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Strategy and Impact Advisor


WWF Netherlands (Wereld Natuur Fonds) is committed to create a world where nature and people thrive by activating millions. We strive to become the most inspiring and impactful nature conservation organization of the Netherlands by creating resilient landscapes, a society wide movement and an exponential organization.

WWF Netherlands consists of four departments: Engagement, Organization & Talent Development, Finance & Operations and Conservation.

In this light WWF-NL is looking for an

Strategy and Impact Advisor (32-40 hours)

The role is part of the Science and Impact team within the Conservation department.

Roles and responsibilities
WWF-NL works within 12 Priority Landscapes around the world ranging from the Amazon, the Cerrado and the Pantanal in Latin America to the Arctic, the Zambezi and the Coral Triangle. Bending the curve of biodiversity loss within these landscapes will require not only transformative change but also sustained impact and strategic investments.  Each of these landscapes has a spearpoint strategy and to help the landscapes team  measure progress and set the context of the environment we work in support narratives set the scene.

The Science and Impact advisor will use, collect and analyse data and indicators to support teams within Conservation and to underpin WWF-NL’s  landscape level strategies. Create data informed narratives that can support different teams and tasks.

This role will focus on creating, maintaining, improving indicator dashboards for the 12 landscapes. You will also collaborate with your colleagues on other projects and deliverables from the Science and Impact team in a time split of 80/20 per cent.

The role will:
The aim of the Science & Impact Dashboard advisor’s role is to create, develop and maintain a dashboard of indicators for each of the priority landscapes that:
1)    Informs WWF-NL’s strategic investment decisions.
2)    Tracks long term impact against strategic priorities (within each of our priority landscapes).
3)    Enables bigger-picture evidence-based communication with stakeholders, beyond individual projects

In addition, the post-holder will:
1)    Work with research partners such as the Zoological Society of London to develop and apply available datasets to WWF-NL’s priority landscapes
2)    Liaise with staff and communicators in WWF offices around the world to source landscape-level data, case studies and impact metrics  and use these to create compelling narratives for different audiences within and outside the WWF Network
3)    In close collaboration with the manager Science & Impact and with stakeholders at WWF-NL as well as the international WWF network further develop strategies and methods for defining, generating, understanding, using and optimizing the available data and information (quantitative/ qualitative) from our nature conservation interventions

Next to that collaborating on other Science & Impact team projects are part of your role in the team:
1)    Integrate insight from dashboards and data in evidence based large project design and the enhancement of quality assurance
2)    Strengthen the reporting, reflection and learning cycle of our land- and seascape programs and the organization as a whole.
3)    Further define our services and toolbox and firmly embed these in WWF NL processes

Required skills and competencies   
●    A  Master’s degree or equivalent in the area of environmental science, international development science, anthropology/social sciences, or similar
●    At least 5 years of experience in a (international) project team setting with experience in a variety of country settings, complex and diverse stakeholder processes, and different cultures
●    At least 3 years of experience with projects that have a focus on tech/data/modelling tools, particularly related to biodiversity and social-economic indicators
●    Excellent communication and analytical skills in a multicultural environment – both written and verbal
●    Project management and flexibility - to be able to organise and run multiple projects and tasks in parallel to tight deadlines and under pressure.
●    Flexible and adaptable; able to work in multiple teams - team player
●    Innovative, knows how to digest and synthesise information and data from a diverse range of sources and knows how to communicate that in a clear accessible visual way.
●    Excellent attention to detail
●    Self-motivation and independence
●    Willing to be based in the Netherlands/WWF-NL office with some travel.
●    Excellent English (and Dutch) communication skills, both written and verbal. French and Spanish  are considered serious assets.
●    Work to the highest level of integrity and confidentiality

Core Values
You recognize yourself in the core values of WWF NL: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.

Our Offer
WWF is a professional and dynamic organization with an informal working culture. Our salary levels are in line with the standard in the Dutch not for profit sector. We do stimulate flexible working arrangements, the use of public transport and bike for work related travel.

How to apply?
If you are interested in this position, please apply via the application form below before 24 January 2022. Questions about this role can be directed to Monique Grooten (

We actively strive for our employees to reflect society and the international character of our organization. We consider the safety and protection of our colleagues as important. We therefore ask you to complete an integrity statement and we may ask for references. A Statement of Behavior (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag) is required for all positions.

Monique Grooten

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