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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