Monitoring, Evaluation and Communications (MEC) Coordinator

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Solomon Islands Resource Facility (SIRF) - Cardno

Time Posted On: 29 Sep 2020
Time Closing Date: 25 Oct 2020

Solomon Islands Education Sector Support Program

The Solomon Islands Education Sector Support Program (ESSP) provides the strategic direction and implementation arrangements for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) combined investment to support the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to implement its Education Strategic Framework 2016–2030 (ESF), the National Education Action Plan 2016-2020 (NEAP) and its successor.

The Program adopts a modified version of a sector-wide approach, using mixed-modalities.  It positions the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) as the central partner, adopts MEHRD’s ESF and NEAP as the guiding frameworks for all investment, promotes strengthened sector-wide donor coordination and provides the majority of Program funding through sector budget support. Funding is also available to support targeted capacity development and activities implemented by non-governmental organisations.

ESSP is managed under Australia’s Solomon Islands Resource Facility (SIRF) by Cardno.

The role

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Communications Coordinator will be a part of the Program Management Team (PMT) who are responsible for supporting the development and undertake the day-to-day management, implementation, coordination and administration of the Solomon Islands ESSP.

Working under the guidance of the ESSP Team Leader, the MEC Coordinator will ensure the timely collection, collation and support the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data and information; activity and program implementation are underpinned by lessons, research and evidence; and assisting the MEL Lead in developing the M&E Framework for the ESSP and support the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Plan (MERL).

The adviser will also: 
    Support the collection, management and communication of qualitative and quantitative data and information about implementation of activities for quality reporting;
    Working with the MEL Lead, assist with the updating and analysing data into the MEL Framework and implementation of M&E activities;
    Draft media releases and social media posts in consultation with the AHC, NZHC, and MEHRD.
    In line with the Public Diplomacy Framework, ensure appropriate branding is included on all printed and digital content produced under this program including NGOs activities, as well as arranging appropriate signage for events supported by the Program; 
    Support the SIRF Strategic Communications Manager in offering MEHRD staff in their professional development, training to improve their communication skills as deemed appropriate by the ESSP Team Leader.
    Create strategies to assist the team improve the Ministry’s M&E framework including internal business communications system
    Working with the SIRF Strategic Communications Manager, to ensure MEL information is incorporated into communications material.
    Work with the PMT to ensure key development issues such as gender equity, social inclusion, diversity and impacts are systematically captured and reported on;
    Provide additional support to the PMT as required. 

For further information, please copy-paste this link to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria:

About you
Cardno encourages Solomon Islands nationals and nationals from other Pacific island countries to apply.
You will be a motivated and proactive individual with the right combination of experience, talent, energy and a commitment to technical excellence. You will also have:
    Tertiary qualification in monitoring and evaluation with some communications/Media studies or a related Social Science discipline or equivalent experience 
    Up to 5 years’ relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation, communications/media or a related social science.
    Demonstrated experience working in media and/or communications or on education or development programs.
    Proven track record in report writing, proofreading and effective communications with an attention to detail.
    Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    Ability to work effectively as part of a cross-cultural and multi-location team with a range of stakeholders; 
    Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Indesign and other software is desirable;
    Ability to converse in Pidgin English would be an advantage 
This position is classified under DFAT’s Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) as Discipline C, Level 1 and will be offered at a level commensurate to the successful candidate’s experience relevant to the role.
To access the ARF rates, please copy and paste the following link: 
Location and travel requirements
The position will be based in Honiara with regular provincial travel required.
Solomon Islands Resource Facility (SIRF)
The Solomon Islands Resource Facility (SIRF) is supported by the Australian Government and managed by Cardno. SIRF is an integrated facility that delivers both Technical Assistance (TA) and Deployee Support Services (DSS), in Solomon Islands.
Why join Cardno?
Cardno offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.
By joining Cardno, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook
How to apply
We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Click the ‘apply’ button to submit your application online with the reference number CID/MN/SIRF/MEC by Sunday 25th October. Your application must include the following:
    Your CV; and
    Completed application form in lieu of a cover letter. Please copy paste this link to access the application form: 

If you are having any technical issues with  submitting your application online, please email them directly to the SIRF recruitment team 
About Cardno
We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.
Cardno is an equal opportunity employer. Cardno encourages women and Solomon Islands nationals to apply. 
Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture. 

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