M&E Coordinator

Expired on: Oct 6, 2023


  • Term: Full-time contract (until December 2024)
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Remuneration: $100,000 – 119,999 per annum, depending on experience



The Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme allows eligible Australian businesses to hire workers from 9 Pacific islands and Timor-Leste when there are not enough local workers available. Through the PALM scheme, eligible businesses can recruit workers for seasonal jobs for up to 9 months or for longer-term roles for between one and 4 years in unskilled, low-skilled and semi-skilled positions. This helps to fill labour gaps in rural and regional Australia and allows workers to develop skills and send income to support their families and communities.

The PALM scheme is administered by the Australian Government’s Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Until December 2023, Australia-facing implementation will be delivered in partnership with the Pacific Labour Facility (PLF). From January 2024, Australia-facing functions will be delivered exclusively by DEWR, whilst Pacific-facing functions will be delivered by the PLF on behalf of DFAT. A design for DFAT’s next phase of support is currently in development and is expected to be completed by end of 2023/early 2024. Under current contact arrangements, PLF will implement on DFAT’s behalf until December 2024.

Purpose of the Position

The purpose of the M&E Coordinator is to support the M&E Team, including team members based in the Pacific and Timor-Leste, to promote evidence-based decision making and learning within the scheme, primarily within sending country governments (specifically labour sending units- LSUs) and DFAT.


Under the direction of the M&E Manager, the M&E Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support the M&E Manager to ensure M&E data collection tools and methods are rigorous, culturally appropriate and result in credible and accurate data.
    • This will include overseeing testing of instruments, piloting different methodologies, and spot-checking/quality assurance of databases.
  • Incorporate measures relating to gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) within data collection tools/instruments, analyses and reporting that persuade stakeholders to support GEDSI-focused measures/activities within the scheme.
  • Provide M&E-related support to Pacific-based M&E team members in their M&E, research and GEDSI endeavours, including supporting LSUs to collect and analyse data to inform their engagement in the PALM scheme.
  • Lead on activity-level M&E, including survey development and administration, conducting stakeholder interviews, as well as coordinating with other relevant PLF team members on mixed-methods approaches (e.g. economic analyses).
  • Support the M&E Manager to generate a range of timely user-focused M&E products and services that support a strong evidence base for the program, provide information to stakeholders and contribute to the work of PLF in the Pacific and Timor-Leste.
    • This may include rapid turn-around briefs, infographics, dashboard support, thematic / topical papers, reviews and evaluations etc.
  • Support PLF’s GEDSI and research efforts, ensuring that data collection tools are aligned, implementation is complementary and the use of all inclusion and evidence products are maximised.
  • Contribute to PLF’s learning efforts with the QLP Stream, including through the production of information and evidence, and facilitation of events.
  • Other tasks as requested by the M&E Manager.

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, competencies, and experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E in development projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, sociology, anthropology, political science, or in another methodology-related field.
  • Excellent organisational and management skills, including an ability to initiate and follow up tasks, prioritise and monitor progress, manage a team to achieve targets and outcomes
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis to determine how the program is tracking against its outputs and outcomes, and against its annual workplan and thematic strategies.
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to communicate with diverse audiences using multiple channels (infographics, written, workshops, reports, etc).
  • An understanding of principles of GEDSI and good cultural competency
  • Experience designing, monitoring, and reporting on MEL systems for projects/programs is highly desirable.

Diversity and Inclusion

Alinea International is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace

We encourage applications from Aboriginal Australians, people with a disability, people of all genders, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia.

To Apply

Please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (max 2 pages) to ap-recruitment@alineainternational.com. Applications close 5pm AEST Friday 6 October.

This position may involve contact with children and vulnerable adults so will require a background check and police clearance.

Job Categories: Active Projects
Job Types: Contract
Job Locations: Brisbane Australia
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