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Job descriptionDirector, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning - USAID/Indonesia PRIMATA
About Palladium: Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 4,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.
This Opportunity: The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director is a full-time position for an upcoming award (PRIMATA) being solicited through USAID/Indonesia that will focus on conserving Indonesia’s orangutan populations through three objectives: 1) Effective implementation of incentives for the co-management of orangutans and their habitat 2) Strengthen local stakeholders’ capacity and commitment for orangutan protection and human-wildlife conflict management 3) Strengthen evidence-based decision making on orangutan population and habitat management
The MEL Director will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets/projections, indicators, outcomes, and impacts. valid, and verifiable data collection, reporting and analysis, and communicating program results. S/he will link M&E data to a process of learning and iterative adaptation.
This position will be based in Jakarta and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium. Reports to: Chief of Party Duration: 5 years Location: Indonesia Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead the development and monitoring of MEL workplans, and review and update the project’s MEL plan on an on-going basis.
- Provide technical leadership to capture and communicate program results, as well as ensure high-quality, timely, valid, and verifiable data collection, reporting and analysis.
- Develop and implement a framework for project results measurement, accountability, learning and development effectiveness to measure and report project success, including articulation of Theories of Change (ToC).
- Using a CLA framework, ensure that lessons learned, and best practices are captured, synthesized, reported, and disseminated.
- Support prioritization and regular use of conservation information by project partners at national and subnational levels, leverage routine information systems to the extent possible, and support prioritization of indicators and strengthening of data for effective governance, coordination, and accountability of conservation services.
- Responsible for providing technical assistance and coordinating with various Indonesian government agencies and development partners to improve and utilize existing systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable conservation data that meet donor reporting requirements
- Coordinate and manage all monitoring, evaluation, and research and deliverables for the project and ensure that all required reports and documentation for the project’s internal management systems and for external reporting are produced according to USAID guidelines.
- Work closely with the technical leads of project components to ensure compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework and ensure that the MEL system adheres to USAID guidelines and meets the needs of the program for learning, analysis, and reporting.
- Focus on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems.
- Leads efforts to develop and implement an effective knowledge management system to ensure lessons and best practices are incorporated into ongoing interventions and innovative approaches.
- Leads development, selection, and application of M&E processes and tools.
- Provide technical staff training where necessary (i.e. On- the- job -training, through coaching or formal short courses facilitated by managers themselves to develop to skills and knowledge).
- Provide strategic guidance on MEL activities and oversees MEL activities across the project, including indicator selection, baseline assessments, and setting targets.
- Guide team efforts to use data and research to inform evidence-based program design and adaptive management.
- Oversees and advise on information management processes by reviewing data collection efforts, overall data reliability, consistency, quality, and reporting.
- Institute routine data reviews as part of an adaptive management process including analysing, interpreting, and presenting data to project management and technical leads
- Responsible for developing and designing project systems to track program progress against indicators, collecting and verifying information and maintaining performance monitoring plans, reports, work plans and monthly reports.
- Fluent writing, reporting, and presentational skills in English.
- Master’s degree or higher in M&E, Statistics, Economics, or related field.
- Previous experience in MEL and CLA workplans, preferably for a USAID climate or conservation project, preferably in Indonesia.
- Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing MEL systems that track project performance
- Demonstrated experience in managing a team of professionals and collaborating with government officials at the local and national level; preferably with the Indonesian government.
- Proficiency in data analysis software and demonstrated experience in monitoring tools related to conservation, wildlife management, environment, natural resources, and/or climate.
- Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision
- Demonstrated experience in gathering, organizing, and analyzing large amounts of data as well as the ability to design manageable, transparent M&E systems that report progress against indicators throughout the life
- Prior experience developing, implementing, and managing performance monitoring plans (PMPs).
- Demonstrated experience with complex donor-funded development projects
- Experience with USAID rules and regulations, as well as best practices in M&E
- Experience in leading and oversight of qualitative and quantitative research and demonstrated experience managing data collection teams
- Excellent organizational and management skills to manage MEL teams and activities
- Prior experience in a mid-senior management role on a donor funded program.
- Strong understanding of USAID regulations and M&E reporting requirements, preferably in the health sector.
- Written and oral proficiency in English and fluency in Bahasa Indonesia preferred.
- Indonesian Nationals are encouraged to apply.
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