World Wildlife Fund is hiring a
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Marine Conservation Scientist: Monitoring and Evaluation.
Across the Chilean Seascape, WWF-US is collaborating with diverse rights holders on locally-determined efforts that promote sustainable livelihoods, nature-based economies, inclusive conservation, and improved governance of marine and fisheries resources.
Under the supervision of the Director of Marine Science, the Marine Conservation Scientist will plan and implement overarching monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) framework for WWF’s marine activities across the Chilean Seascape. This future framework will evaluate the impact of multiple interventions (i.e. fisheries, area-based conservation, market-based) across the seascape, as well as to measure both ecological and social outcomes.
In addition to the work in Chile, the Marine Conservation Scientist will conduct research and analysis to support the implementation of the WWF-US Oceans MEL program, working across oceans subteams to track progress, outcomes, and impacts across projects. They will support the communication of the work internally to ensure it informs programmatic work as well as externally to interested institutions, donors, partner organizations, and the general public through publications and presentations.
This position is preferably based in the WWF-US Washington, DC office. Remote candidates will be considered.
A Master's Degree is required. A Ph.D. in marine natural or social science or related discipline is highly desired. The position requires four years of experience in international biodiversity conservation projects/conservation science (or related fields).
Strong analytical skills; quantitative skills. Spatial analytical skills are highly desired.
Experience in monitoring and evaluation of conservation impact and interdisciplinary methods and data.
Experience designing participatory monitoring and evaluation processes.
Experience including Indigenous knowledge alongside scientific knowledge in research or MEL is a plus.
Experience in marine spatial planning is a plus.
Excellent organizational skills.
Strong project management skills.
Ability to work on initiatives with multiple and competing priorities.
Ability to work effectively as a team member with a wide range of individuals, across cultures and time zones.
Fluent English; Proficiency in Spanish a plus.
Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.
WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.