Quality, Learning & Performance Coordinator, Fiji - Pacific Labour Facility
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Project Overview and Role:
The Pacific Labour Scheme and the Seasonal Worker Programme are two employment programs sponsored by the Australian government, which allow citizens of Pacific Countries to take up low and semi-skilled work opportunities with Australian employers in certain locations and industries.
The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) facilitates the connection of Australian employers with Pacific workers for both these programs. The facility also provides continuous support to Pacific workers who are taking part in the programs. The PLF will act as a trusted intermediary in connecting Australian employers with Pacific workers and in its partnerships with Pacific countries, the private sector and other stakeholders. The PLF is managed by Palladium on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs &Trade (DFAT).
The Quality, Learning & Performance (QLP) Co-ordinator will support the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, National Employment Centre (NEC) to support the Local Sending Unit (LSU) to collect and use their own data and implement PLFs Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning framework. They will coordinate with research partners and promote Gender Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) objectives. The Coordinator will work closely with the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) Labour Mobility Engagement Manager (LMEM) and head of the Labour Sending Unit to provide relevant support on PLS monitoring and reporting processes and practices.
This is a twelve-month fixed-term contract with the potential to extend a further twelve months dependant on PLF program needs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, the QLP Coordinator will support the work of the Quality, Learning and Performance (QLP) Unit within the PLF and the Local Sending Unit (LSU) in the Ministry as part of the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS). They will:
- Identify information/data gaps in LSU data collection and work with the LSU and other stakeholders to develop strategies to address gaps
- Develop an information plan that identifies what information will be collected, timeframes, capacity and resourcing required
- Design appropriate data collection methods
- Collect data, including identifying training and support needs and providing training as required
- Store and improve the uptake of LSUs own data. This may include working with the LSU to improve the usage of their in-country databases
- Facilitate QLP data collection amongst LSU and beyond, as well as inform QLP on in-country information gaps, needs and use
- Identify key M&E/research/GEDSI opportunities in-country, especially where these meet a critical information need
- Assist in-country QLP-led activities, including GEDSI analyses; M&E activities; research (both internal and external)
- Share with QLP/PLF key documents and information that are being generated in-country or by other donors
- Disseminate and promote the uptake of PLF M&E and research amongst LSU in their planning and management.
- Tertiary qualifications in Social Sciences; Management; Business/Commerce; Development; Statistics or other relevant discipline and demonstrated experience working in a related field
- Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research and data analysis
- Demonstrated technical skills in data collection and analysis with MS products, especially Excel
- Familiarity with Management Information Systems related to data collection and reporting
- Experience in managing and implementing projects
- Demonstrated understanding of GEDSI processes, principles and practices
- Experience and/or understanding of the Fijian Government operating context and experience working with, or fostering relationships with, other stakeholders including civil society organisations, academic institutions, private sector and development partners
- Excellent English written and verbal communication skills for high-level external engagement and report writing
- Experience in facilitating workshops, training activities and coaching/mentoring of others
There will be opportunities for the selected candidate to engage in learning and collaboration with QLP In-Country Coordinators based in other Pacific Island locations. There may also be an opportunity for the selected candidate to be responsible for the day to day supervision of other QLP In-Country Coordinators. This will be based on the skills and experience of the successful candidate and at the recommendation of the MEL Manager.
It is essential that you have outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to establish strong working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders in different locations. You must have the ability to work within a Fijian Government operating context. Strong self-motivation and a high level of the initiative are also important. Your senior experience will ensure that strong monitoring and evaluation systems and processes will help inform NEC and PLF decision making and provide learning for program improvement. The role would suit someone with a background in data analysis, monitoring and evaluation and/or research, and an interest in labour mobility and its benefits for Fiji.
This position is open to nationals of Fiji. Salary is competitive and based on local labour standards. We encourage people with disabilities to apply.
Closing date for applications is 13 August 2020.