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Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (m-f-d)


  • Organization: FSC - Forest Stewardship Council
  • Location: Bonn
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Scope
Manage the implementation and maintenance of the FSC monitoring and evaluation system to ensure the generation of key results and related data.

Main Roles & Responsibilities
  • Contribute to shifting FSC international standards towards outcome-orientation by:
    • Providing inputs to standard setting processes (such as drafting intended outcomes, research, collaboration with revision leads, incorporating data insights from implementation, leading accelerated processes, etc.).
    • Leading the inclusion of data provisions in reporting standards and data definition standards by collaboration with respective process leads or by leading accelerated processes.
    • Providing inputs to interpretations of existing FSC requirements relevant to above aspects.
  • Provide an efficient and effective monitoring and evaluation system by:
    • Managing the implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system for FSC certification.
    • Enhancing the monitoring and evaluation system by searching for new data sources and analytics (such as field-level, remote-sensing, desk-based, etc.)
    • Professional management of projects steaming from the monitoring and evaluation system.
    • Supporting monitoring and evaluation analytics, and associated learnings to demonstrate the value and benefits of forest stewardship, covering a range of environmental, social and economic topics.
    • Supporting the strategic planning and commissioning of external independent impact evaluations.
  • Ensure compliance with ISEAL codes of practice.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the formal supervisor and project work as assigned according to special organizational needs.
Your profile
  • Education and Training: 
    • M.Sc. degree in a relevant field e.g., forestry, ecology, environmental studies, is required.
    • PhD degree in a relevant field is a strong asset. 
  • Working Experience, Style and Skills: 
    • At least 4 years of professional experience in forest management, monitoring and evaluation, academia, standard development, or certification scheme.
    • Experience with leading the design and implementation of innovative and complex projects.
    • Excellent data and analytical skills.
    • Strong understanding of FSC’s normative framework and its associated processes.
    • Knowledge and experience with certification schemes is an asset.
    • Working knowledge of common GIS and remote sensing techniques needed to monitor forests and interpret associated results.
    • Strong, documented project management skills (Agile project management experience is a plus).
    • Knowledge of statistical tests and concepts and experience with relevant software.
    • Ability to perform well while handling simultaneously several functions.
    • Solutions and service-oriented attitude to work.
    • Proven ability to plan and organize work.
    • A very strong sense for diligence and accuracy.
  • Languages and Communication Skills:
    • Fluency in English (spoken and written). 
    • Spanish and French is a plus.
    • Ability to constructively exchange on contentious topics.
    • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills including the ability to explain complex topics to non-knowledgeable audience.
  • Computer Skills – good skills in the use of/experience with:
    • Standard software packages (MS Office, especially MS Excel). 
    • Tableau or similar data management and visualization software is a strong asset.
    • Database management skills is an asset.
Why us?
  • Be part of a globally recognized organization at the forefront of sustainable forestry and contribute to the mission to help protect the world’s forests.
  • Play an active role in the FSC global community of 400+ forest stewards who come together in-person at least once a year.
  • Benefit from cross-cultural collaboration and networking opportunities by working in a dynamic, inclusive, and diverse international culture with over 60 nationalities represented under one roof.
  • Enjoy comprehensive benefits, including relocation assistance if needed, and investment in training and development opportunities (e.g., LinkedIn Learning, Learning Lunches and more) to advance your career.
  • Explore the vibrant federal city of Bonn, home to Beethoven, Haribo, and the beautiful Rhein River promenade including many urban parks and close access to nature. As Germany's UN City and second capital, Bonn is an international city with a rich cultural heritage, recently celebrating its 2000th anniversary. Learn more about the city or take a virtual stroll.
  • Embrace work-life balance: beyond Bonn's borders, unlock Europe's wonders with 30 working days of vacation at your disposal. Whether it's skiing in the Swiss Alps or basking in the sun on Mediterranean shores, your European adventures await.
The Fine Print
  • Location: Bonn, Germany.
  • Working Hours: Full time - 40 hours per week.
  • Duration of Employment: Temporary contract - 2 years (extension possible, subject to satisfactory performance).
  • Starting Date: As soon as possible.
How to Apply 
Ready to make a difference? Join FSC and help shape a sustainable future. Don't delay - apply now!
  • Please apply via our website by submitting your CV in English.
  • Please do not send any photos of yourself.
  • The deadline for applications is 29 June 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
​For FSC, inclusiveness and diversity are important values. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are entirely committed to consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age and disability.   
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We are looking forward to your application!
About us
Welcome to FSC!  
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a globally recognized non-profit organization at the forefront of promoting sustainable forestry. With over 150 million hectares of certified forests and a trusted reputation among NGOs, consumers, and businesses, FSC is leading the way in ensuring the long-term health and resilience of the world’s forests.      
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