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Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer, Brotherhood of St Laurence (deadline: 1 October 2023)

Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer, Brotherhood of St Laurence (deadline: 1 October 2023)

Position Details

We’re looking for a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer with relevant experience to join the BSL’s MEL team based in Fitzroy.
We are passionate about the work we do. We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia. We are made up of 1500+ employees and 1000+ volunteers to make a difference in our communities.

Improve your take-home pay by using salary packaging options – up to $18,500 can be packaged every year (details via AccessPay)!
Career development opportunities
Leave loading of 17.5%
Flexible working arrangements including a hybrid work arrangement
Employee Assistance Program
Discounted health insurance and free flu shots each year

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team is situated within the BSL’s Social Policy and Research Centre (SPARC), which is the longest running and largest social policy research centre in a non-government community sector organisation in Australia.  The MEL team integrates diverse expertise to build monitoring, evaluation and learning systems that enable reflection, adaptation, and impact. We do this by collaborating with partners in research, service development and policy to:
Develop and implement outcomes monitoring frameworks for practice areas, services and systems change initiatives;
Rigorously evaluate our service models and change initiatives to understand and demonstrate our impact;
Cultivate and embed a learning culture through the development of inclusive platforms, processes, and resources supporting inquiry;
Promote and apply ethical MEL practices that expand the capability of BSL staff, partners, and service participants.

We are seeking a talented individual to design and implement monitoring, evaluation and learning activities for a portfolio of programs and initiatives.
This will involve working closely with MEL Leads, service managers, data analysts and researchers to support the development of theories of change and logic models and the development and implementation of MEL plans. The Senior MEL Officer will work closely with MEL Leads to design, plan and conduct high-quality evaluations and service reviews that are strategic, appropriate and reflect the diverse goals, needs and capabilities of our services and stakeholders – both internal and external. This will include data collection, analysis and reporting.
To achieve this, the Senior MEL Officer will build strong working relationships with portfolio leads, service managers, practitioners, data analysts, researchers, and policy analysts – leveraging their expertise and building their capacity to engage with data and evidence.
The Senior MEL Officer will contribute to cultivating an active learning culture across the BSL where we routinely distil and engage with evidence to adjust, enhance and scale our service models and initiatives.
Salary will be in the range of $102,545.46 - $107,072.23 per annum based on skills and experience plus superannuation.

We’re looking for an applicant who has a passion for advancing BSL’s mission and the following key skills and experiences:
Relevant tertiary qualification and / or specialised training in monitoring and evaluation or related field in the social sciences, with expertise in quantitative and qualitative social research design;
Experience undertaking monitoring and evaluation of human and community services;
Developed methodological skills in both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis;
Experience working directly with practitioners to build evaluation capability, including facilitating theory of change workshops, planning and designing evaluations, and reflecting on monitoring and evaluation data;
Excellent written communication skills including an ability to develop content using appropriate mediums for a range of publications and audiences;
A passion for developing, understanding and harnessing evidence to improve service delivery, inform decision making and influence policy design and reform to end poverty;
This is a permanent full-time position working 38 hours per week, however part-time applicants are welcome to apply. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.
We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

Details of how to apply:

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Katy Cornwell on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a confidential discussion.

Please review the position description and address the Key Selection Criteria.

Applications close: Sunday 01 October 2023 at 11:55pm, however applications will be considered as they are received, so do not delay!

Deadline: 1 October 2023

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We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands in which we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. We are committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.