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Consultant / Senior Consultant - Evaluation x2

Lirata Ltd
  • Apply your monitoring and evaluation skills to strengthen social justice outcomes
  • Varied and interesting project work within our high-performing consultancy service
  • Supportive team and flexible working arrangements

Do you have strong skills in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning? Do you have a passion for contributing to a more socially just society? We have 2 roles, one for a Senior Consultant and one for a Consultant, which offer opportunities to apply your skills to strengthen the work of our partner organisations towards their social impact goals.

About Lirata

Lirata Ltd ( is an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. We are a ‘social justice multiplier’ – we magnify the efforts of the many organisations and individuals working for positive change.

We operate as a social enterprise, delivering our work through consultancy, capacity building and systems advocacy. We specialise in the health, community services, education and international development sectors. We partner with all tiers of government, service providers, peak bodies, advocacy organisations, socially engaged businesses and many others to assist them to:

  • Become more effective in achieving their goals.
  • Achieve greater sustainability.
  • Adopt more ethical and empowering approaches.

Each year we work on 25+ projects across Australia. We assist our partner organisations to plan, review, evaluate and further develop their work, to strengthen their social impact.

What we offer staff

  • The opportunity to be part of a high-performing team, using innovative, best practice consulting methods
  • A very positive, welcoming and collaborative culture, where all staff feel valued and included
  • A high level of flexibility in work locations and times
  • Regular opportunities for learning and development, training and mentoring
  • Support to take the initiative and to lead projects and portfolios of work
  • A fulfilling role contributing to positive social impact
  • The benefits of charity salary packaging

About the positions

Lirata’s consultants are at the core of our work. The Consultant will work as a member of multiple project teams to scope, plan and deliver high quality consultancy services while the Senior Consultant will provide leadership for the consulting team, in addition to leading consulting projects, and leading capacity building work.

The main focus of both roles will be on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), assisting organisations to assess and improve their processes and their effectiveness in achieving positive social justice outcomes for communities. Both consultants will have substantial experience in MEL. You will design projects, including developing ethical, technically sound, fit for purpose MEL methodologies and frameworks, and engage with stakeholder from our partner organisations.

Both Consultants will also have opportunities to contribute to other areas of Lirata’s work which aim to strengthen people and organisations, including leadership and organisational development, and training and mentoring to build individual and organisational capacity.

Your work will contribute directly to building capacity for positive social change.

For full responsibilities and key selection criteria, download the relevant position description below.

About you

You have a long-standing personal commitment to social justice. You have a strong collaborative approach and outstanding people and communication skills, which enable you to work well with diverse stakeholders around challenging topics.

You have excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of MEL, and strong existing skills in developing logic models, theories of change, MEL Frameworks and MEL project plans. You are an experienced project manager and have successfully completed MEL projects in a range of contexts. You have strong skills in designing research methods, collecting and analysing data, and writing clear, high-quality reports to the standard expected for professional research outputs.

You have the capacity to work on multiple projects concurrently, and to meet project deliverables in a timely way and with outstanding quality. You work efficiently, with high levels of initiative, ethics, focus, and personal organisation.

For the Senior Consultant role, you are skilled and experienced leading people, as well as complex projects. You also have the capacity to contribute to the growth and development of our consulting work.

You are resilient and flexible, able to adapt in the face of challenges and persist to achieve long-term goals.

You are excited at the opportunity to work together as part of our team to make a difference in the world.

Work arrangements and location

Standard work hours are 9.00am – 5.00pm, however, we can accommodate flexible working arrangements. The positions will involve a mix of work from home, and office-based work and may require some regional and interstate travel.

We have strong communication systems, frequent all-staff check-ins, and regular supervision to ensure that all staff feel connected and supported.

Although our preference is to appoint someone who lives in the Naarm (Greater Melbourne) region, we are also open to appointing an outstanding candidate who lives in regional Victoria or interstate.

Please note:

  • We are an equal opportunity employer. We recruit for diversity, as well as skills and organisational fit.
  • Lirata is a LGBTIQA+ inclusive and supportive organisation.
  • We value cultural diversity and welcome people from all backgrounds.
  • People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this role.

For all enquiries about this position, please contact:

Maria Brett

Chief Executive Officer

[email protected] using the subject line: Consultant / Senior Consultants x2 enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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