregation of support and results by gender and age); and
Implement knowledge management and learning systems through a Monitoring and Evaluation framework that a) supports water fund decision-making and adaptive management, biophysical and socio-economic data collection and analysis and b) allows for scaling up policy integration and replication of good practices as rapidly as possible.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is responsible for all monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management activities under a 5-year term-limited position that supports the IFAD-sponsored, GEF-funded Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund. The M&E Officer will be part of the Project Management Unit, will report to the Project Director, and will work closely with the TNC Director of Monitoring and Evaluation for Africa. The position will be located in the project office in Sagana Town (Kirinyaga County) along the Nairobi-Nyeri road, with significant travel and prolonged stays in the Upper Tana watershed project sites.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer develops and maintains systems for progress monitoring, impact evaluation, and knowledge management of the Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund. She/he will work closely with local project partner organizations to further develop their M&E systems and train their staff. She/he will develop the overall framework for the water fund’s M&E in accordance with the project document and IFAD requirements, build partner capacity on data collection, analyze data, and lead the periodic reporting to project supporters. Finally, she/he will organize a rigorous qualitative-quantitative baseline for the project that can be used to assess impact and drive programmatic learning.
Responsibilities And Scope
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