GEF/UNDP funded “strengthening of the protected area network in Mongolia”
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The SPAN project is being implemented over a period of 2.5 years from the January 2011 at the Ministry of Environment and Green Development (MEGD) and will be end in 2015. The MEGD’s Special Protected Areas Administration Department implements the project and works in close cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, local governments, PAA offices, research institutes, communities and national and local NGOs. The principal objective of the project is to catalyze the management effectiveness and financial sustainability and strategic expansion of Mongolia’s protected areas system. The project proposes to achieve the objective through a) refined policy framework and institutional arrangement at the national and local levels of PA system; b) ensure adequate capacity of MEGD management and staff, and their partners for effective and financial planning of the protected area system.
The signing of the project document for MRPA project took place on 30th July 2013 by the Minister of MEGD and the Resident Representative of UNDP Mongolia. The project objective is to catalyse the strategic expansion of Mongolia’s protected area system through establishment of a network of community conservation areas covering under-represented terrestrial ecosystems. The duration of the project will be 5 years starting from 2013.
Both project outcomes will be piloted at selected demonstration sites, such as Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Dornogobi aimag, Orkhon Valley National Park in Uvurkhangai and Arkhangai aimags and 3 local protected areas in Dornod, Khentii and Uvs aimags.
Projects will be executed under National Implementation Modality (NIM) according to the standards and regulation for UNDP cooperation in Mongolia. MRPA project will be implemented by existing team of SPAN project however additional tasks are incorporated into main tasks of each project team member.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will work under the direct supervision of the NPC and close cooperation with PIU, project stakeholders and UNDP CO. He/she will be responsible for the overall monitoring and evaluation of both SPAN and MRPA projects implementation, based on the project Log frame and the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation plan with the overall responsibility and accountability for monitoring of impact and project workplan completion and writing all required reports. MEO ensures specifically successful implementation of Output 3 of SPAN and Output 2 of MRPA project.
Major duties and responsibilities:
1) Develop and maintain the project’s monitoring and evaluation plan, based on the project document log frame and indicators This will include following:
- Conduct readiness assessment regarding M&E. What are the incentives at the system level, which are the beneficiaries, what is the existing capacity?
- Identify sources of data, collection methods, who collects data, how often, cost of collection and who analyzes it.
- Develop criteria and evaluation scheme for the project impact, benefit and sustainability.
- Prepare detailed M&E budget and calendar of M&E activities
- Oversee and execute M&E activities included in the Annual Work Plan, with particular focus on results and impacts. This will include following:
- Based on the AWP and in particular the program budgets, design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of project activities
- Promote a results-based approach for monitoring and evaluation, emphasizing results and impacts.
- Prepare consolidated progress reports for project management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation, and providing specific recommendations.
- Check that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussion forums to fill any gaps.
- Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
- Facilitate, act as resource person, and join if required any external supervision and evaluation missions.
- Monitor the follow up of evaluation recommendations
- Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned.
- Consolidate a culture of lessons learning involving all project staff and allocate specific responsibilities.
- Ensure that TOR for consultants recruited by the project also incorporate mechanisms to capture and share lessons learned through their inputs to the project, and to ensure that the results are reflected in the reporting system described above.
- Facilitate exchange of experiences by supporting and coordinating participation in any existing network of UNDP/GEF projects sharing common characteristics.
- Identify and participate in additional networks, for example scientific or policy-based networks that may also yield lessons that can benefit project implementation.
- Be responsible for writing project reports, such as GEF reports (quarterly and annual PIR), MEGD semi-annual progress reports and other on-time reports requested by UNDP CO, implementing partner and other stakeholders.
- Contribute to the preparation of annual and quarterly workplans.
- Act as a facilitator or trainer in areas of his/her knowledge as required.
- Other duties as required by UNDP country office and the National Project Manager.
- Байгаль Орчны Аудитын Холбоо Мэргэжлийн ТББ