Vaga Servisu - Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer - ChildFund Timor-Leste


Department: Program

Location: ChildFund Timor-Leste Country Office in Dili

Reports to: ChildFund Timor-Leste MEL Coordinator

Employment: Full-time, Initial one year employment agreement, with option to extend upon mutual agreement.

Other Information: Criminal History Checks are required to be undertaken for this position



As the MEL Officer you will support ChildFund Timor-Leste’s programs monitoring and evaluation work and supporting project staff in field data collection, support data entry and management aligning with ChildFund Australia Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework to a high standard and in a timely manner. You work closely with the MEL Coordinator and other Project team members to support all in-country projects. 



Monitoring & Reporting

  • Support data collection and data analysis on progress against outcomes and lessons learned, to develop (or inform the development) of the program’s progress reports as well as relevant project reports.
  • Support data entry, compile, review, clean and verify quantitative data monthly and ensure data is shared with the program team and field staff on time.
  • Write monthly progress report on M&E activities to MEL Coordinator

Planning & Improving

  • Prepare and operate databases for the entry and analysis of the M&E data.
  • Undertake regularly updates and tracking of M&E plan for all ChildFund Projects
  • Provide administrative support and manage Salesforce (HIVE) system to upload and update projects documents and reports.

Learning & Capacity Development

  • Support MEL Coordinator on providing guidance, review tools, templates for monitoring, evaluation, and learning to the project staff and partners.
  • Support MEL Coordinator to conduct training on key MEL concepts, data collection tools and processes for project staff and partners.
  • Organize and facilitate internal reflection and learning workshops to document and verify progress against outcomes and lessons learned.
  • Assist in designing required survey tools/methodologies and ensure the findings are generated shared and used by relevant staff / partners in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to reflection workshops, case studies and documentation of results.
  • Attended MEL online meeting carried out by MEL Advisor in Sydney



  • Bachelor Degree qualification in a relevant discipline; qualifications in M&E and/or international development studies would be an advantage
  • At least 2/3 years’ experience at project/program level in community development activities and using MEL system and databases, field data collection, data entry, data verification,
  • General knowledge of statistical, Monitoring and evaluation concepts
  • Proficiency with relevant computer software Word, Excel. ( experience with SPSS, EPI Info , KOBO and knowledge of online survey tools would be an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with other Program team members.
  • Able to travel frequent to the Municipalities and Project Site
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.



  • Dedicated team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Open to learning and sharing knowledge
  • Able to work under pressure


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How to Apply:

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Application deadline is 5 September 2023. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



ChildFund believes in a global community where children are safe and can reach their full potential. We take extensive steps to safeguard children in any work done by our people, i.e., our staff, volunteers and interns, supporters, partners, board members, ambassadors and suppliers. We strive to keep children safe through child safe practices, and rigorously ensure we prevent, oppose, and combat all exploitation and abuse of children and vulnerable people. As part of this commitment, all people working with us will undergo relevant background checks before joining ChildFund.


In line with our values, diversity of people and ideas is critical to our work and our success at ChildFund. We strive for a team culture that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive. Childfund is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourages people from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities. Women are strongly encouraged to apply for this vacancy.

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