World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting Program Officer (M&E Officer) at our Washington, DC office. Under the guidance and supervision of the Manager, Major Initiatives in WWF’s Markets & Food team, the M&E Officer will be responsible for M&E activities including tracking and reporting project implementation against project work plans, which will be implemented by WWF and a diverse group of partner organizations. Projects within the M&E Officer’s scope of work include the GEF “Generating Responsible Demand for Reduced Deforestation Commodities” project and the Moore Foundation “Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture” and “Conservation and Financial Markets Initiative.” The M&E Officer will be responsible for collecting and analyzing different data in relation to the project activities, outputs, and outcomes; maintaining the M&E results frameworks of the projects; and assisting the Manager in preparing quarterly, semiannual, and annual reports on project progress. Through the collection and analysis of high quality and timely data inputs, the M&E Officer is responsible for ensuring that the projects maintain their strategic vision and that their activities result in the achievement of their intended outputs and outcomes in a cost effective and timely manner, as well as for identifying and informing the project teams of potential opportunities for adaptive management.
The M&E Officer will work in close collaboration with the project teams and implementing partners and external data collecting and data sharing organizations.
- Work with Manager to design methodology for the collection of relevant data in close collaboration with all technical specialists;
- Work with field teams and implementation partners to ensure they are building and using effective monitoring systems for the implementation of the projects according to approved logic models and work plans;
- Based on the M&E frameworks described above, design a database that helps maintain data collected over the course of project implementation;
- Manage said database to ensure data is accurate and updated, with guidance to ensure consistency of measurement methodologies over time;
- Monitor implementation of project M&E frameworks, maintain and analyze data, and produce quarterly, semiannual, and annual reports on project progress and impact;
- Proactively investigate emerging data collection and monitoring initiatives relevant to the projects;
- Collect and analyze additional data relevant to project from external sources;
- Troubleshoot data collection challenges;
- Monitor for data inaccuracies or inconsistencies and seek clarifications when needed;
- Provide logistical and coordination support to facilitate project evaluations (by WWF-GEF Agency and external evaluators);
- Week-long, international travel may be expected on a quarterly basis.
A Bachelor’s degree is required in environmental management, program evaluation, sustainable business, or a related field
Must have at least 4 years of relevant work experience. A Master’s degree in the above mentioned fields will substitute for 2 years of experience;
Ideally 2 of those years of experience will be in the design and implementation of M&E systems for development or conservation projects implemented by national/international NGOs/agencies/government.
Must have proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
Strong analytical skills/expertise in analyzing data is required
Strong writing skills are required
Experience in designing and implementing tools and strategies for quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and production of reports is preferred
Experience using statistical software, such as R or Stata, is desired
Expertise using database software is preferred
Familiarity with PPMS (Program and Project Management Standards) and results-based management principles, tools, and techniques is preferred
Fluency in written and spoken English is required
Fluency in written and spoken language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Bahasa Indonesia is preferred
International, developing country field experience is preferred, especially in a monitoring and evaluation role in a development or conservation context.
- This is a 1 year position, with the possibility of extension