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Monitoring Assistant at Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)


The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Monitoring Assistant

Locations: Oban and Okwangwo – Cross River
Employment Type: Full-time
Reports To: Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, Adaptation and Learning and Cross River Landscape Director
Start date: 1 August 2022
Duration: Five years


  • The purpose of this position is to oversee and ensure the collection of quality M&E data.
  • The primary responsibility of this position is to provide programmatic support and technical assistance to WCS programme through collaboration with stakeholders to ensure program quality.
  • Key functions of this position will include monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEL), program implementation, and reporting.

Main Responsibilities

  • Collect required data in the field to inform the WCS Monitoring, Evaluation, Adaptation and Learning (MEAL) programme.
  • Support the development and implementation of program MEAL plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, and all monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Lead efforts at field office level to monitor project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits
  • S/He will lead on documenting case studies and success stories.
  • Support the development of data flow pattern for program that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Report results of MEAL activities by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriate

Position Requirements

  • At least 2 years’ relevant experience in Monitoring and Evaluating project activities.
  • Relevant University Degree preferably in Natural Resource Management
  • Ability to develop clear goals and identify priority activities and assignments.
  • Proven ability to manage large and varied workloads and deal constructively with diverse people.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision.
  • Pro-active, stable, and robust character and a good team-player.
  • Full professional proficiency in English.
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection and community outreach.
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills as well as demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send detailed Application / Cover Letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to: [email protected] Please include “Urban and Monitoring Assistant” in the subject line of your email.

Application Deadline 1st July, 2022.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
  • WCS is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce.
  • We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value