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Job Title: Program Assistant: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
Date: 27 July 2020
Apply by: 31 July 2020
Duration: 1 August 2020 - 28 February 2021



In an effort address the impact of intense deforestation and tree and vegetation cover loss, compounded by the impact of climate change on the residents of Freetown and the Western Area Peninsula the #FreetownTheTreetownCampaign was launched in January 2020 as a core component of the Transform Freetown Agenda. The Mayor and the Freetown City Council (FCC) set the goal to increase tree and vegetation cover by 50% from 2018 levels by 2022. To get there, FCC has partnered with Western Rural District Council (WARD-C), central Government and critical civil society partners to plant and grow one million trees across the 13 Catchment areas of the Western Area Peninsula [Freetown and Western Area Rural District] over the 2020 and 2021 rainy seasons. EFA is supporting the Freetown City Council (FCC) to implement Phase one of the #FreetownTheTreetownCampaign.  



The MEAL Program Assistant will manage day-to-day coordination and collaboration with CBO / NNGO field teams to monitor activities, track reporting on key indicators, conduct planned verification audits and respond to requests for MEAL data or updates on achievement of intended results through the Treetown Tree Tracker App and platform. In conjunction with the MEAL and Data Specialist from Greenstand (Project Data Partner), the incumbent performs a full range of consultative, advisory, monitoring, and evaluative services for the Project which include:


  • Implementation of tree tracking and verification operational strategies through the Treetown Tree Tracker mobile App and Platform

  • Ensure Tree tracking through the Treetown tree tracker mobile App

  • Ensure Mapping and registration of planting areas and tree stewards through the FCC tree tracker mobile app

  • Ensure Basic quality assurance

  • Ensure Verified planting audits are conducted

  • Ensure field teams provide daily reports and uploads to the FCC Tree Tracking and Monitoring Platform through the tree tracker mobile App Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

  • Accurately track trees survival rates over time through image quality analysis through mobile phone

  • Ensure species tagging

  • Support building initial datasets for ongoing survival measurements via satellite images and drone mapping

Provide a collection framework for all sizes of tree planting projects




Education and Experience

  • At least a Diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred, in Business Administration, Accounting, and/or Finance.

  • At least Two (2) years of relevant work experience. Experience in a similar post in an NGO or Government organization will be considered an advantage.

  • Knowledge and experience in administrative; financial accounting and full range of office support work, with a high level of sustained performance.

  • Thorough knowledge and use of all relevant computer software and the ability to help organize data and information retrieval systems.

  • Competence in the use of standard software (SAP, Word, Excel, Access, MS Projects, and PowerPoint)


Personal Skills

  • Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment

  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners

  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented

  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities



To apply click on the link: This position will close on Friday 31 July 2020.





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