Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

World Wide Fund for Nature – WWF has had a presence in Laos since the late 1980s, when it contributed to some of the first biodiversity surveys that established Laos’ protected area system. The head office was officially established in 2001 in Vientiane Capital and we now have field offices in Savannakhet, Champassak, Salavan, and Xekong provinces.  WWF-Laos works with government, civil society, and the private sector partners to address the drivers of biodiversity loss and to move towards a greener nature-based future where the people of Laos can thrive and live in harmony with nature.

Our vision for Laos that ‘the unique biodiversity, cultural diversity, and ecosystems are maintained or enhanced and contribute to the sustainable development and wellbeing of Laos, the Greater Mekong region, and the planet as a whole.' Conservation is WWF’s core work, and our programme in Laos is implemented under three broads ‘Practice Areas’, which include Forests, Wildlife, and Freshwater. Under the five-year strategic plan (2021-2025), WWF-Laos focuses on three landscapes, four priority sites, and two groups of priority species. Find out more from www.wwf.org.la

The M&E Manager reports to the Country Director and is responsible for the effective development and management of WWF-Laos’ M&E systems in accordance with the current Country Strategic Plan (2021 - 2025) and ensuring data to support M&E functions is stored and maintained for easy access. The M&E Manager ensures the effective delivery of all relevant M&E products, from project and programme levels to the Country Office and Network level. M&E Manager provides M&E support to both the Conservation and Operation (e.g. finance, admin, HR, Communications, etc.) teams within WWF Laos. He/she is accountable for data integrity on the various WWF network platforms.

Based in: Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR with regular travel within the country.

Gross monthly salary: WWF Laos offers competitive salary and benefits.  Please state your salary expectations in your cover letter.

As M&E Manager, you will:
  • Support the implementation of WWF Laos Country Strategy Plan 2021-2025; particularly the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning;
  • Implement, monitor, and update an integrated M&E framework for Country Strategy Plan to ensure accountability of all conservation and operation teams to regular updates and feedback;
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and facilitate the robust M&E integrated system which includes development of data collection tools, data analysis, and data visualization (country dashboard);
  • Coordinate and ensure the monitoring work is compliant with WWF Asia Pacific and WWF International;
  • Timely update and maintain the WWF International database system (INSIGHT), using monitoring data from WWF Laos Country Office related to both the conservation programme and the various operational departments to contribute to quarterly and yearly progress reports; WWF Laos projects’ information and the linkage of projects with Country Strategy Plan (Office contribution) in INSIGHT;
  • Maintain the WWF Greater Mekong database system (Cradle to grave (C2G)), with project development, implementation and closure information; and produce pipeline status report to support the management, programme team, fundraising planning, and annual planning;
  • Support to maintain the Regional or Transboundary project planning and monitoring result into the WWF Asia Pacific project database system (Project View) when required;
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, and monitoring of Country Strategy Risk Assessment and Management with programme and operation teams, and produce a periodical monitoring result to the Country Management Team (CMT) inclusive of the Risk Heat Map;
  • Support Project Managers in maintaining and completing project monitoring tools to feed into the country's M&E system and comply with donor requirements; and other as requirements;
  • Contribute to project or programme proposal development with regards to the identification of impact indicators and monitoring and evaluation plan development;
  • Assist the Conservation Director and Country Director in other tasks that support the management and development of the WWF Laos Country Office;
  • Supervise, coach and monitor Landscape M&E Officer to ensure WWF Laos M&E framework and global standards are ensured across the different projects.

Your qualifications and demonstrable experience will include:
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, natural resources management, social science, organizational management, information management systems, development studies, or in relevant fields;
  • At least 3 years of practical experience in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience in designing and/or information management systems for conservation and/or development projects;
  • Experience in designing tools for data collection, data processing, and analysis for projects, as well as preparation of strategic information for decision-makers;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the project cycle management;
  • Experience in writing reports and reviews, delivering presentation,s and defending recommendations;
  • Proven experience in organizing company/organization monitoring and evaluation and/or data management systems, with portfolios of at least USD 500,000 per year;
  • Systematic and analytical thinking;
  • Experience and knowledge in Kobo toolbox development, and training;
  • Experience and knowledge in data dashboard development, and presentation (Experience in Power BI preferred);
  • Good human relations and coordination skills, including working in virtual teams; 
  • Excellent organizational, and presentation skills (including training, mentoring and facilitation skills);
  • Excellent negotiation skill with answers positively to direct feedback and differing points of view,
  • Striving to develop a sense of team with colleagues by building and maintaining effective working relationships with team and partners;
  • Proven ability to work under minimum supervision and take initiative while keeping in check all relevant regulations and organization’s policies;
  • Willing to learn and support others with energy and positive attitude and self-motivation;
  • Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines, and also able to work in diversified environments;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Lao and English languages;
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Courage, Respect, Collaboration, and Integrity.

WWF-Laos can offer you one year-year contract with a possible extension.

If you have the skills, experiences and are interested in Monitoring and Evaluation with WWF Laos, please email your cover letter and CV in English to jobs.laos@wwf.org.la citing in the subject line ‘M&E Manager, WWF-Laos’ and where you have seen this advertisement. 
 
Deadline for applications: 1 July 2022. 
 
Thank you for being interested to be part of our panda family. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within six weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful for this role.
 
WWF does not charge or accept a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.