Training on MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework).

Training on MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework).

The volunteer will be responsible for supporting CEPA in developing its own monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework to obtain a more accurate assessment of the impact of its activities.

Description

Objectifs

The volunteer will be responsible for supporting CEPA in developing its own monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework to obtain a more accurate assessment of the impact of its activities.

In the northeastern part of Cambodia, there is limited support for local communities whose livelihoods depend on natural resources such as forests and fish. However, it is crucial to provide assistance for the sustainable development of these communities in order to preserve Cambodia’s important biodiversity.



The Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA) is dedicated to ensuring the equitable preservation and protection of Cambodia’s natural resources for the sustainable use and livelihoods of its people. For example, CEPA collaborates with local communities to secure their rights in natural resource management and works towards improving their livelihoods. This is achieved through the establishment of eco-tourism activities and the development of businesses related to the collection of non-timber forest products or the processing of fisheries resources.

CEPA faces difficulties in identifying and promoting the impact of their projects, particularly when communicating with donors, writing proposals, managing human resources, and monitoring project implementation (e.g., collecting accurate datas on number of participants without duplication).

When it comes to monitoring and evaluating their projects, they rely on templates provided by the donors but lack appropriate tools within the organization for daily monitoring of their activities.

As a result, CEPA aims to develop their own monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) framework to enhance the management of information related to the implementation of their activities and improve their ability to identify overall impact.

The support of Planète Urgence volunteers is crucial because CEPA lacks the required skills for this mission and does not have the financial means to pay a trainer.

Intervention attendue du volontaire

The volunteer intervention should encompass the following topics:



Assessing the current situation and monitoring and evaluation tools (Excel matrices) utilized by CEPA.

Assisting CEPA in developing a comprehensive monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) framework by identifying the most effective tools to be implemented.

Training CEPA and providing support to the team in implementing and utilizing the new framework.



Following the initial mission, there will be two subsequent missions that will focus on implementing the new framework. These missions will primarily involve the development of new tools and training the team on their use.

Remarque(s)

Stung Treng is the capital of Stung Treng Province, located in North-East Cambodia on the Sesan River near its confluence with the Mekong River. It’s 376 km from Phnom Penh and it’s 50 km south of the Laos border.

The province is mostly covered by extensive forests, intersecting rivers and streams. Stung Treng includes also the western chunk of the Virachey National Park, considered as a key biodiversity hotspot.

Illegal fishing activities and logging put high pressure on the forest and fishery reserves.

There are some restaurants in Stung Treng, which is a very quiet city with little tourism. Activities during the week-end can be arranged with the community based eco-tourism supported by CEPA.

Time schedule: 8.00 to 12.00 am OR 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Malaria and Dengue are present in Stung Treng and preventive drugs for Malaria are recommended.

Type de bénéficiaires

The beneficiaries of the training will be 7 members of CEPA’s team, including 3 women.

Profil des bénéficiaires

Most of the team’s members are able to collect datas and use existing MEL tools.

The English level of the team ranges from low to very good. Some members of the team are fluent, while others cannot speak English and others speak just a little bit. A translator will be required to ease the understanding of the training.

Nombre de volontaires requis

1 volontaires

Le partenaire

Notre partenaire local

Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA)

Historique

Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA) was founded in 1995 by four social and environmental activists committed to preserving their natural resources.
MISSION – CEPA programs are to improve good governance, sustainable livelihoods, enrich natural environment and equip appropriate skills and technologies for sustainable development in Cambodia.
OVERALL GOAL – CEPA overall goal is “Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management is the cornerstone for all Development priority” to ensure that the environmental integrity of Cambodia’s natural resources is equitably maintained and protected for the sustainable use and livelihoods of its people today and for generations to come

Informations pratiques

Accueil et transfert

The volunteer will be welcomed at Phnom Penh Airport by a member of CEPA’s team and will be transported to a hotel near the airport for an overnight stay.

The volunteer will leave by mini-bus the following day (approx. 7h of travel with a pretty good road) and will be welcomed at the hotel in Stung Treng by a member of CEPA’s staff.

On the way back, the volunteer will travel on Friday by mini-bus from Stung Treng to Phnom Penh and will leave the country on Saturday.

Aéroport d’arrivée

Phnom Penh airport.

Hébergement

The volunteer will be staying at a hotel near CEPA’s office in Stung Treng (individual private room, private bathroom) .
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be taken in restaurants nearby.

Matériel disponible sur place

Volunteer should bring a laptop.

Je postule

Je postule

Code mission : CB3EC3

Partenaire :
Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA)

Localisation :
Cambodge, Stung Treng

Langues :

Anglais

Type d’intervention :
Formation pour adultes

Compétences :
Coordination de projet

Dispositif(s) possible(s) :
Congé Solidaire, Mission Solidaire

Durée :
2 semaines

Dates :
du 06-07-2024 au 28-09-2024

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