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Senior Program Officer – Monitoring & Learning

Organisation : Brotherhood of St Laurence

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 16 Aug, 2021

About the role

We’re looking for a Senior Program Officer – Monitoring & Learning with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a permanent full-time basis, working 38 hours per week based in Fitzroy.

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 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.



Reporting to the Senior Manager of Monitoring & Learning, the Senior Program Officer – Monitoring & Learning will collaborate with key stakeholders across the BSL to successfully implement the BSL’s Impact Framework. This will involve coordinating the design and rollout of monitoring systems, data collection procedures and reporting standards across diverse service portfolios.

The Senior Program Officer will play a critical role in ensuring these efforts support the BSL’s ambition for MEL and avoid the trappings of ‘metrics for metrics sake’. The role will work alongside service managers – leveraging their expertise – to employ measurement practices that are meaningful and reflect the diverse goals, needs and capabilities of our services.

  • Support the development and implementation of strategies that foster a healthy receiving environment for data, accelerate learning and drive concerted action; 
  • Contribute to the development of training, resources and tools as needed to support the successful implementation of the Impact Framework.
  • Build trusted and resilient working relationships with service managers and their staff to establish the MEL team as a valued enabler of service delivery and learning
  • Implement and maintain effective project management tools and processes to ensure the successful implementation of the BSL’s Impact Framework across all services
  • Work collaboratively as a member of MEL and the RPC to achieve common goals


Salary will be in the range of $93,154.77- $97,269.24 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.



Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for an who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and / or specialised training in a field with an emphasis on monitoring or program evaluation such as economics, community development, social policy or other social science.
  • Significant experience in a related role supporting monitoring and outcomes measurement within human / health / community services.
  • An ability to critically assess and design data collection tools and practices and a familiarity with various outcomes measurement approaches.
  • Proven experience of working alongside, coaching, and training staff and practitioners to improve measurement systems and embed learning practices.
  • Highly collaborative. Engages others to achieve common goals; has a spirit of teamwork and supports staff.



  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program



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.


If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Mercy Kanyi at for a confidential discussion.

To view the position description and to address the key selection criteria, please click here.

Applications close: Monday the 16th of August at 11:55pm



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.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Brotherhood of St Laurence

How to apply

Please click on the apply now button for further details.

Please quote in application: Senior Program Officer – Monitoring & Learning via Pro Bono Australia.


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