Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit

  • Senior-level, Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 May 2021

Job Description

Overview of the Role:
The Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit is assigned to lead the overall operation of the Monitoring and Evaluation unit in providing monitoring and evaluation support to TNP2K and related ministries initiatives in poverty reduction, and lead the relevant initiatives mandated by the organisation. He/she will coordinate members of the unit in doing the tasks that the unit is mandated to do monitoring and evaluation of reformed and strategic government programs. He/she will also be responsible in ensuring and overseeing the design, methods, and analysis for both quantitative and qualitative evaluations that will be carried out by development partners and service providers. Together with Chief of Policy Teams, he/she will be representing TNP2K Secretariat in supporting line ministries, local government and other relevant stakeholders for Monitoring and Evaluation (Monev)-related capacity building.

About the Program:
Background
The Government of Indonesia is committed to accelerating the pace of poverty reduction and the President of Indonesia has declared that poverty reduction is among the highest development priorities of his administration. This commitment is reflected in Indonesia’s national medium‐term development plan (Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional, RPJMN, 2020‐2024), with a target to reduce the poverty rate from 9.41% in 2019 to 6.5‐7% and reduce inequality from 3.82 in 2019 to 0.370-0.374 by 2024. Indonesia’s achievements to reduce poverty have been significant: between 1999 and 2019, the poverty rate reduced from 23.4% to 9.41%. However, almost 30 million Indonesians continue to live below the poverty line, and around 99 million are either living in or vulnerable to falling back into poverty.

Furthermore, inequality has risen significantly since the late 1990s which can threaten both economic growth and stability. Key policies for tackling poverty and inequality are an investment in social protection and widening access to decent work. Indeed, there is strong international evidence that well-designed social protection can enable people to access the labour market and participate in income-generating activities, while also helping generate higher economic growth.

TNP2K
In a bid to intensify poverty reduction efforts, the Government of Indonesia has elevated the overall oversight and coordination of poverty and social protection programs to be under the Vice‐President’s Office. Through Presidential Regulation No. 15/2010, the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (Tim Nasional Percepatan Penanggulangan Kemiskinan, TNP2K) was founded and given the mandate to carry out this oversight and coordination role. TNP2K plays a key role in defining policies for poverty reduction and social protection by:

  • Improving program targeting using a common method and household list for all social protection programs;
  • Improving the performance of poverty reduction programs through reforms in program design;
  • Undertaking monitoring and impact evaluation of social protection programs; and
  • Support line ministries in maintaining quality implementation.

In 2014, the Government of Indonesia re-emphasized the commitment to poverty alleviation by enacting Presidential Regulation No. 166/2014. TNP2K’s role also continues through Presidential Regulation No.96/2015. An overview of key achievements of TNP2K and priority areas for the years ahead is available on the following website:
(Bahasa Indonesia) http://www.tnp2k.go.id (English) http://www.tnp2k.go.id/en
As Gol achieved a single digit poverty rate of 9.22% under the first Joko Widodo Administration (2014-2019), the Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin Administration (2019-2024) is committed to building interrelated policy priorities to further reduce poverty and foster ongoing inclusive economic growth by continuing to strengthen and expand social protection and pro-poor policies and programs. Given the multidimensional nature of these efforts, it is essential to coordinate, as well as inform with evidence, the efforts across sectors and entities within and outside of government that engage in the provision of welfare in Indonesia. Under the leadership of Vice President Amin, TNP2K will continue to play a critical role in these efforts.

MAHKOTA
The Government of Australia is supporting the Government of Indonesia under a program called MAHKOTA - Menuju Masyarakat Indonesia Yang Kokoh Sejahtera (Towards a Strong and Prosperous Indonesian Society). MAHKOTA is a flexible facility administered by Cardno that is able to respond to Government of Indonesia priorities, provide top Indonesian and international expertise, and allow the Government of Indonesia to take risks with innovative policy. MAHKOTA’s goal is “a comprehensive and equitable social protection system for the whole of Indonesia by 2025.” The outcomes of the program are:

  • Quality of the national social protection system is improved;
  • More comprehensive and joined up social protection and labor market policy is delivered;
  • Synergies with wider social and economic policy and planning are enhanced;
  • Government of Indonesia’s capacity to progress towards the goal is established and can continue without further Australian support.

About the Role:
The Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit is assigned to lead the overall operation of the Monitoring and Evaluation unit in providing monitoring and evaluation support to TNP2K and related ministries initiatives in poverty reduction, and lead the relevant initiatives mandated by the organisation. He/she will coordinate members of the unit in doing the tasks that the unit is mandated to do monitoring and evaluation of reformed and strategic government programs. He/she will also be responsible in ensuring and overseeing the design, methods, and analysis for both quantitative and qualitative evaluations that will be carried out by development partners and service providers. Together with Chief of Policy Teams, he/she will be representing TNP2K Secretariat in supporting line ministries, local government and other relevant stakeholders for Monitoring and Evaluation (Monev)-related capacity building.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Providing leadership for the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit in performing its responsibilities to provide necessary monitoring and evaluation needs for the whole organisation.:
  2. Coordinate/overseeing implementation of the workplan
  3. Providing technical assistance to implementing agencies
  4. Preparing Policy Inputs for the National Team

In addition to these formal responsibilities, the position will be required to comply with all DFAT and Cardno policies, including Child Protection Procedures, and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (SEAH) Procedures.


Any offer of employment will require criminal record clearance.
To access the Terms of Reference detailing the role, responsibilities and selection criteria for this position, please copy and paste this link into a web browser: https://www.cardno.com/media/7330/tor-manager-monitoring-and-evaluation.pdf

About You:
You will be a motivated and proactive Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit with the right combination of talent, energy and a commitment to technical excellence. Successful candidates need to have:

  • Master’s Degree (essential) or PhD (and advantage) in Economics, Statistics, Public policy, or other relevant fields.
  • Relevant Professional Qualification
  • Demonstrated analytical & conceptual skills and aptitude for learning the latest scientific/evidence-based approaches to national and regional level poverty reduction strategy and programs and translating them into communication and partnership initiatives.
  • Minimum 12 years (for master’s degree) or 7 years (for PhD) of working experience in research, evaluation design, implementation, and management.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting implementation and impact evaluations, as well as designing and fielding surveys is essential.
  • Proven experience in using large scale quantitative survey data and excellent knowledge of data collection systems for economic and social development survey data.
  • Extensive experience in working with research organizations, International Agencies, Government Agencies, and academic communities.

How to Apply?
We welcome your interest in joining the MAHKOTA team. Please click this link: https://bit.ly/33GfO27 to apply and submit your CV including a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria (no more than two pages). Kindly note that applications that do not include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria will not be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Cardno provides equal employment opportunities. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.


Applications must be submitted by 03 June 2021, 5 PM (AEDT).

About the Organization

About Cardno
We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.


Cardno ID (International Development) has extensive experience managing a number of donor-funded programs in the Asia Pacific region. We engage in international development as a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated process. Strengthened by our geographic and market diversity, we are committed to providing innovative and integrated solutions that create opportunities for significant, lasting change in emerging economies. Collaborating with multilateral and bilateral donors, private clients, governments and communities to develop sustainable solutions to complex challenges, we work with local counterparts to achieve meaningful impact.

Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, Exploitation and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection, Fraud and Bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

Contact:
If you have any questions, please contact recruitment.internationaldevelopment@cardno.com quoting " Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit” in your email subject line. Please use provided application platform to send your CV and cover letter.

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