Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Amazonian Indigenous Rights and Resources Project)


WWF is looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to support the Amazonian Indigenous Rights and Resources Project. This person ideally will be based in Peru (Colombia or Brazil will be considered). The Amazonian Indigenous Rights and Resources Project will work across the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname improve representation of indigenous peoples in governance of Amazon forests and waters, so they may contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and prevention of land-based greenhouse gas emissions in and around their lands.  Under the supervision of the Amazonian Indigenous Rights and Resources Project Chief of Party, the Monitoring and Evaluation  Specialist will be a member of the the Amazonian Indigenous Rights and Resources  Team, responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of a Monitoring and evaluation plan  for the Amazonian Indigenous Rights and Resources.


  1. Heads the development of a comprehensive M & E Plan and System at the start of the project;
  2. Works closely with technical staff to prepare project baseline data including organizing field surveys, and collecting, analyzing and storing data at different levels as appropriate;
  3. Works with partners and stakeholders in analyzing monitoring data, and ensuring effective communication of results to key audiences;
  4. Leads M&E capacity building activities for stakeholders, partners and AIRR staff as required;
  5. Advises and supports the AIRR Chief of Party on the design and tracking of work plans;
  6. Coordinates, through a consultative process, the tracking of the specific tasks, activities, products and objectives (including impacts) that the AIRR must deliver on;
  7. Contributes to project management through timely processing and dissemination of M&E findings and best practices to facilitate evidence-based planning, learning and program decision-making;
  8. Contributes to the preparation and timely submission of technical reports; and
  9. Undertakes periodic review of the implementation and operation of the monitoring and reporting mechanism; including the preparation of best practices and lessons learned to support adaptive management.


  • University degree, at least MSc. In Environmental Sciences or a comparable field of study;
  • Advanced training in M & E;
  • At least 7 years working experience in M&E related environmental issues and/or international development context;
  • Experience with practical field implementation of natural resource management and related result-based management oriented monitoring system;
  • Knowledge of program design (mainly logframe or similar frameworks), monitoring and evaluation, including Miradi, Open Standards and PPMS.
  • Knowledge in the use of GIS software, particularly the Arcview suite;
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Spanish required; Portuguese preferred;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Experience and skills in training and transfer of knowledge;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills;
  • Ability to follow deadlines, accuracy and attention to detail;

Skills and Abilities: The ideal candidate for this position will have a high level of attention to detail as well as a high level of enthusiasm for his/her work and for the Amazonian Indigenous Rights and Resources Project along with strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal and team-player skills are essential. S/he should be effectively able to prioritize work, focusing on priorities, an use initiative and good judgement. Ability to work to deadlines is essential. Good facilitation and coaching skills are an advantage. Must be able to travel extensively to the field, in sometimes rugged conditions (up to 25% travel).


All applications must be submitted by March 20, 2018


To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #18064  
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone