Knowledge & Learning Manager, Pacific Labour Facility - Brisbane

  • Senior-level
  • Posted on 19 August 2019
  • Ashmore and Cartier
  • Closing on 2 September 2019

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF): the PLF facilitates the seasonal and longer-term work opportunities for Pacific workers to Australia. It connects Australian employers with Pacific workers, supports the administration of the Pacific Labour Scheme and provides targeted support to Seasonal Worker Programme. The PLF is managed by Palladium and provides the backbone of Australia’s future support for circular labour mobility in the Pacific under the direction of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The Knowledge and Learning Manager will oversee the knowledge and learning related aspects of the PLF’s Quality, Learning and Performance agenda. This will include the commissioning of research and analysis to support program performance, managing PLF’s internal program learning processes and events, producing timely policy briefs for DFAT, facilitating a sustainable community of practice of labour mobility researchers in the Pacific and representing PLF with DFAT’s other research labour mobility partners.
Under the direction of PLF’s Quality, Learning and Performance Lead, the Knowledge and Learning Manager will:

  • Support the knowledge, research and learning products and processes required under the PLF’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Framework, including tracer and longitudinal studies, regulatory and enabling environment assessments and capacity assessments
  • Support the development, production and quality assurance of policy and analytic work, including policy briefs, requested by DFAT
  • Support DFAT’s Pacific Labour Mobility Research Strategy, including supporting a research ‘community of practice’ through engagement with partners in government, industry, academia, donors and local Pacific researchers
  • Help embed learning systems within PLF including supporting the PLF team to better use data and evidence in program implementation and decision making
  • Support PLF’s internal policy and program learning events through the provision of data, evidence and analysis
  • Support program engagement with external learning events, forums and networks related to labour mobility, promoting PLF’s and DFAT’s lessons learned.

Reporting Requirements:

  • Contribute to all PLF annual reports/ annual plans, along with monthly dashboard progress reports
  • Assist with the preparation for the Pacific Labour Mobility context update semi-annually
  • Provide inputs to regular M&E reporting, and the timely provision of accurate and up-to-date data for the PLF’s MIS
  • Provide regular progress reports and exception reports, where required
The Knowledge, Research and Learning Manager will possess the following qualifications and experience:
  • Significant experience working in the field of development research and policy;
  • Prior work experience in and demonstrated knowledge of economic and social development issues in the Pacific, preferably including labour mobility
  • Experience working with research institutions in the Australia and the Pacific,
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with limited supervision, to work to deadlines, and to balance competing priorities.
  • A demonstrated ability to build respectful, productive and sustainable working relationships with a variety of stakeholders and working together to achieve results.
  • High level proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and web browsers.
  • Flexibility to undertake some travel, which could include after hours and weekends.

About the Organization

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.


Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars: • International Development • Strategy Execution Consulting • Impact Investment • Training and Events We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

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