16 February 2024

Media Monitoring Consultant

Thank you for your interest in joining Investing in Women.

Investing in Women: Women in Inclusive Sustainable Economic Recovery (IW) is a multi-country Australian Government initiative in Southeast Asia that seeks to accelerate women’s economic empowerment through increased and equitable opportunities in the private sector, contributing to inclusive, sustainable economic recovery and growth in targeted countries. Our objective is to support women to thrive in the workplace and succeed in business.

Building on the results, partnerships and lessons established under the first seven years of the program, IW’s new phase will extend and deepen Australia’s contribution to advancing gender equality in Southeast Asia through influencing and growing an ecosystem of policymakers, business leaders, capital providers and women’s economic empowerment actors.

If you are interested in joining our small, dynamic team and applying your skills, experience and passion to this mission, we want to hear from you.


About the Opportunity

IW’s approach includes a continuous learning and adaptation process, guided by the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Framework. This framework assesses IW’s progress towards its goals, testing and applying methods to build an evidence base for program learning, adjustments and decision-making. The outcomes from the MERL Framework will not only guide IW’s performance but also contribute to the wider understanding of Women’s Economic Empowerment in the region.

Investing in Women is seeking to explore media monitoring tools and services or other technologies to address the information requirements of the program. Technology and industry landscapes have evolved considerably, and there is opportunity to explore new or improved solutions to address IW’s media monitoring requirements.

IW is looking to contract a content expert to review the available options, determine whether a media monitoring tool or service would be suitable, or if other more novel solutions are currently available to meet the identified need.


About you

IW is seeking a suitably qualified content expert to (1) review the available media monitoring options, (2) help determine which/whether a media monitoring tool or service would be suitable, or if other more novel solutions are currently available to meet the identified need.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with the IW team, the consultant will explore and provide a list to IW of the available media monitoring tools and/or services (including pricing and features)
  • Analyse and compare solutions, identifying any differences between the tools or services and mapping the viability of these solutions for use in tracking the indicators identified across the program.
  • Report on the findings of the analysis to the IW team and provide recommendations which tool or service, or combination both, best meets the program’s needs and offers the best value for money. 
  • May include other tasks as agreed with IW

Please see more information about the opportunity in TOR – Media Monitoring Consultant


Employment type and location: Short-term Personnel, remote work


Duration: Up to 5 days by 31 March 2024; anticipated to commence on 15 March 2024


Key Selection Criteria

For your application to be considered by the Panel, interested applicants must submit a response to each of the following Key Selection Criteria (KSC):

  • KSC 1: Strong relevant experience in media monitoring, market research and data analysis, including available media monitoring tools and services.
  • KSC 2: Experience working in in monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL), particularly in international development programs in Southeast Asia is an asset but not essential.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement for a position. At Abt Associates we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every role requirement, we encourage you to apply in any case. You may be just the right candidate for this or for other roles.


How to Apply

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from experienced and capable women.

Please submit your application online.  Upload your cover letter, CV and your response to the KSCs.  Submit your CV and KSC response as a single document, and address how you meet the requirements of this role in your KSC statements.  We are unable to proceed with an application that has not addressed the KSCs. 


Application close:  6 March 2024 (Wednesday) or as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. 


About Abt Associates

Abt Associates a mission-driven, global leader with a proven track record in complex program implementation in the international development sector. We offer bold solutions and technical excellence in Health, Economic Growth, Governance, Research & Evaluation, Environment & Energy, Gender Equality & Social Inclusion. Working with our many partners, we have driven measurable social impact for more than 55 years, to achieve our mission of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. We operate in remote and challenging environments and employ more than 3,700 staff in over 50 countries. For more information about us and what we do, visit our website at www.abtassociates.com.


Abt Associates values individuality and celebrates difference with a strong commitment to all forms of diversity and equality including racial equity, gender, sexual diversity and disability inclusion. We strongly encourage people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. We offer flexible work arrangements and a culturally safe environment for staff members from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.


We are deeply committed to safeguarding, to protect and prevent harm and abuse to individuals we work for and who work for us. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. We will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, child abuse, sexual abuse or exploitation in any form, and expect everyone to be treated with respect and dignity.