Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator
● 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 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.
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)
Applications close on Sun 8 August 2021