Plastic Smart Cities (PSC) Regional Monitoring, Impact, Evaluation and Learning (MIEL) Manager, Asia
Background and details on unit:
WWF has a vision of an economy and a
society that has zero tolerance for plastic pollution and all harm caused to
the environment from such pollution. As part of this vision, WWF has launched
the global initiative “No Plastic in Nature”, aiming to address the plastic
problem using a holistic approach. WWF is aware that there is no single
solution to plastic pollution. Instead, we need a comprehensive strategy
that engages actors in government, business, and the public alike.
Plastic Smart Cities (PSC) is one of
three pillars in the No Plastic in Nature Initiative within WWF. Since 2018,
the pillar initiative supports cities and coastal centers that are taking bold
action to stop plastic pollution. WWF’s PSC Pillar is working with 25 pilot
cities in SE Asia and China to achieve a 30% reduction in plastic leakage in
cities’ by 2025, through better waste management and advancing circular economy.
With almost USD $40 Million dollars of funds raised, the PSC pillar is one of
the biggest and most complex programs in the No Plastic in Nature Initiative.
Smart Cities Vision statement
“Working together with 25 pilot cities in Southeast
Asia to achieve 30% reduction in plastic leakage by 2025”
Under the supervision
of the WWF PSC Regional Lead along with PSC Asia support teams, the PSC MIEL
Manager envisioned working closely with 5 main implementing offices – China,
Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The regional support team will
be integral to the design of regional and national PSC monitoring, evaluation,
impact, and learning.
The PSC Asia team will
primarily be supporting the five WWF Network offices in which the 25 pilot
cities to ensure the quality of the NPIN PSC program is upheld and closely
aligned with the global approach and initiative goals. The PSC MIEL Manager’s
responsibility includes but is not limited to delivering impact evaluations,
knowledge management, and scaling for the PSC Asia team.
Location: Asia (preferably in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, or Thailand)
Reporting to: PSC Regional Lead
Starting date: September 1, 2022
- Maintaining high-quality monitoring and reporting systems in place for
PSC projects to improve program delivery within the current pilot sites
- Capturing key learnings from plastic waste management projects (WWF’s
and other organizations) and developing appropriate tools (e.g. an online platform
and/or other suitable mechanisms) to facilitate
scaling and replication of best practice waste management solutions with
relevant WWF teams, institutional partner(s) or municipalities in the region
- Support the PSC Regional Lead to engage
relevant external projects, finance institutions, and research institutes to
build strategic backing for the scaling and replication beyond WWF and
facilitate content development with various third-party providers.
- Implement effective mechanisms to capture best
practices, successes, and failures from PSC projects across the SEA as well as
other similar existing initiatives in the region to share both internally and
externally, with the aim of developing a toolbox or other suitable mechanism to
support the scaling and replication of PSC projects beyond the existing pilot
- Conduct, own, and organize externally
implemented comparative analyses of pilot elements and results of PSC project
implementation and other relevant approaches aimed at urban plastic leakage
reduction and improved waste management.
- Contribute to content development in PSC
NPIN/ACAI knowledge management system(s)
- In collaboration with the PSC regional lead, identify
opportunities for partnership with institutional stakeholders in the region for
further scaling and replication of PSC approaches.
- Ensure learning and experience from PSC and
other relevant projects are incorporated in the project design of new WWF-led PSC
- Organize a structured method across relevant
SEA national offices and PSC teams to ensure effective knowledge development,
capture, and transfer; sharing of lessons; identifying synergies and potential
& Evaluation (Note: An M&E framework will be developed by external
- Develop, manage, and improve the overarching
regional PSC M&E framework and dashboard, ensuring timely inputs from WWF
- Support WWF offices in the region on M&E,
enabling strong M&E systems in key WWF plastic teams, and ensuring high-quality back donor reporting and communicating the impact of PSC projects
- Liaise with and build the capacity of M&E
officers from country offices to ensure alignment of reporting and information
- Contribute to develop ideas/concepts for
evaluations in collaboration with both WWF donor and project offices, and help
facilitate the implementation of 3rd party evaluations.
Required Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies:
- Bachelor's degree required and 7+ years of
experience with preference for a Master's level degree and 5+ years of experience managing
complex development projects, including project design, and M&E in relevant
areas of expertise.
- Experience working in international development
or environmental NGOs or relevant development agencies
- Knowledge of or experience from managing and/or
monitoring and evaluation of projects in cities in developing countries and/or
waste management projects is a strong asset
- Knowledge of basic local government structures,
the waste management sector, and plastic pollution are strong assets.
- Experience in facilitating/organizing capacity-building activities across teams
- Experience meeting stakeholders across public
and private sector
- Required English fluency, preferred proficiency
in another Asian language.
How to apply?
Please send a single PDF document with your updated CV/resume and Motivation Letter to [email protected]
Applications deadline: 10 August 2022 midnight.
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