Mei 12, 2023

JOB VACANCY: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Assistant – RESOURCE


Mercy Corps Indonesia (MCI) is a local Indonesian non-profit organization, which implements humanitarian and development assistance programs throughout the countryMCI’s mission is to empower people in Indonesia to become healthy, productive, and resilient communities. Resilience means an ability to recover form or adjust easily to misfortune or change.

Program Summary

The climate crisis is having a deep impact on Indonesia, a country that faces a wide variety of natural hazards throughout its territory, exposing local communities to numerous natural disasters. In the case of Sigi District, Central Sulawesi Province, climate-related disasters have humanitarian and development implications, as farming is a main source of livelihood and is extremely dependent and affected by climate-related disasters. Mercy Corps Indonesia’s current MRED program in Sigi District has been working with several communities recently affected by multiple disasters, including earthquakes, landslides, and flash floods. In partnership with the communities, MRED conducted assessments to determine underlying issues that greatly affect the vulnerabilities of communities when a disaster occurs. The result of the assessment of the biggest loss during a disaster (especially flooding) is the loss of community livelihoods due to the degradation of ecological functions.


The situation is getting worse due to changes in community farming patterns from polyculture to monoculture farming, as well as the high dependency on chemical pesticides that lead to soil quality degradation. To address the issues mentioned above, MRED and Regenerative Solution for Climate and Economic Resilience (RESOURCE) program will be introducing regenerative agriculture practices, to reverse these negative feedback loops by improving the land and soil quality and increasing the availability of more productive land and livelihood opportunities for the community. The practice of regenerative agriculture will revitalize the soil and the environment by applying in situ composting, bio pores infiltration holes, mulching, and crop rotation, and supported with the use of technologies of soil sensors and microclimate sensors. And in turn, it will help address the threat the climate crisis has to the livelihoods of these communities.

Palu, Central Sulawesi

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Assistant – RESOURCE

General Position Summary

Under the leadership of the Program Coordinator, the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Assistant will base in Palu, Central Sulawesi, and responsible to support the development of the program’s MEL and CARM system, including strategies and tools for measurement, a data management protocol, and evidence-based learning and decision making. The MEL Assistant will respond to implement and improve the program MEL and CARM in consultation with the Knowledge, Management Learning Officer and CARM Focal Point, and National MEL Coordinator. S/he will monitor program activities and indicator tracking in close collaboration with the other team members, collecting lessons learned as well as supporting the development of narrative progress and evaluative reports for the project.

This position will be based in Palu in Central Sulawesi with regular visits to the field in the target villages where the environment is largely stable, but the living conditions may be rudimentary.


Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate closely with the Knowledge, Management Learning Officer, and CARM Focal Point of MRED Program and consult with the National MEL Coordinator and National CARM Focal point in developing and establishing Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning systems that serve the needs of the program, including:
  2. Periodically update M&E Plan and result chain informed by routine M&E data collection, research findings
  3. Develop data collection tools and protocols and oversee data collection events, including data collected through mobile applications.
  4. Design analysis protocols and conduct analysis to monitor program progress and measure program impact. This includes linking analyzed data to both internal and web-hosted dashboards that visualize program progress.
  5. Together with country M&E lead, to design and conduct the baseline, and end-line survey, Impact Evaluation of the project.
  6. Support the development and refinement of the MEL Plan including Result Framework, Logical Framework, Indicator Plan, and Program Participants tracking plan; And implementation of the MEL Plan for program activities, outputs, and outcomes, including appropriate methodologies and data collection frequency.
  7. Manage program data and files in accordance with the MCI standard filing structure in the Synology storage platform or MCI Data Center.
  8. Lead and support the program’s reporting requirements, including weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as well as evaluation design and implementation.
  9. Support the development and activation of program CARM, including socializing CARM channels to program participants, maintaining and monitoring program CARM channels under coordination with the National CARM focal point, and developing an updated report of program CARM.
  10. Represent Mercy Corps Indonesia (MCI) and the program, and build positive, fruitful relationships when engaging with the program’s stakeholders and beneficiaries, including farmer business groups, government officials, private sector actors, donor officials, media, etc. Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credibility to MCI without jeopardizing its humanitarian/development mission.
  11. Contribute to monthly, quarterly or annual reports, as required .

Knowledge and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or another relevant field.
  2. Minimum 2 years’ experience working in monitoring and evaluation, especially for agriculture program.
  3. Familiar with research methodologies or have experience in project research.
  4. Have experience conducting baseline-end-line surveys or disaster impact assessments.
  5. Have experience in writing MEL Report
  6. Proven experience Working with open data kit tools for data collection.
  7. Cultural sensitivity and being able to work effectively with a wide range of people at the community level.
  8. Demonstrated, and developed facilitation and engagement skills.
  9. Knowledge of agriculture will be an advantage.
  10. Computer literate: excellent skills in MS Office, especially MS Excel in particular, and Internet navigation are required.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps Indonesia is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps Indonesia is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Mercy Corps Indonesia team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field projects.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter that specifically addresses how you will handle this job responsibilities, together with the form on this link with the subject: “RESOURCE_MEL_Your Name” to hrd@id.mercycorps.org .

The vacancy will be closed on 19 May 2023 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.


Thank You,

Human Resources Department

Mercy Corps Indonesia

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