Abt Associates Job Vacancy: Data Collection Specialist, Lombok Island - Indonesian

Abt Associates has been selected by the Millennium Challenge Account-Indonesia to implement the one-year Participatory Mapping and Planning (PMaP) 6 project. Through this project Abt Associates will help over 300 rural villages in fifteen districts throughout the country to delineate and demarcate their boundaries and map their resources to attract future investment in areas that will improve rural livelihoods in an environmentally sustainable manner. In this project, Abt Associates and its team of Indonesian specialists and subcontractors will implement the 21-step Village Boundary Setting/Resource Management (VBS/RM) methodology in collaboration with local communities and government through a participatory process.

Abt Associates is seeking a field-based Data Collection Specialist to support and oversee work in assigned areas of NTB. The Data Collection Specialist will report to the Compliance and Monitoring Coordinator based in Jakarta and provide support to the technical teams implementing the VBS/RM process on the ground. The position requires a six-month posting commitment in NTB and extensive travel within the region. Living and quarter’s allowance will be provided by the project.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to the Kecamatan Technical Working Teams, in particular, the Archivists, in data collection, management, measurement, reporting, dissemination and other data collection and monitoring issues which may arise during the VBS/RM process; 
  • Monitor the compliance of the VBS/RM documentation and reporting it on a bi-weekly basis using the workflow management system; 
  • Ensure proper usage of project data collection and management instruments and tools developed by project management;
  • Supervise and coordinate on-going data collection and data entry as required by project management;
  • Train VBS/RM team staff on project’s data collection and storage systems and verification procedures;
  • Support communications and outreach (e.g. newsletters) as needed; 
  • Prepare data and materials related to the fieldwork for use in technical reports and presentations, including editing and translation of key pieces of documentation; 
  • Coordinate directly with the Chief of Party, Compliance and Monitoring Specialist, Field Coordinators, and other personnel in the planning, coordinating, and implementation of field work, data processing, and preparation of reports and presentation. 
Minimum Qualifications

  • Academic degree in data management, information technology, statistics or a relevant subject;
  • Three years’ experience working in database management; 
  • Demonstrated skill in coordination, communication, and interaction with local government and community representatives;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in participatory methodologies;
  • Experience using qualitative and quantitative data collection tools and survey instruments; 
  • Ability to travel to remote locations in Indonesia;
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and working knowledge of English. Experience in writing reports in Indonesian and English is mandatory. 
  • Six month posting commitment in NTB; Lombok Island. Extensive travel within region is required.
Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to abt.pmap@gmail.com. no later than May 5,2017 with subject Data Collection Specialist_your name, Only qualified candidates will be contacted.