Evaluation Specialist, Final Evaluation of USAID/Indonesia’s
Prioritizing Reform, Innovation, Opportunities for Reaching
Indonesia’s Teachers, Administrators, and Students
(PRIORITAS) Program, Indonesia
The USAID/Indonesia Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP) is designed to improve the functioning and utility of USAID Mission Performance Monitoring, Evaluation and Project Planning and Design systems through a combination of targeted direct M&E implementation, expert technical assistance, formal training, and knowledge sharing and M&E collaboration support. Under MESP, MSI has been asked to conduct a final performance evaluation of USAID’s Prioritizing Reform, Innovation, Opportunities for Reaching Indonesia’s Teachers, Administrators, and Students (PRIORITAS) Program. The evaluation is expected to begin in March 2017. It will last about 8-10 weeks.
***Please note: Only Indonesian citizens are eligible for this position.***
MSI is seeking evaluation team members to work under the leadership of the Evaluation Team Leader and MSI for the upcoming PRIORITAS evaluation. The purpose of the evaluation is to gather lessons learned to inform future USAID and Government of Indonesia efforts to strengthen basic education in Indonesia.
- Participate in the initial Team Planning Meeting in Jakarta.
- Support qualitative data collection, which may include desk review, key informant interviews, or focus group discussions in Jakarta and multiple provinces.
- Assist in creating and deploying an online survey of basic education institutions.
- Analyze quantitative and qualitative data that has been collected.
- Contribute to coordinating a Findings/ Conclusions/ Recommendations Workshop in Jakarta as well as a final workshop with Government of Indonesia officials.
- Contribute to the development of the evaluation deliverables, including the methodology and workplan, evaluation reports (draft and final), and debriefing.
- Other tasks, as assigned by the Team Leader or MSI.
- At least 5 years’ experience working in related field required.
- Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.
- Strong knowledge of evaluation principles and theories required.
- Prior experience serving on evaluation teams for evaluations of donor funded projects, experience evaluating USAID projects strongly preferred.
- Basic social science research skills including experience conducting semi-structured interviews and designing/administering surveys. Experience with SurveyMonkey or similar application preferred.
- Basic statistics and data analysis skills, including data visualization skills.
- Evaluation design experience, including the selection of appropriate data collection methods on a question specific basis and development of a detailed data analysis plans.
- Experience evaluating projects in the education sector, particularly basic education, preferred.
- Fluency in English and Indonesian required, both writing and speaking.