Job Vacancy - MEL Specialist

MEL Specialist

MEL Support to USAID Indonesia, Indonesia

Project Background

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Project Objective

Social Impact is responding to a two-year Task Order request to support the design and implementation of the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for FY 2020 - FY 2024 by providing technical, consulting, and advisory services related to monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) to the USAID/Indonesia mission. This includes providing M&E Technical Services (Objective 1), and M&E Related Advisory Services and Knowledge Management (Objective 2). This award will also provide targeted MEL support to enhance the Mission’s efforts to build a culture of learning through internal MEL-related training and learning-related tasks and events. This includes providing Improved Capacity for Learning and Adapting (Objective 3) and potentially extending this support to local organizations in order to strengthen their M&E capacity (under Objective 4).

Project Description

Under supervision of the Chief of Party, the MEL Specialist will lead monitoring-related support tasks such as updating Project Management Plans (PMP), compiling data, and capacity building for monitoring, evaluation and learning. The Specialist will oversee a M&E Assistant throughout the duration of the project.

The M&E Specialist will be full-time for a one-year duration of the project and will be based in Jakarta.

*Please note: This is a local position. Only Indonesian citizens will be considered for this role.*


·       Coordinate and be ultimately responsible for all data collection, monitoring, report generation, evaluation and related tasks. Promote the development of the Community of Practice.

·       Oversee evaluation design/methods selection, assessments, analysis, and research.

·       Oversee Data Quality Assessments.

·       Oversee PMP development, performance indicator development, third party verification, and other monitoring/PMP tasks.

·       Support MEL capacity building through designing and conducting M&E trainings.


·       A Master’s in a relevant field and 12 years of related experience or a PhD in a relevant field and 8 years of related experience, including substantial demonstrated experience in designing, evaluating and/or assessing donor-funded programming in the areas of capacity building and learning.

·       Strong monitoring background, including extensive experience leading and managing evaluations, designing and updating PMPs, and strengthening institutional capacity.

·       Ability to lead diverse teams of technical and management experts and to interface with various stakeholders ranging from government to non-government organizations, donors and beneficiaries.

·       Demonstrated understanding of USAID evaluation policy.

·       Excellent English writing, editing, and communication skills.

Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

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SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



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