First listed on: 15 March 2021

Monitoring and Impact Specialist - Social Sciences(Loc Neg)

We are creating a world where people live in harmony with nature. Join us. Because together, anything is possible.

  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane Office or other East Coast locations neg.
  • Flexible working including RDO’s (3 year position)

About the organisation

WWF’s global vision is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s leading, independent conservation organisation. We are active in over 100 countries and have close to 5 million supporters internationally. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet’s natural resources.

WWF's mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. We do this by addressing the threats that affect them using the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government and business. The world is changing fast. Our wildlife and wild places face unprecedented challenges. The result is people yearn more for nature and are connected with each other like never before. We know that we can achieve more by partnering, sharing, empowering communities, forming alliances and building a movement for the environment. Working together is the answer. It is our goal to bring about this unified voice for nature.

About the role

The role provides technical advice and support to ensure that WWF's work addresses the human dimensions of conservation, advancing our application of the social sciences intersection with WWF’s environmental conservation strategy and plans. Contributing to WWF’s wider vision of a New Deal for People and Nature, which places equity at the heart of our work, this role informs WWF's conservation approaches to influence conservation sensitive attitudes, knowledge and behaviours that achieve effective solutions to environmental problems. The role works across a diverse range of conservation programs to set clear social objectives, methodologies, and utilises best practice social science tools to inform conservation planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Significant expertise and experience in applying social science to conservation and/or social development including a strong understanding of participatory research, design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience working at the interface of social and environmental challenges with a demonstrated ability to take an interdisciplinary lens.
  • Technical and analytical skills to monitor, measure, and report on the social dimensions affecting and affected by conservation and sustainable development programs including familiarity with qualitative and quantitative approaches,
  • Experience using research findings to generate actionable insights and drive a wider impact.
  • Knowledge of ethical research practice including research with indigenous communities and/or local communities.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills, with an ability to interpret and communicate research findings and technical concepts to both technical and lay audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and in a flexible team based environment, with an ability to connect and work constructively with stakeholders to achieve meaningful outcomes.

Ideally, you will have practical experience supporting community-led co-design processes and an understanding of, and support for, workplace sustainability principles.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, sex, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community members, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Please see the job description for further details. Applicants can apply via Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered. Please name your documents with last/first name & include: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria & (2) your resume (CV), including two referees. 

Closing Date: 12:00 pm Friday, April 9th 2021





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