FHI 360 Job Vacancy: Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Communications Advisor (MERLC Advisor), Jakarta

Position Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Communications Advisor (MERLC Advisor)

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research, and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states, and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Communications Advisor (MERLC Advisor) for a USAID Tuberculosis Private Sector Activity in Indonesia.

Position Description:
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Communications Advisor (MERLC Advisor) will serve as the senior MERLC technical expert for the USAID TB Private Sector Activity. The Advisor will provide technical leadership to monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) activities as well as ensuring that a quality assurance system is in place for research and communication activities and their knowledge products (materials, reports, papers, and publications). The Advisor will also establish and maintain a MEL system, including a data management information system (collection, analysis, and reporting) on key output, outcome, and impact indicators for the Activity, and work closely with the technical team to ensure compatibility and coordination within the existing MEL framework and consistency with national and donor requirements. The Advisor will oversee data analysis and production of the knowledge products and mechanisms to promote evidence-based programming and timely feedback in relation to targets or identification and resolution of gaps. Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting.

The position shall be based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The recruitment is contingent upon final USAID approval of the candidate.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversees M&E and learning team and provides technical leadership in quality assurance for research, learning, and communication activities for the TB project.
  • Leads development and oversees the implementation of a MEL system to collect, interpret, and aggregate data that demonstrate impact and program accountability and progress.
  • In coordination with the Deputy Chief of the Party, proactively engage and keep USAID COR informed about the progress of MERLC work.
  • Develop high-quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results.
  • Build upon industry and experiences to improve consistency, quality, and practicality of MEL strategies; promote dissemination and use of lessons learned within the Activity, the Government of Indonesia, and other development partners.
  • Build capacity of staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components in project design; such as monitoring plans, assessments, reviews, and evaluations.
  • Ensure Activity experience is documented as success stories, technical reports, or peer review publications.
  • Liaise with national, multisectoral and donor to ensure programs provide complementary support and contribution to evolution of country M&E systems.
Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology Statistics, or another related field.
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience in M&E in developing countries with USAID projects.
  • Experience developing MEL plans for tuberculosis programs.
  • Demonstrated research experience and skills, complemented by collaboration with varying types of partners.
  • Must have extensive knowledge in collaboration, learning, and adapting concepts for health projects.
  • Must have exceptional writing, communication, and presentation skills, fluency in the English language, strong teamwork, and effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in journal publication.
  • Must have significant experience working in middle-income (lower and/or upper middle-income countries), including Indonesia.
  • Fluent in English and Bahasa.
Preferred Requirements:
  • At least 15 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation in developing countries with donor-funded projects
  • Strong background in quantitative research design, methods, analysis, and application of subsequent insights to improve performance
  • Experienced in capacity development of government counterparts
Interested candidates, please apply through the FHI360 Career Website  by the latest on September 8, 2023