• Long Term Adviser position, AUD$10,900 -12,600 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 Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) 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 Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Adviser will be responsible for:
• In consultation with PHR program managers, country focal points, OSA/OTP/Post contacts and PHR coordinators/staff based in the region, provide expertise and support to project partners in designing and implementing their MEL systems, including evidence-based progress reporting. This includes quality assessment of the main partner MEL products.
• With the PHR Senior MEL Adviser, PHR program managers, country focal points, OSA/OTP/Post contacts and PHR coordinators/staff based in the region, support partners to systematically measure and report how their activities and outcomes contribute to greater gender equality, disability and social inclusion, and other cross-cutting issues throughout the investment.
• As part of the GHD MEL team; design, deliver and evaluate MEL training and capacity development for PHR program managers and where relevant, OTP/OSA/Post contacts, PHR coordinators/staff based regionally and partner staff.
• Contribute to the implementation of the PHR MEL plan, including learning events, reviews and evaluations of the PHR initiative.
• Prepare and contribute to high quality PHR MEL products as part of the PHR monitoring, evaluation and learning team, and support development of fit-for-purpose MEL products, information and reporting to OTP/OSA and posts.
• Manage and build effective working relationships with partners, Posts, OSA/OTP, GHD, and across DFAT.
• Represent the GHD in meetings with internal and external partners.
• Undertake other duties as required.
We are seeking individuals who will bring:
• Substantial experience (over 5 years) in monitoring, evaluation & learning – preference for experience of MEL in international development, health or social programs.
• Relevant tertiary qualifications or experience in program evaluation, public health, social sciences, international development or related fields
• Excellent representation and negotiation skills.
• A commitment to contribute to an inclusive and supportive professional environment where diversity is celebrated.
• Willingness to adapt in a dynamic work environment and contribute to a shared effort to deliver work to a high standard and by set deadlines.
• Capacity to work independently and collaboratively within a teamwork 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 integrating gender equity, disability, and social inclusion in monitoring and evaluations systems
• Previous experience working with DFAT.
• First-hand work experience in the Southeast Asia-Pacific or demonstrated knowledge of development issues.
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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