Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MEL) Associate Specialist
- Tetra Tech
- Suva, Fiji
JOB DESCRIPTION & SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Why Tetra Tech International Development?
As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.
Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.
- Suitably qualified candidates specialising in monitoring, evaluation and learning or research are encouraged to apply.
- Full-time until 31 December 2024
- Suva, Fiji
The Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) was established in 2017 to support and implement Australia’s aid programs such as health, education, emergency preparedness and response and governance in Fiji. The Facility also supports the Australia Awards in Fiji and Tuvalu. The Facility integrates cross-cutting themes, including gender equality, disability and social inclusion, climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction, across sectoral programs. In particular, the Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries including those who are often marginalised.
Australia’s support to Fiji’s Health Sector (referred to as the “Fiji Health Program” or FHP) works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) to:
- Reform public health services to provide a population-based approach for disease and the climate crisis.
- Increase access to quality, safe and patient focused clinical services; and
- Drive efficient and effective management of the health system.
FHP invests about AUD 5-6 million per year in strengthening health services through a range of projects. These cover the COVID-19 response and vaccine roll-out, mother and child health, non-communicable diseases, patient safety and quality care, rehabilitation services, supply chain reforms and digital and health information. The assistance is delivered through modalities including technical advice, procurement of services and goods, capacity building and training support, and grants to civil society organisations. Across all projects and areas of support, FHP seeks to identify ways to support MHMS to improve gender equality and disability and social inclusion in health services, making them more accessible and higher quality for those who most need these services. FHP also provides support to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, particularly tropical cyclones, and public health threats.
The MEL Associate Specialist will assess FHP’s performance helping Fijians to access safe, effective healthcare, and deliver useful written and verbal information to FHP managers and stakeholders. The Associate Specialist will support FHP’s Design and MEL Specialist to manage the Program’s MEL activities, including maintaining FHP’s results framework, conducting monitoring visits, collecting evidence against the Program’s results framework, and evaluating the performance of various aspects of the Program.
The Associate Specialist will help manage regular reflective and learning processes and contribute to Facility reporting to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), through clear, concise written reports. The Associate Specialist will ensure the integration of gender equality, disability, and social inclusion (GEDSI) into FHP MEL systems, including into FHP’s results framework and monitoring activities.
The Associate Specialist will also contribute to the Facility’s broader MEL approach and approach through advice on MEL tools, processes, and guidance.
The MEL Associate Specialist will have proven experience managing the development and use of MEL systems. Successful candidate will be a mid-career MEL expert, able to facilitate complex MEL processes, including evaluations and reflective processes. They will also be able to interpret both qualitative and quantitative data.
The ideal candidate will be able to manage a wide range of relationships with our partner government, DFAT and other stakeholders. They will have the expertise to present performance information to senior managers, including through drafting clear reports and case studies that meet our stakeholders’ needs.
The candidate will be an ethical MEL practitioner, keen to engage with a wide range of people and to seek their views. This includes engaging with men and women, boys and girls, people with disabilities and people from diverse backgrounds.
They will demonstrate understanding principles of Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) and safeguarding standards including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) and Child Protection and how they are applied to MEL.
At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a pivotal role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health and safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by the Government of Fiji. Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination, in accordance with section 52D of the Health and Safety at Work (General Workplace Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.
This position is locally engaged and reserved for Fijian citizens. We encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.
Equal Opportunity and Inclusion
We care about what makes us different – and it’s our people. We value our unique backgrounds, experiences and thinking, our clients do too. They’re the very things that drive collaboration and ingenuity in the solutions we deliver.
We are happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: [email protected] or call Emilee Carter on +679 338 1156/338 1157with your request(s).
Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.
Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.
Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind.
This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.
Tetra Tech International Development 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 (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives.
- Job Application Details How to Apply To apply for this position please click on ‘apply now’ and complete the online application process. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. Emailed applications will be disregarded. For further enquiries, please email H[email protected] and quote the job reference number 499627.