Vacancy: Communications, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Are you keen to use your communications and project quality skills in a complex development environment?

Live & Learn, a dynamic and rapidly growing regional environmental NGO, is seeking an experienced expert in Communications and Monitoring and Evaluation. This position will provide support and training to our Vanuatu office, to ensure projects undertake appropriate monitoring and evaluation and to ensure enhance communications around lessons learnt.

The position is for 12 months (full time or part time negotiable) and will be based in Port Vila. Occasional travel within Vanuatu will be required.

Responsibilities of the position include:


  • Development of educational resources and other printed materials,
  • Dissemination of materials,
  • Managing media communications,
  • Working with stakeholders on national awareness programs,
  • Travel for monitoring and evaluation of LLV projects, and
  • Capacity building of local staff in monitoring and evaluation.


Applicants are required to submit a written application that addresses the 10 selection criteria. You are also required to supply a curriculum vitae providing a complete history of your working/academic career. Applications must be received on or before Monday 24th August 2015.


All applicants need to provide the contact details for three professional referees.


For copies of the selection criteria and/or further information please contact:


Anjali Nelson

Team Leader Vanuatu


Live & Learn Environmental Education’s mission is to reduce poverty and foster greater understanding and action towards a sustainable future through education, community mobilisation and supportive partnerships.


Selection Criteria




  1. Excellent organisational skills and ability to use initiative,
  2. Experience working in gender related issues,
  3. Demonstrated understanding of Pacific Island culture (focusing on Vanuatu),
  4. Proven ability to effectively connect development opportunities with local realities,
  5. Demonstrated background in media, communications or related field,
  6. Professional level English writing skills,
  7. Demonstrated ability to undertake monitoring and evaluation activities, including use of data to improve project planning and implementation,
  8. Demonstrated ability to develop networks, partnerships and maintain these relationships, including relationships with high level actors.




  1. Masters level qualifications in a subject of relevance to the project


  1. Experience in developing materials for education, planning or communication


  1. Experience and ability to facilitate workshops and meetings


  1. Background in addressing environmental issues