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WWF: Manager, Impact Monitoring & Reporting – Congo Basin (Re-advertised)

Are you passionate about conservation and driven to make a lasting impact? World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is seeking a dedicated Manager, Impact Monitoring & Reporting to join our team in the Congo Basin.

The Challenge:

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of nature loss, threatening the very systems that sustain us. WWF is at the forefront of tackling this challenge, working to protect and restore natural habitats, halt the extinction of wildlife, and transform our relationship with nature.

Your Role:

As the Manager, Impact Monitoring & Reporting, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that WWF’s conservation efforts in the Congo Basin are achieving measurable, meaningful results. You will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Collecting, analyzing, and reporting data to track progress against goals
  • Ensuring data quality and integrity
  • Providing insights and recommendations to inform decision-making
  • Building capacity in monitoring and evaluation within the team and partners

Your Expertise:

  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of conservation projects
  • Strong analytical and data management skills
  • Excellent communication and report writing abilities
  • Experience working in the Congo Basin or similar context is desirable

Join Our Team:

WWF offers a dynamic and collaborative work environment where your expertise can make a real difference. We are committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

  • Location: Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Duration: One year (renewable)
 

Key Responsibilities: Manager, Impact Monitoring & Reporting – Congo Basin

The Manager, Impact Monitoring & Reporting will be a vital driver of conservation impact in the Congo Basin, ensuring WWF’s efforts are strategically planned, effectively monitored, and rigorously evaluated.

Strategic Planning & Implementation:

  • Lead: Oversee and guide the development of robust strategic plans for Country Offices (COs), ensuring clear goals, measurable outcomes, and alignment with WWF’s broader conservation objectives.
  • Support: Provide expert guidance to COs in developing and updating their strategic plans, annual work plans, and PMEL (Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning) frameworks.
  • Ensure Alignment: Ensure CO strategies and project designs adhere to WWF’s Network Standards of Conservation Project and Programme Management (PPMS).
  • Budgeting: Guide COs in costing their strategy monitoring and evaluation plans, integrating monitoring costs into overall budgets.

Monitoring, Evaluation, & Reporting:

  • Data Collection: Assist COs in designing and implementing effective data collection methodologies, tools, and systems to track progress against strategic plans and project goals.
  • Data Analysis: Support COs in collecting, collating, and analyzing high-quality data to inform adaptive management and decision-making.
  • Quality Assurance: Review collected data to ensure accuracy, timeliness, and relevance for decision-making.
  • Evaluation Support: Advise COs on appropriate approaches and methodologies for evaluations and reviews.
  • Reporting: Lead internal and external reporting efforts for the Congo Basin region, including technical reports, impact reports, and donor reports.

Capacity Building & Knowledge Management:

  • PMEL Proficiency: Champion professional excellence and provide thought leadership to ensure the PMEL team maintains high proficiency and adherence to network-level standards.
  • Capacity Development: Conduct routine monitoring of PMEL capacity development in COs, ensuring staff are well-equipped to implement WWF’s PMEL standards and systems.

Leveraging Data Insights:

  • Evidence-Based Management: Utilize monitoring and evaluation data to advise regional and CO senior management on evidence-based decision-making, adaptive management, cost-effectiveness, and accountability.
  • Learning Initiatives: Promote knowledge management and learning initiatives to continuously improve conservation practices and outcomes.

WWF International PMEL Solution:

  • Facilitate Utilization: Ensure COs effectively use the WWF International PMEL solution for program/project design, data management, and reporting, in compliance with WWF International standards and policies.
  • Work in close collaboration with the ESSF Manager and CO PMEL leads to integrate the ESSF framework and monitoring needs inside the annual monitoring plan of the offices.

Key Responsibilities Continued: Fostering a Learning Culture and Building Capacity

Learning and Adaptive Management:

  • Promote Results-Based Adaptation: Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement and results-based adaptive management within COs, including developing learning agendas to capture lessons learned and apply them to future initiatives.
  • Active Participation: Engage actively in regional, international, and network-level PMEL Communities of Practice (CoP) to share knowledge, foster collaboration, and stay abreast of best practices in conservation monitoring and evaluation.
  • Progress Tracking: Facilitate quarterly reviews of CO progress against annual work plan milestones, ensuring timely course corrections and maximizing impact.

Data Visualization & Knowledge Sharing:

  • Develop Dashboards: Guide the development of user-friendly dashboards and business intelligence tools to visually track progress towards key performance indicators (KPIs), enabling regional and CO senior management to make informed decisions.
  • Coordinate PMEL CoP: Support the coordination of the PMEL Community of Practice to encourage knowledge sharing, disseminate results, and promote collaboration for continuous learning across the network.
  • Research Collaboration: Foster partnerships with research, academic, and other institutions in the Congo Basin to contribute to conservation knowledge through publications and collaborative projects.

Capacity Building:

  • Lead Capacity Development: Lead and coordinate capacity development initiatives to enhance the PMEL skills and knowledge of CO staff, ensuring they are well-equipped to implement and maintain high-quality monitoring and evaluation systems.

Additional Information:

  • Travel: This role requires approximately 20% travel within Africa.
  • Collaboration: The Manager will work closely with the Regional Head, Impact Monitoring and Reporting, WWF Congo Basin leadership team, Country Office teams, and external partners.
  • Qualifications: A master’s degree in a relevant field, 5-7 years of experience in PMEL methodologies, and fluency in English and French are required.
  • Application: Apply online by June 2nd, 2024.

How to apply?

Apply through the link (CV and cover letter):

  1. https://cameroon.panda.org/apply_to_a_job/apply_for_a_job/ with a computer (Please do not use a mobile phone)

Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

N.B: Ne payez aucun frais pour obtenir un emploi

 

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