Job Title: MEL Coordinator
Job type: Contract
Location of Position: Alinea Australia Office
Reporting to: M&E Manager
Remuneration: Fees are subject to negotiation and shall not exceed established market rates.
Indicative LOE/Time Frame: Full time
Citizenship: All candidates must have the right to work in Australia.
Language Requirements: English
Application Deadline: January 25th. 2023
1. A cover letter is mandatory to be considered. Cover letters should detail how you fit the opportunity, your daily fee and current availability.
2. Please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (max 2 pages) to email@example.com
3. Only successful candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.
At Alinea International we value equity, diversity and inclusivity in everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer opposed to all forms of discrimination. We actively seek and encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds recognizing that an inclusive workforce enriches our organization and achieves smarter, more innovative results. Alinea is committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. Due to the nature of our work, all candidates will be subject to due diligence checks and extensive background checks where appropriate.
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) in partnership with the Pacific Labour Facility (PLF). DEWR and DFAT retain responsibility for key program aspects requiring government oversight, including program integrity and assurance, while working closely with responsible government agencies including the Department of Home Affairs, Australian Border Force, Attorney General’s Department and the Fair Work Ombudsman.
The PLF works with DEWR and DFAT to support the administration of the PALM scheme and facilitate opportunities for Australian employers to connect with workers from the Pacific and Timor-Leste. The PLF is managed by Palladium and has been established as a trusted intermediary in supporting Australia-Pacific circular labour mobility.
Purpose of the Position
The purpose of the MEL Coordinator is to support the M&E Manager to promote evidence-based decision making and learning across the PLF in order for continuous program improvement and progress towards the program’s outcomes. The MEL Coordinator will supervise the M&E Officer and help to implement the PLF Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework and activities, including data collection, collation, analysis, reporting, and learning events and products.
Under the direction of the M&E Manager, the MEL Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties:
• Manage the MEL Officer, including regular meetings to set tasks, monitor deliverables and provide performance feedback and mentoring.
• Contribute to annual progress reports and mid-term briefings as well as ad-hoc reporting and data requests
• Support the MEL Manager to ensure that 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.
• Coordinate with, and support, QLP staff working on research, reintegration and social inclusion. Ensure that monitoring and evaluation for the PALM scheme assesses gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) to support an inclusive program.
• Support the MEL 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 streams. This may include rapid turn-around briefs, infographics, dash-board support, thematic / topical papers, reviews and evaluations etc.
• Contribute to PLF’s learning efforts with the QLP Stream, including through the production of information and evidence, and facilitation of events.
• Collaborate with the MIS Manager and Data and Reporting Manager to support a Management Information System that can provide accurate and timely M&E-related reports for internal and external stakeholders. Contribute to data integrity efforts across the PLF, including through collaboration with other streams and the MIS Manager.
• 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 organizational and management skills, including an ability to initiate and follow up tasks, prioritize 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.
This position may involve contact with children and vulnerable adults so will require a background check and police clearance.