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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor

Oxfam Australia
  • A sensational opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading international not-for-profits
  • Fixed term contract to 30 September 2020, full-time, 35 hours per week
  • Melbourne based

About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organisations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by five core values: Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability.

As an agency undertaking work both nationally and internationally and in humanitarian response, Oxfam takes its duty of care seriously to safeguard children, young people and adults and recognises that it must meet community expectations and the trust placed in its personnel to maintain the highest standards of conduct with children. Therefore, all positions within Oxfam are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and all staff sign the Oxfam Australia Child Safeguarding and One Oxfam Employee Codes of Conduct.

The Role

The MEL Advisor works together with Oxfam and its partners across the world to design and deliver quality programmes that achieve impact and remain accountable to the people Oxfam works with. To achieve this, the MEL Advisor provides technical support to strategic and programme design processes, business development opportunities as well as ongoing monitoring, evaluation and learning processes.

The role works closely with colleagues globally and in Australia to promote learning and knowledge management and facilitates processes related to the capture, analysis, dissemination and access to programmatic data and knowledge.

A little about you (the key selection criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • Demonstrated high level understanding of and experience in applying a range of MEL methodologies, including both qualitative and quantitative methods, preferably in an international development context
  • Ability to work effectively across a large, complex and diverse organisation in order to deliver tangible results
  • Program management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to support processes of organisational learning and knowledge exchange, and effectively build MEL capacity in a range of contexts
  • Demonstrated success in using evidence to improve program quality and inform organisational decision making
  • Demonstrated understanding of a broad range of development, humanitarian and poverty issues including strong knowledge of gender and diversity issues
  • Ability to foster and maintain strategic relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

We can offer you

  • A base salary of $82,007 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
  • The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to tackle poverty and make a positive impact around the world.
  • A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and ample opportunities for career progression and development.
  • Superannuation matching

How to apply

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