Senior Learning Advisor, USAID/Indonesia Harmoni: Towards Inclusion and Resilience

  • Posted on 2 December 2019

Job Description

Senior Learning Advisor,

USAID/Indonesia Harmoni: Towards Inclusion and Resilience

Project Summary:

The four-year USAID/Indonesia Harmoni activity promotes tolerance and inclusion and reduces the risks of violent extremism (VE). Harmoni supports interventions that are narrowly targeted towards communities and individuals most at risk of radicalization, with an explicit mandate to build the resilience of key Indonesian institutions – governmental, civil society, religious, and community-based – that represent the front line in preventing VE in Indonesia. As such the project focuses on at-risk communities and vulnerable population groups. The majority of Harmoni assistance is delivered through grants to Indonesian civil society organizations (CSOs) and government partners, primarily at the local level.

This is a full-time, long-term position based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

This position is open to Indonesian or foreign nationals.

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a Senior Learning Advisor (SLA) to lead efforts to capture and share experiences, lessons, data, and analyses from Harmoni interventions. The project serves as a laboratory to craft and test approaches and interventions for preventing and countering VE (P/CVE) and intolerance. Learning from Harmoni is shared with USAID, project partners and communities, as well as other practitioners in Indonesia and beyond.

The SLA will be a part of Harmoni’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team, and will play a lead role in implementation of Harmoni’s learning agenda, in collaboration with USAID. She or he will work closely with the MEL Manager and MEL Specialist, who operate the project’s M&E systems and databases, and with the Harmoni Program team overall.

The SLA will report directly to the Harmoni Chief of Party (COP).


  • Conceive, lead, and oversee execution of Harmoni learning interventions.
  • Take primary responsibility for implementing and updating Harmoni’s Learning Plan.
  • Work with the Harmoni Program and Operations teams, in close coordination with the Senior Management team, to ensure that applied research and learning interventions are well designed, have programming utility, are adequately resourced and executed efficiently.
  • Help ensure staff embed Harmoni learning in their work.
  • Help ensure that grantees internalize learning and can present effectively to stakeholders and other audiences, as needed.
  • Ensure that relevant learning from Harmoni activities and the broader VE and P/CVE literature is fed into Harmoni’s Intermediate Results (IRs), sub-IRs, and intervention strategies and designs.
  • Build strong working relationships with the USAID/Indonesia Mission and project partners with regard to learning efforts.
  • Suggest useful analyses and carry out or oversee research and short-term technical assistance, as needed.
  • Manage the repository of tools, guidelines, and reference documents for learning activities.
  • Contribute to the project’s communications efforts, including the production of success stories, infographics, etc.
  • Contribute ideas and written inputs to Harmoni Annual Work Plans and project progress reports, including consolidating staff inputs, conducting data analysis, and generating narrative and graphic elements, as required.
  • Perform other tasks as designated by COP and Deputy COP.


  • University degree, plus minimum 10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Expertise and dynamism to execute Harmoni’s Learning Plan and learning interventions.
  • Experience creating and managing MEL systems for programs or organizations.
  • Expertise and experience with applied research, surveys, data management and analysis, data visualization, and/or statistical software programs, preferred.
  • Management skills and experience to drive, design, execute, and manage multiple complex interventions simultaneously, including supervising project and consultant personnel.
  • 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 (VE, community resilience, reintegration and deradicalization, migrant communities), preferred.
  • Native English-speaking and writing capabilities.
  • Strong Indonesian language speaking and writing capabilities.
  • Experience with project communications, including success stories and progress reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience working with international donor organizations and programs preferred.
  • Ability to work on own initiative with little direction, to meet tight deadlines, and to prioritize among multiple tasks.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: please visit our website,

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

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