Position Title : Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser

ARF Classification : C3

Reports to : Team Leader

Duration : Short-term – 30 days

Project Location : Port Vila, Vanuatu

Position Location : Remote 

Program Background

The Vanuatu Roads for Development Program Phase 2 (R4D2) is a A$24 million development program funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to support the Public Works Department (PWD) under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (MIPU).  R4D2 commenced in June 2019 and will run to the end of June 2022, with an option to extend by two years, subject to DFAT approval. Adam Smith International (ASI) is the managing contractor for this program.


Its long‐term objective is that “People in Vanuatu benefit from a well‐maintained, affordable and integrated road network.” Contributing to this long‐term goal is the End of Program Outcome: “The Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities / Public Works Department (MIPU/PWD) positively influence road funding outcomes and uses enhanced institutional capacity to manage the road network of Vanuatu more efficiently and effectively.”

Within the program are three key Streams of work, including:

  •  Stream A: Road Network Operations. Providing technical support, capacity building, innovation and conducting activities that enhance delivery of rural road maintenance and improvement works to increase sustainable year‐round rural access.
  • Stream B: Enabling Sustainable Network Management by reducing the road sub‐sector funding gap, building stronger PWD network management competencies and systems and supporting reform and policy conditions.
  • Stream C: Promoting Innovation, Resilience and Continuity. Supporting better prepared and executed development partner investments, high impact Australian Aid investments and greater resilience. The program works nationally, based in Port Vila and supporting the six Divisional offices of PWD across Vanuatu.

Job Specification

The Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser will take the lead in developing and implementing R4D2’s M&E Plan and support the R4D2 Team’s reporting for accountability and learning. Specific Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Provide capacity development to PWD on monitoring and evaluation.

  •  Provide oversight and management of the locally engaged Knowledge Management and Social Safeguards Officer, who will also support the team with communication and GEDSI functions
  • Review and amend the M&E plan as required at a minimum annually.
  • Support the R4D2 Team to ensure team members use the system for tracking the program’s activity, output and outcome level results to ensure effective and efficient progress reporting in compliance with DFAT M&E standards
  • Develop TORs for baseline assessments and review baseline outputs/reports.
  •   Work in close coordination with R4D2 team in implementing data collection, verification, and consolidation
  • Coordinate the timely analysis of data gathered from various source
  •  Lead the preparation and submission of and work with the R4D2 Team to develop the committed M&E deliverables, including semi-annual and annual reports, stories of change and bi-annual visual reports (infographic) to show the program’s progress towards its end of program outcome.
  • Contribute to the development and communication of knowledge products.
  • Contribute to R4D2’s regular and ad hoc reports as required by TL and ASI PM.

Reporting Requirements

  • Reports directly to: R4D2 Team Leader
  • Liaises directly with:
    • KMSS Officer
    • PWD nominated personnel/counterpart
    • ASI Program Manager
  • Other stakeholders:
    •  PWD Senior Management Team (as required)
    •  AHC post in Port Vila (as required)

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant degree qualifications or equivalent demonstrated experience and understanding of contemporary M&E strategies and systems, research and/or social development.
  • At least 5 years’ relevant work experience, preferably in the Pacific or a similar low-income country context.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and delivering complex analysis and reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience in the establishment and implementation of M&E plans and program design.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering M&E activities and reports consistent with DFAT standards
  • Understanding of the social, cultural, political and institutional factors affecting development in Vanuatu, and the Pacific context more generally.
  • Ability to work independently, while adhering to the requirements of the Terms of Reference.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organisational and cross-cultural skills, including the ability to convey concepts clearly and to understand and meet the needs of a range of stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), web-applications and social networking tools
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, in English
  • Commitment to inclusive development and gender equality within an M&E context.

The following skills could be an advantage :-

  • Experience in Roads and Transport sectors
  • Bislama language skills
  • Experience working on Australian Aid-funded projects

Adam Smith International values a diverse workforce and encourages applications from candidates of all background, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisers as well as Ni-van and regional advisers.


Please submit your application before 30th of November 11:50pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to: Recruitment (r4d2) Recruitment@r4d2.com. Please use the following title: Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser.


Applications should include two pages cover letter addressing the job specifications and required qualifications and experience, a CV of no more than four pages and two professional referees.