Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser – PNDS Support Program
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Long Term Adviser
Australasia; Timor-Leste; Dili
The Programa Nasional Dezenvolvimentu Suku (PNDS), or National Program for Village Development, is a new, nation-wide community development program of the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL). Launched in June 2012 and valued at $300 million over eight years from 2014, it will contribute to rural development by funding the ‘missing link’ to services – basic village infrastructure – and provide jobs and training.
The Government is providing each village with an annual grant of around US$50,000 to plan, construct and manage their own small scale infrastructure projects.
An Inter-Ministerial Committee and a Technical Working Group, representing key ministries (Finance, State Administration, Health, Education, Agriculture, Public Works and the National Development Agency), have been established to oversee the implementation of PNDS. The PNDS Secretariat within the Ministry of State Administration supports these bodies and is responsible for the implementation of PNDS.
The Australian Government is assisting the Government of Timor-Leste to implement PNDS through the PNDS Support Program managed by Cardno Emerging Markets.
The PNDS Support Program currently has a requirement for a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Adviser.
The purpose of the position is to strengthen the capacity of the PNDS monitoring and evaluation team to independently manage and implement all team functions or with minimal technical support.
The position will be co-located with the PNDS Secretariat in the Ministry of State Administration.
The key responsibilities of the Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser will be to
o Identify capacities required by the PNDS team to implement the M&E Framework and develop a simple capacity building plan to develop relevant skills.
o Work collaboratively with the Systems Development Advisor and PNDS M&E team to develop, implement and refine M&E systems with particular emphasis on planning, reporting, use of data from the MIS and feedback systems.
o Based on the capacity building plan, develop the capacity of the M&E team to prepare work plans and implement M&E activities in line with the PNDS M&E framework.
o Support the Chief of Department with planning for, and compilation of, PNDS progress reports that meet the requirements of GoTL and other primary users of the information.
o Work with the M&E team to coordinate the contributions of partners (eg. The Asia Foundation, World Bank and others over time) to the M&E framework, including organising and chairing regular partner meetings, and ensuring that lessons are used effectively.
o Facilitate linkages between the PNDS M&E team and M&E partners, and ensure all partners have access to information from current and previous studies and datasets.
o Assist the PNDS M&E team with cross checking and analysis of data sources and findings.
o Work with the M&E team to coordinate contributions from departments within PNDS, and support units (Field Support Team), to the M&E Framework and routine reports, and support the effective use of lessons. In particular, support close coordination with the MIS team.
o Provide technical support for the collection, management, analysis and interpretation of data where more advanced skills are required.
o Support the PNDS M&E team to respond to GoTL adhoc reporting requirements. Reports should reflect an analytical contribution where the implications of findings are explored, not simply reported.
o Work with the MIS team to improve the quality of underlying data and information in the database.
o Support the PNDS M&E team to identify emerging trends relevant to program implementation and determine if additional information should be collected through additional monitoring and special studies or if program design changes are required.
o Contribute to the intellectual development of the PNDS by supporting the PNDS team, Technical Working Group and other stakeholders to interpret and respond to M&E findings over the life of the program.
o Develop M&E forms and checklists and assist in simplification and implementation of the current PNDS social, technical and financial forms.
o Work collaboratively with the DFAT M&E Specialist.
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To be contracted for 12 months with possibility of extension
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Closing date 4 July 2014, 5.00pm Dili time.
Late applications will not be considered.