Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 6 December 2018
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Closing on 4 February 2019
  • Current

Job Description

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Manager role with the long-standing Australia Awards program
  • One year, full-time, with possibility of extension
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with travel to provinces and Australia as required
  • Start date March/April 2019

The Program

Australia Awards in Papua New Guinea is designed to promote knowledge, leadership and enduring ties between Australia and PNG. It aims to build knowledge and skills to address PNG’s economic and development challenges through international scholarships to Australia and scholarships in PNG.

Australia Awards includes three types of study options:

  • Australia Award scholarships primarily for postgraduate study in Australia;
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards for short term study in Australia; and
  • In-PNG scholarships for study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps and to contribute to strengthening local education institutions.

As a further extension of these scholarships, AAPNG has been tasked to support the PNG-Australia Secondary School Partnerships which is a new initiative connecting Australia and Papua New Guinea’s students, teachers and principals to better prepare our future generations. A group of select Australian and PNG secondary schools will work together to strengthen areas of mutual priority, such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), English and youth leadership.

The initiative will involve a range of formal and informal learning experiences for school leaders, teachers, students and relevant education authorities. They will include transformative exchange and learning experiences in Australia and PNG, school project collaboration, professional short courses, targeted scholarships and student leadership initiatives.

The Position

The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager is responsible for leading and managing the design, management and implementation of the M&E framework and plans and case-studies and other research for Australia Awards PNG and the PNG-Australia Secondary School Partnership Initiative. The role will assist to identify program impact in terms of alumni development contributions to PNG, capacity development of secondary schools, links between Australia and PNG, and public diplomacy (soft power) more broadly.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have a postgraduate degree(s) in monitoring and evaluation, international development, education or related field or equivalent. We are seeking a specialist with significant demonstrated experience in the development and management of M&E frameworks and plans on donor assisted programs and projects, preferably scholarships, leadership or people-to-people linkage programs.

To be successful in this role, you will have strong demonstrated understanding of various methodologies in monitoring and evaluation, both qualitative and quantitative, such as surveys, record reviews, focus groups and case studies. You will have demonstrated successful experience in working with colleagues, government agencies, service providers and multiple stakeholders in a cross-cultural environment to support the application of M&E frameworks and plans with previous experience with Australian Government-funded projects and knowledge of relevant policies, standards, and protocols.

You will have evidence of excellent analytical, research, writing and communication skills in English language, including communication of results and report writing for a range of stakeholders

In addition to a demonstrated understanding of the challenges and dialogue regarding measuring influence. Ability and enthusiasm to lead change and foster a ‘can-do’ team culture and the ability to assess and work sensitively in a cross cultural multi-stakeholder context is also required.

This position is classified Category C4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit for further details.

How to apply:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 497545.

Applications close 5pm (PNG time) on the 4th February 2019

This program is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech Company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Coffey is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

About the Organization

Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

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