USAID - JAPRI Project Job Vacancy: ME & L Specialist - Jakarta, Indonesian

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.
The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist will be responsible for ensuring robust performance monitoring and evaluation that supports the achievement of the JAPRI program objectives. Work is carried out independently under general supervision.
Essential Duty:
  • Collaborate with other team members in developing, revising and maintaining the USAID JAPRI Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP).  Lead program monitoring, which will include collecting baseline data on each sub-agreement continuously tracking indicators to capture program impact.
  • Conduct a thorough analysis of data and trends over the previous year to provide a comprehensive and nuanced picture of the program’s impact. Dis-aggregate data by geographic location, sex, age, research focus area, university size, and other variables as appropriate. Update data on all indicators in JAPRI quarterly program reports to USAID. Supplement quantitative data with qualitative data such as partnership member profiles and success stories on program participants.
  • Monitor the performance of the sub-awardees. Conduct monitoring visits to sub-agreement holders if needed. Ensure that the sub-awardees develop and employ effective performance management plans and work plans. Identify partnership implementation challenges and opportunities and develop effective ways to address such challenges and engage such opportunities. Identify, document, and disseminate best practices among the partners and other interested parties.
  • Comply with applicable contract and sponsor requirements and follow all IIE policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties and functions as assigned.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • 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.
  • 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 condition and Physical Demand:
Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to Apply:
  • Send your CV with cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to [email protected] no later than Friday, 2 June 2017.
  • Indicate JAPRI ME&L Specialist (your name) in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interviews. All incoming CV will be treated confidential
Warm Regards,
USAID JAPRI Recruitment Team