USAID - Jalin Project Job Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Jakarta - Indonesian

The USAID Jalin Project
Scope of Work

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

The USAID Jalin Project (hereafter referred to as “Jalin” or the “Project”) is a five-year initiative implemented by DAI Global, LLC and its consortium of partners – IntraHealth, Vital Strategies, and Market Share Associates – to work with USAID to facilitate and support partnerships through a co-creation process that brings together a diverse range of public and private sector actors to leverage domestic resources, increase the pace at which reliable local evidence is made widely available and utilized to design and implement local maternal and newborn health solutions.

Jalin will contribute to a maternal and newborn health movement in Indonesia that: (a) brings together actors, including those traditionally outside the health system, to use local evidence and global best practices to co-create, test and adapt local solutions; (b) addresses evidence gaps by identifying where and why maternal and newborn deaths are happening and uses that information to co-define and create local solutions; (c) engages the public and private sectors to co-finance scalable local solutions to support partnerships and ensure that the poor and vulnerable have access to essential services; (d) catalyzes new and existing partnerships, local solutions and co-investment through a whole-of-market approach across the projects areas of technical focus; and (e) fosters a culture of learning and adaptation.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the MELA Director, the M&E Specialist liaises with the Jalin Jakarta-based and regional technical teams in the development and implementation of project performance monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities. Duties include developing the project’s M&E framework and ensuring high-level quality tracking of all performance measurement indicators and reporting.  Ensuring accuracy and reliability of data generated, tracked and reported through the system is of paramount importance. The M&E Specialist maintains the JALIN M&E database in Jalin’s Technical and Administrative Management Information System (TAMIS).
Specific duties include:
  • Assists in the design and administration of the project’s monitoring and reporting system including development of program indicators to help inform USAID, the Chief of Party, and other key staff of project status and progress toward achievement of key results as agreed in the MELA plans;
  • Supports the MELA Director in the implementation of the project’s MELA plan;
  • Develops and implements M&E reporting guidelines and systems needed to inform the direction of the project, including data quality and data use strategies;
  • Performs data analysis, synthesis and consolidation of indicator data for project reporting;
  • Assists in the delivery or write up of contractual deliverables/ reports including monthly reports to the Ministry of Health (MOH), quarterly reports to MOH and USAID, as well as the Annual Reports to USAID;
  • Drafts activity updates and performance reports, as needed;
  • Assists the MELA Director in providing regular training and follow-up to ensure all project staff clearly understand and are committed to their roles in a well-functioning M&E system;
  • Provides ongoing support to provincial staff responsible for M&E tracking;
  • Provides oversight and monitors progress of data entry and data quality related to M&E tools and templates in TAMIS, and consults with TAMIS business analyst as necessary;
  • Assists MELA Director to use project-generated data for learning and adaptation;
  • Performs regular system checks to ensure data collection and protocols are functioning properly to ensure data quality;
  • Supports and coaches partner organizations to strengthen their M&E capacity, i.e., to gather, analyze, disseminate and use critical information and evidence to inform their activities;
  • Assists the MELA Director in the development and implementation of Complexity Aware Monitoring (CAM) methods to gather data that complements and enhances understanding of project progress;
  • Coordinates with project staff to create success stories, case studies, other project updates;
  • Liaises with the Developmental Evaluation (DE) on a day-to-day basis in coordinating tasks, as needed, to carry out evaluations to assess project progress in order to inform strategy and work planning; and,
  • Any other relevant duties as assigned by the MELA Director.
Essential Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in information management, public health, or other related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in coordinating M&E activities on donor-funded projects.  
  • Demonstrated expertise designing and administering complex M&E systems to ensure data quality.
  • Demonstrated expertise developing databases and data dashboards.  
  • Demonstrated capacity to design and administer a variety of M&E methodologies appropriate to measure expected results within and across all MNH technical focus areas.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and ability to edit documents for clarity and brevity.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access, SPSS or other statistical software, EPI INFO and mapping software such as Health mapper, ARCGIS preferred.
  • Familiarity with reporting and branding guidelines for USAID-funded programs highly desirable.
  • Experience working with government, NGOs, donors, and other relevant MNH stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in complex environments with multiple tasks, competing priorities, and short deadlines..
Interested and qualified applicants could send the cover letter and CV at the latest on February 27, 2019 to with “M&E Specialist" in the subject line and specify the availability date in the CV. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.