Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Officer- Barren Isles

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Organisation overview
Blue Ventures develops transformative approaches for nurturing and sustaining locally led marine conservation through an integrated approach addressing environmental and health issues.  We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and we are committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people.

Summary job description
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) is a vital cyclical process within conservation programming which helps us to learn about what is and isn’t working for communities or the environment. By implementing this process we are able to refine our programming and contribute to improved conservation outcomes.

The Blue Ventures MEL team is focused on working with field staff and managers to develop and support them with the right methods, tools and systems to collect the information needed for adaptive management.

Blue Ventures has been working in Maintirano since 2009 supporting the development and implementation of the Barren Isles Marine Protected Area. We are recruiting a Monitoring,

Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer, who will provide local support to the team on site and develop and implement improved monitoring systems that will support our work through learning and adaptation of our programmes. The job will involve a wide range of tasks related to data management and interpretation, as well as supporting colleagues in both data collection, and the development of content for effective communication across a variety of audiences.

We seek to recruit a pragmatic, methodical and creative person, with excellent coaching skills. This position offers the opportunity to gain experience working on innovative conservation projects, supporting local communities, in a challenging yet rewarding environment in western Madagascar. The evolving nature of the organisation will provide the successful candidate with opportunities for innovation and initiative within a dynamic team.

The BI MEL Officer will report to the Melaky Regional Manager and to the National MEL Lead. He/she will be based in our office in Maintirano, with occasional missions to Antananarivo and other BV field sites to work with colleagues as necessary.

Application process
Applicants should apply online, using the online form, by 16th February 2018

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and first-round interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates before the application deadline.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

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