Vacancy: Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer


BACKGROUND

The Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) is a vibrant and diverse network, established in 2016, involving women’s funds, environmental justice funds, NGOs, and women-led community-based organisations, joining forces to strengthen the nexus of women’s rights, climate, and environmental justice at local, national, and regional levels in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, Europe and globally. GAGGA works towards enhancing linkages and collaboration among women-led CBOs and women’s rights, environmental and climate justice movements at multiple levels, to pursue L&A agendas on climate mitigation and adaptation solutions that amplify women’s leadership, resilience, agency and promote women’s rights. Specifically, GAGGA aims to influence governments, investors, and donors at multiple levels to divest from fossil fuel (related) industries, defend critical ecosystems and support inclusive, sustainable and gender-just climate solutions.

GAGGA is led by the Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres, based in Nicaragua, in collaboration with Mama Cash and Both ENDS, both based in the Netherlands. It is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MFA) under their Power of Voices (PoV) programme (2021-2025), following on from their Dialogue and Dissent (D&D) programme (2016-2020). Global Greengrants Fund, Prospera – International Network of Women Funds, Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) and 350.org are strategic allies to the alliance, developing and offering insights into the importance of resourcing women’s rights, environmental and climate justice; strengthening L&A on climate finance; and building connections with climate justice movements.

GAGGA PLANNING, MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING (PME&L) APPROACH

Since its inception in 2016, GAGGA has focused on developing a highly participatory, learning-centred Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PME&L) approach. This approach ensures the systematic collection, analysis and use of information for monitoring the programme’s progress and impact in advancing women’s rights, environmental and climate justice; provides space for reflection and learning within GAGGA’s network and beyond; as well as ensuring accountability to its partners and donors. This approach is designed to optimise cycles of and feedback loops amongst PME&L and programme activities, allowing GAGGA to swiftly respond to new insights and changing contexts.

GAGGA’s PME&L approach is centred on the following guiding principles:

  1. Tailored – fit the needs, dynamic contexts and demands of women-led CBOs in Africa, Asia and Latin America, especially to support the changes they are contributing to through their climate action.
  2. Intersectionality – recognise overlapping, concurrent forms of inequalities (race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, class, ability, etc.) and the existing power relations in any given context; especially in data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  3. Inclusion – ensure the effective participation, contribution by, and representation of all actors involved. Recognise different abilities, language needs, and access to digital tools and connectivity.
  4. Adaptive and iterative – embed flexibility into the PME&L system in order to adapt to the dynamic contexts in which GAGGA network partners work and any emerging COVID-19 limitations. Ensure feedback loops amongst PME&L processes and programming.
  5. Enable learning-centred practice –the results of PME&L continually inform improvements in practice, strengthening GAGGA’s strategies and interventions from local to global levels.
  6. Lean – use smart design to avoid overburdening GAGGA’s partners or causing bureaucratic restrictions to their work.
  7. Safe and secure – protect the digital and physical security and safety of GAGGA actors, as well as partner anonymity where needed and using secure digital tools.
  8. Ethical conduct – ensure informed consent for the collection and use of data, images, and videos.

PLANNING, MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING (PME&L) OFFICER

As the GAGGA Programme kicks off under the PoV programme, GAGGA is looking for a PME&L Officer to lead the adaptation, strengthening and implementation of GAGGA’s PME&L approach.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the adaptation, strengthening and implementation of GAGGA’s PME&L approach for the PoV framework, building from the approach developed for the GAGGA programme under the D&D framework and ensuring that the guiding principles (mentioned above) are reflected throughout;
  • Coordinate key evaluation processes between 2021-2025. This includes the Mid Term Evaluation and Final Evaluation processes under the PoV Framework[1];
  • Provide tailored guidance and support to partner organisations’ contributing to the approach and develop key collective learning spaces with alliance members and partners;
  • In close collaboration with the GAGGA Coordinator and Communications Strategist, and with input of GAGGA committees, provide adequate and complete qualitative and quantitative data for the analysis and substantiation of GAGGA’s impact and contribution to advancing women’s rights, environmental and climate justice. This will serve to contribute to GAGGA’s influencing strategy targeting governments, investors and donors;
  • Ensure data integrity and quality throughout all PME&L processes and outputs.
  • Support the GAGGA Coordinator in ensuring adequate and complete reporting to the programme’s main funder, the MFA, as well as other funders, on a timely basis. This includes required reporting to the International Aid Transparency Initiative;
  • Responsible for the management of the PME&L budget, in close collaboration with the GAGGA Coordinator;
  • Develop Terms of Reference for the recruitment of external PME&L consultants, depending on the needs of GAGGA and provide accompaniment to external PME&L consultants hired.

The PME&L Officer will be working under the direction of the GAGGA Coordinator. The Coordinator will work with the GAGGA PME&L Officer to ensure their work responds to and is driven by the needs and inputs of the different GAGGA committees, including the Steering Committee, Influencing Donor Committee and Programme Committee. They will also work in collaboration with the PME&L Officers of the three alliance members, where needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 GAGGA seeks to hire a PME&L professional that incorporates the following competencies:

  1. Master’s degree in a related field (public policy, political science, gender studies, environmental studies, or related field) or equivalent experience (at least five years) in a professional or volunteer role in one of these fields.
  2. Proven experience (at least five years) in developing and implementing PME&L processes and approaches for advocacy programmes and activities for women’s rights and/or environmental and climate justice, with a focus on PME&L in complex contexts and for social change.
  3. Expertise in working with large global, multi-actor, multi-cultural and multi-level programmes, especially in PME&L. Knowledge of working with community-based organisations in the Global South is an asset.
  4. Ability to coordinate with a diverse group of actors (GAGGA Alliance members as well as hired consultants for specific PME&L tasks).
  5. Knowledge in women’s rights, environmental and climate justice, movement building and human rights.
  6. Experience of working in GAGGA countries and/or regions (desirable)[2];
  7. Ability to deliver high quality work in a timely manner;
  8. Knowledge on the International Aid Transparency Initiative (desirable);
  9. Fluency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  10. Fluent in English as a working language, knowledge of Spanish, French and/or Dutch is an asset;
  11. If required, ability to travel.

People from and based in the Global South, women; trans, non binary and intersex persons; persons with disabilities and other candidates from historically oppressed groups, of all ages, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

CONTRACT AND BUDGET

  • The selected person will be hired through a consultancy contract, starting off with a contract for three months, followed by a renewed contract until the end of 2021. GAGGA has planned for this position until 2025.
  • The expectation is that the PME&L Officer will work 10 days[3] per month.
  • The consultancy is not location specific. The successful candidate should be able to work across time zones (i.e. be available during working hours in The Netherlands and Central America).

CONSULTANCY SELECTION TIMELINE 

Consultancy Applications due September 12, 2021
Interviews with selected candidates Week of September 27, 2021
Candidate Confirmation and finalization of contract Week of October 11, 2021

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

 Please send a one-page motivation letter and CV to Maite Smet at maite@fcmujeres.org with the subject “Application for GAGGA PME&L Officer — Part-time” by Sunday September 12, 2021.

 

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[1] The GAGGA Baseline Study has already started and will be completed in August 2021.

[2] GAGGA’s main focus is on 28 countries: Burkina Faso, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Ghana, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

[3] Eight hours of work.


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