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Monitoring Evaluation Reporting and Learning Adviser, Team Up

Monitoring Evaluation Reporting and Learning Adviser, Team Up

Team Up is looking for a Monitoring Evaluation Reporting and Learning (MERL) Adviser. Deadline: 17 January 2021.

The Program and Company

Australia’s new investment in sport for development in the Indo-Pacific region, Team Up, is a 10-year initiative with an annual budget of AUD $6 million per annum, funded by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). It will be delivered in six Pacific island countries (Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Samoa, and Vanuatu) and up to four Asian countries (India, Indonesia, Philippines and Sri Lanka).

As one of the world’s leading professional services companies, GHD delivers iconic projects that shape our landscapes, support our communities and set the path of our collective future. To do this, we actively seek and nurture the very best people in their respective fields to join our team of over 10,000 professionals. GHD's International Development Assistance (IDA) Team delivers project management and technical services for the world's largest development organisations to improve the lives of people in developing countries.

The Role

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Monitoring Evaluation Reporting and Learning (MERL) Adviser is a fulltime fixed term running through until April 2023. This role is responsible for leading the implementation of the Team Up MERL strategy which includes providing leadership and guidance to the implementation team and partners on approaches to MERL and building the capacity of partners to successfully implement, monitor, evaluate, and report on programs.  The successful applicant will require the following specific skill requirements:

  • Experience working in development partner programs, especially DFAT;
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural work environment with people from different backgrounds and disciplines, with experience in the Pacific highly desirable;
  • Skills in conducting evaluation studies aimed at assessing changes in organisations, communities and individuals;
  • Sensitivity to safeguarding, gender, disability, environment and development issues;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently as well as contribute positively in a team environment;
  • An understanding of the challenges and general environment of developing countries;
  • An understanding of the underlying principles around sport for development programs and gender equality and social inclusion (GESI); and
  • Knowledge of the latest software and data collection tools related to MERL, including experience with SmartyGrants.

All candidates must adhere to GHD’s Child Protection Policy, Integrity Management Policy, Code of Conduct and other key policies. Your home base will preferably be Canberra, Australia or Suva, Fiji, however this is negotiable. Frequent travel within Fiji and to other Pacific Island countries and Australia will be required. To express your interest please click Apply Online and submit your CV and cover letter addressing the specific skill requirements above. Closing date Sunday 17 January 2021. Please request a copy of the full terms of reference by emailing

GHD is committed to protecting children and their rights and requires all IDA Personnel to comply with the GHD Child Protection Policy and the GHD International Development Assistance Child Protection Procedures in delivering development assistance services. GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from people of all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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