Impact monitoring plays a key role in conservation management – to ensure effective delivery of  projects – and is something that donors are increasingly interested in seeing. This internship will provide an opportunity for someone at the start of their conservation career to gain experience in the design, development and implementation of robust project Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) processes, developing skills in data handling and management essential for assessing impact of project activities. This internship will support current work to design and deliver MEL at the project level across the Africa programme portfolio, helping to process and analyse key monitoring data, and start to put new Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) frameworks in place, so that systems can be tested and adapted as needed to ensure effectiveness.


  • Carry out data cleaning of key wildlife monitoring datasets (such as biomonitoring and law enforcement patrol records) from the North-West Liberia landscape project in preparation for impact analysis
  • Populate the North-West Liberia landscape project’s MEL framework with key datasets (e.g. patrol records, species records, socio-economic data) to enable vital historical impact analysis to support project M&E
  • Review and tag camera trap datasets from pilot camera trapping activities to identify species present in photos
  • Support the Analytics team with remoted sensing tasks related to vegetation monitoring in Chuilexi (Mozambique), including identifying ground truthing and fixed photo points to monitor and measure changes in vegetation and landcover over time.
  • Support the Analytics team with compiling a spatial database for North-West Liberia of various data sources
  • Attend monthly Africa team calls, and other Africa Programme team meetings as relevant
  • Undertake any other activities that you may, from time-to-time, be asked to perform, commensurate with your skills and experience and relevant to the learning objectives of the internship

Person Specification:

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in standard computer applications, including MS Excel or Access
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Good written and oral communication skills, to both technical and nontechnical
  • Some experience with either ESRI software or QGIS, or awareness of the software and a willingness to learn
  • Experience in handing large, complex datasets
  • Analytically minded and detail oriented
  • Open to learning and able to pick up new skills quickly
  • Builds positive working relationships
  • Team player, also able to work independently and use own initiative
  • Flexible to respond to demands of operating across different cultures and time-zones
  • Commitment to FFI’s values
  • Interest in and empathy with FFI’s mission

How to Apply

Applications, consisting of a 1 page cover letter and a max 2 page CV should be sent to africajobs@fauna-flora.org
Please mark your application ‘[YOUR NAME] Evidence & Impact Intern’. The closing date for applications is Sunday, 19 September 2021. Interviews are likely to be held during the period of 22-28 September. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we anticipate that interviews will be held remotely. Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion