Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at WeForest, Zambia
WeForest, Zambia
Lusaka, Zambia
5d ago
source : Jobs in Zambia

WeForest Zambia is a local NGO that is looking to expand its team with a new professional M&E Officer who will work in a dynamic team on our objective towards co-managing Katanino Forest Reserve and increasing forest cover in Zambia .

  • Achieving this objective will entail forest restoration through assisted natural regeneration; local community livelihood improvement& development;
  • and gender equitable development. The M&E Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and will mainly be active in the field in Katanino, Masaiti district.


  • Conduct socio-economic surveys to assess the baseline status of the local community in Katanino and follow-up monitoring
  • Conduct forest inventories to assess the baseline status of the forest in Katanino Forest Reserve and the surrounding communities and follow-up monitoring
  • Collect field data, digitize and analyse them
  • Help in delivering training among the local communities in Katanino and at the district level
  • Perform monitoring and evaluation duties to the highest standard
  • Help in project document development (including translation to local languages)
  • Assist in grant applications where and when needed
  • Participate in Project Outreach Programmes in schools and other public Institutions
  • Contribute accurate and up to date project content to the organisation’s website and other mass media.
  • Communication directly with the Project Manager regarding project activities amongst others.

  • Education : B.Sc. in Development Studies / Project Management; Knowledge in forestry and a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage.
  • Language : Fluent in English (both speaking and writing) and Bemba / Lamba
  • Experience : Preferably3 years’ relevant work experience in ther Development sector with the ability to develop monitoring systems for project implementation
  • Skills : Excellent coordination, training and communication skills
  • Strong and comfortable working in the field with the local community
  • Be willing to relocate and live in Katanino, Masaiti District.

  • Implement best practices in day to day project activities
  • Demonstrate leadership within the project team and show own initiative
  • Appropriate and frequent reporting of project activities in full transparency and integrity and being coachable for improvement
  • Ensure training and extension services towards the local community are up to standards and timely.
  • Technical advisor ensuring a good partnership with all stakeholders to guarantee project outputs
  • Lead the collection of quantitative & qualitative field data (socio-economic data, forest inventory / vegetation survey, GPS coordinates, etc.).
  • Facilitate consultancies, project visits and other services on behalf of WeForest / third parties for scientific studies & analysis.
  • Not engaging the organization legally or financially beyond agreed terms.
  • Handling internal information and data as confidential.
  • Assist with Outreach programmes, meetings, workshops, Expos and other events
  • Coordinate safe and clean keeping of office and other WeForest equipment.
  • Ensure a safe environment for project staff and the local community during implementation of project activities.

  • Full-time up to a maximum of 44 hours per week. Working Monday through Saturday morning, hours will vary depending on project needs and flexibility is essential.
  • Extensive travelling in the project area. Applicant has to be willing to reside in remote areas part-time.
  • Fixed term one year contract, with potential to extend to a two year contract subject to performance and availability.
  • A three months’ probation period is included in the contract.

  • Based close to Katanino forest reserve, where the Project office is being established.
  • Remuneration based on experience and professional qualifications.
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