Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Advisor

Location:
Melbourne  
Employment Type:
PT - Part-time Temporary  
Department:
IPO - Capability and Impact
Closing Date:
28/01/2022
Supporting Documentation:



  • Work with a team dedicated to creating a more equal world and ending poverty
  • Home based, Remote
  • 6 months Contract, part-time (0.5FTE) with possibility of extension

CARE Australia works to defeat global poverty by supporting women to create lasting change in their communities around the world.

About the Role 

This short term contract for a  Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Advisor will support and work with the MEAL Lead in CARE’s Capability and Impact Unit. The Advisor will support MEAL work across the portfolio with primarily responsibility for operational systems and MEAL support to country teams. This may involve travel if opportunity arises, to support country teams in MEAL.

The Advisor will provide technical advice and resources on Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning systems and tools in CA projects. The Advisor will be responsible for ensuring that CARE’s programs are designed, implemented and evaluated in accordance with policy and standards, as set by CA and the CARE Confederation (CI).

The MEAL Advisor will use and communicate CA’s program quality framework and tools for its implementation by CA staff and field partners in line with CA’s program management policies and processes (PMG).  Specifically, this includes supporting the development and application of systems, organisational policies and approaches that ensure program quality and impact at the organisational, country office, partner and community level. The advisor will also support identification and implementation of innovative approaches to MEAL and a culture of continuous improvement and learning within programs, working in ways that are participatory and gender sensitive in the context of a localisation approach -as in  CA’s current TOC.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Building on CI and CA frameworks, approaches and tools, support CA’s MEAL policy and systems appropriate for IP program priorities and CA’s strategic intent.
  • Support and develop effective systems and processes to measure impact of CA’s work at a program/portfolio level for MEAL - ensuring quality, accountability and learning.
  • Building on the Project and Program Information and Impact Reporting System (PIIRS), develop further CA’s systems and mechanisms for collection and analysis of performance information and integration with a new Program Management Information System (PIMS).
  • Identify and support innovative MEAL approaches to capturing impact and drive continuous improvement in program learning in line with CA’s MEAL approach.
  • Support CA in communications and knowledge management around key MEAL documents including on Careshares, internal systems and PIIRs.
  • Support the provision of MEAL advice and capacity development support to CARE Australia, CO and partner program staff in core programming areas.
  • Support MEAL Lead and CIU manager in reporting to CA Board and senior management on program quality, performance and impact as required.
  • Support the development of CA policy / strategy in relevant areas (Gender, WEJ, Climate Change Evaluation, Research, Advocacy) as required.

Ideally you will have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field and a minimum of five years’ relevant experience in international development.
  • A demonstrated understanding of international development theory, policy and practice, program design, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong initiative and drive, a record of innovation and achievement and demonstrated experience in the implementation of program policies and systems including reporting on program quality, performance and impact.
  • Ideally with data analysis skills (quantitative as well as qualitative)  and experienced in building an organisational evidence base e.g. using excel, DHIS2, power BI.
  • Experience designing, implementing and supporting others to implement locally led / feminist / participatory approaches to MEL.
  • High level written communication, analytical, coordination and representation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenges, to work effectively in a small, diverse and busy team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and proven high level organisational and time management skills including the ability to manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines.
  • An understanding of the importance of empowering women and girls and a commitment to the protection of children and the prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse.

What we can offer you

  • A flexible and supportive working environment
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Professional development and training opportunities

CARE Australia will seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment, and/or child abuse the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.  By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Australia requesting the information specified above.

CARE Australia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability. We also encourage, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply. 

How to Apply?

Please review the Candidate Information Pack linked above and complete the online application form by clicking ‘Apply Now’. Please ensure you attach your CV and cover letter at the bottom of our application form. After submitting your application you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt. Only applicants who fully address the criteria will be considered.

Questions about the role? 

Please contact Janice Lucas on janice.lucas@care.org.au  (please do not email applications to this address). 

Applications Close: 11:59 pm (AEDT), Friday 28 January 2022.