Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Consultant at the Red Nose Foundation
Post Title: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Consultant
Level: Individual Consultant/Contract (IC)
Project: Developing and Strengthening of RNF Monitoring and Evaluation system for Red Nose Foundation’s Courses 1, 2 and 3 and the Accelerated Learning Programme
Contract Duration: Six Months – extendable based on need basis and performance and if funds are available
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Application Deadline: September 13, 2019
Starting Date:September 16, 2019
About Red Nose Foundation
The Red Nose Foundation (RNF) is a non-profit arts and education outreach organization established in 2008. To attract young people, RNF uses arts and Social Circus, the latter being a unique way to help at-risk children and youth develop and learn determination, self-discipline, communication, self-reliance, and confidence in own strengths and capacities to accomplish their future dreams. Traditionally, the RNF runs three major programs for children and young people:
- An Arts and Education Outreach Program using visual arts and music to teach science and math in line with the national curriculum, as well as classes in English, basic literacy, tutoring, equivalency exam preparation,
- The Formal Education Support System Program offering full and partial scholarships for children in grades 1-12; and,
- The Performance Troupe, a Social Circus program.
Background information on All Courses (1,2, and 3), and the Accelerated Learning Programme
Funded by EMpower, the RNF piloted a new program named the Literacy and Numeracy, Job Readiness and Vocational Training, and the Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP). The program is run out of the Community Centre in Cilincing, a poor fishermen community in North Jakarta. The main objective is to increase educational outcomes as well as employability and life skills, and access to decent employment for disadvantaged and underprivileged young people living in high poverty pockets in Jakarta, Indonesia to ease their transition to adulthood in a globalized setting. The program aims to provide students with knowledge about literacy and numeracy, and to prepares young generation for their job readiness by providing them the needed skills, practical knowledge and effective work habits to succeed in their future workforce.
The first course is Literacy and Numeracy training, which targets youths aged 8-14 years old. The second course is Job Readniness which trains youths aged 15-18 years old, in Curriculum Vitae (CV) writing, career planning and interview skills.
In addition, the third course is Vocational training that provided to train youths aged 18 to 24 years old, who have dropped out of school to work in hospitality (food and beverage). This program is split into 3 months in-house training and on average a a 4-month full-time internship in a hotel or restaurant (the internship period varies from 3 to 6 months). During the internship the Red Nose Foundation provides a stipend to the students (spent on food, transport, necessities, etc.), and also finds and pays for lodging nearby the internship location, where the students will live so that they do not have to travel long distances.
The ALP program is to enable young people aged 18-24 years, and high school dropouts, to gain a diploma, which gives access to vocational training and improved probability to get a better job.
Duties and Responsibility
The consultant will be contracted to develop a comprehensive M&E framework and implementation plan to be used for assessing and understanding the progress outputs and outcomes of the 4 programmes mentioned above including their impact and interdependence on RNF’s other programmatic arts and sports components.
The consultant will provide a roadmap to monitor and evaluate RNF’s programmes to support the educational and personal development of children living in underprivileged circumstances, and to promote youth empowerment through arts whilst assisting them to become positive contributors to society.
Scope of Work
M&E Consultant will perform the following tasks:
Develop Its Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and Plan
- Review project documents, including existing Monitoring and Evaluation plan, work plan and budget, and existing monitoring tools.
- Develop a comprehensive M&E framework and road map for implementation of the M&E plan.
- The framework should outline performance indicators (output and outcomes) with clear definitions, milestones, SMART indicators, and data collection strategies, and frequency of collection.
- It should include methodologies for measuring these and who is responsible for collection. It should also clearly demonstrate how the outlined impacts will be measured and how evidence for the evaluations will be generated.
- Systematic disaggregation of data including by sex and age will be important throughout.
- Views from intended beneficiaries should be sought and fed into the evaluation.
- The framework should take into consideration RNF’s general/overall M&E systems (for other RNF programmes/M&E system for the organization as a whole) and how it can fit into the general M&E plan of the organisation.
- Develop M&E guidelines, tools and relevant reporting templates in consultation with programme staff. (see below ‘Deliverables’)
- Assist RNF in using the M&E framework by training staff in using guidelines tools, collecting and analyzing data, using reporting templates and writing of M&E reports. (Details below)
Develop Recording and Reporting Forms and Formats for RNF
- Develop/Modify RNF recording and reporting templates and formats;
- Test/modify/and finalise RNF recoding and reporting forms and formats
Capacity Building of RNF Staff on Monitoring and Evaluation
- Conduct M&E needs assessment among RNF staff and identify M&E capacity gaps;
- Organize capacity building training to RNF staff to minimize M&E capacity gaps;
- Provide on the job training and assist to RNF M&E staff to prepare/write periodic progress report;
Field Monitoring and Monitoring Report Writing
- Organize on the job monitoring and report writing training for field staff
The consultant will report to RNF Programme Director and will regularly interact/communicate with RNF’s donor to share progress made in the development of the RNF M&E plan and framework.
- RNF M&E Framework;
- RNF M&E Plan;
- RNF M&E formats;
- Field monitoring reports;
- Training completion reports;
- Monthly report of works performed;
- End of assignment report
The duration of this consultancy will be 6 months. In Month 1, the consultant is expected to review RNF current M&E systems, meet with relevant stakeholders, and present a work plan to develop RNF M&E plan and framework for all the 4 programmes mentioned in the introduction. During Month 2-6 the consultant is expected to develop and test the M&E plan, framework and related tools and templates, train relevant key RNF in using the M&E plan. See above section III. Duties and responsibilities
Impact of Results
The key results will have an impact on effective monitoring and evaluation of the program for planning. This will help to design and implement evidence based feedback for program planning and policy formulation.
- Demonstrates commitment and dedication towards RNF mission, vision and values;
- Proven organizational and inter-personal skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment;
- Ability to work under pressure and according to tight deadlines;
- Essential computer skills in particular competency in the use of Windows MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point etc.)
- Results-driven and initiative-taking behavior;
- Ability to plan and organize work and establish priorities;
- Remains calm and in control even under pressure, and consistently approaches work with energy and a positive and constructive attitude;
- Informed, sound, and transparent decision-making skills;
- Thoroughly and methodically collects, verifies and records data, demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors of his/her own initiative
Orientation and Communication
- Good interpersonal and networking skills;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations colleagues and seniors;
- Supports and encourages open communication in the team and facilitates team work;
- Ability to work under minimum supervision.
- Professionalism: Ability to conduct data analysis using various methods. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
- Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
- Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings and overall responsibilities.
- Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently
- Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; support subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Managerial and Functional Competencies
- Ability to coordinate teams and assume a leadership role;
- Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and monitor own work.
Education and experience
- Bachelor or higher Degree in Economics, Development Studies, Business Administration, Public Management, or related fields;
- Experience in NGOs would be an added advantage;
- Sound knowledge in Indonesia’s development planning process and development plans;
- At least two (2) years of working experience in monitoring & evaluation consultancy, and qualitative & quantitative research.
- At least five (5) years’ proven experience in monitoring and evaluation, results based management;
- Excellent writing and analytical skill in drafting concept notes and reports; and
- Experience working within the Development agencies preferably in government system;
Proficiency in spoken and written both Bahasa Indonesia and English.
The incumbent will work with Education team. S/he will also report to the Executive Director who will monitor the quality of deliverables. The payments will be made on number of working days on verifying the deliverables and approval by the Section Head.
How to apply
Please send updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with subject M&E Consultant– (candidate’s name) by September 13, 2019.
Application without text in the body of the email will not be processed.