Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager

Vientiane, Lao PDR
Full time Staff
  • Opportunity to contribute to this significant and high performing education program
  • Full Time - contract until August 2020
  • Based in Vientiane, Lao PDR with some regional travel required

The Program

The goal of BEQUAL is to ensure more girls and boys of primary school age, particularly those experiencing disadvantage, achieve functional literacy and numeracy and acquire life skills. The program will address education policy, planning and coordination, increased child participation in and access to basic education, teacher education and improved school infrastructure.

Coffey, through BEQUAL, is now seeking applications for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager to join this significant and high performing education program.

The Position

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager will have overall responsibility for reviewing, managing and implementing an effective monitoring, evaluation and learning system, and plan to ensure alignment with the requirements of BEQUAL and of the implementing partners

The MEL Manager will advise and support BEQUAL and MoES team members in the development and use of monitoring methods and tools to build understanding of the M&E approach, evaluate lessons learnt, while creating and managing effective learning and feedback mechanisms Real time monitoring mechanisms and facilitating and identifying learning from strategy to implementation will be key outputs for adapting and scaling delivery mechanisms that will contribute to BEQUAL achieving the expected program outcomes.

While ensuring full consideration and integration of GEDSI into all BEQUAL monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting, the MEL Manager will work collaboratively with the Learning Facility to provide timely and relevant information, advice, and networks to assist the Facility’s conduct of program-level research, reviews, impact assessments and visibility activities.

The Person

You will have tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, and, ideally, demonstrate at least eight years of management experience in a large program within the education sector or context, in a developing country.

Coupled with a strong capacity to produce coherent DFAT standard reporting, facilitate learning events and your quantitative and qualitative research skills, you will demonstrate extensive experience developing and implementing large-scale, complex monitoring, evaluation and learning systems.

You will demonstrate the ability to effectively self-manage your priorities and deadlines while working effectively with senior management and implementing teams to deliver results.

A strong ability to coach and mentor colleagues from diverse social or cultural backgrounds is essential. Previous experience in the education sector, within South East Asia or Lao PDR is highly desirable.

This position is classified Category C, Level 4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit for further detail.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please visit on ‘career opportunities’ and search job reference number 497224.

For further enquiries please contact us at

Applications close 5.00pm (Adelaide time) Tuesday 17 July 2018.

This program is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government and co-financed by the European Union

Coffey is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

Closing date: 
17th July 2018