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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator

Applications closed.

● A chance to support the Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program (VAPJP)

● Contract July 2021 – June 2023 up to 120 days over each 12 month period position

● Position open to Vanuatu Citizens and Residents

● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands

● Locally Engaged position Up to ARF Group C, Level 2

The Organisation

The Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program (VAPJP) is a long-standing and integral part of Australia’s aid investments in Vanuatu, delivering policing and justice sector support. It has a hybrid modality and a joint management approach between Palladium, as Managing Contractor for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

The program implements a ‘two-track’ strategy which involves pre-positioning resources to support the Government of Vanuatu (GoV) to respond to challenges to the maintenance of security and the rule of law; and building longer-term capability to provide the justice and policing services needed by communities. The program has a range of input modalities, including technical assistance, operational support and funding, training and professional development, community grants, infrastructure, and project delivery.

VAPJP entered its second 4-year phase (2021-2024) in January 2021.

The Position

Support provided by the MEL Coordinator is intended to achieve, but is not limited to, the following overarching role objectives:

  • To provide technical advice and capacity support to the Government of Vanuatu (GoV) Policing, Justice and Community Services (PJCS) Sector (including the PJCS Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Lead (to be established), the M&E Network, and GoV M&E focal points across the sector) to develop and deliver the sector’s MEL priorities; develop and share tools and lessons learnt from implementation of MEL processes and systems; and to support regular data collection, monitoring, review and reporting processes to inform evidence-based decision making across the sector;

  • To support the VAPJP Program Coordinators with VAPJP MEL processes and deliverables, including substantive inputs to the program’s MEL approach; and

  • To support individual VAPJP Advisers and Project Delivery staff with output and activity-level monitoring and reflection.

Essential Selection Criteria

► A Degree in monitoring and evaluation, development, or a related discipline, and/or equivalent experience

► Demonstrated MEL experience in a similar role

► Demonstrated experience in and understanding of MEL as it relates to aid programming and development issues (essential)

► Demonstrated ability to work with diverse organisations (or different parts of organisations)

► Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with people at all levels of an organisation, maximising cooperation and contributing in team environments to achieve collective goals

► Eligibility to work in Vanuatu

Desirable Selection Criteria

► Experience in MEL work within police, law and justice sectors (desirable)

► Experience of MEL in the context of Australian-Government (DFAT) programming and processes (desirable)

► Previous experience working in Melanesian cultures (desirable)

Job Description


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Applications close on Sun 8 August 2021


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