Manager Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Reporting

The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility seeks a Manager of Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Reporting (MELR). The Tenure Facility is the first and only international, multi-stakeholder institution exclusively focused on securing land and forest rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. It provides grants to implement tenure rights under existing law and policy and shares the knowledge, innovations and tools that emerge. The Tenure Facility is dedicated to scaling up recognition of collective land and forest rights globally. This helps to reduce conflict and further the achievement of global human rights, environment, and development goals. The Tenure Facility is an international foundation registered in Sweden.

The Tenure Facility is a unique learning platform through which governments, private sector actors, and Indigenous Peoples and indigenous communities learn together. The Facility responds quickly and flexibly to the needs of Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities´ organizations who are working with governments to secure collective land and forest rights. It is informed by and engages with the private sector, as well as international instruments and institutions including REDD+, FIP, DGM, FCPF, multilateral banks, and bilateral programs. The Tenure Facility is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Norad, the Ford Foundation, the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) and Acacia. It is currently seeking other donors. The Tenure Facility is in the process of becoming fully operational and is recruiting staff for its headquarters​ ​in​ ​Stockholm,​ ​Sweden.


Overview of the position

Reporting initially to the Chief Operation Officer (COO), and as part of the senior leadership of the Tenure Facility, the MELR Manager will monitor and report on Tenure Facility grants from inception to completion and ensure high-quality reporting to donors, the Board and senior leadership. The MELR Manager will develop monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches and activities for projects in the field, within the Tenure Facility, and with grantees and partners. She or he will work nationally, regionally and globally, in close cooperation with the Program Manager and the Communication Manager. The MELR Manager will cooperate with the​ Facility’s ​partners​ ​around​ ​the​ ​globe. In addition to professional excellence, the position requires a track record of successful monitoring and evaluation experience and the ability to develop systems and procedures to monitor and report on grants made by the new institution.


Overarching responsibilities

  • Support the Executive Director and COO to establish the Tenure Facility as a highly credible and respected institution among international development institutions and donors
  • Contribute to effective stewardship of the Tenure Facility
  • Contribute to the development of the Tenure Facility’s strategic goals and objectives
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the Executive Director and COO informed of all critical issues


Job functions

  • Develop and implement a grant monitoring system that generates timely and accurate information for informing and updating progress and achievements to donors, the Board and senior leaders
  • Ensure​ ​project​ ​monitoring​ meets ​donor​ ​requirements
  • Track​ ​donor​ ​timelines, ensure reports meet deadlines, and integrate ​grantees,​ ​project​ ​managers​ ​and​ ​senior leadership​ into the process.
  • Work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Program Manager and the Communication Manager to​ develop​ a​ ​streamlined​ system to integrate​​ project​ monitoring, learning and evaluation with reporting to donors, on website, and other channels
  • Support​ ​grantees​ ​with​​ ​MELR narrative and financial reporting
  • Track, develop and promote​ ​project​ ​goals​ ​and​ ​achievements
  • Track​ overall progress​​ towards​ the Facility’s development​ ​and​ ​​climate​ goals,​​ including​​ development​ of​ indicators​, tools and​ ​methods​ ​to​ ​track and support​ ​projects
  • Liaise ​with​ ​grantees,​ ​consultants​ ​and​ ​other​ ​institutions​ ​to​ ensure​ a broad understanding​ of​ project​ ​MELR ​requirements​ ​and​ ​the​ ​outcomes​ ​generated​ ​by​ ​the​ ​projects
  • Participate​ ​in MELR platforms that can support the generation of​ lessons learned for​ ​​scaling-up​ ​Tenure Facility impact​​ ​and​ disseminate​​ ​lessons​ ​to​ ​other initiatives​ ​and​ ​institutions



  • Proven experience and demonstrated ability to develop new systems and continuously track projects ​around​ the​ ​world​
  • At least eight years’ professional experience overall, with a minimum of five years’ ​leadership​ ​ experience​ ​operating​ ​multiple​ ​international​ ​ programs
  • Advanced degree in political science, international development, project management or related field
  • Successful track record of project monitoring and communicating project impacts, as well as experience with Sida,​ ​NORAD​ ​and​ ​other​ ​major​ ​international​ ​bilateral ​donors ​and​ private​ foundations
  • Thorough understanding of emerging technology and communication channels and ability to connect​ ​global​ ​communication​ ​with​ ​local​ ​projects


Preferred characteristics

  • Passionate about the Tenure Facility’s mission and able to promote and communicate the mission and values of the Tenure Facility to external and internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrates integrity, strives for excellence, and has experience leading others to new levels of effectiveness and impact
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends
  • Exceptional capacity for managing people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations; ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in groups
  • Technologically savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Ability to travel extensively


For more information please contact Helena Liljegren, COO: +46 76-1015099

Please apply by 9 February 2018 to: