Responsible to: Head of Monitoring and Evaluation
Team / Department: Impacts Team / Standards and Science Department
Salary and benefits: TBD and based on experience
Contract: 1 FTE
Location: Flexible, terms to be agreed
Date written: May 2021

About ASC
ASC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2010 to set and operate global standards for responsible aquaculture. Certified farmed products are promoted to consumers through the use of its logo.
The aquaculture industry is growing strongly and is already supplying more than half of all seafood consumed worldwide. With this growing demand comes an increased environmental and social footprint. The ASC certification and labelling programme incentivises improved farming practices by promoting the benefits of responsibly farmed seafood and encourages an industry towards achieving environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
The ASC is a growing organisation. We have around 75 people working from various countries, including the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Spain, Australia, Japan, China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil and the US. There are five functional Departments covering: Standards and Science, Programme Assurance, Market development, Marketing and Communication, Administration/Governance. We operate an office in Utrecht (NL) and in London (UK) for staff based in these countries.

The Standards and Science (SaS) Department is made up of three Teams: 1) Standards Team, 2) Research Team and 3) Impacts Team. Collectively, these teams cover work streams that deal with standard development and implementation, conducting research and assimilate data to serve multiple purposes both within and external to the organization. The Department currently consists of 16 staff, each responsible for a number of specific projects as well operational workflows.
We work with aquaculture producers, seafood processors, retail and foodservice companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public globally to promote the best environmental and social choice in farmed seafood. For more information go to www.asc-aqua.org.

Position summary
ASC is seeking an enthusiastic and self-driven senior Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator to support ASC’s M&E Team in the process of scaling the M&E System. ASC released our first Impacts report in 2020, and with the ASC M&E Framework currently under review, there is an exciting opportunity to promote more rigorous evaluation designs. The M&E Coordinator will provide general Coordination & Implementation of ASC’s M&E Framework and related projects to contribute to the analysis and translation of data into usable information. This position will focus on the interpretation of data to information and conduct key analyses and questioning of results to facilitate learning across ASC. The position will work closely with the M&E Team (team lead, Data Analyst and GIS Coordinator) and other relevant ASC Departments to provide information for internal and external analyses.
Role and responsibilities
It is expected that the Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator will bring a collaborative and positive working attitude and a proactive and engaging approach with internal and external stakeholders, partners and collaborators. The position revolves around M&E system design, monitoring implementation, data management and impact evaluation. The following tasks describe the breath of the position but should not be interpreted as limiting the opportunities for growth.
1. Coordinate the continued development of ASC’s M&E framework, working closely across ASC teams to develop and review associated processes/procedures and tools that will enable the collection, storage and reporting of data related to programme activities;
2. Development of data standards, relevant data governance tools and continued alignment of available data, including data external to ASC, for the purposes of impact monitoring;
3. Development and implementation of monitoring tools (for ASC, SDGs, partners) and data visualizations;
4. Compile and analyse data from impact areas and support ASC in the production of the regular reports and communication of impact results;
5. Facilitate use of information with internal colleagues and engaged stakeholders, contribute to partner collaborations and coordinates with groups involved in monitoring and evaluation;
6. Innovate to develop research projects and expand the utility and scale of impact reporting for ASC; and
7. Contribute to the development and review of M&E reports to ensure quality, accuracy, and that they capture the outputs and outcomes as expected.

Desired Education and Experience

  • Fluent in spoken and written English;
  • Substantial relevant working experience;
  • Critical thinking / experience evaluating technical information and ability to self-manage multiple work streams;
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in quantitative discipline (e.g. Natural Resources, Social Science, Economics, or Statistics);
  • Advanced skills in data analysis presentation and report writing;
  • Understanding of database structure, with data management and analysis capabilities;
  • Experience with data visualization and GIS a plus.
  • An understanding of issues in seafood sustainability and the role of farm certification in it;
  • Basic understanding of certification schemes and/or standard setting;
  • Ability to write effectively and communicate ideas clearly;
  • Able to think and work independently, systematically and to make pragmatic decisions;
  • A personality that strives to be fact and science-driven, pro-active and result-oriented
  • A personality that will operate with diplomacy and the ability to garner support and cooperation with key influencers in the sector; and
  • And not unimportant …. be an enthusiastic, self-motivated and fun colleague to work with!

Application details
Please e-mail a cover letter and CV (in English) to: recruitment@asc-aqua.org by 18 June 2021.
Selection process: Your CV and cover letter will be reviewed. A short list of candidates will be invited to take part in interview.

ASC take data protection very seriously. We will only use any personal information you may choose to give us in connection with your application for this position. In the event that your application is unsuccessful we will keep your personal information for 6 months, in case any other vacancies arise for which we think you may be suitable. For more information please read our privacy policy, which can be found here; https://www.asc-aqua.org/privacy/
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the global community and therefore particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

 

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