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  • Post Date: April 29, 2022
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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.

Cardno ID (International Development) has extensive experience managing a number of donor-funded programs in the Asia Pacific region. We engage in international development as a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated process. Strengthened by our geographic and market diversity, we are committed to providing innovative and integrated solutions that create opportunities for significant, lasting change in emerging economies. Collaborating with  multilateral  and  bilateral  donors,  private  clients,  governments  and  communities  to develop  sustainable  solutions  to  complex  challenges,  we  work  with  local  counterparts  to achieve meaningful impact.

About the Program
The Building Community Engagement in Papua New Guinea Program (the BCEP Program) marks a strategic shift in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) support for accountability programming in PNG. The BCEP Program will ensure DFAT’s demand-side investments and partners work together to constructively engage around common service delivery and gender equity issues. Bringing to PNG new, politically-informed ways of working and collective action approaches, the BCEP Program will support government and select non-state actors to jointly and iteratively solve problems they could not address alone. BCEP will coordinate the leveraging of DFAT’s major sectoral investments in PNG, bringing coherence to and synergies between its long-standing partnerships with government, churches and media.
The BCEP Program consists of five distinct, but inter-related thematic components to be managed as an integrated whole and will be implemented using a portfolio of partners: 

  • Component 1: PNG Coalitions for Change
  • Component 2: Media Partnerships
  • Component 3: Social Accountability Partnerships
  • Component 4: Church Partnerships
  • Component 5: Government of PNG Partnerships

The BCEP MERL Team is composed of both MERL and Communications personnel. The MERL Team consists of the MERL / Knowledge Management and Communications Director, three MERL Coordinators, and a MERL Officer. The team provides technical advice and support to BCEP’s five Portfolio Partners (as detailed above in BCEP overview) with a focus on local solutions, gender equality disability and social inclusion (GEDSI), voice and accountability. The Communications team includes a Communications
Coordinator, Communications Officer/s and short-term advisers as required.

About the Position
The MERL, Knowledge Management and Communications Director will be responsible for management of BCEP’s MERL, knowledge management and communications activities and deliverables; oversight of the MERL and communications teams; and quality assurance of all MERL and Communications products developed by the team, prior to submission to DFAT and other BCEP stakeholders.

They will ensure accurate and timely reporting of outcome and evidence-based results and value-for-money of BCEP, and support evidence-based improvements in program effectiveness and performance. The MERL, Knowledge Management & Communications Director will strengthen monitoring and evaluation capacity in the sector and play a pivotal role in ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of MERL, knowledge and communications across BCEP’s five portfolio partnerships.

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How to Apply?
We welcome your interest in joining the BCEP team. Please click ‘apply’ and submit your CV including a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria (no more than two pages).  Kindly note that applications that do not include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria will not be considered.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, LGBTQ+, women, mature age workers and people with different abilities.

Applications must be submitted by 11 May 2022 AEST.
Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, Exploitation and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection, fraud and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

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