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 assistance and oversight to monitoring and evaluation (M&E), research, learning and communication activities, including the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research. The Advisor will also establish an M&E system, including data 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 M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements. The Advisor will oversee data analysis and production of data use 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 out of Jakarta Indonesia and for a period of 5 years. The recruitment is contingent upon final USAID approval of the candidate.
- Oversees M&E, research, learning and communication activities for the TB project.
- Leads development and oversee implementation of an M&E system to collect, interpret and aggregate data that demonstrate impact and program accountability and progress.
- Develop and support the design and implementation of evaluations, surveys, implementation research and other research.
- 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 M&E 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 plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations.
- Ensure Activity experience is documented as success stories, technical reports, or peer review publications.
- Liaise with national, multisectoral and donor M&E TWG and colleagues to ensure programs provide complementary support and contribution to evolution of country M&E systems.
- Performs other duties as assigned
- At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience in M&E in developing countries with USAID projects.
- Experience developing M&E 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, communications 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.
- 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
Typical Physical Demands:
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.
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