FHI360 Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Communications Advisor in Jakarta, Indonesia

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Communications Advisor (MERLC Advisor) for a USAID Tuberculosis Private Sector Activity in Indonesia.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Communications Advisor (MERLC Advisor) will serve as the senior MERLC technical expert for the USAID TB Private Sector Activity. The Advisor will provide technical assistance and oversight to monitoring and evaluation (M&E), research, learning and communication activities, including the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research. The Advisor will also establish an M&E system, including data collection, analysis, and reporting on key output, outcome and impact indicators for the Activity, and work closely with the technical team to ensure compatibility and coordination within the existing M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements. The Advisor will oversee data analysis and production of data use products and mechanisms to promote evidence-based programming, and timely feedback in relation to targets or identification and resolution of gaps. Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting.

The position shall be based out of Jakarta Indonesia and for a period of 5 years. The recruitment is contingent upon final USAID approval of the candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees M&E, research, learning and communication activities for the TB project.

  • Leads development and oversee implementation of an M&E system to collect, interpret and aggregate data that demonstrate impact and program accountability and progress.

  • Develop and support the design and implementation of evaluations, surveys, implementation research and other research.

  • Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results.

  • Build upon industry and experiences to improve consistency, quality and practicality of M&E strategies; promote dissemination and use of lessons learned within the Activity, the Government of Indonesia and other development partners.

  • Build capacity of staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components in project design; such as monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations.

  • Ensure Activity experience is documented as success stories, technical reports, or peer

review publications.

  • Liaise with national, multisectoral and donor M&E TWG and colleagues to ensure programs provide complementary support and contribution to evolution of country M&E systems.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters’ degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or Statistics or another related field.

  • At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience in M&E in developing countries with USAID projects.

  • Experience developing M&E plans for tuberculosis programs.

  • Demonstrated research experience and skills, complemented by collaboration with varying types of partners.

  • Must have extensive knowledge in collaboration, learning, and adapting concepts for health projects.

  • Must have exceptional writing, communications and presentation skills, fluency in the English language, strong teamwork and effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in journal publication.

  • Must have significant experience working in middle income (lower and/or upper middle-income countries), including Indonesia.

  • Fluent in English and Bahasa.

Preferred Requirements:

  • At least 15 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation in developing countries with donor-funded projects

  • Strong background in quantitative research design, methods, analysis and application of subsequent insights to improve performance

  • Experienced in capacity development of government counterparts

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements:

  • 10% - 25%

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.