Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Officer – SUMMER ACT 127 views



Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps Indonesia will reach ~42,500 micro and small entrepreneurs (30% are women) in Greater Malang, East Java Province to share Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign materials and ideas/designs of facilities needed through an ICT platform and provide WASH support. The program will also facilitate access to up to 5,500 micro and small entrepreneurs (30% are women) to digital tools and business mentorships, digital literacy, and virtual mentorship and/or to the working capital through cash transfer and/or loan models.




  • Prevent transmission and keep 42,500 Micro and small entrepreneurs who are vulnerable to Covid-19 impacts as safe as possible through access to accurate and timely contextualized COVID-19 health messaging deliver through an ICT platform;
  • 9,000 micro and small entrepreneurs households have access to the mini handwashing stations and distribute 2,000 hygiene supplies (mask, sanitizer, disinfectant, hand soap, etc) for 2,000 vulnerable micro and small entrepreneurs households;
  • 1.025 micro and small entrepreneurs have access to the working capital through cash transfer model and/or loans;
  • 5,500 micro and small entrepreneurs and 1,850 mentors registered on the MicroMentor Indonesia (MMI) platform have access to digital tools and business mentorships, digital literacy, virtual mentorship, and 900 meaningful connections occurred;
  • 1,000 micro and small entrepreneurs developed/have COVID-19 protocols related to their business process;
  • 2,500 micro and small entrepreneurs participated in the outreach events or digital financial literacy training delivered by the formal financial institution partners.



Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Officer – SUMMER ACT

Under the leadership of the Program Coordinator, The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Officer will base in the program location and responsible to support the development of program’s MEL system, including strategies and tools for measurement, data management protocol, and evidence-based learning and decision making. The MERL Officer will respond to implement and improve program MERL in consultation with National MEL Coordinator. S/he will monitor program activities and indicator tracking in close collaboration with the other team members, lead the assessments in three program locations, collecting lessons learned as well as supporting the development of narrative progress and evaluative reports for the program.

*This position temporary for 12 months contract.




Essential Job Function:

Collaborate closely with the KM & Reporting Officer of Emergency Response Program and consult National MEL Coordinator in developing and establishing Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning systems that serve the needs of the program, including:

  • Support the development and refinement of the MEL Plan including Result Framework, Logical Framework, Indicator Plan, and Program Participants tracking plan. In addition, implementation of the MEL Plan for program activities, outputs, and outcomes, including appropriate methodologies and data collection frequency;
    • Develop data flow map and information management plan;
    • Develop digital data collection tools, including data visualization system/dashboard based on program success metrics;
    • Support the collection, aggregation, storage, and analysis of indicator data for dissemination and use;
    • Develop, maintain, and implement a data analysis plan for reflecting on outputs, outcomes, goal, and assumption indicators;
    • Revisit and revise the MEL Plan to ensure its relevancy over the life of the program;
    • Establish and regular update of program Indicator tracking in TOLA;
    • Regular tracking of Program Participants’ Sex and Age Disaggregated Data (SADD);
  • Manage program data and files in accordance with the MCI standard filing structure in the Synology storage platform or MCI Data Center;
  • Develop and conduct MEL capacity building and training plans for program team and partners as needed, and serve as a resource for program staff, advising on activity design and evidence-based programming;
  • Lead and support in the program’s reporting requirements, including weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as well as evaluation design and implementation.





  • Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or another relevant field;
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in monitoring and evaluation, especially for agriculture and disaster management programs;
  • Familiar with research methodologies or have experience in project research;
  • Have experience conduct baseline-end line survey would be an advantage;
  • Have experience on writing MEL Report;
  • Proven experiences Working with digital data collection tools;
  • Proven experiences on data analysis with proper software;
  • Cultural sensitive and able to work effectively with a wide range of people in the community level;
  • Demonstrated, developed facilitation and engagement skills;
  • Knowledge of disaster response and recovery will be an advantage;
  • Computer literate; excellent skills in MS Office, especially MS Excel in particular and Internet navigation are required.



Please send your CV together with the form on this link with position applied on the email subject to 

The vacancy will be closed on 09 August 2020 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.


Please visit our official website for more complete information about this vacancy and other open recruitment in the following link:



Thank You,

Human Resources Department

Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia

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