Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Research / Academic

Are you a planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (PMEL) professional with an interest in PMEL for complex, multi-stakeholder interventions? Are you interested in supporting food systems transformation in low- and middle-income countries through cutting-edge PMEL solutions? Would you be keen to contribute to the development of new PMEL methods and tools with our team and partners? Do you like to work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment? Then this exciting job opportunity is for you!

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) part of Wageningen University Research (WUR) seeks to bring knowledge into action. Therefore, we offer a range of services and products, all of which are designed to support our partners and clients and co-create knowledge towards transitions to make progress towards sustainable and inclusive development. For a better understanding of our work, please see our website.

We are looking for a new colleagues to join our cluster on Evidence-based adaptive management for food systems transformation at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation. Our work portfolio contains short-term and longer-term food system development assignments, focusing on translating knowledge into action.

As a PMEL advisor you will have the opportunity to become involved in a variety of projects and PMEL- related services with a focus on knowledge support of food system transformation. You will (co-)develop PMEL approaches, methods and tools, support programmes in specific PMEL activities through facilitation of planning and learning and technical M&E advice, and support and/or conduct evaluations of complex change processes. You will also design and facilitate trainings and workshops and develop training-related materials, tools and methodologies for as well online as face to face application. Next to project implementation, you will contribute to further developing our international profile and portfolio of work in PMEL for food system transformation, and bring a professional network that enables you to do so.

It is currently envisioned that in the first year, a considerable part of the work will focus on supporting ongoing projects. Projects primarily take place in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, the MENA region and to a lesser extend Latin America. You will work in close collaboration with colleagues in Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation and other WUR departments as well as with external partners and clients


  • At least an MSc degree in a relevant disciple; for example international development studies, sociology, anthropology or development economics;
  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience preferably in research and or project management;
  • Highly developed analytical skills, experience with qualitative�and quantitative�monitoring and evaluation methods and survey design, including participatory approaches;
  • Experience in programme M&E, facilitation�of�strategic planning�(e.g.�theories of change) and learning�trajectories;�
  • Good understanding of the transformation of agri-food sectors and food systems;
  • Ability to work hybrid and use online (collaboration) tools;
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with people from a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds;
  • Your English proficiency is excellent (a minimum of CEFR C1 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page. Proficiency in French is highly desirable.
  • Willingness to travel outside Europe; You are able to adapt to changing work environments and have a flexible attitude towards the needs and views of partners and clients.

Salary Benefits:

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation hours by working more, per week;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8,3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary of between € 3,088 and € 5.035 for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 10).

You will initially receive a one-year contract, which will be extended to an open-ended contract upon in mutual enthusiasm.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a multi-faceted position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 18th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees.

Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling. For instance under the "30% rule", certain categories of international staff can receive tax exemption on approximately 30% of their gross salary.

Work Hours:

36 hours per week