World Wide Fund (WWF)

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

World Wide Fund (WWF)

Job Description

  The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist will be responsible for developing and assessing the impact of the International Programmes’ global conservation efforts in line with WWF-Belgium’s overarching strategy.

The role will include leading a coordinated approach for MEL components for our ongoing DGD Programme and conservation programmes (in Cambodia, DRC, Ecuador, Peru, Zambia etc.) in order to leverage effectiveness and impact.

Particular attention will be given to learning for informing Management about needs for adaptive measures.

The MEL Specialist will provide mentoring and training assistance/services not only to International Programmes staff, but to third party data collectors as well (WWF Network, local staff and partners).

In a team of 8, you will directly report to the International Programmes Director, and work closely with International Programme Managers and WWF local teams and partners.

Your Role

  1. Lead on consistent, robust, fit for purpose and systematic Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) components for International Programmes and against our Strategy. (0.7FTE)
  2. In close communication with Programme Managers and by relying on qualitative and quantitative data, define and report against measurable indicators of outputs, outcomes, and impact but also project performance indicators.
  3. Ensure all MEL components are compliant with donor and reporting requirements.
  4. Working together with Programme Managers, deliver programme evaluations which are to include recommendations for improving efficiency and impact.
  5. Draw from and input to the WWF Network’s M&E work
  6. Finalise and lead on the roll out of WWF Belgium’s Evaluation Policy
  7. Lead on the development, strengthening and implementation of the M&E framework (system and tools), including the addition of a learning component. (0.2 FTE)
  8. In close communication with Programme Managers, oversee the delivery of project/programme baselines, evaluations, reviews, learning briefs.
  9. By relying on solid MEL components, support our efforts in developing programmes’ sustainability plans and exit strategies.
  10. Support key partners in MEL components as part of our strategy and Organizational Development efforts. (0.1 FTE)
Your Profile:

  • A Master degree in a relevant field is required; and/or specialized training/certification in Monitoring & Evaluation.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience including MEL in conservation, international development, Natural Resources management, humanitarian aid, etc.
  • Demonstrated expertise in indicator selection, target setting, reporting, Database Management, and developing MEL and performance monitoring plans and tools.
  • Knowledge in Theory of Change, Project Cycle Management
  • Knowledge of DGD and/ or other international development rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written command of English (Dutch, French and Spanish could be a plus)
  • Proven track record facilitating solutions to problems
  • Excellent project and Data Management skills
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment, with occasional meetings to accommodate differing time zones
Soft skills:

  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Diplomatic and mentoring skills
  • Project-based/systematic thinking and working
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment (cultural and contextual understanding and sensitivity)
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Team-oriented, supportive work style with willingness to work outside role when necessary
  • Strategic thinking and results-oriented
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration


  • A full-time, permanent contract
  • An attractive salary package for the sector including meal vouchers, group insurance, health insurance, 100% reimbursement of the costs of Public Transport ...
  • A flexible working environment adapted to COVID restrictions: either from home with all the ad hoc IT equipment, or in our pleasant office in the heart of Brussels, easily accessible by public transport
  • Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work
  • The opportunity to contribute to the mission of WWF and to share our values that will be embedded in your work and behaviours
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