Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is seeking a social researcher/evaluation professional to serve in a one-year fixed term role as Evaluation Fellow to help test and refine the organization’s monitoring and evaluation practices for its field projects. Reporting to the Director, World Monuments Watch and Evaluation, the Fellow will work across the Programs Department to review and test a recently developed suite of evaluation indicators and tools by applying them to current projects and ensuring their applicability and viability across WMF’s portfolio of projects. In addition to designing and conducting pilot evaluations, the Fellow will develop key recommendations for future improvements of key indicators, monitoring practices, and evaluation strategies, considering the needs for impact reporting expressed by colleagues in Development and Communications departments. Critical to the position is proven experience with the evaluation of multifaceted international cultural heritage, economic development, or social provision projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Major areas of responsibility and related tasks include:

  • Review and assess existing key indicators and evaluation tools, considering their applicability and relevance to current projects
  • Conduct a landscape analysis of basic demographic and descriptive data available for active projects and compile for use
  • Design and test a model evaluation process that integrates with project development and implementation, as well as post-project assessment
  • Develop and conduct at least three full-length evaluations of recent and ongoing projects, in close coordination with project managers
  • Draft a comprehensive report including recommendations for future evaluation practices and procedures, staffing and budgetary needs, and key indicators and analytic tools

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate degree in international/regional development or relevant social science (sociology, economics)
  • 2-3 years of experience in international multi-year project monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing project inputs/outputs and measuring mid-term outcomes
  • Experience working across multiple cultural and political contexts
  • Computer fluency in Microsoft environment (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and proven experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods

SKILLS

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with international colleagues and develop effective working relationships with colleagues within the organization and beyond
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver projects according to deadlines and within approved budgets
  • Ability to work gracefully under pressure
  • Comfort working in an international environment and with a broad and diverse range of people
  • Proficiency in another language desirable, but not required

REPORTS TO

Director, World Monuments Watch and Evaluation

SALARY

Commensurate with experience, including options for benefits.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Candidates must have authorization to work in the United States. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

ORGANIZATION

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. WMF is an at-will employer.

World Monuments Fund’s mission is to preserve the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. In partnership with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF seeks to inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations.

About World Monuments Fund

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading independent organization devoted to safeguarding the world’s most treasured places to enrich people’s lives and build mutual understanding across cultures and communities. The organization is headquartered in New York City with offices and affiliates in Cambodia, India, Peru, Portugal, Spain and the UK. Since 1965, our global team of experts has preserved the world's diverse cultural heritage using the highest international standards at more than 700 sites in 112 countries. Partnering with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF draws on heritage to address some of today’s most pressing challenges: climate change, underrepresentation, imbalanced tourism, and post-conflict recovery. With a commitment to the people who bring places to life, WMF embraces the potential of the past to create a more resilient and inclusive society.