• Long Term Adviser position, AUD$8,500- 10,000 per month inclusive of superannuation, depending on experience level.
• Full-time, 2-year fixed term contract with the possibility of up to 2-year extension
• Apply your expertise to implementation of the Partnerships for a Healthy Region Initiative
About the Program
Managed by Abt Associates, the Specialist Health Service (SHS) provides strategic input on health to the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The SHS is the primary source from which DFAT accesses health and development expertise and advisory services to improve the quality of health programming across DFAT’s global and regional health portfolio, through enabling access to responsive technical advice and support.
About the Opportunity
The Global Health Division (GHD) in DFAT requires a Knowledge Management and Reporting Adviser to support the implementation of the Partnerships for a Healthy Region (PHR) Initiative PHR is a new 5-year $620 million program through which Australia will renew its efforts to help build resilient equitable, high-quality health programs across the Pacific and Southeast Asia to improve health outcomes and promote regional prosperity and stability.
The Knowledge Management and Reporting Adviser will be responsible for:
Establish and support the use of a practical knowledge management and reporting system for the PHR initiative, including by:
• Consulting with internal stakeholders to identify their priority information and reporting requirements.
• Designing a system and protocols that will provide timely, easily understood, and relevant information.
• Ensuring that the system measures and reports how PHR contributes to greater gender equality, disability and social inclusion, and other cross-cutting priorities as relevant including First Nations engagement, One Health and action on climate change.
• Ensuring the system serves DFAT’s internal reporting requirements, such as the need for annual Investment Monitoring Reports.
• Supporting GHD and bilateral programs to access and use key data from the system as required for program reporting and evaluation.
Support and strengthen overall knowledge management practices so that GHD and the PHR initiative meets DFAT knowledge management requirements.
Contribute to the implementation of the MEL Plan of the PHR initiative, including learning events, annual strategic reviews, external reviews and evaluations.
Prepare and contribute to high quality MEL products as part of the program monitoring, evaluation and learning team and support development of fit-for-purpose knowledge products, information, and reporting to OTP/OSA and posts.
Manage and build effective working relationships with partners, GHD, and across DFAT.
Represent GHD in meetings with internal and external partners.
Undertake other duties as required.
We are seeking individuals who will bring:
• Demonstrated experience in leading knowledge management and/or reporting for a complex program/initiative.
• Relevant tertiary qualifications or experience
• Experience and/or knowledge of working with systems-level knowledge management and reporting strategies and frameworks.
• Understanding of a range of knowledge management approaches and the relative benefits and drawbacks.
• Ability to collate and synthesise and communicate data and information in accessible formats for a range of audiences.
• A commitment to contribute to an inclusive and supportive professional environment where diversity is celebrated.
• Capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.
• The ability to obtain a baseline security clearance (minimum) or an NV1 security clearance (preferred).
• Excellent written English, with demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to convey complex ideas clearly with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
• Experience in program management, including design, implementation, and delivery.
• Demonstrated understanding of gender equity, disability, and social inclusion in knowledge management and reporting systems
• Previous experience working with DFAT.
• First-hand work experience in Southeast Asia or the Pacific.
Applicants must be Australian citizens as these positions will require a security clearance.
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement for a position. At Abt Associates we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every role requirement, we encourage you to apply in any case. You may be just the right candidate for this or for other roles.
How to Apply
Please submit your application online through the Abt Associates website by copying and pasting the link below into your browser:
Please then attach your resume/CV and a cover letter (as a single PDF document) addressing how you meet the requirements of this role.
Email us at [email protected] for any queries about the position and / or the recruitment process.
We welcome and thank all applications, however due to the anticipated volume of submissions, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 26 July 2023 – midnight (Canberra time) #LI-AUSBRIT
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