Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth? Working at WWF-Laos could be the opportunity of a lifetime.
WWF has been a strong, credible and recognized global force in the world of conservation for the past half-century as we have strived to deliver on our mission of building a world where people thrive in harmony with nature. WWF has been working in Laos since the late 1980s in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

Our country programme office was first established in Vientiane in 2001. Since then, our team has grown to over 50 Lao, international and volunteer staff working on over 10 projects countrywide, with offices in Vientiane, Champassak, Salavan and Sekong provinces. WWF-Laos is part of the WWF Greater Mekong Programme Office, which operates in five countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.

With our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, we aim to increase our conservation impact by focusing on direct threats to wildlife, forests, and water ecosystems, and by ensuring conservation initiatives eventually benefit the livelihoods of local and indigenous people. Our vision for Laos is that the human footprint stays within the country’s capacity to maintain the full spectrum of biological diversity and ecosystems, and the key services they provide, in order to enhance Lao people’s livelihood resilience and contribute to the sustainable conservation of the overall ecological integrity of the Greater Mekong region.

The Monitoring and Evaluation (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 that available data is stored and maintained for easy access. The M&E Coordinator ensures the effective delivery of all relevant M&E products, from project and programme levels to the Country Office and Network level.

He/she also provides M&E support to the Conservation department and other functions in the office (e.g. finance, admin, HR, Communications, etc.). 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.

As M&E Manager, you will:
  • Support the implementation of WWF-Laos Country Strategy; particularly the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning.  Develop and set up an integrated M&E framework to ensure accountability of all conservation and operation team to regular update and feedbacks (country dashboard);
  • Coordinate and ensure the monitoring work is compliant with WWF Asia Pacific and WWF International
  • Maintain the WWF International database system (INSIGHT), with input from conservation programme and the various operations departments;
  • 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 team, and generate a monitoring result to Country Management Team (CMT) with a Risk Heat Map;
  • Support Project Managers in maintaining and completing project monitoring tools to feed into the country M&E system and comply with donor requirements;
  • Assist Project managers to manage and facilitate the M&E works with local counterparts during an semi or annual meeting;
  • Contribute to project or programme proposal development with regards to monitoring and evaluation of project/programme impact;
  • Support operation functions for data quality assurance to ensure that data provide for office performance and office target indicators is reliable and accurate;
  • 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 officers (yet to be recruited) 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 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 project, 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 and defending recommendations
  • Proven experience of 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;
  • 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 an energy and positive attitude and self-motivation;
  • Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines, also ability to work in diversified environments.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Lao and English languages;
  • Adherence to WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration;
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviours in way of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, and Innovate Fearlessly.

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

How to apply:
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 citing in the subject line ‘M&E Manager, WWF-Laos’ and where you have seen this advertisement. 
Deadline for applications: July 232021. 
Thank you for 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.