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Posted: 18-06-2024

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Save the Children has been supporting communities in PNG since 1978, working across all regions of the country. We’re committed to being a platform for transformative and lasting change for children, their families, and their communities.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit

We’re ambitious, collaborative and creative. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We are seeking an experienced, ambitious, and professional individual to join our organisation in the following vacancy in Enga Province.



Based in Enga and reporting to the Humanitarian Projects Manager, the role will provide critical support to landslide response initiatives in Enga Province. The role involves developing and implementing robust monitoring and evaluation systems to track the progress and impact of the response activities. The MEL Officer will also be responsible for facilitating learning and continuous improvement processes to enhance the effectiveness of the response efforts.

Key Areas of Accountability

Monitoring and Evaluation System Development

  • Design and implement comprehensive MEL frameworks and tools to monitor and evaluate the landslide response activities.
  • Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and establish baseline data to measure project outcomes and impact.

Data Collection and Management

  • Coordinate and oversee data collection processes, ensuring data quality and integrity.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date databases and records of project activities, outputs, and outcomes.

Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Analyse collected data to assess the progress and effectiveness of the response activities.
  • Prepare regular monitoring reports, evaluation summaries, and impact assessments for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Communicate findings through detailed reports and presentations to project teams, donors, and partners.

Learning and Knowledge Management

  • Facilitate learning sessions and workshops to reflect on project progress, challenges, and successes.
  • Document lessons learned and best practices, ensuring they are integrated into future planning and programming.
  • Promote a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the project team and among partners.

Capacity Building

  • Provide training and support to project staff and partners on MEL methodologies and practices.
  • Develop and disseminate MEL guidelines and tools to enhance the capacity of team members in monitoring and evaluation.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Collaborate with local communities, government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders to ensure their involvement in the MEL processes.
  • Represent the project in MEL-related meetings, workshops, and conferences as needed.

Compliance and Quality Assurance

  • Ensure that all MEL activities comply with donor requirements and organizational standards.
  • Conduct regular audits and quality assurance checks to maintain high standards of MEL practices.


Person Specification

Essential knowledge or experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Social Sciences, or a related field, and / or 3-4 years relevant work experience.
  • Experience living and working in the PNG, ideally in Enga
  • Familiarity with humanitarian and resilience programming and practices
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Biggin language
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft Office, with strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, KOPO tool box or other data collection tools.
  • Ability to produce timely and high-quality written work and meet tight deadlines in high pressure environment.
  • A willingness to travel to provincial locations within Enga Province
How to Apply:

Your application should include a cover letter (2 pages maximum) addressing the selection criteria, together with a current CV and contact details of two recent referees, Certificates and current Police Clearance Certificate (if available) obtained in the last 6 months

Send all applications to: [email protected] addressed to:

The People & Culture Manager, Save the Children, Port Moresby, PO Box 503 National Capital District

Applications close on 28 June 2024

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children is a child safe organisation. Applicants will be required to abide by Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct, complete a Declaration of Criminal Record and receive a favourable Police Check. Certain criminal offenses against children would make applicants “not-eligible” for hire.

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