Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Programs and Policy Department

Description

To apply, please email to jobs@ncca.org.au and cc to mlaufer@actforpeace.org.au

Interviews will be scheduled during the week starting 3 July 2017. A commencement date 21 August 2017 is preferred, depending on the candidate’s availability.

Please contact Meg Laufer on mlaufer@actforpeace.org.au if you have any queries.

Unfortunately due to the number of applications we usually receive we are only able to respond to those selected for interview.

About Act for Peace

AfP is the international aid and development agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA), a council of 19 member churches. Our vision is for a peaceful world where all people share a safe, just and dignified life. Our purpose is to empower passionate people to work together to strengthen the safety, justice and dignity of people affected by conflicts, disasters and forced displacement.

The Policy and Programs Team (PPT) works with partners to support a range of humanitarian and development initiatives including program implementation, organizational development and advocacy, assisting partners working with communities in, or displaced from, Syria, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Tonga and Vanuatu. For more information about AfP, visit: www.actforpeace.org.au

AfP is a member of the global ACT Alliance which provides development and humanitarian assistance in more than 140 countries - enabling us to respond immediately to emergency situations and to advocate with global resources. For more information about the ACT Alliance, please see www.actalliance.org


About the position

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will play a key role in the Act for Peace (AfP) Effectiveness Team, which focuses on the development of effective systems and procedures to enable AfP’s work.

The Effectiveness Team works to increase the effectiveness of AfP’s program work by ensuring relevant resources are in place to enable all members of AfP’s Programs and Policy Team (PPT) to work according to agreed policies and procedures, to monitor, report on and learn from our work, to ensure adequate data management and to ensure we meet our compliance obligations. The MEO will support the Program Team in the roll out and implementation of performance effectiveness specifically monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and reports.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will report to the Performance Effectiveness Manager and work closely with other roles within the Programs and Policy Team. The MEO supports staff across the programs department.


Requirements

Qualifications and experience

Required

  1. University degree in related discipline (humanitarian affairs, social science, human rights, public health, development studies)
  2. Experience in the humanitarian or development field
  3. Experience in undertaking monitoring and evaluation
  4. Experience in data management and analysis
  5. Passionate and experienced in using technology/software to facilitate learning and development effectiveness
  6. Demonstrated ability in training and mentoring staff
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable:

  1. Experience using Socialsuite, Salesforce, or other online data management platforms

Competencies

  1. Stakeholder relationship development: ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with all stakeholders in a multi-cultural, multi-faith environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; ability to grasp and analyse issues from different perspectives
  2. Community development: understanding and experience of international development
  3. Technology: fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, ability to provide technical expertise to staff
  4. Ability to share technical information with team members and partners in a manner that inspires them to adopt and adapt learning to their particular work based priorities
  5. Planning and organising: ability to meet tight deadlines, handle concurrent projects/activities and balance, prioritise and adjust changing workloads; capacity to follow Act for Peace knowledge management/ record keeping systems
  6. Demonstrable problem-solving skills: ability to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to a range of issues/problems, with sounds analytical skills
  7. Communications: excellent spoken and written English communication skills; excellent multimedia documentation skills
  8. Teamwork: generous team spirit; excellent interpersonal skills; capacity to work with remote stakeholders
  9. Commitment to continuous learning: willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the humanitarian sector and share within the agency where appropriate

Our selected candidate will:

Benefits

The position a is permanent position with an annual salary expected of $63,000 (plus superannuation). Salary packaging is available. Salary will be negotiated depending upon the skills and experience of the candidate.

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