Monitoring & Evaluation Associate, Forests Initiative

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    The World Resources Institute is seeking a full-time Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Associate to support Global Forest Watch (GFW) and Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR). The M&E Associate will be responsible for developing and executing an M&E strategy for GFW and FLR, designing and conducting performance and impact evaluations, and contributing to a variety of documents for donors, including proposals and progress reports.

    The position will report to the Director of the Forests Initiative and will be part of the larger Forests Team. 


    • Design and implement M&E strategies for GFW and FLR;
    • Update the performance monitoring plans for GFW and FLR by assessing and revising the indicators and targets against which project performance will be measured;
    • Conduct baseline assessments for GFW and FLR and measure progress against indicators;
    • Design surveys to collect feedback on the GFW website, gauge behavior change resulting from the information provided through GFW, and measure project outcomes;
    • Design and conduct performance and impact evaluations;
    • Contribute to progress reports (quarterly, semi-annual, and annual), proposals, work plans, and other strategy documents for donors;
    • Work with the Forests Communications Officer to document success stories and lessons learned;
    • Work closely with FLR and GFW Project Managers to ensure we are hitting projects milestones (internal as well as external), delivering outputs as promised, and achieving the outcomes we said we were going to achieve;
    • Mentor and build capacity of project managers and coordinators on the Forests Team around best practices for M&E.


    Required Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in international development, environmental policy/science, or related field;
    • 3-5 years of M&E experience;
    • Experience writing donor reports and contributing to proposals;
    • Ability to write in an organized, clear, and articulate manner in English is vital. Applicants will be required to submit writing samples and complete a writing test;
    • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills;
    • Self-starter who works well independently and with little guidance;
    • Experience working on USAID-funded projects;
    • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities in a team setting;
    • Commitment to WRI’s mission and institutional values.

    Additional Desired Qualifications

    • Experience building a M&E plan from the ground up
    • Previous experience working with other major donors, including the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) , the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), or others;
    • Fluency in additional languages, especially French, Portuguese, Spanish, or Bahasa Indonesia.

    Salary and benefits

    Salary is commensurate with experience and skills, plus comprehensive benefits package.  The position is full time. The start date is as soon as possible. 


    Qualified applicants should apply online at All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. 


    The World Resources Institute ( is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI’s policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.

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