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Under the supervision of the Director of Marine Science, leads the planning, coordination, communication, and implementation of a monitoring, evaluation, and learning across multiple programs, scales, and seascapes. Specifically, support the development and implementation of a seascape monitoring program to monitor impact of multiple interventions (i.e. fisheries, area-based conservation, market-based). They will also support the implementation of an interdisciplinary (social and ecological) monitoring program in coastal ecosystems in focal geographies.
In addition, they will conduct research and analysis to explore Monitoring & Evaluation data to support learning outcomes, provide technical assistance to WWF field programs, and develop and deliver capacity-building resources and activities. Communicates the nature and results of the work to interested institutions, donors, partner organizations, and the general public through publications and presentations.
- Works across different sub-teams within Oceans to develop a cross-cutting Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning plan to measure impact of work in priority seascapes. Where feasible, gathers, organizes, and synthesizes information and develops the appropriate communications products for different internal and external audiences (e.g. scientific publications, presentations).
- Provides technical support and coordination of an interdisciplinary monitoring and evaluation plan in support of large projects on coastal ecosystems in four countries. This includes oversight and support of project personnel, grantees, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting.
- Provides technical support to WWF marine conservation programs. Works within the Oceans Team to translate marine science into WWF police and practice.
- Builds marine science capacity within WWF conservation programs, including how to design, implement, conduct, analyze, and communicate MEL.
- Represents the Ocean Team and WWF for internal and external audiences. Recognized as an international expert in marine science and monitoring.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree is required. A Ph.D. in marine natural or social science or related discipline is highly desired.
- Position requires six years of experience in international biodiversity conservation projects/conservation science (or related fields). Experience in
- monitoring and evaluation of conservation impact and interdisciplinary methods and data.
- Strong analytical skills; quantitative skills. Spatial analytical skills highly desired.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Strong project management skills.
- Ability to work on initiatives with multiple and competing priorities.
- Good interpersonal skills, including experience working in international country contexts.
- Fluent English; additional language skills a plus.
- Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
- Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
- Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
- Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
- Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
- Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.