About the program:
The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), through the Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program (CCTCP), works with Southeast Asian and Pacific countries to improve cyber resilience within the region. The CCTCP aims to equip countries with the capacity to respond to the opportunities and challenges that cyberspace and critical technology present.
Cardno Emerging Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd (Cardno) was engaged by DFAT to manage a Support Unit (CCSU) for the CCTCP. The objective of the service is to provide DFAT with responsive and efficient expertise to support effective delivery of the Program and its activities, including in the areas of grants management, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and general program administration.
The services include:
- Providing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) technical support, including working with CCTCP implementing partners to design M&E methods and tools, and supporting them to effectively report against their key indicators and contribute to the broader program outcomes.
- Providing operations and grants management to support effective delivery of the program, while adhering to good development practice and program management standards.
- Providing transparent quality management and administrative systems and processes (including accounting and financial management systems, risk management and quality control procedures, travel processes and systems) that enable the Support Unit to operate effectively.
- Providing technical support to DFAT and partners on embedding best-practice GESI approaches into activity implementation and reporting
Roles and Responsibilities
- Develop and implement a CCTCP GESI strategy and implementation plan, in consultation with DFAT
- Assist implementing partners with incorporating GESI into their activities and reporting milestones
- Assist with the monitoring, evaluation and reporting on the GESI elements of the program during the Annual Reporting process and as required by DFAT
- Review of partner workplans, progress reports, completion reports and other relevant reporting, ensuring GESI approaches are incorporated.
- Contribute to improving the capacity of implementing partners in GESI knowledge, awareness, skills and practices as required, through regular communication with the implementing partners, and through briefings and training.
- Work with implementing partners to design approaches and tools that align with the CCTCP GESI strategy and are consistent across the program.
- Contribute to continuous improvement of reporting templates and other resources to ensure that implementing partners meet the accountability and information needs and are optimally useful for their intended purpose.
Qualifications and Experience
- Experience in designing GESI strategies, and a strong understanding of DFAT’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Strategy.
- Experience in creating effective GESI approaches and tools for use by stakeholders.
- Strong experience in capacity building and working collaboratively with implementing partners, including research institutes, NGOs, government agencies.
- Demonstrated high level understanding of GESI approaches across multiple sectors, preferably within a STEM context.
- Understanding of DFAT’s quality reporting requirements and standards.
- Experience conducting stakeholder workshops and review processes.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt communication to different audiences.
- Relevant post-graduate qualifications or equivalent experience.
How to apply
All applications may be submitted by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. Alternatively, send an email to ID.Talent@cardno.com.au with:
Applications close on 30th June 2021, 11.59PM Melbourne time.
- The words ‘CCSU GESI Adviser’ in the email subject
- Your CV
- A cover letter, describing how your skills and experience are applicable to the selection criteria.
- The names and contact details of three professional referees
- Full TOR: https://bit.ly/3x3bUgy
Cardno is committed to achieving workplace diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups, people with a disability, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Cardno does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates under positive consideration will be notified.
Amendments to the Terms of Reference may be made during the period of the engagement as required.