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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Analyst

Full Time

We’re looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Analyst with relevant experience to join the BSL’s MEL team based in Fitzroy on a permanent full-time basis, working 38 hours per week.

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.


The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty. For over 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia. We are made up of 1500+ employees and 1000+ volunteers to make a difference in our communities.


  • Improve your take-home pay by using salary packaging options – up to $18,500 can be packaged every year (details via AccessPay)
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements including a hybrid work arrangement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted health insurance and free flu shots each year


The MEL team is situated within the BSL’s Social Policy and Research Centre (SPARC), which is the longest running and largest social policy research centre in a non-government community sector organisation in Australia.  The MEL team integrates diverse expertise to build monitoring, evaluation and learning systems that enable reflection, adaptation, and impact. We do this by collaborating with partners in research, service development and policy to:

  • Develop and implement outcomes monitoring frameworks for practice areas, services and systems change initiatives;
  • Rigorously evaluate our service models and change initiatives to understand and demonstrate our impact;
  • Cultivate and embed a learning culture through the development of inclusive platforms, processes, and resources supporting inquiry;
  • Promote and apply ethical MEL practices that expand the capability of BSL staff, partners, and service participants.

Salary will be in the range of $93,861.36 - $98,110.59 per annum based on skills and experience plus superannuation. 


We are seeking a MEL Analyst to work closely with stakeholders to scope and develop the data collection and reporting systems used to evidence and analyse the effectiveness of the services and systemic change initiatives delivered by BSL and our partners.

This includes integrating data from a variety of systems and sources to create insightful reports and intuitive resources that enable users to explore data and answer questions supporting continuous learning and improvement. The role will also contribute to the development of data workflows and governance to ensure reporting is timely, accurate, and ethical.

The analyst will contribute to cultivating an active learning culture across the BSL where we routinely distil and engage with evidence to adjust, enhance and scale our service models and initiatives.


We’re looking for an applicant who has a passion for advancing BSL’s mission and the following key skills and experiences:

  • Tertiary qualification or specialised training in a field with an emphasis on quantitative data analysis, such as the social sciences, public policy, or computer science;
  • A minimum of two to three years post graduate experience in a related role;
  • A track record of successfully delivering a portfolio of projects;
  • Demonstrated experience extracting, transforming, loading and reporting on quantitative data to inform decision-making, especially in constructing and managing interactive reports using business intelligence and data visualisation tools;
  • A passion for developing, understanding and harnessing evidence to improve service delivery, inform decision making and influence systems change to end poverty in all its forms;


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 Christopher Hacon on for a confidential discussion.

Please review the position description and address the Key Selection Criteria. (For internal boards)

To view the position description, please click here. (For external boards)

Applications close: Sunday 1st October 2023 at 11:55pm

Although this is a full-time position, part-time applicants are welcome to apply. Applications will be considered as they are received, so do not delay!

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..