World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting (M&E Officer) at our Washington, DC office. Under the supervision of a Deputy Director, the M&E Officer assists with the planning, coordination, communication, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of program priorities and activities in areas of assignment. The M&E Officer will work in close collaboration with the project teams and implementing partners in multiple countries, as well as external data collecting and data sharing organizations.
The M&E Officer is responsible for tracking and reporting project implementation against project work plans, which are 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 Gordon & Betty 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 Deputy Director in preparing regular 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.
- Monitors project implementation progress and impact by tracking indicators, analyzing data, maintaining M&E frameworks and database, and producing quarterly, semiannual, and annual reports.
- Responsible for acquiring and gathering data relevant to specific conservation projects from conservation peers, governmental agencies, and universities.
- Facilitates and coordinates the preparation of short- and long-term project plans. Drafts, reviews and edits written program materials. Drafts, and with appropriate approval, finalizes department overviews and reports.
- Develops, plans and implements oversight of new and ongoing field projects and grants. Works with project personnel, grantees, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting.
- Works with field teams and implementation partners to ensure they are using effective monitoring systems for the implementation of the projects according to approved logic models and work plans.
- Manages M&E database to ensure data is accurate and updated, with guidance to ensure consistency of measurement methodologies over time. Monitors for data inaccuracies or inconsistencies and seeks clarifications when needed. Troubleshoots data collection challenges, and when necessary redesigns methodology for the collection of relevant data in close collaboration with technical specialists.
- Proactively monitors and analyzes new technical information, policy development issues, data collection and monitoring initiatives, and trends relevant to the program and advises others accordingly. Keeps abreast of issues in areas in which WWF has an ongoing interest.
- Reviews the performance outcomes and status of all activities and evaluates and reports these results, as well as recommendations for corrective action.
- Provides 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 to semiannual basis.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
The location of this job is Washington, DC. It is a limited term (12 months), benefits eligible position, with possible extension for up to 6 additional months. Qualifications
- A Bachelor’s degree is required. A graduate degree in a related field, such as environmental management, sustainable business, agricultural economics, or program evaluation, is preferred.
- Position requires two years of experience in environmental issues and understanding of international conservation issues.
- Strong analytical skills and expertise in analyzing data are required.
- Excellent research and writing skills are required.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are required.
- Ability to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments is required.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with people of different backgrounds and cultures are required. This position requires flexibility to work some irregular hours to accommodate meetings with colleagues in other time zones.
- Experience in designing and implementing tools and strategies for quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and production of reports is preferred.
- Expertise using database software is preferred.
- Strong project management skills are 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, conservation, or sustainable agriculture context.
- Please visit our Careers Page, job#20054, to submit an online application including resume and cover letter
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