- Exceptional opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading Non-for-Profits
- 2 years, Full-time, 35 hours per week
- Melbourne based
At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We are a member of Oxfam International, a global confederation working with partners and local communities in 87 countries.
Would you like to join this global movement of people working together to eliminate the inequalities that keep people in poverty?
Why you will love working at Oxfam
As part of Program Development and Effectiveness team, you will use your skills, qualifications, lived experience and initiative to tackle inequality and flight poverty. Yes, you read that right, lived experience and initiative, because it is not all about key selection criteria.
Are you re-entering the workforce after a career break? Don’t worry! We are looking for people with a fire in their belly and a commitment to ending poverty. As long as you know your subject matter, we can teach you the other stuff and show you what’s happened while you were away.
An exciting opportunity awaits you to join Oxfam Australia as our newly created Impact and Learning Lead. We are searching for a skilled and passionate Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning specialist to join the Program Development and Effectiveness Unit to lead:
- Programme & Organisational MEL (50%)
- Research, Evidence and Learning (40%)
- Systems and Capacity Strengthening (10%)
This role will be responsible for providing technical leadership, oversight and strategic direction for Oxfam Australia’s Evidence and Learning agenda including measuring impact in our international development, humanitarian, advocacy and First Peoples programming. The role will support a review and strengthening of our evidence and learning frameworks to ensure that projects and organisational strategy are informed by high quality evidence from internal and external sources. The role will further support the whole-of agency strategic learning agenda, with a particular focus on the development of knowledge management systems and approaches. Oxfam is looking for a leader in closing learning loops and encouraging the use of learning for continuous improvement. Generating robust evidence and learning will also contribute to Oxfam Australia’s thought-leadership and impact communications.
The Impact and Learning lead will also provide technical support in a culturally-appropriate manner to program design and proposal development, the establishment of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) systems and indicators to capture performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities. This role will work closely with enthusiastic OAU teams and country office staff to strengthen inclusive MEAL systems and practice.
We are looking for an individual with expertise embedding monitoring, evaluation, learning and adaptive management practice in programs; facilitating program design and proposal development; knowledge of research methodologies and impact measurement approaches and; a commitment to feminist principles and leadership.
Desired Skills and Experience
A little about you (the key selection criteria)
- You have a passion for evidence and learning to create lasting and effective social change
- You are comfortable working with complexity and systems-thinking
- You are self-motivated, dynamic and innovative with ideas for shaping a culture and practice of decolonised program quality, evidence and learning
- You are committed to a culture and practice of decolonising aid, supporting locally-led development and demonstrating feminist leadership
- You enjoy building effective cross-functional working relationships and have demonstrated experience in cross-cultural contexts
We can offer you
- A base salary of $108,844 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to generous non-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
- The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to make a positive impact around the world.
- We value flexibility and seek to support our people to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.
- Cultural leave
- Superannuation matching
Our culture is shaped by our values, which reinforce what we care about and how we do things, not just what we do. Our five core values of Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability drive everything we do at Oxfam.
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. Therefore, our people are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and sign the Oxfam Australia Child Safeguarding and One Oxfam Employee Codes of Conduct.
How to Apply
Complete the online application form, then, as three separate documents, upload:
- a cover letter that tells us how your professional history and lived experience makes you the right candidate.
- your CV.
- your response to the selection criteria outlined in the advertisement.
Applications close on 31 August 2023.
Here is the link to the Position Description.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a safe and inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected and impowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants with personal experience of the forms of injustice we seek to address to apply for opportunities at Oxfam Australia.
Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia with the subject to satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion Check.
We give priority to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, supporters, and the communities we work with. If successful you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical contraindication prior to commencing employment with Oxfam Australia.