Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager – Basic Education Quality Access in Lao PDR (BEQUAL) Phase 2
Duration of contract: Full time, fixed term contract to 30 June 2026
Location: Vientiane, Lao PDR
Why Tetra Tech International Development?
As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.
Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK’s Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives. Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.
BEQUAL supports education priorities of the Government of Laos (GoL) described in the Ministry of Education and Support (MoES) Education Sector Development Plan and is aligned with the strategic directions set out in Australia’s Education Delivery Strategy. BEQUAL supports MoES with the primary curriculum reform, with a particular focus on primary curriculum development, teacher professional development and integration of inclusive education principles. BEQUAL phase 2 will continue the substantial progress and build on the achievements of the first phase, building on seven years of investment.
The MEL Manager is a member of the BEQUAL Senior Management team. They will have overall responsibility for the design, development, implementation and quality assurance of an effective monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) system, which delineates distinct yet complimentary monitoring, evaluation and learning functions, and ensures performance information feeds into strategic and operational program decisions. Specifically, they will ensure full compliance with DFAT MEL standards and provide up to date reports that present a coherent narrative on program performance to satisfy DFAT quality reporting requirements, including the integration of Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) performance information. Reporting will demonstrate how lessons learned are fed back into program implementation. They will also ensure the BEQUAL MEL system is as aligned as possible with MoES ESSDP 9 MEL frameworks, including integration with the Laos Education and Sports Management Information System (LESMIS).
The ideal candidate is an engaged collaborator, with an ability to listen actively, be curious and communicate effectively with a diverse range of people and cultures. They will be able to effectively self-manage the allocation of priorities and deadlines with minimal supervision and deliver results on time.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
· Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline;
· A minimum of eight years MEL facilitation and management experience on a social development program in a data-poor context;
· Experience in Greater Mekong and South East Asia highly desirable;
· Experience using quantitative and qualitative evaluation and research methodologies.
· Understanding of DFAT MEL standards and strong capability to produce coherent and useful reports to meet DFAT quality reporting requirements; and
· Demonstrated ability to manage complex datasets and apply sophisticated analyses across intersecting databases.
Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to safeguarding including technical excellence in gender equality, child protection, respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.
How to apply:
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For any enquiries, please contact IDEV.HRServices@tetratech.com *a*nd quote the job reference number 499562.
Applications close: Sunday 3 April 2022 Midnight (12am) Australian Central Daylight Time