Economist/Social Scientist for Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Analysis

Summary of responsibilities

  • design and implement a monitoring framework for a multi-country integrated landscape management project coordinated by CIFOR
  • advise on the application of theory of change in project design and implementation
  • manage the collection and use of data for learning and project improvement
  • coordinate the dissemination of emerging project lessons through sub-national, national and international forums.



Education, knowledge and experience

  • University degree in Economics or Social or Environmental Sciences, Forestry or Agricultural Science or any other specialized field of study, ideally with an interface to Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Several years of experience in monitoring & evaluation, theory of change and the management of complex data records
  • Proven ability in project management and partner coordination
  • Very good written and spoken English, ideally French
  • Citizenship of an EU member state is required.


Finance and Budget Officer

Senior population affairs officer (Chief of Demographic and Information on Population Area),

Programme management officer, (Multilateral Environmental Agreements Support and Cooperation Unit)

Project Management System Support Officer

Under the supervision of the Team Leader – Program Management and Coordination (PMC), the Project Management System Support Officer will provide effective and efficient administrative support for and monitoring of CIFOR’s project management system and databases. This will require substantial initiative and judgment, and collaboration with CIFOR staff at all levels.

Field Facilitator

The Project FORETS (FOrmation, Recherche, Environnement dans la TShopo) is an action mainly funded with resources from the XI European Development Fund.

The action is defined as a substantial contribution to the integrated development of the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve landscape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It aims to achieve specific objectives about conservation and the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the scope of sustainable development of local populations. Activities are defined along the Yangambi–Kisangani axis in the Tshopo Province and not only address support to local communities through awareness raising, extension and outreach, but also strengthen national human resources, through formal university training programs such as LMD (Licence, Master, Doctorat, or BSc, MSc and PhD).

The action aims at embracing a series of socioeconomic development opportunities in a landscape of circa 400,000 ha and impacting – directly and indirectly – a population of circa 1 million urban and rural dwellers.

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is the international organization in charge of implementing this action with the support of local and international partners.

CIFOR is recruiting a Field Facilitator to assist the Project Coordinator in the performance of their tasks.

Economist/Social Scientist for Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Analysis



Within delegated authority and depending on location, the Public Information Officer may be responsible for the following duties:
1) Collaborate with Communication Division to formulate innovative, creative, effective and measurable ways to present UN Environment’s scientific and other environmental development and management information to target audiences including the media.
2) Oversee the development and dissemination, throughout the region, of evidence-based environmental information, and raise public awareness in the region on critical, as well as emerging, environmental issues: – Ensuring the customization and “translation” of scientific and other environmental information from UN Environment so it can be understood and assimilated by stakeholders in the region, whose actions affect the state of the environment, taking into account their different needs, priorities and languages. – Ensuring the strategic dissemination of such environmental information, using regional and national networks and other tools such as events, environmental education and training to increase regional awareness on relevant issues.
3) Collaborate with Communication Division to design regional programmes to increase the capacity of all stakeholders to better access, disseminate and use environmental information for policy and planning processes, including through customized outreach tools and networks.
4) Working across divisions and closely with UN Environment Sub-programme Coordinators and Regional Coordinators for the UN Environment sub-programmes, provide strategic information and advice for, and actively participate in, developing UN Environment’s outreach and information strategies for the different sub-programmes in the region, including the identification of target audiences and strategies for reaching them.
5) Work with the West Asia Office Regional Director to promote deeper collaboration between UN Environment and governments, other UN organizations, scientific and academic institutions and major groups and stakeholders in the region. In particular, develop and maintain networks in the region to partner with UN Environment on, among other things, the generation, use and dissemination of environmental data and information on public platforms and to increase access to information for different types of stakeholders, particularly in the context of environmental decision-making processes.
6) Work with the West Asia Office Regional Director to actively engage the major and specialized media of the region and interest them in reporting on the work of UN Environment and its partners. Produce briefs/texts and quotes to be issued in the name of the UN Environment Executive Direction, the Regional Director and/or other UN Environment Directors, as requested.
7) As appropriate, and in consultation with the Regional Director, act as spokesperson for UN Environment in the region.
8) Perform other related duties, as required.



•Develop and implement detailed activities for SWITCH-Asia II project on the regional policy advocacy component to mainstream sustainable consumption and production at national and regional level with attention to green finance as an entry point and to build capacity for the uptake of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 and related SDGs.
•Analyse, consolidate, and track trends in the policies and gaps in the region for sustainable consumption and production, especially the mainstreaming of green finance, from various entry points such as, but not limited to, energy, natural resources, materials, cities, transport, etc.
Scope, develop and implement partnership activities, as well as manage relationships to contribute to the outcomes of the project to facilitate access to green finance for the implementation of policies and regulatory frameworks in promoting sustainable consumption and production working with all the team members

I. SCP regulatory framework advocated at regional, sub-regional and national level shared globally and with other regions (e.g. reporting on SCP related SDGs on SCP and SCP mainstreaming):
• Lead the design and implementation of regional/sub-regional partnership meetings through active involvement from regional/sub-regional bodies (public and private sectors), governments and stakeholders, with the purpose of developing case studies of sustainability, knowledge management products and networks with a focus on green finance to support various sectors for sustainable consumption and production and with respect to 1. Energy efficiency through sustainable financing and green technology, and 2. Waste impacts on environment, especially plastics, and closing the loop from regional to local focusing on procurement policies, standards, certification schemes, regulations, gender mainstreaming and economic instruments.
• Mobilising intra-Asia regional and interregional (Especially Asia-Africa) dialogue on green finance and bringing global level attention to the regional SCP Roadmap implementation e.g. Asia Africa dialogue, SDG High Level Platform, UNFCC.
• Facilitating and leveraging strategic regional partnerships, especially with the private Sector, for innovative green finance solutions to the accelerate regional SCP Roadmap implementation and national interventions, to inform policy entry points for stakeholders for sustainable consumption and production such as climate change commitments (adaptation and mitigation), SDGs, green economy and green technology, sustainability, gender and human wellbeing with a focus on green finance.

II. SCP policy instruments effectively demonstrated in regional, sub-regional and national for a:
•Facilitate Youth Thought Leadership on SCP including Young Professionals (public and private sector) training and mentoring initiatives on mainstreaming SCP in various sectors such as Energy, Plastics and Waste Management, Transport, and Cities with a focus on green finance.
•Ensure the design and integration of SCP and green finance in SCP communications products especially targeted at policy outreach for consumers, the private sector and governments, and increasing the profile and visibility of successful innovations and leaders including at events, online and linking with UN Environment Campaigns such as # Beat Pollution, #Breathe Air, #Clean Seas..

III. The uptake of SDG 12 and SCP related policies supported in the target countries:
• Facilitate the linking between investors, finance solutions and infrastructure development to accelerate SCP regional/subregional dialogue on investment initiatives such as the One Belt One Road focusing on sustainable public procurement, green finance.
• Produce policy assessments of best practices and trends in SCP and SDG 12 implementation at national and subregional levels including private sector engagements, delivery of SDG indicators, access to green finance and green financing.
• Produce Policy Information Documents and ensure high visibility with Partners, media and institutions to increase the outreach of the Project’s outputs.
• Develop and maintain narrative reporting for overall project for the donor (the European Commission) and UN Environment Programme and provide the updates in line with the reporting requirements.
• Ensure integration of the activities of SWITCH Asia II with other UN Environment projects to increase impact and partnerships, and raise co-financing for project in related areas including energy efficiency, waste management, air pollution management, poverty alleviation, natural resources management and climate change mitigation.
• Plan and monitor a Partnership Engagement Plan to ensure strong partners for sustainability of the activities and outputs
• Contribute to the communications of the project with substantial technical inputs, policy analysis and briefs, with timely delivery and proactive planning and initiative
• Provide substantive technical leadership to the Project Manager and team in the related areas especially on green finance including sustainable consumption and production, sustainable public procurement, sustainable tourism, sustainable food systems, sustainable lifestyles and education, consumer information and eco-labelling, sustainable buildings and construction, green economy, green financing and technologies.
• Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
• Carry out the UN procedures and legal instruments for implementing partners, consultants and procurement and supervise consultants and staff.
• Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
• Conduct and contribute to activity and overall project monitoring, reporting and evaluation, including that of Programme and Finance.
• Perform other duties as required.