Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Full time Staff
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager role with Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG)
  • Eighteen months, full-time, with possibility of extension
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with travel to provinces and Australia as required
  • Start date January 2020

The Program

Australia Awards in Papua New Guinea is designed to promote knowledge, leadership and enduring ties between Australia and PNG. It aims to build knowledge and skills to address PNG’s economic and development challenges through international scholarships to Australia and scholarships in PNG.

Australia Awards includes three types of study options:

  • Australia Award scholarships primarily for postgraduate study in Australia;
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards for short term study in Australia; and
  • In-PNG scholarships for study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps and to contribute to strengthening local education institutions.
    As a further extension of these scholarships, AAPNG has been tasked to support the PNG-Australia Secondary School Partnerships which is a new initiative connecting Australia and Papua New Guinea’s students, teachers and principals to better prepare our future generations. A group of select Australian and PNG secondary schools work together to strengthen areas of mutual priority, such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), English and youth leadership.

The Position

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager is responsible for leading and managing the design and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework and plans, including case-studies and other research for Australia Awards PNG and the PNG-Australia Secondary School Partnership Initiative. The role assists to identify program impact - including alumni development contributions to PNG, capacity development of partner institutions, links between Australia and PNG, and public diplomacy (soft power) – and introduce program innovation.

The Person

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager will possess a postgraduate degree(s) in monitoring and evaluation, international development, education or related field or equivalent. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated significant experience in the development and management of M&E frameworks and plans on donor assisted programs and projects, preferably scholarships, leadership or people-to-people linkage programs. You will have a strong demonstrated understanding of various methodologies in monitoring and evaluation, both qualitative and quantitative, such as surveys, record reviews, focus groups and case studies.

To be successful in this role, you will have you will have demonstrated experience in working with colleagues, government agencies (including the Australian Government), service providers and multiple stakeholders in a cross-cultural environment to support the application of M&E frameworks and plans. Demonstrated successful experience with promoting and achieving GEDSI aims within challenging environments in addition to evidence of excellent analytical, research, writing and communication skills in English language, including communication of results and report writing for a range of stakeholders is essential. A demonstrated understanding of the challenges regarding measuring influence or soft power, an advantage.

The ability and enthusiasm to lead change and foster a ‘can-do’ team culture, to assess and work sensitively in a cross-cultural multi-stakeholder context and the ability and desire to respond to client priorities is essential.

This position is classified Category C4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit   for further details.

How to apply:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 498133.

Applications close 5pm (PNG time) on Thursday, 5 December 2019.

This program is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

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

Closing date: 
5th December 2019