CRS/Indonesia is currently looking for Project Officer - MEAL position

 About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform the lives of people in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
CRS/Indonesia is currently looking for Project Officer - MEAL position, the position will be based in Flores Timur District of Nusa Tenggara Timur Province


CRS has been supporting program activities in Indonesia since 1957 under the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Social Affairs and has long-standing relationships with the Government of Indonesia, the Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. The Indonesia country program focus primarily in the areas of community development, humanitarian assistance/emergency response, and capacity building for local partners on emergency response programming, disaster management, climate change adaptation and agricultural livelihoods. CRS/Indonesia currently work in partnership with local partner organizations, and networking with National Caritas. 

CRS is implementing FLODESA (Flores DRR Enhancement for Sustainable Livelihood) project to support and improve the capacity of the communities in Flores Timur District to become disaster-ready through the Community-Led Disaster Risk Management (CLDRM) approach, so that they are better able to prepare for, withstand and mitigate the impact of disasters.


Job Summary:

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer will be working with the Senior Project Officer - MEAL to develop FLODESA MEAL plan and is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the MEAL plan for FLODESA project.  The MEAL Officer’s role includes but is not limited to:  the development of DRR/livelihood, gender and protection-sensitive standardized data collection tools and database systems, frequent data collection, verification of results reported, analysis and presentation of findings and project progress with support from Sr PO - MEAL, and implementation of project accountability mechanisms The MEAL Officer will ensure that systems are in place to measure programs’ impact and progress, and that data is readily available to be used as a foundation for programmatic adjustments and evidence-based decision-making



Roles and Key Responsibilities:

Tool Development

1.     With guidance from Program Manager and Sr. Project Officer - MEAL , participate in the development and standardization of DRR/livelihood, gender and protection-sensitive forms and tools to collect data on project indicators, results, effects and impacts (Simple Measurement of Indicators for Learning and Evidence-based Reporting, also known as SMILER)

2.     Under guidance from Sr. Project Officer-MEAL, develop data flows, reporting maps and templates, to ensure the appropriate information arrives to the right program staff in a timely and efficient manner

3.     Developing digital data collection systems, where appropriate

4.     Manage hotline or feedback mechanism, including log and record the feedback and refer the feedback to implementing partners as appropriate, and track the feedback status for record closure or follow up if any.

5.     Train and support relevant partner staff on the use of MEAL tools and management of data flow.

6.     Ensure that all project monitoring arrangements comply with CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures, project and donor requirements.


Collection, Review and Analysis of Monitoring Data

1.     Conduct regular field visits to monitor the implementation of program activities

2.     Systematically collect data or support FLODESA Project data collection from this program activities, including feedback from communities

3.     Validate all collected data, to ensure it is accurate and of the highest quality

4.     Analyze data collected

5.     Ensure all data is recorded in relevant project databases in a timely and accurate manner

6.     Ensure a comprehensive, gender and protection-responsive MEAL system is in place



1.     Produce timely reports and updates.

2.     With guidance from Sr. Project Officer-MEAL, write success stories and lessons learned.


Evaluation and Accountability

1.     Participate in all aspects of evaluations, which includes but is not limited to: planning and arranging logistical arrangements for data collection, leading the selection of sites to be visited, attending tool training workshops, leading quantitative, qualitative and participatory data collection efforts in the field, supervising the execution of field studies and ensuring the reliability and validity of data collected therein

2.     Identify methods through which beneficiaries can be more involved in defining program success indicators


Partner Support

1.     Conduct regular visits to project partner offices and sites

2.     Review data collection systems implemented by partners, to ensure rigor and appropriateness of practices

3.     In coordination with Sr. Project Officer- MEAL, lead formal training events for partner MEAL staff to enhance their capacity for sound MEAL implementation

4.     Accompany and mentor partners after MEAL trainings, to ensure knowledge retention and address concerns which may emerge


Basic Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or other related fields required.  A Master’s degree in relevant field is an advantage

·       Minimum of three years’ experience in MEAL

·       Experience with digital data collection preferred.

·       Experience working with community, local and national government officials.


Preferred Qualifications

·       Excellent understanding of local NGOs and government system, with knowledge and appreciation of the vision and mission of CRS

·       Knowledgeable in participatory development processes

·       Acceptance of cultural differences among the target communities

·       Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.

·       Proficient using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), understand basic statistic will be preferable

·       ICT4D knowledgesHighly skilled in developing monitoring and evaluation form, monitoring and evaluation reporting including technical writing on the MEAL such as dashboard management or infographic reporting


Required/Desired Foreign Language: Proficiency in English, both oral and writing. (mandatory)


Duty Station:

This position will be based in FLODESA project site in Flores Timur District of Nusa Tenggara Timur Province. However, in the event of a disaster where CRS launches an emergency response, all CRS staff will be required to support the response and may be deployed to the response areas as necessary. MEAL Officer is expected to travel to project site for monitoring purposes at least once a month per village  



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (SKAs):

·       Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment

·       Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners

  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities


CRS encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability, all recruitment practice and procedure reflect CRS commitment to protection children and vulnerable adult from abuse.


Only applications that meet the above qualifications will be shortlisted. All applications and CVs should be sent by email to CRS Indonesia at before or by January 23rd, 2022.   


***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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