Working in 30+ countries globally, Conservation International (CI) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to empowering societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the good of humanity. We are constantly growing and expanding into areas new and old. We are currently looking to fill the following position for our office in Jakarta:
MONITORING, EVALUATION AND REPORTING SPECIALIST (MER_S)
Conservation International (CI)l is just awarded a project called Mitigation, Adaptation through Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Indonesia’s Peat and Mangrove Ecosystems funded under International Climate Initiative (IKI). Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The project will increase climate change resilience of highly vulnerable communities and biodiversity, while substantially mitigating GHG emissions in Indonesia by accelerating large-scale conservation and effective management of peat and mangrove ecosystems (PMEs). In the priority regions of West Papua and North Sumatra, the project will identify sustainable economic solutions (such as crab fisheries, non-timber forest products, paludiculture) to conserve PMEs that are critical for adaptation while building alternative livelihoods.
To implement the IKI project, the CI requires high qualified monitoring, evaluation, and reporting specialist (MERS). The position will support IKI Senior Program Manager and Senior Director Terrestrial Program to oversee, track, and evaluate the project progress and prepare the report for stakeholders. The position requires working closely with donor, external partners at local, district, provincial and national levels and will further together with the other CI team be responsible for establishing constructive relationships with government, other NGOs and the private sector to support project alignment with government development objectives. The MERS will be based in Jakarta with frequent travel to CI field offices in North Sumatera and West Papua.
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Develop Activity, Monitoring and Evaluation systems to track success of program implementation and provide adaptive implementation
- Lead the M&E system and tools to enable to collect, aggregate and support analysis of data, in order to meet all relevant reporting requirements and to facilitate and inform project management.
- Lead on integration of IKI M&E system with the other landscape and project indicators such as BPS data, SDGs, Landscape Accounting Framework (LAF), and GGP
- Advise and support project managers on choice of indicators and development of monitoring plans including project impacts.
- Co-ordinate implementation of the M&E system, M&E tools, and project monitoring plans, including training and support for project managers and field teams, support data analysis and usage.
- Lead on design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative data collection analysis such as needs assessments, baseline and impact analysis. Liaise with consultants for new survey methodologies if not experienced. Work with staff to develop and standardize survey tools and other data collection forms for monitoring programmes.
- Train relevant programmes and government staff on M&E tools, data collection and analysis and basic surveying and sampling techniques
- Provide support for project managers and Senior Director of Terrestrial Program, with input from field and HQ sector advisors, to develop M&E elements of donor proposals and reports, including provision of monitoring plans, project data, and reports on progress towards indicators.
- Project Reporting and Coordination
- Develop monthly, annual reports are submitted on time for review;
- Develop M&E systems are in place, will aid in the collection of reliable data and information;
- Ensure that the field teams are submitting high quality reports, responsive to requests for success stories, testimonials and other materials required by program needs;
- Work with CI-Indonesia personnel to identify appropriate materials and mechanisms to support improved reporting and communications;
- Develop infographic and presentation deck for support CI communication and outreach
- Coordinate with donor to ensure quality of reporting and
Responsibilities listed in this section must complement above key responsibilities and not exceed 25% of the overall job duties.
- Coordinate closely with Field Operation Coordinators responsible of program financial includes developing and working within a budget to manage and complete projects, and monitoring annual budget as needed to ensure appropriate spending limits;
- Undertake consultative meetings with both provincial and district governments in relation to the North Sumatra and West Sumatera projects and the broader program strategy;
- Arrange necessary agreements with the local key stakeholders that are relevant to the achievement of program strategies and outcomes;
- Collate reports from the fields provided by the project coordinators and compile them into regular (and final) reports to the CI-Indonesia and senior personnel.
PEOPLE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
- This job does not directly manage staff but assists peers and may direct the work of interns, temporary employees, or contractors.
- Not accountable for an operating budget but tracks and monitors expenditures. Initiates check requests or similar routine transactions within established guidelines.
- Activities help manage public or private funds but not directly accountable. Familiar with the requirements of donor agreements and CI’s donor related policies and procedures.
Required (critical to successful job performance. Applicants not meeting required skills may not be hired)
- A Degree in statistic, and natural resource management-related science with a minimum 5+ years of experience;
- Extensive monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and leadership experience;
- Experience in coordinating and managing program support from International and National donor agencies, foundations and private sources;
- Ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations with a wide range of people in both the public and private sectors, including business, government, non-governmental organizations, donor organizations, local communities, consultants and volunteers;
- Knowledge and background in the customs and government organizations of Indonesia;
- Proven track record in writing/editing successful conservation-focused strategy documents, funding proposals, progress reports and relevant materials;
- Willingness to travel and work long hours, including work in arduous field conditions, often to remote areas and work weekends and after hours as needed;
- Proven record of success as part of interdisciplinary project teams;
- Good communication skills and develop network;
- An advance in English (Speaking, Reading and Writing);
- Computer literate in words, graphic software, excel, and statistical software.
- Has experience in project management and developing monitoring and evaluation system.