Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Communications (MERLC) Director

Jakarta, Indonesia
Apply by 6 April 2018
Senior-level , Field assignment
Posted on 7 March 2018

Job Description

Full Job Description: Cardno has operated in Indonesia since 1986, and currently maintains a permanent office in Jakarta as well as project offices in Kupang, Mataram, Jayapura, Manokwari and Surabaya. We have managed projects across a range of sectors (health, governance, education, and law and justice) and clients (USAID, ADB, AusAID, World Bank, and private clients) in Indonesia.

Job Description: Cardno is currently seeking a qualified Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Communications (MERLC) Director for a USAID-funded 5-year TB Private Sector Project in Indonesia. The MERLC Director will lead a team in designing and implementing tailored monitoring and evaluation data collection activities. The position will supervise the development of the necessary data collection instruments, methodologies and management protocols to capture data collection. The project will aim to improve TB case detection, treatment and cure across Indonesia and reducing the TB burden of disease in Indonesia through partnering with private providers.

  • Oversee all aspects of monitoring and evaluation systems, working to increase system improvements to break through barriers to progress in achieving TB outcomes and more generally assure that work plan targets are met in a timely manner
  • Design the evaluation methodology and participatory data collection methods and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations to support system improvements by providing critical information and evidence to inform problem definition, impact measurement, and programmatic and policy decisions at all levels
  • Communicate outcomes to stakeholders at multiple levels, directly and through communication materials
  • Lead a team in designing and implementing a tailored monitoring, evaluation and data collection activities
  • Collate and analyze data for regular project reporting, and lead periodic performance reviews to present and discuss findings and inform project design and implementation
  • Prepare a variety of technical and communications documents and visual representations of data for both internal and external audiences including publications and case studies
  • Provide leadership for knowledge management and disseminating lessons learned and best practices to support scale up
  • Supervise M&E officers and staff and oversee day to day data collection and data entry activities
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Demography, Statistics, Economics, or a related field
  • At least 10 years of experience in M&E and conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Experience in designing and implementing a M&E system that can capture information at the TBPS activity level as well as at the district level
  • Experience designing survey questioners, surveys and data collection, assistance with monitoring plans and indicators, knowledge dissemination and public outreach and performance management
  • Experience leading processes to review and analyze global and local evidence to inform the establishment of national priorities for program and policy action
  • Experience working in middle income countries with experience relevant to the Indonesian context
  • Strong analytical skills advanced knowledge of M&E data analysis software, such as SPSS, Stata, and Excel
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating health programming preferred, particularly with USAID programs in Indonesia or elsewhere in the region with USAID’s management and reporting requirements and systems, indicators, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) framework
  • Experience working on health systems strengthening, TB and private sector is preferred
  • Experience in Indonesia is preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Fluency in English

About the Organization

Cardno has a 50-year history of working in partnership with developing countries to deliver solutions for sustainable development. Through the expertise of professionals operating in more than 100 countries, we investigate the causes of poverty and focus on improving the physical, economic and social infrastructure that sustains communities.