Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Market Development Facility is an Australian Government funded multi-country initiative which promotes sustainable economic development, through higher incomes for women and men, in our partner countries.

We connect individuals, businesses, governments, and NGOs with each other, and with markets at home and abroad. This enhances investment and coordination and allows partnerships to flourish, strengthening inclusive economic growth.

MDF is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT). It is implemented by Palladium in partnership with Swisscontact.

MDF currently operates in Fiji, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu.

MDF has staff in each country team responsible for monitoring, results measurement, evaluation, and inclusion. Other development programs typically incorporate such functions under the umbrella of MRM, M&E or MERL. In MDF, these functions come under what we call ‘Quality and Inclusion’. This work is divided into two areas (a) Quality – which includes monitoring and results measurement; and (b) Inclusion – which includes cross-cutting issues such as climate change, gender equality and disability.

About the role:

The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist –  , Research, Impact Measurement, and Inclusion (RIMI) is responsible for Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) on assigned programmes.  In other words, measuring the results of MDF’s work to determine if we’re achieving the desired objectives with tangible and credible results measurement.

If you’re someone who enjoys monitoring and analysing results and research measurement, combined with the diversity of conducting field trips to gather real time information and data, then this role is for you.

MDF activities are making a genuine difference to people’s lives and communities including initiatives focussed on climate change and inclusion.

The successful applicant would join a small and cohesive team of other Fiji-based RIMI Specialists, working across the Pacific Region in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.

Key responsibilities

  • • Contribute to the development and review of all documentation wholly or partially focused on Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM).
  • • Using a research calendar, support planning of all MRM work for relevant countries to ensure timely completion of fieldwork, analysis, and data presentation.
  • • Ensure integration of MRM documentation and data into MDF’s Management Information System.
  • • Ensure that projections and results from responsible countries are accurately aggregated for planning, reporting, and learning purposes, providing insights into progress against key headline and intermediary indicators.
  • • Provide advice to teams on how to integrate climate change principles of adaptation, mitigation, and resilience in all activities, including intervention and results measurement documents.
  • • Contribute to the development and learning of the MDF team, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the broader global development community through lessons sharing, reflection, evidence gathering, in-house trainings and events participation.


  • • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Monitoring & Evaluation/MRM, research, economics, business, international development, or related fields.
  • • Qualitative and quantitative research skills and experience, including in complex field research, in areas such as productivity, poverty and social norms, sustainability and resilience.
  • • Experience in analysing complex data sets and conveying findings into simple, clear, and actionable content.
  • • Willingness to work in challenging environments and travel extensively to and within MDF countries.
  • • Strong written and spoken English language skills.

Application Requirements

Please submit your CV and brief cover letter (no more than one page) outlining your suitability in line with the requirements of the position.
This position is open to Fiji nationals and permanent residents with authority to live and work in Fiji. Rates of pay are based on local labour standards.

Application close date
Applications close at midnight Friday 15 March 2024 (Fiji Time).