The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 20 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
The Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD) Division has a vision for just, equitable and resilient Pacific societies. It aims to achieve this by advancing human rights, equality and social inclusion for all Pacific people, grounded in cultural values and principles. The work of this Division includes work previously undertaken by the Regional Rights Resource Team in the area of human rights and good governance, and the Social Development Programme in the areas of gender equality and social inclusion, culture and youth development.
In line with its vision, the work of the Division encompasses the following focal areas:
Pacific Women Lead (PWL) is a new AUD 170 million Pacific regional development program, funded by the Australian Government. Commencing in 2021 for an initial period of five years, components of PWL will be managed and delivered by HRSD under its Business Plan and work programme for 2021-2025. The PWL program goal is that Pacific women and girls, in all their diversity, are safe and equitably share in resources, opportunities and decision-making, with men and boys. There are three end-of-program outcomes envisaged: (1) Women’s leadership promoted; (2) Women’s rights realised; and (3) Pacific regional partners increase the effectiveness of regional gender equality efforts.
The role – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager will lead the implementation of the monitoring, evaluation and learning framework and approach for SPC’s Pacific Women Lead program, ensuring alignment with the MEL framework and approach for the HRSD Business Plan and work program 2021-2025, and providing management and technical assistance as required. The MEL Manager is a key role within the PWL programme team and works closely with the PWL Communications Adviser, collaborates with HRSD MEL staff and supervises the PWL MEL Officer, Research Officer and Database Officer. The MEL Manager provides overall quality assurance on reporting, advice, and capacity building to the PWL team within HRSD and several Pacific partners to continually improve data collection, reporting and learning processes. The role will also have responsibilities in risk management for the program and division.
The key responsibilities of the role include:
Lead the implementation (including data analysis and data collection) of the MEL framework (MELF) across the Pacific Women Lead program
Build Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning capacity of PWL team and PWL partners
Provide overall quality assurance of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning activities and deliverables
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning strategic planning, policy, and programming advice
Leadership and management
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the job description provided.
Key selection criteria
Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
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