M&E Specialist, REDD-M, based in Mexico

Winrock is seeking Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) candidates for an upcoming five year USAID-funded program related to “Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Mexico” (M-REDD), based in Mexico City.  The anticipated program is designed to assist Mexico is establishing and/or strengthening policies related to REDD+, building institutional and technical capacity, and creating a financial architecture necessary to support the sustainable implementation of REDD+.  The program is expected to work with the national and regional governments, at the community level as well as with the private sector.  It will involve broad-based policy dialogue and capacity building, working with civil society groups to develop community-level interventions.  Linkages may also be made to economic incentive programs such as payment for environmental/ecosystem services (PES), REDD+, and other innovative natural resource management mechanisms.
 
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Design and implement a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system; lead collation of data that measure progress, track effectiveness, and provide continuous assessment of progress toward program targets and benchmarks; ensure quality control and rigorous monitoring and evaluation.
 
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  Master’s degree in social sciences or specialized training/certification in monitoring & evaluation; at least three years progressively responsible experience in the monitoring & evaluation of international development projects, preferably in one or more aspects of forestry, REDD+ or natural resource management; demonstrated ability to analyze complex data and translate findings into clear language that informs program management decisions. USAID M&E experience is required. Strong communication skills, both oral and written with fluency in both English (4/4) and Spanish (3/3) required.  
 
TO APPLY: Applicants should go to the “Jobs” link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing “Mexico REDD+ M&E Specialist” by March 15, 2011 This position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.  Position will be based in Mexico City and requires Mexican citizenship or authorization to work in Mexico.
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