Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Consultant

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 6 May 2019

Job Description

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting local Indonesian applicants for the position of Sr. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist for the USAID-funded BERSAMA – GBV Prevention Program in Eastern Indonesia. The project aims to strengthen government capacity and commitment to prevent and address gender-based violence (GBV).

GENERAL:

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Consultant

PROJECT: USAID BERSAMA – GBV Prevention Program in Eastern Indonesia

LOCATION: Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia

DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party

TIMELINE: 14 May – 30 June (Up to 38 days)

Position Summary:

The ME&L Consultant will be responsible for managing the M,E&L system and activities, including the coordination of externally conducted evaluations, and implementing an M,E&L Plan for a high-quality, results-oriented project focused on reducing gender based violence (GBV) in Eastern Indonesia. Position will be based in Jayapura, Papua, with project-funded travel in the Eastern Region and to Jakarta.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The consultant, with support from the M&E Officer, will oversee the implementation of the program’s ME&L activities and data reporting requirements. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a rigorous approach to monitoring and evaluation to measure performance toward specific goals and objectives, including quantitative, qualitative, and participatory methodologies.
  • Work with technical colleagues (Deputy Chief of Party/Sr. Program Manager, Sr. Government Relations Coordinator, Technical Program Manager, Field Coordinator, Field Officers) to ensure timely and accurate data collection as per the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP). Verify data sources and data
  • Handle the day-today tracking and reporting on activities under the award.
  • Design data collection instruments, schedules, analysis methods, and applied technologies.
  • Provide training to staff and project stakeholders on ME&L; such as monitoring plan, tools, assessments, surveys, and evaluations.
  • Ensure reporting requirements per USAID obligations under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).
  • Provide geographic location information for activities
  • Monitor the results of the program’s activities and contribute to periodic evaluations/assessments; contribute to dissemination of results to internal and external audiences.
  • Contribute to reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DELIVERABLES:

  1. M&E Monthly reports: due May 29 and June 28 (format and content TBD, may include data quality inputs, indicator updates)
  2. Data collection tools and process for revised AMELP (2019)
  3. M&E training materials: due 10 May
  4. M&E spot check reports: as needed
  5. Inputs to reports: as needed
  6. Updated activities location dataset: due June 28
  7. Final consultancy report: due June 28 (format TBD)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master’s degree required in social sciences, such as statistics, public policy, economics or a related field, and/or specialized training/certification in monitoring & evaluation.

Work Experience:

  • At least ten years of progressively responsible experience in the monitoring & evaluation of donor-funded international development projects. Part of this experience should have been obtained working on democracy and governance or public health programs.
  • Knowledge of USAID reporting requirements, including experience designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Plans, rigorous impact evaluation design, and working with external consultants for third party evaluations.
  • Survey design
  • Demonstrated experience with data tracking tools.
  • Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research required. Understanding of impact evaluation methodology preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistics
  • Understanding of national level MIS approaches and existing government databases/data collection preferred.

Skills:

  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English required.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet (preferably Microsoft Access and Excel), and presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Experience with database and statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS or STATA.

About the Organization

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

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