Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (m-f-d)

Level: Manager
Location: Bonn, Germany
Deadline: 29 March 2023
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Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (m-f-d)

The Mission

FSC works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal species, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, forest workers’ safety, and much more. We achieve this through FSC certification, ensuring forests around the world are responsibly managed. For more information on FSC, visit our website at

To effectively meet the challenge of protecting the world’s forests, we are committed to ensuring we have the world’s most skilled people working with us. This commitment extends to everyone that works in FSC around the world: from those that lead the design of policies and standards, to those that roll out those same policies and standards on the ground, and to those that provide us with backbone to do our work.

We are looking for an engaged Monitoring and Evaluation Manager who brings solid expertise and a passion for FSC’s mission, to work with us in a multinational environment.


The Scope

To manage the implementation and maintenance of FSC monitoring and evaluation system to ensure the generation of key outcomes and related data.


Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • To 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.
  • To ensure a well-functioning 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.
  • To support activities ensuring compliance with ISEAL codes of practice.
  • Participate in the applicable FSC internal competence programs.
  • Provide support to junior collegues in terms of the managed contents and the functioning of the team.
  • Any other task as assigned by the formal supervisor and project work as assigned according to special organizational needs.


Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • Education and Training:
    • M.Sc. degree in a relevant field is a must, e.g. forestry, ecology, environmental studies, etc.
    • 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 a number of 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:
    • Excellent skills in the use of/experience with standard software packages (MS Office, especially MS excel).
    • Good skills in using Tableau or similar data management and visualization software is a strong asset.
    • Database management skills is an asset.


Terms and Conditions

  • 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

  • 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 March 2023.

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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!


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