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Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is a private nonprofit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors. These programs include the flagship Fulbright Program and Gilman Scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State. IIE also conducts policy research, provides resources on international exchange opportunities and offers support to scholars in danger. IIE’s mission is to advance international education and access to education worldwide.

IIE is looking for Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist to supports a 5-year, USAID-funded Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances (SHERA) Program in Indonesia. The primary objective of SHERA is to increase the research capacity of faculty, staff, Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers at selected public and private higher education institutions in Indonesia through partnerships with U.S. universities.

Reports to SHERA’s Program Director, the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist will be responsible for ensuring robust performance monitoring and evaluation that supports the achievement of the SHERA program objectives. Work is carried out independently under general supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following,
  • Collaborate with other team members in developing Performance Monitoring Plan
  • Lead program monitoring, which will include collecting baseline data on each grantees/ partnership member and continuously tracking indicators to capture program impact.
  • Update data on all indicators in SHERA quarterly program reports to USAID.
  • Conduct a thorough analysis of data and trends over the previous year to provide a comprehensive and nuanced picture of the program’s impact.
  • Develop Excel worksheets and customized on-line system to collect standardized quantitative data from all Centre of Collaborative Research (CCRs), which will enable comparison and aggregation across partnerships and assessment of overall program impact. 
  • Disaggregate data by geographic location, sex, age, research focus area, university size, and other variables as appropriate.
  • Supplement quantitative data with qualitative data such as partnership member profiles and success stories on program participants. 
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to each CCR.
  • Ensure that the grantees and sub-grantees develop and employ effective performance management plans and work plans.
  • Monitor the performance of partnerships.
  • Identify partnership implementation challenges and opportunities and develop effective ways to address such challenges and engage such opportunities. 
  • Work with the Partnership Specialist and Communication Specialist to identify, to document and disseminate best practices among the SHERA partners and other interested parties.
  • Comply with applicable contract and sponsor requirements and follow all IIE policies and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties and functions as assigned
Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area such as Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics or Research Methods; advanced degree in monitoring and evaluation preferred
  • At least seven (7) years of experience monitoring and evaluating development assistance programs, developing and implementing work plans and PMPs, assisting grantees in performance improvement, and writing assessments, lessons learned and best practice guides in support of improved program implementation and design
  • At least five (5) years of experience monitoring and evaluating higher education programs
  • At least three (3) years of experience monitoring and evaluating development assistance programs in Asia; Indonesia experience preferred.
Skills Required:
  • Ability to design M&E tools, surveys and evaluations
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation skills 
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, excellent written and oral English.
Work Environment and Physical Demands  Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply, please send your CV with cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to shera.recruitment@gmail.com no later than COB Wednesday, 12 October 2016.

Please indicate the position title in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interviews. All incoming CV will be keep confidential.

Warm Regards,
SHERA recruitment team