Manager, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Research and Evaluation Wellington, Permanent

  • Design and develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks and plans for services and programmes
  • Delivering programmes of work with insightful evaluation for better Pacific people outcomes
  • High-performing team that reaches across government to support collaborative work

As a specialist leader in your field - you will be responsible for the design and development of evaluation programmes that supports research and evaluation annual work programmes in line with the Ministry’s strategic direction and Lalanga Fou goals.  You will bring demonstrated experience in research and monitoring including innovative evaluation frameworks and methodologies.

About us

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples make a significant contribution to improve outcomes for Pacific People. We bring the Pacific voice, perspective and understanding into fabric of New Zealand government. We are the guardians and the caretakers of Pacific knowledge, culture, and identity, and we support and take stewardship over our Pacific communities and peoples. We have a key role in developing cross government collaboration and coordination of government’s Pacific investments.

What you will do in this role is:

  • Support the Director of Research and Evaluation to design the evaluation of key programmes such as Language Community Funds, Tupu Aotearoa, Toloa, Housing that strengthen the delivery and outcomes of programmes for Pacific peoples.
  • Support the existing development of the Pacific Data Sovereignty network that promotes the duty of care to Pasifika in terms of how we collect, use and disseminate data about our communities.
  • Further develop the foundational work of programmes around COVID that support our Pacific communities through cross-agency relationships – a key focus around census population data.
  • Support the Director in the establishment of standards that benchmark measures for the Wellbeing of Pacific outcomes framework – establishing measurements and best practice standards.
  • Lead a team that participates in external evaluation and research programmes as appropriate and assists in the development of reports, papers and submissions to Cabinet Office and Select Committee.
  • Provide intellectual subject matter expertise and leadership in evaluation and both within the Ministry and to external agencies and organisations.
  • Providing robust research and evaluation advice which contributes to the Ministry’s reputation as a centre of excellence in Pacific research, ensuring high-quality advice is provided that brings credibility and assurance through building a strong network of stakeholders from across government, not-for-profit, Pacific community groups and industry sectors.

 To be successful in this role you will bring:

  • Management of people and programmes in evaluation with strong research skills, demonstrating a robustness around research and evaluation methodologies, approaches and outcomes.
  • Solid network across government that enables collaboration and focus towards better outcomes for Pacific People.
  • Excellent written communication and verbal skills, with the ability to confidently communicate with a variety of audiences.
  • Good understanding of the machinery of government and how to navigate it.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to engage with different audiences on complex evaluation and analysis problems to advise on options, risks and opportunities.

Working for us

At the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, we offer attractive employment benefits including market salary, healthcare insurance, flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies. Whilst the work is challenging, you be rewarded by contributing to positive outcomes with a focus on better outcomes for our Pacific Peoples.

 At the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, we recognise that diversity, inclusion, and accessibility is important to our business. We embrace the unique perspective and capabilities of our current and future employees, which will help us continue to drive innovation for our Pacific Peoples and achieve our Lalanga Fou goals. Our culture enables us to create an environment of involvement, respect, and connection with the communities where we work - benefitting individual employees and our Pacific Peoples across New Zealand

If you would like more information please email [email protected] quoting the position title in the subject.  Applications will be reviewed throughout advertising and we may reach out to you if further information is required.  Applications close on Wednesday 23 September at 11.59pm. 

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