Junior Specialist - Monitoring & Evaluation

Reports to: Programme Manager

Duration: Until 31 December 2023 (With the possibility of an extension until March 2025)


The BMZ - financed programme “Transboundary Water Management in SADC (TWM)” supports the implementation of regional strategies for Integrated Water Resource Management. As part of TWM the “Support to Integrated Catchment Management” project (ICM Action) is supporting the national programme ReNOKA for Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) in Lesotho, which is co-financed by the EU. ReNOKA is a multi-stakeholder initiative that includes ministries, civil society and the private sector. The national programme aims to develop capacities of Basotho stakeholders in implementing climate resilient rehabilitation and prevention measures at catchment level.

Different approaches to integrated catchment planning and implementation have been followed in Lesotho in the past. To facilitate socio-economic development and adaptation to climate change in Lesotho, ICM needs to be institutionalised and under full implementation, based on gender equality and climate adaptation principles. ReNOKA focuses on a people-centred and risk-informed approach to catchment management that advances resilience by systematically considering climate risks in the catchment management and development process as well as by fostering nature-based solutions for adaptation to climate change.

The ICM Action will further contribute to the strengthening of national data systems and a real-time land cover monitoring to provide evidence to inform decision-making, learning and innovation for ICM in Lesotho. The ICM data governance and information management approach under ReNOKA shall contribute to a multi-level M&E system to monitor the implementation of ICM plans and to ensure availability of data for national and international reporting requirements.

Are you a young professional who is passionate about numbers, statistics, and impact evaluation? Are you gifted in analysing and interpreting data, communicating and visualising it in an easily comprehensible manner? Do you enjoy collecting data and reporting on rehabilitation measures and on people who make a change in their community? Are you passionate about restoring Lesotho’s land and water? Do you like to work collaboratively? Then join the German development agency GIZ and work with us to support integrated catchment management in Lesotho.


Junior Specialist - Monitoring & Evaluation:

Generally, junior professionals perform their duties in accordance with guidelines defined by the manager or are under the instruction of professionals in higher bands. The content of work and the learning stages are geared towards enabling the staff member to assume functions in GIZ band 4 or corresponding activities in the market. This function allows the employee to acquire technical and methodological knowledge and personal and social skills which can also be used in other band 4 functions.


As the Junior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, you will:

  • Support the progress and impact monitoring of the technical cooperation project “Support to Integrated Catchment Management in Lesotho” including assisting with the conduct of impact studies
  • Contribute to advancing the monitoring system of ReNOKA (‘we are a river’), the national programme for integrated catchment management
  • Support the result-based management of the project based on monitoring of indicators and results as well as monitoring of the implementation of the project’s operational plan
  • Work with all partners of the project and ReNOKA (NGOs, development partner, research institutes and private sector) so that all organisations monitor and report coherently on the progress. For this purpose, you will organise regular monitoring meetings and ensure the timely entry of partner contributions into the digital M&E system
  • Heighten the visibility and accountability of the project through contributions to quarterly and annual progress reports to donors and the Government of Lesotho as well as to communication products

As this is an entry level position, the position holder will perform their duties in accordance with guidelines defined by the manager or under the instruction of more senior professionals in the team.


Suitable candidates should apply by submitting:

A motivation letter (concisely 1 page) stating why they should be the preferred

candidate, the value added they will bring to the ICM project and their desired salary range.

This should be accompanied by a detailed CV and indicating their nationality.

Applications should be submitted to: recruit-pretoria@giz.de, with the email subject line “Application for Junior Specialist - Monitoring & Evaluation” for the attention of Head of Human Resource

NB:      Interviews will be held in Maseru, Lesotho

Applications from Southern African Development Community (SADC) regions are encouraged to apply.

Closing date for applications: 19 May 2023.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be informed!

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!

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