UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT JOB VACANCIES 2021
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, USAID CEGAH, Jakarta, Indonesia
MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities.
CEGAH is a 5-year USAID-funded accountability and integrity program that works with a wide range of Indonesian governmental and non-governmental agencies. The program runs between 2016 and 2021. The project is implemented by Management Systems International (MSI).
The M&E Specialist reports to the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party, and provides feedback on measurable achievements toward USAID CEGAH targets. He/she also supports the project’s communication and outreach efforts, translating the collected achievements into accessible stories. In the event of project slippage against monitoring and evaluation targets, the M&E Specialist will offer early warnings to trigger adjustments of the project’s plan.
The M&E Specialist is a key part of the USAID CEGAH project’s knowledge management team and its monitoring and evaluation activities. As such, the primary focus of this position lies with the collection of data, logging of evidence, generation of reports, design/revision of targets, and the production of occasional case studies. In detail, responsibilities include the following:
- Ensure that grant and subcontract M&E plans are in line with USAID CEGAH’s overall Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan (AMELP) and contribute the necessary data.
- Review and verify grantee and subcontract milestone deliverables for claims of achievement, and log supporting evidence into USAID CEGAH M&E system.
- Manage the M&E evidence files (hard and soft copy) and corresponding log book, in order to organize and maintain effective and consistent data flow.
- Utilize M&E data to produce initial basic analyses (trends, graphs, anomalous results, etc.) as requested by MSI, Tetra Tech, or the USAID Mission in Indonesia.
- Provide quarterly M&E narrative reports, results tables, and graphics for review by the Chief of Party (COP), Deputy Chief of Party, and MSI Technical Director that are produced on time and in a technically valid, high-quality manner.
- Suggest additional useful analyses and carry out research or supervise short-term TA as assigned.
- Support the conduct of periodic data quality reviews by the COP, DCOP, MSI Technical Director, or USAID/Indonesia personnel upon request.
- As needed, propose updates, modifications and/or amendments to the Performance Management and Evaluation Plan (PMEP) and performance indicators at least two months before the start of every project year, and towards the closing of the project.
- Provide support in the writing of the project Final Report and all other reporting requirements for USAID.
- Manage the repository of tools, guidelines, and reference documents for M&E and other materials.
- Provide training to project staff on the AMELP, performance indicators, and how to collect the needed data. Follow up to ensure that technical staff submits required data for all performance indicators in a technically correct manner that accurately reflects field realities and meets quality standards.
- As needed, produce case studies on focused areas of the project’s intervention to document key lessons-learned or successful approaches to challenging situations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of USAID M&E indicators, approaches, and requirements, with at least three years’ experience managing M&E systems for USAID programs.
- University graduate in communications, project management, business, or equivalent field.
- Experience with project communications, including success stories and quarterly reports.
- Excellent spoken and written English.
- Strong analytical skills, with a demonstrated ability to tackle complex issues.
- Strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work as part of a team.
- Ability to strictly adhere to deadlines.
- Experience with governance programs or a good understanding of Indonesia’s governance situation is a plus.
Application should include a CV and contact information by January 15, 2021 at the latest. Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.