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The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) was established on 22 May 1964 in N’Djamena, Republic of Chad.  The Commission was established upon recognizing the need to formulate principles of the use of resources of the Basin for economic purposes, including the harnessing of water resources. The mandate of the Commission is to sustainably and equitably manage the Lake Chad and other shared water resources of the Lake Chad Basin, preserve the ecosystems of the Lake Chad Conventional Basin, to promote regional integration, peace and security across the Basin.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Agro-Pastoralism Expert

Location: N’Djamena
Contract duration: Three (3) years renewable subject to performance evaluation

Job Profile
The Executive Secretariat of LCBC is seeking to recruit an AGROPASTORALISM EXPERT. The appointed candidate will be required to carry out the following:

  • Collect data (together with appropriate GIS reference information) and preparation of yearly reports on:
  • Agricultural and animal productions;
  • Crop types, areas under cultivation and yield;
  • Irrigation areas and water consumption;
  • Provide the secretariat for Transnational Expert Working Groups on agriculture and livestock;
  • Co-operate with Ecosystem and Water Resource Experts to prepare integrated reports for LCBC on the status of Lake Chad Basin in conjunction with the IWRM Planning and Strategy Expert;
  • Work closely with national authorities to collect and analyse required data;
  • Develop recommendations for future activities relevant to the LCBC SAP and IWRM plans;
  • Provide leadership and guidance for following functions reporting to the position:
  • Ensure that a relevant performance measurement is defined, agreed upon and implemented by all functions in the area of responsibility of the position;
  • Arrange for succession planning for own position and critical functions reporting to the position;
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by LCBC Reporting Line: Head of Division, Natural Resources Management.

Education and Competencies

  • Masters’ Degree in Rural Engineering.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in rural works, such as: productive developments, and structuring village infrastructures.
  • Proven experience in supervising the construction and/or restoration of rural infrastructures (fish ponds, irrigated areas, agroforestry pastoral systems, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of the participatory approach;
  • Good working knowledge of IT.
  • Good knowledge of project management and the Lake Chad Basin region would be desirable.
  • Experience in the field of environmental protection and preservation, transhumance management.
  • Language: Fluency in English and/or French.
  • Age limit: 50 years as at 1st January 2019.

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

Location: N’Djamena
Contract Duration: Three (3) years renewable

Job Description
Integrated intthe Technical Department , the Project Cooperation Division has the following missions:

  • Secure the achievement of LCBC’s mission through identification, development and implementation of projects funded by national, bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies. This work is supported by an expert responsible for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tassess performance of externally funded projects as well as activities within the twcore Divisions of the LCBC.
  • Ensure that the right decisions can be taken tsecure projects effectiveness and achieve better results for CBLT
  • Secure information exchange of the projects, as well as access tinformation on the current status of LCBC and Member Countries projects
  • Ensure professional project management with capable project lead and project team
  • Support all parts of the organisation through project evaluation, cost, impact and results measurement
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Responsibilities & Accountability:

  • Lead the organization in establishing performance measures, collecting and analyzing performance information, planning and managing evaluations and assisting the LCBC management in using the performance information for decision-making and resource allocation, support the planning, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of activities for the organisation.
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of activities; tinvolve reviewing work plans, quarterly reports, participating in field visits, initiating regular portfolireviews and contributing tprogram evaluations.
  • Contribute tthe planning of new activities that support the desired results under an reviewed SAP; this includes providing input intassessments, Project Appraisal Documents, and Scopes of Work for new activities and provide budget justifications.
  • Advise Senior Management in designing and planning for evaluations, special studies and assessments.
  • Coordinate the creation and review of the Program tprovide adequate financial resources for evaluations, special studies and assessments.
  • Provide input intthe design, implementation and dissemination of evaluations, special studies and assessments.
  • Coordinate the creation of a Mission Performance Monitoring Plan including assessing the validity of the information and indicators that contribute tthat plan.
  • Assist the technical divisions tselect data collection methods for adequate monitoring and evaluation of implementing partners’ performance and of the program as a whole these methods may include field visits, quarterly reports, specialized surveys and other sources of information of Government statistics).
  • Assist the divisions in reviewing these methods and making improvements ttheir monitoring and evaluation.
  • Coordinate the regular review of progress towards achieving Assistance Objectives/Development Objectives by Senior Management through program reviews, portfolireviews or other processes.
  • Encourage the use of performance information in resource allocation decisions by the Office Directors, head of division and Senior Management through leading discussions, preparing analysis or other measures.
  • Seek ways tstreamline the process and increase efficiency in gathering and using performance information.
  • Coordinate the process for updating policy and procedure documents in the areas of monitoring and evaluation talign with the most current agency Polices and requirements. Seek ways tincrease transparency of LCBC’s system of reviewing results and use of performance information.
  • Work as a Point of Contact for Evaluation in the Mission and provide guidance ttechnical teams on issues related tmonitoring and evaluation.
  • Communicate with the respective members states on issues related with monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist Senior Management in building local M&E capacities.
  • Manage evaluation contracts and agreements.

Attitude, Behaviour, Skills & Experience Required 
Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (BAC+5) in a Development Field, Social Science, Economics, or relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience in a performance monitoring and/or evaluation role with an international development organization.
  • Familiarity with different donorsand their operations preferred
  • Languages:
    • Fluency in English and/or French
    • Proficiency in one of the local Languages strongly preferred but not required.
  • Computer literacy in current MS Office programmes and special task-related software is a prerequisite
  • Experience acquired in the INGor NGO, preferably in a multicultural setting, would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project design, monitoring, and evaluation of development activities.
  • 5 years’ experience developing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design is required.
  • Experience developing and/or using performance management plans or similar tools is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs—including indicator development, study design, and data analysis—in multiple sectors. Experience using knowledge management software or database is highly desired.
  • Maximum age for application 50 years
  • The position requires particularly the following attitude and behaviour
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability tsummarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner
  • Excellent research and data collection methodology skills
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Job Title: Rural Development Expert

Location: N’Djamena
Contract Duration: Three (3) years renewable subject to performance evaluation

Job Profile

The appointed candidate will be required to carry out the following:

  • Contribute to preparing and implementing the Annual Work Programmes and Budgets (AWPB) of LCBC;
  • Participate in preparing terms of reference, specifications and tender documents for services and works;
  • Ensure the monitoring and control of works carried out by service providers (compliance with norms, standards and dosages);
  • Draft periodic reports (monthly, quarterly and annual) to monitor the activities of LCBC under his/her responsibility;
  • Fully collaborate in the evaluation, supervision and mid-term review of LCBC projects;
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by LCBC
  • Reporting Line: Head of Division, Basin Observatory

Education and Competencies

  • Masters’ degree in Rural Engineering or Civil Engineering.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in the field of rural works, in particular: roads, productive installations, hydro-agricultural infrastructures, hydraulic infrastructures and structuring village infrastructures;
  • Proven experience in supervising the construction of rural infrastructures (fish-ponds, irrigated areas, agroforestry, etc.);
  • Working knowledge of the participatory approach;
  • Good working knowledge of IT.
  • Good knowledge of project management and the Lake Chad Basin region would be desirable.
  • Experience in the field of environmental protection and preservation, the construction of weirs, dikes and small water control infrastructures would be a great asset.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and/or French.

 

Deadline: 9th May, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to the “Secretariat of the Executive Secretary, LCBC” via email at: vacancy@cblt.org and shall include the following documents:

  • A handwritten application,
  • A cover letter,
  • A certificate of non-conviction issued not more than three (3) months;
  • A certificate of nationality,
  • Work certificates,
  • Legalized true copy of certificates and diplomas;
  • A signed curriculum vitae,
  • Two (2) passport-size photographs.

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