16th July, 2021
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager with the Economic and Social Infrastructure Program (ESIP) in Papua New Guinea (PNG)
**Role can initially be performed remotely during the pandemic, with eventual relocation to PNG when the situation allows**
ESIP is a development assistance facility supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT, the donor) and implemented by Cardno Emerging Markets (Cardno, the managing contractor).
Under strategic direction from DFAT officials at the Australian High Commission in PNG, ESIP is delivering a range of activities and policy initiatives in the energy, telecommunications and water sectors. ESIP is also supporting PNG’s state-owned enterprise reform program and delivering social infrastructure construction services.
Gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) and social and environmental safeguards are a focus for the Program and are mainstreamed across ESIP’s activities and operations.
The first phase of the Program runs from December 2018 to December 2022, with a possible four year extension to December 2026, subject to approval from DFAT.
The MEL Manager is an important leadership role within a large Australian aid program. The MEL Manager’s primary responsibility will be overseeing the implementation and continuous refinement of ESIP’s MELF. The MEL Manager will lead a team of locally engaged MEL Coordinators, providing them with high quality support, guidance and strategic direction. The MEL Manager will build awareness, understanding and commitment to MEL across the Program.
The Terms of Reference are at https://www.cardno.com/media/7683/esip_mel-manager_tor_160721.pdf
- Masters-level degree in international development, social science, evaluation or other relevant discipline.
Essential experience and knowledge
- At least 10 years’ experience in international development, including at least five (5) years’ senior M&E experience with complex aid programs;
- Demonstrated understanding of the challenges of achieving GESI objectives in developing countries, preferably in the infrastructure sector;
- Demonstrated understanding of the importance of addressing safeguards risks, including in infrastructure activities;
- Outstanding communication and facilitation skills and experience conveying complex information to stakeholders of varying levels of experience or ability;
- Outstanding relationship management skills, including with donors, delivery partners and broader stakeholders in challenging, cross cultural environments; and
- Strong staff management and team leadership skills, including in challenging cross-cultural environments
- Experience in PNG or other Pacific Island countries;
- Experience with DFAT processes and procedures; and
- Infrastructure and / or governance experience
This position will be remunerated according to the Australian Government’s Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) and will be offered at a level commensurate to the successful candidate's experience relevant to the role, within the following broadband: Discipline Group C, Job Level 3 (C3).
How to apply
Click the "Apply" button to submit your application before the deadline of 11:59pm Sunday 8 August 2021 (Port Moresby, PNG time).
Your application must include the following:
- Statement addressing the selection criteria (maximum three pages)
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume including details of at least two professional referees
This is a long term adviser (LTA) position and is open to international and local candidates.
For any questions about the position, please contact email@example.com
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