MAHKOTA Project Job Vacancy: Senior Qualitative Researcher - Jakarta, Indonesian

About you
Do you want to provide advice and support the project in relation to evaluation and research activities? Then, this opportunity is right for you.

About the role
As Managing Contractor of MAHKOTA Program, Cardno is currently looking for a Senior Qualitative Researcher for ODA MPM. The Senior Qualitative Researcher will conduct qualitative researches on the pilot implementation of Mekanisme Pemutakhiran Mandiri (MPM) that will feed into the documentation and evaluation of pilot MPM. He/She will report to the On Demand Application/Mekanisme Pemutakhiran Mandiri Initiative Manager.

The Terms of Reference containing full Selection Criteria can be Downloaded From HERE

About the programs

In a bid to intensify poverty reduction efforts, the Government of Indonesia has elevated the overall oversight and coordination of poverty and social protection programs to be under the Vice‐President’s Office. Through Presidential Regulation No. 15/2010, the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (Tim Nasional Percepatan Penanggulangan Kemiskinan, TNP2K) was founded and given the mandate to carry out this oversight and coordination role. TNP2K plays a key role in defining policies for poverty reduction and social protection by:
  • Improving program targeting using a common method and household list for all social protection programs;
  • Improving the performance of poverty reduction programs through reforms in program design;
  • Undertaking monitoring and impact evaluation of social protection programs; and
  • Support line ministries in maintaining quality implementation.
In 2014, the Government of Indonesia re-emphasized the commitment to poverty alleviation by enacting Presidential Regulation No. 166/2014.  TNP2K’s role also continues through Presidential Regulation No.96/2015.

The Government of Australia is supporting the Government of Indonesia under a program called MAHKOTA - Menuju Masyarakat Indonesia Yang Kokoh Sejahtera (Towards a Strong and Prosperous Indonesian Society).  MAHKOTA is a flexible facility administered by a consortium led by Cardno – with Development Pathways and Monash University – that is able to respond to Government of Indonesia priorities, provide top Indonesian and international expertise, and allow the Government of Indonesia to take risks with innovating policy.  MAHKOTA’s goal is “a comprehensive and equitable social protection system for the whole of Indonesia by 2025.” The outcomes of the program are:
  • Quality of the national social protection system is improved;
  • More comprehensive and joined up social protection and labour market policy is delivered;
  • Synergies with wider social and economic policy and planning are enhanced;
  • Government of Indonesia capacity to progress towards the goal is established and can continue without further Australian support.
This is a locally engaged position and a competitive salary package will be offered to the preferred candidate in line with local labour laws. The position is open to Indonesian nationals and permanent residents with authority to live and work in Indonesia.

How to apply
To apply for this position please click the "Apply Now" button found on the link and attach an application letter and a current CV.

Applications close 5.00pm, Thursday, 16 February 2017, Indonesian Time.

Cardno is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Child Protection in all fields. Any offer of employment will require criminal record checks.