Closing date: Thursday 4th March 2021

Program Background

The Australian Government's Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security was established in October 2017 to lead the design and delivery of the $300 million Health Security Initiative (2017-2022). The goal of the Health Security Initiative is to contributes to the avoidance and containment of infectious disease threats with the potential to cause social and economic harms on a national, regional or global scale.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide expertise and technical knowledge in MEL to the Centre for Health Security (staff and implementing partners) to strengthen MEL across the Initiative.
  • Support the development and implementation of the Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Access, and the Health Security initiative M&E framework and products as required.
  • Assist with development and management of the MEL pipeline of work, including the preparation of tasking notes, review ToRs, workshops and guidance notes. This will include presenting at workshops with CHS implementing partners and support for the end of program evaluation for the Health Security Initiative, as well as potentially supporting the design of a second phase of the Initiative. 
  • Assist with management of CHS MEL contract and contractors, ensuring work for the Centre for Health Security is of appropriate quality.
  • With direction, support risk assessment and risk management processes for the Centre for Health Security.
  • With training, support CHS staff and implementing partners with the use of SmartyGrants ( for progress reports and annual plans.
  • High-level, strategic monitoring and analysis of financial and expenditure data to ensure the Initiative is on-track to meet EOPOs.
  • Take a lead role in assuring the quality of the data collected for the Health Security Initiative Performance Assessment Framework, as well as analysing and presenting that data in a format that is fit-for-purpose.
  • Mentoring and support to other CHS staff and program implementing partners on implementing the Performance Assessment Framework, investment performance reporting and accessing technical M&E support.
  • Assist with collation of results on behalf of the CHS for the Partnerships for Recovery Development Strategy and other DFAT reporting requirements.
  • Provide liaison and advice to other areas of DFAT on health security indicators as required
  • Other duties as directed.

Specific duties will be as directed by DFAT. The Adviser will work under the direction of the Senior M&E Adviser, in consultation with the Director, Strategy and Enabling of the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. The successful applicant will be working as part of a small cross-disciplinary team. Duties may change from time to time according to the workload of the team.

This work will involve engagement with stakeholders based in Australia and overseas.

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