Evaluation and Resource Mobilisation Adviser

Evaluation and Resource Mobilisation Adviser

SPC - Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Noumea, New Caledonia

The role

The Evaluation and Resource Mobilisation Adviser provide high-level advice and support on monitoring, evaluation, and resource mobilisation for FAME programmes to enable the division to continue to delivery to its members and enhance its development effectiveness to achieve better research and development outcomes. This is achieved through: a) Providing FAME programmes with high level resource mobilisation guidance, capacity building and technical support, b) Developing tools for integrated programme development, monitoring, learning and impact assessment and reporting work within FAME. Specifically providing technical advice, capacity development and guidance to the division, member countries and partner agency focal points on the development of results monitoring frameworks and results reporting c) Supporting programme development in terms of the evidence from PMEL work, including development of Theory of Change and results frameworks for concepts or proposals, and d) Leading collaboration and coordination on behalf of FAME with SPC’s Resource Mobilisation and Integration functions and the Office of the Deputy Director General, Operations and Integration.

The key responsibilities of the role include the following:

Resource mobilisation and internal integration

  • Contribute on the identification, design, formulation and negotiations of new projects and programs and draft concept notes, proposals and project briefs for discussion with FAME Senior Leadership Team;
  • Provide technical support to the development and implementation of differentiated, donor fund raising strategies, aligned and coordinated with SPC’s Resource Mobilisation and Integration section under the Deputy Director General’s Office;
  • Facilitate partnership and resource mobilisation training to FAME’s Programmes (OFP and CFAP);
  • Support FAME programmes in mapping out current and emerging priorities, gaps and resource requirements.

Results reporting (corporate and donor) and internal reflections

  • Support FAME management in preparing the division’s contributions to corporate reports and evaluations through leading the design, synthesis and analysis of FAME performance data and evidence. This includes for CRGA, donor relations, divisional learning, and member learning and accountability, e.g. CRGA Results Report, divisional results framework, as well as input into country programme planning and evaluations;
  • Facilitate learning and use of evaluation findings, conducting internal reflection and discussions and reviews to inform programme improvement as well as promoting and facilitating opportunities to increase learning across FAME programmes and with other SPC divisions;
  • Support Programme Managers in reporting on progress of FAME programmes/projects in achieving project/programme objectives, FAME KRAs and contributions to SPC’s Development Objectives and SDGs, (in accordance with donor/SPC guidelines).

Contribute to FAME strategy setting, programme design and adaptation

  • Ensure high quality real-time and forecasted information is available for decision-making and priority setting by FAME managers and in donor exchanges;
  • Use MEL information to inform new FAME business plan, conversations with donors, new project proposal design and the adaptation of existing projects;
  • Provide sound and timely advice to FAME director and programme managers based on strategic insights gathered from MEL data and evidence.

Members, SPC and Division-wide PMEL capacity and support

  • Provide support and guidance to FAME staff to enhance understanding of MEL, evaluative thinking, and reporting processes and promote their use within the division;
  • Support FAME staff to implement the SPC PEARL Policy and enhance divisional understanding of corporate guidance and requirements on inter-divisional/integrated programming, concept development and results reporting processes;
  • For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.

Key selection criteria

Qualifications

  • Master degree in relevant field such as international development, evaluation, public sector policy, economics, natural resource management.

Technical expertise

  • At least 7 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation for the sustainable development sector, with a thorough understanding of international best practices in a wide range of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods and data analysis;
  • At least 3 years of experience in resource mobilisation, with successful results across a range of donors;
  • At least 3 years of experience in programme design and proposal writing for large bilateral donors, including conceptualizing and technical writing;
  • Experience in international development, including design and implementation of MEL Frameworks;
  • Proven record in the design of effective monitoring systems, data collection tools, and reporting and consolidating data from multiple locations and projects;
  • Skilled in the use of databases and systems for visualising, entering, processing/cleaning and extracting data, including experience with web-based monitoring and reporting systems;
  • Ability to train and motivate divisional staff on MEL systems, proposal development, monitoring and results reporting and use of online reporting tools.

Language skills

  • Exceptional communication skills, including excellent written and spoken English and the ability mobilise and engage people.

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness

  • Demonstrated capacity to work with people from different technical skills and cultural backgrounds;
  • Strong people skills (influencing and relationship building) and ability to work in a multi-cultural and gender-sensitive environment;
  • Knowledge of Pacific Island countries and territories is an advantage.

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