10th June, 2021
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Cardno is a global consulting organisation that manages projects for major donors, delivering aid work in various disciplines such as education, health, governance, resource and environment management and infrastructure. Our work expands across Europe, Latin and North America, Asia, the Pacific and Africa. With over 6,000 staff worldwide, our vision is to be a world leader in the provision of professional services to improve the physical and social environment.
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
> Work with implementing partners to design M&E frameworks, plans, approaches and tools that align with the whole-of-program M&E Framework and are consistent across the program.
> Work with implementing partners to build their understanding and ability to effectively report against their key indicators and contribute to the broader program outcomes.
> Support implementing partners to author high quality M&E reports to DFAT, including progress reports and final reports.
> Work with implementing partners to meet reporting requirements.
> Oversight of the program M&E toolkit that can support implementing partners in their monitoring and evaluation activities.
> Continuous improvement of reporting templates to ensure that implementing partners meet the accountability and information needs and are optimally useful for their intended purpose.
> Ensure the M&E approaches used by implementing partners capture both qualitative and quantitative data that serves multiple purposes including for continuous improvement across the program, data for communications, and data for accountability and reporting. This includes conducting monitoring missions in participating countries, subject to international travel restrictions.
> Monitoring implementing partner progress in their project activities and ensuring it aligns with the wider CCTCP objectives.
Qualifications and Experience
> Demonstrated effectiveness in program monitoring using evidence based approaches to monitor and evaluate grant or project interventions
> Experience in designing effective M&E systems, plans, tools and approaches to ensure quality and consistency.
> Strong experience in capacity building and working collaboratively with implementing partners, including research institutes, NGOs, government agencies.
> Experience conducting stakeholder workshops and review processes.
> Understanding of and experience in applying DFAT’s quality reporting requirements and standards.
> Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt communication to different audiences.
> Relevant qualifications in evaluation 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:
> The words ‘CCSU M&E 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/3iAZ0lR
Applications close at 30th June 2021, 11.59PM Melbourne time.
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.