Team Leader – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 1 March 2020

Job Description

The Pacific Community (SPC) invites applications for the position of Team Leader – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management located at its regional office in Suva, Fiji.

The role – Team Leader – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management will lead, strengthen and direct RRRT monitoring, evaluation, learning, and knowledge management and communication activities to ensure robust reporting, accountability to RRRT stakeholders, and application and sharing of learning to improve programme performance. This includes: managing RRRT’s Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (MEF); building quality, results-focused monitoring evaluation and learning (MEL) into RRRT programmes data collection, planning and reporting processes; overseeing communications and publicity; ensuring alignment with SPC and donor MEL and visibility requirements; knowledge management and the development, and strategic dissemination of knowledge products.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting
  • Staff Leadership, Management and Mentoring
  • Programme/project development, design and resource mobilization
  • Knowledge management and communication

For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the job description provided.

Key selection criteria


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as international development, human rights, project management, evaluation or economics

Knowledge and experience

  • At least 9 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of social change programmes and projects
  • Experience in international development, including design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Project management experience, including budget development, report writing, programme promotion and marketing
  • Leadership experience, including managing staff appraisals and performance management
  • Experience in training, mentoring and coaching staff and country partners in monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in strategic planning and consultation processes

Essential skills

  • Skilled in a wide range of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods and data analysis
  • Strategic thinker with well-developed innovation and analytical skills
  • Results-orientated problem solving and high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate programme learning to a wide range of audiences through a variety of user-friendly knowledge products
  • Skilled user of databases for entering, processing, cleaning and extracting data
  • Ability to train and motivate divisional staff on monitoring and evaluation systems and use of online reporting tools

Language skills

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness

  • Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment
  • Excellent influencing and relationship building skills

Salary, terms and conditions

Contract Duration – until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension subject to performance and funding.

Remuneration – The Team Leader – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management is a Band 12 position in SPC’s 2020 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 3,478‒4,348 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 10,365–12,956 (USD 4,800–6,000; EUR 4,278–5,348). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.

Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,230–2,750 per month. Establishment and relocation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave, medical and life insurance and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their recognised dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 days of annual leave and 30 days of sick leave per annum, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).

Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.

Equal opportunity – SPC is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment is based entirely on merit; in cases where two short-listed candidates are judged to be of equal rank by the selection committee, preference will be given to Pacific Island nationals.

Child protection – SPC is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. SPC’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Police clearance – Successful candidates will be required to provide a police clearance certificate.

Application procedure

Closing Date – 2 April 2020

Applicants must apply online at

Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.

For your application to be considered, you must provide us with:

  • an updated resume
  • contact details for three professional referees
  • a cover letter detailing your skills, experience and interest in this position
  • responses to all screening questions

Please ensure your documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Applicants should not attach copies of qualifications or letters of reference. These documents may be requested at a later stage.

For international staff in Fiji, only one foreign national per family can be employed with an entity operating in Fiji at any one given time. The Pacific Community does not support dual spouse employment.

Please ensure that you respond to all the screening questions. If you do not respond to the screening questions, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage.

Screening Questions:

  1. What are two or three challenges faced in monitoring and measuring attitudinal, normative, community level or social change? Based on your experience, please share how you have dealt with these challenges.
  2. What is the link between monitoring, evaluation, learning (MEL) and communication? Why, and how, is communication part of MEL?
  3. MEL processes generate new knowledge. How can this knowledge be used?

About the Organization

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 20 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) of the Pacific Community (SPC) was established in 1995 and has been a pioneer in providing human rights capacity-building, research, policy, legal and technical assistance in the Pacific region. RRRT’s mission is to advance human rights and good governance standards for the sustainable and equitable development of the region and the benefit of all Pacific peoples.

More information

JD Team Leader MEL and KM.docx

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