USAID MESP Job Vacancy: Disability Specialist, East Java – Indonesian

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Disability Specialist
Scaling Assessment
USAID Program Mitra Kunci-Increasing Awareness of the Economic Role of Youth
with Disabilities (Ayo Inklusif)

Scope of Work
Length Of Effort: 40 days
Period of Performance: End of November
2018 to January 2019

Company Profile:
MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC 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 implements nearly 100 projects in 90
countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan,
Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has
partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international
development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors
such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments,
NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities.

Project Summary
The USAID/Indonesia Monitoring & Evaluation Support Project
(MESP)
works to improve the functioning and effectiveness of USAID’s
strategy and portfolio in Indonesia. MESP provides services in performance
monitoring, evaluation, assessment and analysis, training, knowledge sharing,
and learning events.

Under MESP, MSI has been
asked to conduct a scalability assessment of the three grants awarded by Mitra
Kunci. The assessments are being conducted to provide information to USAID to
help identify which activities, or which activity components, offer the best
prospect for scaling programs that effectively increase the employability of
poor and vulnerable youth. One of the three grantees is Increasing
Awareness of the Economic Role of Youth
with Disabilities (Ayo Inklusif!).
The assessment is expected to begin
toward end of November 2018 and last in January 2019.

Increasing Awareness of the Economic Role of Youth
with Disabilities (Ayo Inklusif
!).
Ayo Inklusif! is led by Jawa Pos Institute of Pro-Otonomi (the East Java
Journalist Association/JPIP) in partnership with Pusat Studi dan Layanan
Disabilitas (PSLD/Center for Disability Studies and Services), Saujana and
United Tractor (UT) in East Java. This activity works to increase awareness
among relevant stakeholders of the economic potential of persons with
disabilities, while publicly highlighting the benefits gained through a more
inclusive, job-ready workforce. To achieve its objectives the program conducts
innovative training and internships for youth with disabilities and facilitates
their access to employment and/or entrepreneurial opportunities.

Position Summary
MSI is seeking a Disabilities Specialist to serve as
part of the scaling assessment team
under the direction of the Team Leader, particularly with experience and expertise in youth workforce
programs for persons with sensory and motor disabilities (sensory disabilities
are disabilities caused by the hindered function of one of the five senses, for
example: sight disability, hearing disability, and/or speaking disability) –
meanwhile, physical disabilities include orthopedic disability and motoric
difficulties.

The Assessment will begin toward end of November 2018 with field work starting in December
2018.
The completed Assessment report will be submitted to MSI
by January 2019. The anticipated level of effort for the Disabilities
Specialist is 45 workdays.

Position Responsibilities
  • Participate in
    the team planning with other team members, MESP, and USAID.
  • Contribute to the
    development of the Assessment Work Plan, including the detailed schedule for
    information gathering and analysis, and assessment instruments for fieldwork.
  • Participate in
    qualitative data collection and fieldwork, which will likely include desk
    review, key informant interviews, and/or focus group discussions
  • Analyze data and
    information that has been collected.
  • Take part in the
    presentation of assessment findings to USAID, and helping develop presentation
    materials.
  • Contribute to the
    writing of the Assessment Report, including responding to and incorporating
    USAID inputs on the initial draft report.
  • Undertake other
    tasks as required for the successful completion of the assessment, as directed
    by the Assessment Team Leader.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum A Master’s degree in related field or equal to a relevant
    Bachelor Degree with minimum 5 years relevant work experiences
  • General knowledge of programs and policies
    designed to provide support services to persons with disabilities
  • At least 3 years’ professional
    experience in supporting employment-related skills development for
    persons with disabilities
  • Working knowledge of evaluation
    methodologies, systematic review and/or performance evaluation techniques,
    and applied theory in a development field, including education-related areas.
  • Familiarity with issues and policies related to workforce
    development programs for persons with disabilities
  • Familiarity and experience with qualitative data analysis methods and
    applications
  • Ability to take initiative and work within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent technical writing skills in English is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow organization’s
    regulations.
Level of Effort:
The Disabilities Specialist will have 40 (forty) days level of effort to complete the
tasks described above with the calculation of LOE as follows:
assessment/review preparation (7 days), field
data collection (10 days), data analysis from fieldwork (10 days), field report
writing as input to the overall scaling assessment reporting (10 days), and
delivery of findings to counterparts and partners (3 days). The detailed
working schedule will be provided by the Team Leader.

Deliverables:
  • Summary of Literature Review of project-related information and documents
  • Assistance
    in the development of the assessment Design and Work Plan including data collection instruments
  • Primary data collection results including audio and
    notes of
    qualitative interviews/Group Discussion
  • Secondary data analysis, if required
  • Completed data analysis results for quantitative and
    qualitative
    data
  • Assistance
    in writing the draft and final assessment reports
  • Presentation materials to USAID and counterparts

This
consultancy is limited to Indonesian citizens residing in Indonesia.

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 email to idnmesprecruit@msiworldwide.com

No later than November 2, 2018
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