Pacific Women Database of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Consultants

About the Program
Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) is a regional development program funded by the Australian Government and managed by Cardno. The program commits to improving the political, economic and social opportunities of Pacific women.

About the Role

The Pacific Women Support Unit is recruiting MEL consultants to join its Database of MEL Consultants (Database). Consultants on the Database provide high-quality technical and strategic MEL advice and capacity development across 14 Pacific Island countries. Consultants on the Database work on program activities and plans at the regional or country level, with DFAT staff, partner governments and Pacific Women implementing partners.
Please click the link to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria:

About You
The Pacific Women Support Unit is looking to engage consultants with skills, expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Implementation of MEL frameworks and development of associated tools.
  • Gender sensitive monitoring, evaluation and learning, program evaluation and activity review in a variety of development settings/sectors, including public health emergencies.
  • Data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Identification of capacity development needs relating to MEL and responding through development of resources and capacity development strategies, including for government and civil society organisations.
  • Provision of timely and relevant MEL information to stakeholders to support ongoing program development.
  • Progress reporting and quality assurance processes.
  • Development and implementation of strategies that ensure information and lessons are shared appropriately and that an evidence base is built.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of gender, disability and inclusion activities and programs.
  • Research and design.
  • Conceptual data analysis and dissemination using computer software and technologies.
  • High level communication, consultation and facilitation skills and experience conveying complex information to stakeholders of varying levels of experience or ability.
  • Experience in emergency and pandemic responses (highly desirable, but not essential for applying).

A range of opportunities arise for consultants on the Database. Consultants with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.
Pacific Women values diversity and inclusion. Applicants from diverse or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, including people with disabilities and from the LGBTQI community.
Please refer to the Terms of Reference and Application Form for further details on selection criteria.

Successful candidates will be placed on the Pacific Women Database of MEL Consultants. Consultants on the Database will be invited to quote for opportunities on an as-needed basis. Each time a consultant on the Database is offered an assignment, a contract will be signed outlining the terms of the assignment.

Why join the Pacific Women Support Unit?
The Pacific Women Support Unit is a committed team that is dedicated to gender equality, social inclusion and making a meaningful contribution to the communities and countries in which we work. We strive for excellence, thrive on challenges and have fun along the way.
By joining the Pacific Women Support Unit, 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 Pacific Women Support Unit team. Click the ‘apply’ button to submit your application online. Applications must include the following:

  • Your CV and a recent sample of work that demonstrates your writing and analytical skills (Important note: these two items must be merged into a single document, to be uploaded on the system).
  • A completed application form (accessible here:

Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm, Sunday 12 July 2020 (Suva time).

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.

For any questions about this role, please contact quoting ‘Database of MEL Consultants’ in the email subject line.
Cardno is committed to Child Protection in all fields. Cardno is an equal opportunity employer. Any offer of employment will require criminal record clearance.