Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager - IPSP, Canberra

  • Senior-level, Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 10 July 2020

Job Description

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager - IPSP, Canberra

Company Overview:

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.


Project Overview and Role:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Impact Private Sector Partnerships (IPSP) program is being implemented by Palladium in partnership with DFAT with the overall Goal of: Increased development impact and sustainable commercial returns through private sector engagement and partnerships. Three reinforcing End-of-Program Outcomes will contribute to it this:

  • DFAT’s culture, capability, systems and reputation for PSE is improved
  • The Private Sector is engaged as strategic partners of the aid program
  • The Private Sector is enabled to achieve outcomes that promote inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty.

The IPSP has two components to achieve this:


A Business Engagement Support Unit (BESU) - to train, equip and empower DFAT staff to engage more effectively with the private sector by undertaking analysis and providing technical advice on private sector issues to inform the design and implementation of private sector programs. The BESU provides a Help Desk service for DFAT teams to access a range of services, including training, consulting, and advice on a range of topics relevant to PSE. The BESU also gathers information and lessons from all engagements that DFAT has with the private sector by monitoring and learning from the BPP and other DFAT-private sector partnerships about what works and what doesn’t in partnering with the private sector, and use that learning to shape future programming. The Support Unit will also feed into DFAT and its partners’ international best practice on private sector engagement for development; and build and communicate the business case for public-private partnerships for development. It is designed as a central advisory service and learning space for all of DFAT’s aid-related private sector work.

Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) - the second chapter of the BPP builds upon successes and lessons learned under the first phase of the program executed from 2016 through 2019 which has a portfolio of ongoing initiatives with businesses across 14 countries. The BPP will focus on a four targeted countries (Sri Lanka, Fiji, Samoa and Vietnam), providing flexible tailored funding and support for the relevant DFAT country programs to innovate and partner with the private sector in line with their Aid Investment Plans. The BPP will also operate a targeted and limited global round to continue to incentivise new business partnership arrangements. This support will include grant funding for activities, but also the sharing of networks, reputation, knowledge and expertise.

Purpose of Role:

The IPSP has a comprehensive MEL Framework and strategy in place that has been co-developed with the DFAT Private Sector team (PRV). It is founded upon the principles of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) standard (e.g. using results chains, developing indicators and designing surveys/ methods to capture results), but has as yet not undergone an audit process.
Overall quality assurance of this is provided by the Deputy Team Leader (who manages the BESU), the Strategic M&E Advisor (a consultant) and the Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor.
The program requires a manager to execute the MEL Framework, and be a single point of accountability to ensure that data is collected, analysed and presented in ways that inform decision making and wider learning in ISP and DFAT more widely.

Responsibilities may include one or more of the following:

  • Management of MEL activities, processes and systems
  • Enhancement of Gender & Social Inclusion in MEL
  • Management of MEL outputs

This position is at 50% full-time equivalent


Required Qualifications: Selection Criteria
Candidates need to provide a brief summary (cover letter) of their expertise and proficiency against the areas below, including relevant examples of their experience:

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning - especially DCED or similar Theory of Change based approaches
  • Proven high quality data analysis, presentation and reporting
  • Private sector and business, especially inclusive business
  • Country-specific/ geographical expertise (please state countries)



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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