Save the Children Vacancy: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer, Indonesian

Save the Children Vacancy: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer, Indonesian
Save the Children is an international NGO and the world's top independent charity for children in need. Since 1919, we have been fighting for children's rights, saving their lives and providing hope for brighter futures worldwide.  In Indonesia, Save the Children currently works in eleven provinces, has staff of approximately 170 local professionals, and programming in Child Protection, Education, Health and Nutrition, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Humanitarian Response.  Save the Children in Indonesia is seeking to fill the following position:

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
1 position, based in North Jakarta
Code : MEAL-Setara

The MEAL Officer North Jakarta will be responsible for overall monitoring and evaluation of SETARA Project both in North Jakarta and in Belu as well as DRR Project in North Jakarta. S/he will be responsible for the MEAL development and implementation of all projects activities and ensuring that all MEAL strategies and activities are implemented. The postholder will also work with the Senior Program Officer, Program Manager/Coordinator as well as the National MEAL Specialist on all aspect of monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning work of the Project in North Jakarta to support programs to develop and deliver good monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. He/she will work intensively in the baseline, mid-term, endline or evaluation designs, implementations and report; and also develop good database of Project in North Jakarta. 

Reports to: Program Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children currently implementing AusAID NGO Cooperation (ANCP) – Strengthening Education through Awareness and Reading Achievement (SETARA) Project. The ANCP – SETARA Project will work with educators and communities to improve literacy outcomes for early year primary students in North Jakarta as well as will works with ECCE Centers in Belu, NTT; to addressing these important constraints to education quality in two distinct areas while leveraging other current and future Save the Children projects to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. The Literacy Boost result in the Cilincing sub-district of the City of North Jakarta, Jakarta province will address key gaps in primary education quality and community mobilization in support of education. The CSHS result will address health and hygiene behavior change and improve access to health services among students, and address emergency preparedness. These actions will lead to improved attendance and performance in school. The ECCE result in Belu, NTT will improve access to and quality of ECCE services in participating communities, which will lead to improved young learner preparedness for school. By this midyear of 2014, Save the Children also implementing DRR Project in North Jakarta.

  • In close coordination with the Senior Program Officers, DRR Program Coordinator, as well as National Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, develop research, MEAL plan and strategy according to all project indicators that are required by the donor and SCI.
  • Together with Senior Program Officers, DRR Program Coordinator; develop an effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting system (including documenting activities) to ensure the effectiveness of project monitoring and evaluation implementation.
  • Ensure the collection of baseline, mid-term, endline and evaluation data; as well as work on the report.
  • Ensure close collaboration with stakeholders in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation of project activities including establishing and developing strong and effective relationships with key district government officials and non-governmental stakeholders.
  • Closely monitor the implementation of the project work-plan by other staff are appropriately implemented and meet the needs of project target documents requirements.
  • Produce regular progress reports highlighting achievements against plans, challenges to implementation and recommendations for the component performance improvement and monthly report summary.
  • Ensure timely submission of monthly, quarterly and annual activity, monitoring reports in accordance with the SETARA and DRR Project MEAL framework, donor requirements and SCI requirements.
  • Develop and manage monitoring and evaluation data base of North Jakarta Project.
  • Ensure that there is excellent communication and cooperation within the team and between all the SETARA Project in Belu as well as inter team project in North Jakarta.
  • Available and support the team for emergency preparedness and emergency response in North Jakarta.
  • Complete any other duties as assigned by line manager.
  • Bachelors University Degree or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • At least 4 years work experience with non-government organizations, at least some experience in managing Monitoring and Evaluation for education projects.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Ability to work fast, effectively and independently in often high pressure environments, working across a number of teams to deliver high communications output. 
  • Knowledge of project cycle management as well as skills in methods of Monitoring and Evaluation systems. 
  • Strong analytic and writing skills. 
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead project team work as well as to develop and maintain strong relationships project staffs and beneficiaries.
  • Computer literacy skills in particularly related to Monitoring and Evaluation tools, knowledge in other database program would be an advantage
Experience in working in multicultural environment

Updated CV and application letter should be sent to

Please fill the "subject" column of the e-mails in this format: <MEAL-Setara><your name>
Closing date for application is up to 6 July 2014
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)