Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL) Lead

Company WWF-SA
Reference # #Khetha
Published 25/06/2019
Contract Type Contract
36 Months
Salary Market Related
Location White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Environmental Programmes Unit
(3 year contractual position based in WWF White River Office, Mpumalanga)

WWF is the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisation, with over 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

WWF South Africa is a national office that is part of the WWF network. We are a local NGO that has worked for 50 years with the aim of inspiring all South Africans to live in harmony with nature, for the benefit of our country and the wellbeing of all our people. WWFs work is for nature, for you.

Our work is challenging and exciting and we love what we do. To join our team you need to be brilliant at what you do, passionate, results-orientated and have a positive attitude.
Job Functions Monitoring & Evaluation
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit
Key Responsibilities:

•Participate in the on going design, implementation and review of Khetha’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plan.
•Work to improve and increase the use of monitoring data and evaluation evidence to inform learning within Khetha and partner organisations.
•Analyse quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation data to support a culture of evidence-based, adaptive management.
•Facilitate the design and implementation of evaluation projects within Khetha and with partner organisations.
•Ensure internal and partner compliance with USAID Evaluation and Reporting requirements.
•Compile evaluation results and assist with its presentation and dissemination. Participate in monthly and quarterly reporting activities.
•Support and participate in on-going academic research projects.
•Serve as the principal focal point for Khetha partners on their monitoring and reporting processes, providing dedicated technical support and capacity building where needed.
•Identify important outcomes for the Khetha Communications Team to inform external communications products.
•Stay abreast of, and experiment with, new advances in the field of Evaluation and Learning, including data visualisation and the use of digital technologies in collecting and reporting field data.
•Assist with a wide range of internal program administration – and management processes.
•Assist with research administration, including the transcription of interviews and the management of research data.

•A post-graduate degree or diploma in conservation management, social and environmental studies, business administration, rural development, international development or related field.
•At least 2 years of experience in the non-profit sector in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting (in southern Africa).
•Demonstrated project management skills, including administrative skills and an attention to detail.
•Demonstrated experience with reporting requirements of international donors and/or other large organisations.
•Technical understanding of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and experience of supporting its implementation.
•Proven ability to communicate complex analysis clearly and succinctly to a wide range of stakeholders.
•Be able to take a flexible approach to dealing with a challenging and varied workload and the ability to juggle conflicting, high-profile priorities
•A good understanding of the practical aspects of biodiversity conservation and the complexities of rural and community development.
•A people-centred outlook on biodiversity, wildlife conservation management, natural resource management.
•Excellent organisational, analytical, interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills.
•Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
•A willingness to travel widely and frequently, including travelling in Mozambique.
•Computer literacy with Microsoft Office software packages such as Word, Excel and Power Point as well as a good working knowledge of database management.
•Valid driver’s license

Further information:

To apply please click here fill out the application form, and provide a detailed CV and covering letter (attach under “Documents”) fully motivating why you should be appointed, together with the names, current e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three relevant references. Applications close on 14th July 2019.

Applications sent via email will not be considered.

WWF seeks to promote diversity among its staff. Candidates who have not received a response within three weeks of the closing date are kindly requested to assume that their application has not been successful in this instance. WWF-SA reserves the right not to fill this position.
Job Closing Date 14/07/2019
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