Fauna & Flora International's Indonesia Programme Vacancy: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator, Indonesia


Start Date:                              1 August 2021
Duration of Contract:            1 year contract and possible extension

Probation Period:                  -

Location                               Jambi, Indonesia
Hours of Work                     Full time working hours are Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 6.00 pm,
                                                with a one-hour lunch break

Job Description

Job Title:                                Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator,

Reporting to:                          Landscape Program Manager Kerinci Seblat

Key Relationships:                Kerinci Seblat landscape project team,
                                                West Kalimantan project team
                                                Remote Sensing & GIS Specialist, Asia Pacific,
                                                Members of the Conservation Science & Design team focused on Monitoring,
                                                Evaluation & Learning for Impact,
                                                Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Research Coordinator, Asia Pacific
                                                Information Management Officer, Conservation Capacity & Leadership
                                                Technical Officer, Conservation Livelihoods & Governance
                                                Senior Technical Specialist, Analytics
Working with:            The MEL coordinator will routinely liaise with national and local government                                     agencies, local communities and community-based organisations, international                                                   and national partner NGOs and for-profit entities, academic institutions, funders                                     and donors, representing the values and interests of FFI at all times
The MEL coordinator will oversee MEL activities for conservation projects in the Kerinci Seblat & West Kalimantan landscapes. The role will strengthen systems to enable robust and practical data collection, analysis, to understand the impacts of FFI’s work since it began over 10 years ago, and use this information to inform decisions and communicate findings to key project stakeholders. The role will ensure all MEL activities are undertaken to the highest possible standards, that are feasible within the constraints of the program, to meet donor and internal needs. Through ensuring delivery of effective MEL the role will help strengthen internal systems and procedures that enable FFI delivery of impactful conservation action in the Kerinci Seblat landscape.

 Key Responsibilities: 

  1. Manage and analyse data for FFI’s work in the Kerinci Seblat landscape.
  2. Ensure MEL in the Kerinci Seblat landscape is appropriately designed in line with FFI approaches to understanding the impact of our work
  3. Collect social monitoring data and carry out stakeholder-mapping to develop the program’s network.
  4. Communicate MEL findings to strengthen community awareness of the program, report to other internal and external stakeholders, and inform adaptive management.
  5. Use MEL findings to develop and design communications materials on good social forestry practices developed within the Kerinci Seblat landscape.

 Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Help to refine and develop the Kerinci Seblat Landscape MEL system to measure progress to conservation impact against the program’s Theory of Change in line with FFI’s pragmatic approach to MEL, by working in close collaboration with the Conservation Science & Design and Kerinci Seblat & West Kalimantan Landscape teams.
  • Develop and manage MEL tracking systems with an appropriate data management plan to securely and ethically store data, collate key findings, and monitor project progress, with support from the Conservation Science & Design team and Information Management Officer.
  • Coordinate the collection of monitoring and evaluation data on a regular basis, in line with program needs and working with relevant team members and other technical experts.
  • Refine and /or develop data collection protocols, using mobile phone Apps where appropriate.  Train team members and partners in data collection protocols where necessary
  • Clean, verify, validate and analyse monitoring data collected by team members and partners, including SMART patrol data, camera trap data, and species monitoring data.
  • Collect and analyse stakeholder mapping and social impact data, including household surveys, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions, liaising with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Research Coordinator, Asia Pacific and Conservation Livelihoods & Governance team to design data collection and analysis tools.
  • Conduct deforestation analysis using Hansen data sets from Global Forest Watch, with support from the Remote Sensing & GIS Specialist, Asia Pacific and Senior Technical Specialist, Analytics

   Learning & Adaptive Management

  • Identify and share with project team members any successes, challenges and trends or patterns that emerge from data analysis to help the project adapt as it is implemented.
  •  Share and discuss findings with communities engaged in the Kerinci Seblat landscape program to validate findings, inform adaptive management, and develop commitment to and understanding of the conservation work.


  • Design and develop materials to share good practices developed by the Kerinci Seblat landscape program team to key audiences
  •  Share relevant findings from project MEL with the Landscape Program Manager to support internal and external reporting, including to donors and FFI’s annual reporting process.
  • Share information and learning generated by MEL within the Kerinici Seblat landscape with colleagues across FFI’s global operations, and other national and international conservation organisations.


  • Carry out any other tasks from time to time that may be requested of by your Line Manager that are in line with your skills and experience
  • Represent FFI at key fora, including consultations, negotiations, meetings, workshops and briefings

 Person Specification 





  • Fluency or working proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Ability to organise, collate, analyse and interpret information and data (both qualitative and quantitative) on the ecological and social aspects of conservation
  • Ability to manage databases
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) to a range of audiences
  • Ability to think laterally and creatively
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Proven ability to work sensitively with a range of local partners

·   Fluency or working proficiency in English

Knowledge and experience

  • A relevant first degree relating to conservation or related discipline
  • Experience in designing and leading surveys & interviews
  • Data management experience
  • Experience in collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative data including:
    • SMART patrol data,
    •  village data,
    •  data licensing,
    •  camera traps
    •  biodiversity monitoring
    •  species monitoring
    •  wellbeing monitoring
    • Spatial data, for example using the Hansen dataset
  • Experience of working with social forestry approaches to conservation
  • Understanding of sustainable enterprises and livelihoods approaches
  • Building trust & good relationships with communities

·   An understanding of and experience of working in or with international NGOs

·   Familiarity with Participatory tools that encourage joint analysis, learning and action

Behavioural qualities

  • Committed to FFI’s vision, mission and values
  • Builds positive personal and institutional relationships
  •  A team player, able to work independently to an agreed program
  •  Ability to deal with challenges in a positive way
  •  Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  •  A pragmatic and logical approach to solving problems, with ability to balance competing priorities
  • Cultural sensitivity
  •  Ability to work across multi-disciplinary groups and geographically dispersed teams



  • Entitled to work in Indonesia
  • Ability and willingness to undertake travel within Indonesia, including travel to remote locations with limited resources and amenities


How to Apply 

Applications, consisting of a covering letter, a full CV and contact details for two referees (who will not be approached without your permission), should be sent electronically to indonesia@fauna-flora.org

 In your cover letter, please explain why you feel you should be considered for this post, highlighting your relevant skills, knowledge and experience and how they meet the requirements of the role profile. Please mention your expected salary in your cover letter.

 Please mark your application “Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator

The closing date for applications is 17 July 2021. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by email or telephone by 20 July 2021 at the latest – please specify your preferred method of contact in your covering letter and indicate where you saw this position advertised.  Interviews will be held during the week commencing 25 July 2021.

Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.


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