• Leilani Sikkema

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator


Applications closed.


● An exciting opportunity to provide technical support to the Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program (VAPJP)

● Contract November 2021 – November 2023 up to 120 days over each 12-month period position open to Vanuatu Citizens and locally registered Business Owners

● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands


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 implementation of VAPJP Phase Two is guided by a Design Update document.


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.

In the absence of any short-term support by a MEL Adviser, the Coordinator may be requested to:

• Refine the MEL approach for VAPJP (Phase 2), articulated within the MEL Plan and Framework, and to maintain and evolve tools (within the MEL Toolkit) to support implementation.


Essential Selection Criteria

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

► At least 3 years’ MEL experience in a similar role (essential)

► 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


Desirable Selection Criteria

► Eligibility to work in Vanuatu

► 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)


Terms of Reference

Please read the Terms of Reference before applying.


Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted online using the link below.


Applications closed on Thurs, 2 December 2021

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