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Investing in Human Capital for Disaster Management (INVEST DM) 2.0

About Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia

Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia (YMCI) is a local Indonesian non-profit organization, which implements humanitarian and development assistance programs throughout the country. YMCI’s mission is to empower people in Indonesia to become healthy, productive, and resilient communities. Resilience means an ability to recover form or adjust easily to misfortune or change.


Program Summary

Under USAID/BHA funding, Mercy Corps is implementing a USAID/BHA-Funded, 18-month, $2.5M Investing in Human Capital for Disaster Management (INVEST DM) Program: INVEST DM 2.0.  A continuation of INVEST DM phase 1, INVEST DM phase 2 will work to support the Government of Indonesia (GOI) disaster management institutions (BNPB & BPBDs) and people at key administrative levels to be better equipped to fulfill their mandate to deliver effective DM services and save lives.

MEL Specialist – INVEST DM 2.0

General Position Summary

Under the guidance of INVEST DM 2.0  Chief of Party, the INVEST DM 2.0 Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Specialist is responsible for coordinating with consortium counterparts on the M&E system development/review to implement the program. The MEL Specialist oversees the monitoring and evaluation of the program, including development/review of MEL tools and plans, baseline and end-line survey, beneficiary and indicator tracking, data compilation and participatory analysis, contribution to reports and preparation of communication materials. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to conceptualize, plan and implement program activities creatively, as well as the skills to analyze data and utilize lessons learned for the continuous improvement of program implementation and promote a culture of learning.


Essential Job Responsibilities

Working within a consortium context, the responsibilities of a Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Specialist able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends or on holiday, as required to meet deadlines with time-off in lieu provided as compensation when approved by the supervisor.

Program Management
  • In consultation with Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party, develop/review MEL tools and an MEL plan and train the team and orient consortium members to ensure effective use of program funds and information;
  • Provide training to consortium members on the development of MEL plans, MEL tools, survey design, methodology, data analysis, and other services as may be required for INVEST DM 2.0 program monitoring and evaluation;
  • Provide guidance and support to BNPB and BPBDs on developing training of trainers (ToTs) database, tracking systems and MEL systems on province and district level capacity building;
  • Assist on data collection and compilation implemented by consortium members, promote continuous learning and program design improvements through facilitation of program-wide MEL analysis and feedback sessions;
  • Oversee data processing, including quality control, validation and verification for the collected baseline data and support in data analysis;
  • Responsible for developing a communications strategy, in consultation with Chief of Party, Deputy COP, and maintaining contacts with key government stakeholders and media actors, and developing communications materials as appropriate;
  • Assist with donor reports, particularly through the presentation of data tabulation and analysis;
  • Develop timely work plans and reports on program activities: weekly work plans, weekly updates, monthly reports, success stories, etc.
Team Management
  • Participate/facilitate in project team/consortium coordination meeting;
  • Provide technical support for consortium members, BPBDs and other program stakeholders to improve their MEL systems and capacity.
Influence & Representation
  • Proactively inform stakeholders about Mercy Corps Indonesia programming and build professional and credible relations with community and government stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.



  • Possess a relevant university degree or college diploma and relevant 5+ years of relevant professional experience, including at least three years working in MEL for non-governmental organizations, UN agencies or with bi-laterals/multi-laterals programs working in capacity building, disaster risk preparedness and resilience management;
  • Strong experience working in a consortium setting and government capacity building programs;
  • Sound knowledge of the Theory of Change with demonstrated expertise and experience in MEL, including the development and use of program log-frames, indicators, MEL plans and systems, preferably funded by USAID/BHA;
  • Possess skills in qualitative and quantitative MEL methodologies and techniques;
  • Experience in developing and implementing baseline/end-line studies and evaluations;
  • Significant experience in team / stakeholders training and institutional capacity building;
  • Sound experience with USAID/BHA indicators, MEL system and industry guidelines;
  • Strong computer and data analysis skills (e.g., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SPSS /STATA, and other qualitative and quantitative statistical analysis tools);
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia, both written and spoken, is required;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, able to meet deadlines, takes initiative, anticipate and solve problems;
  • Effective time management and organization skills including priority setting and responding to program needs;
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills including: Problem-solving skills, being proactive and taking initiative.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesua is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.


How to Apply

Please send your CV together with the form on this link with the subject: “MEL Specialist_INVEST DM_Your Name” to .


The vacancy will be closed on 09 April 2021 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.


Thank You,

Human Resources Department

Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia

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