Conservation Impact Measurement and Evaluation Specialist, WWF-Australia | WWF

Conservation Impact Measurement and Evaluation Specialist, WWF-Australia

Posted on
04 June 2017
About the role
 
The role will lead on the development, implementation and refinement of an impact measuring and evaluation approach and on the establishment of a framework to: better inform strategic planning and adaptive management; grow technical capability-building; improve the quality of conservation proposal development; and, capture success stories on the difference WWF's environmental conservation work is making to engage with our supporters.
 
Skills, knowledge and experience
 
  • Experience designing and implementing sophisticated measuring, monitoring and evaluation approaches (e.g. quasi-experimental impact evaluation) to derive evidence of outcomes and the impact of conservation interventions.
  • Project management experience, including forming and leading teams, and collaborating across programs or institutions.
  • Significant experience in complex impact monitoring, and project/program evaluation.
  • Working knowledge of standard/new approaches to impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation, including an understanding of capabilities and limitations of alternative approaches.
  • Strong technical research and data analysis skills.
  • Experience in experimental design for monitoring and evaluation, the development and refinement of protocols, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analytical techniques, and data interpretation.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, with an ability to communicate research findings and technical concepts to both scientific and lay audiences.
  • A track record of developing and securing fundraising proposals.
 
Ideally, you will have practical experience with field-based conservation activities and advocacy based strategies together with a working knowledge of 'The Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation' and a network of relevant scientists and practitioners.  A Master’s degree preferably with a Ph.D. in a relevant social, natural science or a quantitative discipline is highly desirable.
 
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.

Applications

Applicants are encouraged to review the Job Description and can apply via http://www.wwf.org.au/about_us/work_with_wwf/  Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered.
 
Please include the following two attachments: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria and (2) your resume (CV), including two referees. 

Please note that on account of Australian immigration requirements, candidates who are Australian residents will take precedence over those non-resident candidates who require employer sponsorship/working visa.  For further details, please email jobs-au@wwf.org.au

Job Closes on 19 Jun 9:00 AM Sydney time.