Manager Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Conservation Impact

WWF Netherlands (Wereld Natuur Fonds) is committed to conserve nature around the world. In cooperation with others we aim to create a world in which people and nature live together in harmony. By 2030 the international WWF network wants to have reversed the trends of declining biodiversity in priority areas.

WWF Netherlands has three departments: Nature Conservation, Engagement and Finance and Operations. Currently we are building a Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation team (PME) that is part of the Finance and Operations Department. This team (with total 4.9 FTE) will support and enable conditions so WWF Netherlands’ can realize its ambition to become an impact driven and evidence based nature organization.

For the PME team, WWF Netherlands is looking for a Manager PME who can lead and implement WWF Netherlands’ ambition to build this new team and facilitate the WWF organization department in realizing its goals on nature conservation.

Specific responsibilities

The specific responsibilities of the Manager PME include:

  • In close collaboration with the international WWF-network, further develop strategies and methods for defining, understanding and harvesting the impact (quantitative/ qualitative) of nature conservation interventions that contribute to reversing the trend of biodiversity loss.
  • Further develop and strengthen the systematic collection of quantitative and qualitative data for scientific evidence of impact, and commission impact driven research and evaluations.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of meta-analyses of WWF conservation strategies.
  • Contribute to embedding evidence and results-based decision-making into the DNA and Way of Working of the organization.
  • Advise on and contribute to defining clear and measurable goals and KPIs, for WWF’s nature conservation strategies and practices.
  • Conduct analyses to show what strategies work/do not workand ensure that these analyses are embedded in learning and adaptation within the Nature Conservation department.
  • Contribute to the further design, reporting and reflection cycle of the organization.
  • Guide and facilitate the design, reporting and reflection cycle of land-and seascape programs.
  • Provide solicited and unsolicited advice and guidance to Nature Conservation team and the WWF NL Management team on impact related issues.
  • Function as a team lead that builds a high performing team and connects that team and its members to the Chief Operations Officer, work in close collaboration with the Nature Conservation team and the Chief Conservation Officer.

The minimum requirements for this position are:


Relevant Master’s Degree, preferable in the field of (business) economics and analytics with specialization in Nature Conservation and/or Social Science


    • Proven track record in the field of Impact reporting (preferably in Impact Driven Conservation). Expertise and experience in quantitative and qualitative data research and data management is essential
    • Furthermore, experience with development of organization wide monitoring, reporting, reflection cycles and guidance is an advantage.
    • The candidate should be able to work well with staff in various cultural contexts. Preferably experience with contribution analyses or other contribution methods.
    • The candidate has sound management experience and affinity and experience with change management.
    • Skills: Excellent professional and social skills to engage others in the field of Impact driven conservation. Networker, and strong analytical skills. Excellent oral and written Dutch and English communication and writing skills are required.
    • Competencies: Strong coordination and planning skills are required to deliver assignments on time. The ideal candidate is results oriented, hands-on, flexible, cooperative and creative.


    If you are interested in this position, please send an email with your CV and motivation letter by May 20. to Carolien Bijen at Please note that interviews will be conducted on May 27th.