USAID Mitra Kunci Initiative
|Position||Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (MEO)|
|Base of Operations||Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia|
|Original Level of Effort||1 Year with Possible Extended|
DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining excellence in technical and operational project management and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transitioning countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. DAI, the contractor for the USAID Mitra Kunci Initiative, commenced implementation of the project in January 2017.
The Mitra Kunci Initiative is a five-year, $15 million, USAID-funded program implemented by DAI Global, LLC that will promote more inclusive economic growth by improving access to workforce and entrepreneurial skills for poor and vulnerable youth. The Mitra Kunci team will provide USAID project implementers and workforce stakeholders with technical support, connections, and platforms to help build a more robust and responsive workforce development ecosystem. In addition to management support, capacity building, and coordination, DAI’s technical assistance will include identifying, piloting, and scaling new workforce development approaches and innovations. The ultimate goal of USAID’s inclusive workforce development work is to connect 200,000 poor and vulnerable young Indonesians with learning and livelihood opportunities.
Task and Responsibilities:
The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (MEO) will support Mitra Kunci to implement the Employment and Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) activities through support to planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. The activities will be implemented in seven (7) target districts across East Java Province. The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (MEO) has two primary areas of tasks and responsibilities: M&E Provincial Program Duties and Operational Duties.
M&E Provincial Program Duties:
With consultation from the Jakarta-based Mitra Kunci M&E team and the Provincial Project Coordinator (PPC), the MEO will:
- Develop data collection methodology that is relevant to activities at sub-national level, based on Mitra Kunci M&E Plan and provincial work plan;
- Develop M&E forms and any related document based on the data collection methodology above;
- Develop timeline of M&E activities according to provincial workplan;
- Collect, record, clean, and analyze the data gathered from the implementation of activities in alignment with USAID reporting requirements, project reports, and any other publications under Mitra Kunci activities, such as success stories, weekly updates, infographics, etc.;
- Design and carry out evaluations to assess project impact at provincial and district levels;
- Coordinate and assist program partner M&E activities as needed.
- Support visits and meetings to district and local communities as advised by the respective provincial office, with focus on capturing information and monitoring progress;
- Support event preparation and implementation at the provincial as well as district level, to ensure tasks related to M&E are set in place;
- Support Provincial Project Coordinator (PPC) in managing data collection, monitoring, and evaluation for Disabled Persons Organization (DPO) or Grantee in East Java.
Other tasks relevant to fulfilling the objectives of Mitra Kunci.
- A bachelor’s degree in related field, and advance degree in related field is advantage;
- Has minimum ten years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, data collection, assessments, survey design, data analysis, statistics, knowledge management, reporting, and/or other relevant areas;
- Knowledge of statistics and survey methodologies is required; at least one year of experience in survey development preferred;
- Proficiency in database management and data analysis. The successful candidate will have robust data analysis expertise, excellent data management skills, strong attention to detail, and comfort working with large amounts of data at the same time;
- Experience in at least one of the following areas will be an advantage: Disabled Persons Organization (DPO), Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) with a focus on the inclusion of persons with disabilities (PWD), Positive Youth Development (PYD);
- He/she will also be adept at utilizing data and other information for learning and adapting program activities for continual improvement;
- Experience with USAID data reporting is preferred;
- Proficiency with desktop publishing;
- Fluency in written and spoken Indonesian essential; basic English proficiency an advantage;
- Has strong writing abilities;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively, and good team player;
- Persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
Base of Operations:
- This position will be based in Surabaya, Indonesia with traveling to districts of working areas (Sidoarjo, Malang, Pasuruan, Jember, Banyuwangi and Situbondo) and Jakarta.
- Reports to Provincial Project Coordinator (PPC).