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Program Evaluation Consultant

Oxfam Australia

In the Pacific region, Oxfam supports two programs that seek to prevent and respond to Violence Against Women and Girls/Gender-Based Violence (VAWG/GBV): Standing Together Against Violence (STAV) program in Solomon Islands, and Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) program in Papua New Guinea. Both programs are integral to Oxfam programming in the Pacific and Oxfam’s work in the priority area of Gender Justice more broadly, and are part of two DFAT-funded flagship programs.


Oxfam Australia is seeking to appoint a consultant/team of consultants to lead two evaluations and facilitate a peer learning process across the two evaluations. For more information, see the attached individual Terms of Reference for the STAV and EVAW evaluations and the overarching joint evaluation and learning Terms of Reference.

Skills, technical background, and experience required:

Essential knowledge and experience are required in the following areas:

  • At least 5 years of experience in leading program / project evaluations in the Papua New Guinea / Solomon Islands / Pacific context
  • Demonstrated experience applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods and good ethics practice, including methods and ethical considerations specific to VAWG/GBV monitoring and evaluation
  • At least 5 years of experience in gender justice/women’s empowerment programming and gender-based violence programming
  • Experience in leading participatory evaluations and demonstrated ability to work in a participatory, empowering and culturally-sensitive manner
  • Experience in developing and implementing a peer learning process for the benefit of programming teams
  • Previous experience in writing reports and recommendations for a range of stakeholders.

Personal Attributes & Skills:

  • A high level of proven oral and written communication skills in the English language
  • Ability to work with NGO staff (and a translator as necessary) as part of an evaluation team
  • Experience working with people of different cultures
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Flexibility and patience
  • Understanding of development issues as they affect the Pacific

We encourage applications from Pacific Islanders who meet the criteria as outlined above.
The time frame for this assignment is October to December 2015.

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