Plantation Initiative Nepal

MRV - MEAL Technical Lead

Plantation Initiative Nepal

MRV - MEAL Technical Lead

Plantation Initiative Nepal (PIN) is a non-profit non-governmental organization registered with the District Administration Office (DAO), Lalitpur with registration number: 5605/2075. It is registered with the Social Welfare Council (SWC); 48774. The main office is located in Bagdol, Lalitpur. PIN has been focusing on landscape restoration and community livelihood upliftment all around Nepal with programs in 16 districts from Jhapa in the east to Kalikot in the west.

Plantation Initiative Nepal is implementing Eden Reforestation Projects since 2015. Eden Reforestation Projects works in developing regions of the world to protect and restore forests and ecosystems by working with local communities to address and mitigate the drivers of landscape degradation. Eden has active programming in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

VISION:

We envision a world where communities thrives in healthy and restored environment.

MISSION:

Fostering healthy relationship between communities and the land on which we all depend through landscape restoration and conservation.

Plantation Initiative Nepal (PIN) is a non-profit non-governmental organization registered with the District Administration Office (DAO), Lalitpur with registration number: 5605/2075. It is registered with the Social Welfare Council (SWC); 48774. The main office is located in Bagdol, Lalitpur. PIN has been focusing on landscape restoration and community livelihood upliftment all around Nepal with programs in 16 districts from Jhapa in the east to …

MRV - MEAL Technical Lead

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu with Regular field Visits
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Apr. 17, 2024 23:55 (1 month, 1 week ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Graduate (Masters)
Experience Required : More than or equal to 5 years
Professional Skill Required : Creative Thinking Leadership Interpersonal Skills Communication Organizational

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The MRV-MEAL Technical Lead is responsible for the development, management, and quality assurance of project’s verification program, Forest Inventory Management System and its alignment to MRV/MEAL requirements for carbon and landscape standards in Nepal. This position will play a lead role in strengthening project’s environmental and socio-economic impact reporting capabilities, a key pillar of project’s growth strategy and stakeholder transparency, in Nepal. They will be responsible for the timely execution of reporting, monitoring, verification and evaluation for partners, grantors, and investors for project’s larger body of interests. They will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation data analysis to inform external reporting requirements and internal management decisions, including continuous improvement, consistency, and QA/QC processes.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

MEAL Systems Development

  • Support and train team members on MEAL principles and practices, facilitating capacity to design and implement industry standard planning, monitoring and evaluation methods.
  • Provide support to performance planning monitoring.
  • Keep abreast of MEAL needs to develop systems to report to landscape and carbon standards, including but not limited to: Verra Climate, Community and Biodiversity; Verra Landscape Standard, as well as others being developed.
  • Support analyses on new landscapes to inform issue briefs and risk exposure reports.
  • Stage roll out of the Forest Inventory Management System.

Reporting

  • Manage the reporting calendar for all carbon and landscape projects.
  • Support Technical Team to update all datasets, GIS mapping software, and communication tracking systems to ensure contacts, meetings, deliverables, news flow, and other important information is tracked and available.
  •  Monitor project activities, outputs, and impact on a regular basis.
  • Oversee the project CRM regarding monitoring, photo, and video verification assets.
  • Regularly review the Monitoring and Evaluation program to ensure compliance with standards and metrics.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Leads through vision and values, keeping these at the forefront of decision-making and action.
  • Deep understanding of environmental restoration approaches, especially forestry and land resource management.
  • Demonstrates drive and determination to achieve both results and success; can be counted upon to successfully exceed goals; regularly pushes self and others for results; bottom-line oriented, persisting despite obstacles and opposition.
  • Facilitates creation of responsive and flexible systems, managing competing and urgent tasks, with a strong capacity to delegate, and make decisions as required.
  • Energetic, flexible, and collaborative; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives; can nimbly learn and adapt based on experience and evidence.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects with a balance of efficiency and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated discretion in handling sensitive and/or confidential information.
  • Superior technicalskillsin MRV-MEAL design and implementation, baseline survey design, implementation, evaluation, and performance monitoring.
  • Ability to learn and adopt new systems and/or software.

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Environmental or Social Sciences, Evaluation, Project Management, or relevant international development field with specialized training/certification in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Five or more years of relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, and project design and management, focusing on forestry, conservation, natural resource management or climate projects.
  • Complete knowledge of best practices and current trends in large-scale landscape monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, ArcGIS, Esri products, Kobo Toolbox, and Salesforce preferred.
  • Demonstrated and proven record to work in a multidisciplinary team under changeable andcomplex circumstances and evolving priorities.

WORK AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires a commitment to work in a global asynchronous team with atypical hours.
  • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions during travel
  • Required to move about in an office environment, sit for extensive periods working on a computer, and frequently use hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. It also includes bending, twisting, regular walking, and reaching with hands and arms.
  • Required to move about in project sites, must have sufficient balance to navigate rugged terrain, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and grabbing with hands. Overall mobility is essential.
  • Ability to lift to 25 pounds above shoulder height.

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