Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (SMEO), GEDSI, Indonesia (National)

Date of Publication: 
30 August 2021
Application Deadline: 
10 September 2021
Company: 
Cowater International
Brief Description: 
SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT
Cowater International is recruiting two locally-engaged Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officers for its Australia-Indonesia Partnership Towards an Inclusive Society (AIPTIS) Program.

The Australia-Indonesia Partnership Towards an Inclusive Society (AIPTIS) is a $120m, 8-year investment (2020-28) that will contribute to the broader development goal of No one is left behind – more marginalised people participate in and benefit from Indonesia’s socio-cultural economic, and political development.

AIPTIS continues Australia’s support to Indonesia’s prosperity, building on advancements in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment, social inclusion, and civil society strengthening. This includes experience and lessons working in community-driven development, civil society programs, women’s empowerment, and inclusive development programs – most recently through MAMPU and Peduli. It also builds on decades of work by Indonesian CSOs and social movements, including the women’s movement to advance GEDSI.

AIPTIS supports the shared policy priorities of GoI and GoA. It is aligned with Pillar One of the Indonesia- Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and the associated Plan of Action, which commits to cooperation to “address poverty and inequality, promote women's leadership and empowerment on disability-inclusive development; the Stability Pillar of the Australia-Indonesia COVID-19 Development Response Plan; and the Government of Indonesia (GoI) Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN IV 2020- 2024). AIPTIS supports the RPJMN agenda of “enhancing the quality and competitiveness of human resources”, and specifically the RPJMN’s Gender Equality and Women Empowerment policy and its Social Inclusion policy direction. It also supports Indonesia’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the call to “Leave no one behind” in development, while responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the disproportionate socioeconomic impacts on women and communities experiencing marginalisation as well as the potential threats posed to civil society spaces.

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
The Senior M&E Officer (SMEO) will support a range of Monitoring and Evaluation tasks and be responsible for delivering their responsibilities in a timely manner to a high standard.
  
The SMEO will monitor, collect, triangulate, test and analyse data reported in the partners progress reports, carry out regular monitoring and partners assessments and  assist the MERL Manager to arrange regular review/reflection activities and track performance indicators in the AIPTIS work plan.
  
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the MERL Manager, SMEO will be responsible for:

  • Routinely synthesizing monitoring information from partner reports, identifying key issues, and communicating findings to the Partnership Coordinator, MERL Manager and the wider team;
  • Liaise routinely with the MERL Manager to ensure that program information needs are supported with data from the partners report, other M&E methods or through specific research studies.
  • Contribute to AIPTIS internal and external reporting;
  • In collaboration with the Partnership Coordinators (PCs) ensure timely and complete inputs of data from partners by using the prescribed template;
  • In collaboration with PCs, ensure that all program performance indicators as set out in the Monitoring Evaluation Plan (MELP) are maintained and updated on a regular basis;
  • Provide findings and recommendations to PCs regarding the requirements to conduct field monitoring.
  • In collaboration with PCs ensure that partners collect stories of change on a regular basis and and upload the story to the management information system.
  • In coordination with PCs and Grant Officers (GOs), support partners to use monitoring information by facilitating Participatory Analysis and Reflection (PAR) meetings
  • Identify and report glitches/bugs in the MIS to be addressed by Senior Monitoring Evaluation & Information system (SMEISO) or the Management Information System (MIS) Advisor.
  • In coordination with MERL Manager and SMEISO, explain, clarify, and troubleshoot any issues or problems regarding AIPTIS reporting requirements.
  • In collaboration with PCs produce partner performance report summaries on a particular topic based on partner progress reports and analysis of monthly financial data provided by GOs;
  • In coordination with the Communications team, support the facilitation of learning events for partners and other members of the AIPTIS team.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Education:

  • Bachelor degree in project/program management, international development, research or a related field.

  Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in working on similar program in a Monitoring and Evaluation position.

  Essential Skills:

  • Demonstrated good analytical thinking and writing skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills both in English and Bahasa Indonesia are desirable.
  • Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Knowledge of GEDSI and demonstrated personal championship of GEDSI principles;
  • Demonstrated experience with various approaches to program planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative monitoring tools.
  • Good facilitation and communication skills.
  • Ability to use data analysis programs such as SPSS & Tableau is desirable.
  • Good team player
  • Results oriented attitude
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good communications skills
  • Innovative and willing to develop/use/test a new approach in Monitoring and Evaluation

Language Proficiency: Exceptional written and verbal communication skills both in English and Bahasa Indonesia are desirable.

Employment Conditions: Based in Jakarta, Indonesia

APPLICATION PROCESS
Candidates are encouraged to apply by Friday, September 10th, 2021/as soon as possible on our Careers Page.

For your application to be considered, please upload your documents as followed: Candidate Last Name, First Name, date, Title of the Position.

Required documents include cover letter outlining relevant experience, CV and list of three references  (including one from current, or most recent, employer)
We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.
  


ABOUT US
With more than 35 years’ experience, Cowater International is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development and has managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Cowater International also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec; London, United Kingdom; Nairobi, Kenya; and Brussels, Belgium, in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow with Cowater International.

 

Location: 
Jakarta, Indonesia Jakarta
Indonesia