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Conservation Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Location Negotiable

  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • Newly created position
  • Workplace flexibility including monthly RDO
  • WWF-Australia Offices / location negotiable

We are creating a world where people live in harmony with nature. Join us. Because together, anything is possible.

About the organisation

WWF’s global vision is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s leading, independent conservation organisation. We are active in over 100 countries and have close to 5 million supporters internationally. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet’s natural resources.

WWF's mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. We do this by addressing the threats that affect them using the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government and business. The world is changing fast. Our wildlife and wild places face unprecedented challenges. The result is people yearn more for nature and are connected with each other like never before. We know that we can achieve more by partnering, sharing, empowering communities, forming alliances and building a movement for the environment. Working together is the answer. It is our goal to bring about this unified voice for nature.

About the role

Working as a member of the Evaluation and Science team, this technical specialist position serves the organisation as the scientific expert on current monitoring and evaluation practices, whilst capturing lessons learned and seeking out innovation in measuring effectiveness and impact, by leveraging knowledge of external best practices and emerging trends. The role manages WWF’s measurement and evaluation framework to better inform strategic planning and adaptive management, collaborates on project design and develops the technical M&E capability of staff both within WWF and for our partners.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Significant experience designing & implementing sophisticated environmental conservation measuring, M&E approaches such as quasi-experimental impact evaluation, to derive evidence regarding the outcomes/impact of interventions.
  • Advanced conservation project management experience, including forming leading teams, & collaborating across programs or institutions.
  • Working knowledge of standard/new approaches to impact assessment, M&E.
  • Strong technical research and data analysis skills, and experience in experimental M&E design, the development & refinement of protocols, quantitative & qualitative data collection, analytical techniques, and data interpretation.
  • Written & verbal communications skills, with an ability to communicate research findings & technical concepts to both scientific & lay audiences.
  • A track record of developing & securing fundraising proposals & reporting.

Ideally you will have practical experience with field-based conservation activities and practical experience with advocacy based strategies, with a working knowledge of 'The Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation'. The ideal candidate will have an ability to work both autonomously and constructively within a team and be aligned with WWF’s vision, mission and I-KODE Values.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Please see the job description for further details. Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System by clicking Apply Now will be considered. Please name your documents with last/first name & include: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria & (2) your resume (CV), including two referees.

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