Team Leader – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management

Applications close 2nd April 2020

About us

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 20 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) of the Pacific Community (SPC) was established in 1995 and has been a pioneer in providing human rights capacity-building, research, policy, legal and technical assistance in the Pacific region. RRRT’s mission is to advance human rights and good governance standards for the sustainable and equitable development of the region and the benefit of all Pacific peoples. 

About the job

The role – Team Leader – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management will lead, strengthen and direct RRRT monitoring, evaluation, learning, and knowledge management and communication activities to ensure robust reporting, accountability to RRRT stakeholders, and application and sharing of learning to improve programme performance. This includes: managing RRRT’s Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (MEF); building quality, results-focused monitoring evaluation and learning (MEL) into RRRT programmes data collection, planning and reporting processes; overseeing communications and publicity; ensuring alignment with SPC and donor MEL and visibility requirements; knowledge management and the development, and strategic dissemination of knowledge products.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting
  • Staff Leadership, Management and Mentoring
  • Programme/project development, design and resource mobilization
  • Knowledge management and communication

Key Selection Criteria


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as international development, human rights, project management, evaluation or economics

Knowledge and experience 

  • At least 9 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of social change programmes and projects
  • Experience in international development, including design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Project management experience, including budget development, report writing, programme promotion and marketing 
  • Leadership experience, including managing staff appraisals and performance management
  • Experience in training, mentoring and coaching staff and country partners in monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in strategic planning and consultation processes

Contract Duration – until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension subject to performance and funding.

Remuneration – The Team Leader – Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management is a Band 12 position in SPC’s 2020 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 3,478‒4,348 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 10,365–12,956 (USD 4,800–6,000; EUR 4,278–5,348). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.

Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,230–2,750 per month. Establishment and relocation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave, medical and life insurance and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their recognised dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 days of annual leave and 30 days of sick leave per annum, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).

How to apply

Closing Date – 2 April 2020

Applicants must apply online at 

Hard copies of applications will not be accepted. 

For your application to be considered, you must provide us with:

  • an updated resume
  • contact details for three professional referees
  • a cover letter detailing your skills, experience and interest in this position
  • responses to all screening questions

Please ensure your documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. 

Applicants should not attach copies of qualifications or letters of reference. These documents may be requested at a later stage.

For international staff in Fiji, only one foreign national per family can be employed with an entity operating in Fiji at any one given time. The Pacific Community does not support dual spouse employment.

Please ensure that you respond to all the screening questions.  If you do not respond to the screening questions, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage.