Deadline for Application: 27, September 2022
Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Australia, Melbourne or Canberra preferred
Reports to: Partnerships Director, AHPSU
Remuneration: Salary range will be AUD$175,000 to $190,000 per annum (inclusive of superannuation) depending on skills and experience.
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About the Project:
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.
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, in particular:
- adopting a stronger focus on whole-of-program outcomes at the partnership level (relating to the EOPOs and Intermediate Outcomes included in the AHP Logic)
- promoting and enabling Partners to use MEL systems in order to support communities and affected populations to engage in and make decisions that improves implementation
- ensuring that basic minimum data is available, so that reporting and information can be utilised by different stakeholders as required, and
- reinforcing the inherent incentives for strong performance of individual ANGOs to meet the expectations and requirements of good M&E practice, underpinned by international humanitarian and DFAT accreditation standards.
With a focus on outcomes and collective impact, a key deliverable will be the design, maintenance and ongoing systematic review, through participatory approaches, of a robust AHP Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (MELF) that provides balance between quantitative and qualitative data collection; enables analysis and synthesis of data to provide a clear picture of AHP strengths, challenges and learning points; and measures the growth and maturation of the Partnership. The MEL Manager will provide technical support, as required, to the Pacific MEL Coordinator who in turn provides day-to-day support to partners implementing the long-term Disaster READY resilience program and emerging Pacific humanitarian responses.
The MEL Manager will coordinate and manage independent evaluations and utilise relevant tools, methods and approaches to capture learning for continuous improvement to AHP program implementation and the achievement of outcomes. The MEL Manager will manage annual AHP reporting processes to ensure that the collective effectiveness of AHP partner programs is measured and that implementational successes, risks and challenges are highlighted. The MEL Manager will work with AHP partner MEL focal points, creating opportunities for collaborative learning and standardised MEL approaches (where practical). The MEL Manager will develop, maintain and manage an AHP learning strategy / agenda that promotes learning within the Partnership as well as the humanitarian sector more broadly.
The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional MEL technical capacity, strong management and mentoring skills and robust partnership brokering and relationship-building qualities.
Please refer to the full Terms of Reference attached below.
Academic Qualifications and Experience:
- A minimum 15 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation or research (or equivalent experience 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.
Interested applicants are asked to submit their cover letter and CV to ((email@example.com)) by ((27, September 2022)). Please include the position title in your subject line.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; no telephone enquiries, please.
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.
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