Deadline for applications: Sunday 30 January 2022
AHP Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager
Term: Fulltime (AHP Phase 2 will implement until 22 January 2027).
Location: Melbourne or Canberra preferred. Flexible within Australia will be considered.
Remuneration: The AHPSU MEL Manager is a specialist fulltime position. An attractive salary will be offered with final remuneration negotiated based on experience.
About Alinea International
Alinea International is an international development consulting firm dedicated to quality contributions towards sustainable futures with empowered communities. We are committed to supporting economic, social, and political development that leads to positive, inclusive and sustainable impacts. We provide a range of technical, advisory, facilitation, and managerial services tailored to the needs of our clients, including the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Alinea International proudly sources the best people from around the world to deliver progressive ideas focussed on positive change, and consistently high-quality results.
Committed to Inclusivity and Diversity: Alinea provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants on the basis of merit. Alinea is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Given the nature of our work, candidates will be subjected to due diligence checks and to enhanced background checks as appropriate.
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.
About the Australian Humanitarian Partnership
The AHP is a humanitarian response and disaster management partnership between the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and six leading Australian humanitarian NGOs – CARE Australia; Caritas Australia; OXFAM Australia; Plan International Australia; Save the Children Australia; and World Vision Australia. These ANGOs have comprehensive consortium arrangements and extensive local civil society networks in the Asia-Pacific and globally. The AHP is entering is entering a second five-year phase.
The AHP Support Unit
The AHP Support Unit (AHPSU) was established at the outset of the Partnership. It is funded by DFAT and managed by Alinea International. The AHPSU represents a compact, agile and responsive team that works closely with all AHP NGO partners and local partnerships and networks, DFAT humanitarian and disaster risk reduction sections within the Humanitarian, NGOs and Partnership Division and other humanitarian stakeholders. The AHPSU consists of a number of key positions including Partnership Director, Operations & Grants Manager, MEL Manager, Disaster READY Coordinator, Communications & Visibility Manager and supporting staff.
The AHP MEL Manager
This is a high-level specialist role. The MEL Manager will lead on and/or manage all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities and interventions to support analysis and understanding of the collective impact and change resulting from AHP emergency responses, protracted crisis responses and long-term resilience work.
The MEL Manager will have a high level of technical capacity and the ability to work with multiple and diverse stakeholders to drive unified strategies for improved monitoring, evaluation and learning across the Partnership. The MEL Manager will build on the lessons and successes of AHP Phase 1 and lead any update of MEL systems and processes for AHP Phase 2.
The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional MEL technical capacity, strong management and mentoring skills and robust partnership brokering and relationship-building qualities.
- A minimum 10-plus years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation or research (preferably in the international aid and development sector).
- Formal qualifications in monitoring and evaluation or in research or equivalent.
- Demonstrated experience in developing fit-for-purpose monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks with a particular focus on complex programs and initiatives.
- Experience in building capacity in M&E, ideally with smaller resource-strained organisations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Evidence of strong cross-cultural awareness, and proven ability to build relationships with and support (through mentoring, training etc) key partners, including in the Pacific and in other countries where AHP partners are operating.
- The ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a small team, work independently as required, and to meet deadlines.
- Experience working with NGOs and/or with the Australian Government (DFAT).
- An understanding of Australia’s humanitarian sector and/or aid and development programs and policies.
- An understanding of disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and resilience.
- Experience working in Pacific contexts.
- Experience and/or knowledge of key cross-cutting issues such as GEDSI, climate change, localisation etc.
Please submit your CV (no more than 4 pages), and a Cover Letter (no more than 2 pages) specifically addressing the selection criteria to
Applications close at 11:59pm Sunday 30 January 2022 AEDT with the role to commence as soon as possible after this date.