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MEL Officer - The Tenure Facility

The Tenure Facility was launched in October 2017 as the first and only international financial mechanism exclusively focused on securing land and forest rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities across the developing world. Recognizing local and Indigenous rights to land and forests constitutes one of the most important opportunities to promote sustainable rural development, address global climate goals, and reduce local conflict at a reasonable cost. The Tenure Facility provides grants and technical assistance directly to Indigenous Peoples and local communities´ organizations to scale up implementation of land and forest tenure reform policies and legislation; and enable governments and communities to test new models and approaches to securing rights. Through grants and assistance, the Tenure Facility supports practical solutions to implementation challenges, assists governments and communities to overcome administrative obstacles to land rights recognition and titling, and builds the capacity of government agencies responsible for titling and protecting indigenous and community rights. In so doing, Tenure Facility projects support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with particular impact on the rights of women, poverty reduction, conflict resolution, and climate change mitigation.

For more information, www.thetenurefacility.org

Reporting initially to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager, the MEL officer will play an important role in the implementation of the Tenure Facility MEL system and support Tenure Facility grantees to enhance their capacity on result-based monitoring, reviewing their internal MEL processes and reporting system.

Job Description

  • Provide technical support to grantees on implementing MEL plan and logical framework.
  • Liaise with the MELR Manager to collect and analyse data and to determine progress achieved.
  • Collect, check, verify and compile data from grantees as stipulated in the MEL plan.
  • Review and compile monitoring reports, project progress reports and evaluation reports from grantees
  • Update and maintain the project database.
  • Work closely with the MELR Manager to enhance the capacity of grantees for proper data collection and reporting.
  • Contribute to design TOR, training materials, communication materials related to projects and MEL System.
  • Ensure that field reports, baseline studies and evaluation reports from grantees/consultants are complete and meet the quality requirements.
  • Assist the Programme Team to prepare period reports of project through providing MEL related information.
  • Work closely with the MELR Manager and Programme Team to ensure that lessons learned from projects are documented properly.
  • Contribute in developing and managing internal knowledge products (knowledge management) of the Tenure Facility Programme


  • Bachelor degree in in natural resource management, Development Studies or equivalent with at least three years of experience in humanitarian and/or development organization in designing, implementing and overseeing MEL related task.
  • Experience of work related to the Tenure Facility’s field of expertise (land and forest tenure, indigenous peoples’ rights, rural development, food security, natural resource management).
  • Sound knowledge and experience on writing reports.
  • Experience of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Hands on experience of managing database software.

Skills and Experience

  • Able to work with others and identify emerging capacity building needs
  • Able to provide support on developing new tools and methodologies in relation to monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability.
  • Experience and ability to use participatory approaches, methodologies and tools when working with others
  • Good understanding of organisational planning process and an ability to support team members on the program and planning processes.
  • Excellent writing skills. Able to process information and produce high-quality reports
  • Conveys complex information clearly and succinctly, including on-line, by long-distance telephone calls and email to diverse audiences.
  • Able to identify the necessary information, potentially influential actors.
  • Able to work with individuals from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.
  • Experience of working effectively within a team
  • Works well under pressure, maintaining both a high level of accuracy and output. Able to understand and accept changes in priorities, work on new priorities by adjusting other priorities accordingly.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications, and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Spanish, knowledge of French and Portuguese will be an advantage.
  • Ability to travel extensively to remote areas

Why us?

The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility (Tenure Facility) is an international financial mechanism exclusively dedicated to scaling up recognition of collective land and forest rights globally. It provides grants to implement Indigenous Peoples and local communities tenure rights under existing law and policy and shares the knowledge, innovations and tools that emerge.

For more information, please contact our recruitment consultant Gabriella Huss at K2 Search, gabriella.huss@k2search.
Please apply for this position at the latest October 31. Both international and national candidates are more than welcome to apply.

All contacts are handled with strict confidentiality.