ASEAN-ACT : Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator


Terms of Reference

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator


About the organisation

Cardno is a global consulting organisation that manages projects for major donors, delivering aid work in various disciplines such as education, health, governance, resource and environment management and infrastructure. Our work expands across Europe, Latin and North America, Asia, the Pacific and Africa.  With over 6,000 staff worldwide, our vision is to be a world leader in the provision of professional services to improve the physical and social environment.

About the program:

ASEAN–Australia Counter Trafficking (ASEAN-ACT) continues Australia’s long running collaboration with ASEAN and its member states to end human trafficking in our region. The program principally works on strengthening the justice sector response to human trafficking, while opening new partnerships with allied government agencies, civil society, and business. The program engages with all10 ASEAN Member States in some capacity and will continue national-level programming in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Program Outcomes

The overarching goal of ASEAN-ACT is that ASEAN member states have effective justice systems that provide just punishment of traffickers and protect the rights of victims. Three end-of-program outcomes (EOPOs) together contribute to the achievement of this goal by 2028:

>      EOPO1: ASEAN’s planning, monitoring and reporting of ACTIP implementation is increasingly effective and advances the protection of victim rights.

>      EOPO2: ASEAN member state justice and related state agencies are increasingly capable of implementing their ACTIP obligations, in particular those that uphold victim rights.

>      EOPO3: ASEAN member state justice and related state agencies’ policies and practices are influenced by relevant stakeholders and better aligned with ACTIP, especially in connection to victim rights obligations.

Role and responsibilities

The MEL Coordinator will coordinate the delivery of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities, knowledge management and reporting for ASEAN-ACT. Under the direction of the MEL Director, he/she/they will support the implementation of the program’s MEL Plan, reporting and learning events. The MEL Coordinator will support the program team (regional and national) in compiling evidence, data and information for performance management and learning. The position will be located in Jakarta, working as part of a diverse team, the MEL Coordinator will coordinate MEL activities across multiple locations.

Specific duties

>    Data collection and analysis

>      Coordinate the monthly project or activity data collection, compilation and analysis.

>      Coordinate other monitoring activities as required.

>      Support the development of data collection tools and methodology.

>      Support quality assurance of data and information collected by the program.

>      Conduct interviews or research, including setting up operational arrangements as required.  

>      Support the management of the program’s information system, in particular data or information related to program/project performance results. 

>      Liaise with Country Managers, other program staff and key partners to gather information related to program activities, for example program stories, counter trafficking / justice sector data.

>      Collate and analyse information to support effective program performance monitoring and reporting.

>      Manage and implement agreed activities as scheduled.

>    Reporting and learning

>      Coordinate internal reporting activities (e.g. monthly, quarterly) and support quality assurance of reports.

>      Support the program’s review and reflection activities, including operational arrangements as required. 

>      Assist program team to understand the value of evidence-based reporting, the links between DFAT reporting requirements and quality of progress reporting.

>      Develop and deliver internal reports (monitoring, small research, program stories) as required.

>      Support development and review of MEL Plan.

>      Promote and support ASEAN-ACT in building MEL capacity of program staff and key partners.

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and experience:

>      Tertiary qualifications in a field relevant to monitoring and evaluation, e.g. social development, information management, research, international studies. Post graduate qualification is an advantage.

>      Demonstrated understanding and experience in conducting research, ability to collect qualitative and quantitative data and to analyse that data.

>      Demonstrated understanding and experience of the performance management cycle of planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting.

>      Demonstrated ability to manage activities and coordinate diverse group of professionals.

>      Good interpersonal skills, demonstrated analytical skills. Excellent command of English, written and spoken is mandatory. Fluency in Indonesia Bahasa and demonstrated competency in another ASEAN language is highly desirable.

>      Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others, including experience in cross-cultural environments and international settings.

>      Demonstrated planning and coordination skills including the ability to effectively manage deadlines and timing. Ability to develop and maintain results-focused stakeholder relationships.

>      Competent information technology skills.


>      Minimum five years’ experience in developing or implementing M&E systems

>      Experience with the justice sector or counter-trafficking programs in the ASEAN region

How to Apply

>      Interested applicant must submit:

(a)     curriculum vitae.

(b)     A completed Application Form, which describes how your skills and experience are applicable to the selection criteria. Please copy and paste this link: to download the application form.

>      Applicants should clearly indicate MELC - Indonesia. Application shall be submitted by e-mail to   

ASEAN-ACT is committed to achieving workplace diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individual from minority groups, indigenous groups, People with a disability, women and ASEAN nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates under positive consideration will be notified.

Other Information

Amendments to the position’s Terms of Reference may be made during the period of the engagement as required.

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