Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) Manager, USAID/Indonesia Harmoni, Jakarta, Indonesia
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The four-year USAID-funded Harmoni activity will promote tolerance and inclusion and reduce the risk of violent extremism. Harmoni will focus support on interventions that are narrowly targeted towards communities and individuals most at risk of radicalization, with a mandate to build the resilience of key Indonesian institutions – governmental, civil society, religious, and community-based – that represent the frontline in preventing violent extremism in Indonesia.
**This is a full-time, long-term position based in the Harmoni headquarters (HQ) in Jakarta.**
**Please note: Only Indonesian nationals are eligible for this position.**
**The deadline for applications is July 10, 2018.**
MSI is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) manager to lead the project’s efforts to measure, analyze, and report on its performance, as well as to measure and analyze external conditions and situations that may affect Harmoni’s activities. In addition, s/he will support the project’s communication and outreach efforts and will support the implementation of Harmoni’s learning agenda in collaboration with USAID. The MEL manager will oversee the development and management of the project’s MEL plan, ensuring high-level quality tracking of all performance indicators and reporting. S/he will be responsible for all data collection, storage and reporting, and for training the data collection staff. S/he will oversee the design, development, and management of the project database system and be responsible for any recommendations to adjust MEL systems and/or definitions to improve tracking systems.
The MEL manager will report directly to the Harmoni chief of party (COP). The MEL manager will also supervise one or more full-time MEL officers.
The MEL manager will serve as the Harmoni focal point for monitoring, evaluation, and learning. As such, the primary focus of this position lies with managing the project MEL system in accordance with the MEL plan. This effort will include: the design/revision of targets, collection of data, logging of evidence, generation of reports, and design and delivery of learning events and materials. In greater detail, responsibilities include the following:
- Oversee all aspects of the performance measurement support for the project; ensure that all project staff have a clear understanding of the Results Framework, including definitions, and of all aspects of the MEL plan.
- Help establish a manageable context monitoring system.
- Revise the MEL plan and performance indicators as needed.
- Provide training to project staff on the MEL plan and context monitoring, and how to collect the needed data from the partners.
- Report quarterly M&E data to technical staff and to the chief of party (COP) and the MSI technical director for quarterly reporting; help draft and produce all quarterly and annual progress reports.
- Provide on-time, technically valid, and high-quality quarterly and annual M&E reports for review by the senior knowledge manager, chief of party (COP), and MSI technical director.
- Build strong working relationships with the USAID Mission and project partners.
- Conduct data verification and quality control exercises.
- Manage the repository of tools, guidelines, and reference documents for MEL and other materials.
- Supervise long-term and short-term M&E staff.
- Ensure that grantee and subcontract performance managements plans (PMPs) are in line with Harmoni’s overall MEL plan and contribute the necessary data.
- Coordinate with the Harmoni senior management team and intermediate results teams to ensure the effective preparation, execution, and management of MEL-related plans and activities.
- Conduct data verification exercises ncluding data review and sit visits (which may require travel throughout Indonesia).
- Suggest additional useful analyses and carry out research or supervise short-term technical assistants as assigned.
- Propose updates to the MEL plan and performance indicators at least 2 months prior to the start of each project year as needed.
- Support the project’s communications efforts through production of success stories, infographics, and other materials.
- Perform other tasks assigned by the COP.
- University degree plus a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of USAID M&E indicators, approaches, and requirements, with at least three (3) years experience managing M&E systems for USAID programs.
- Experience developing and implementing MEL or M&E plans, monitoring instruments, baseline data collection, and M&E storage systems.
- Expertise and professional experience with surveys, data management and analysis, and/or statistical software programs preferred; experience training and overseeing data collection staff.
- Strong analytical skills, with a demonstrated ability to tackle complex issues.
- Experience working with M&E database systems.
- Strong leadership and communication skills and ability to manage and be flexible in difficult and challenging circumstances.
- Knowledge of and experience with topics covered in the Harmoni scope of work (SOW) preferred (community resilience, reintegration and deradicalization, migrant communities).
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
- Excellent spoken and written English.
- Experience with project communications, including success stories and quarterly reports.
- Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work as part of a team.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to work on own initiative with little direction, meet tight deadlines, and prioritize among multiple tasks.
- Strong familiarity with MS Office applications.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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