Hivos Job Vacancy : Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Assistant – SII

Hivos Southeast Asia is an International
non-governmental organization guided by humanist values. It aims at structural
poverty alleviation with a strong focus on civil society building and
sustainable economic development. Hivos Southeast Asia provides financial
support for local NGOs, is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging
knowledge and expertise. For its Hivos Southeast Asia (Hivos SEA) seeks
qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of:

Title                  :  Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Assistant

Duty Station      :  Jakarta, Indonesia

Duration            : 
One year, with possibility of extension

Report to          : 
Project Coordinator – Sumba Iconic Islands




In 2010 Hivos Southeast
Asia started the Iconic Island initiative. The Indonesian island of Sumba was
chosen as the ‘Iconic Island’. Hivos Southeast aims to provide access to
reliable renewable forms of energy to the population of this island, and in
doing so, ending their dependency on fossil fuels and support development and
economic activities of the local population. With years of experience working
with partner organizations to establish access to sustainable energy in
developing countries, Hivos Southeast Asia is convinced that converting to
sustainable energy while combining poverty reduction, is possible on a large
scale. The results of the Iconic Island initiative should become an example for
other parts of the world.

In December 2015, Hivos Southeast
Asia signed a partnership agreement with the Millennium Challenge
Account-Indonesia (MCA-I) which allows Hivos Southeast Asia to rapidly scale up
renewable energy access and income benefits by replicating the successful
approaches and business models developed under our Sumba Iconic Island (SII).
The partnership agreement is working to achieve two outcomes; improvement of
rural livelihoods through utilization of renewable energy in rural communities;
and sustainable business models to create market (energy market and energy
appliances market) of off-grid RE technologies adopted.


The ME&L Assistant (SII) is responsible
for monitoring, evaluation and learning dimensions of Sumba Iconic Island
programme and operates in accordance with the Hivos Southeast Asia policy and
donor requirements, which in this case is the Millennium Challenge
Account-Indonesia (MCA-I). The ME&L Assistant works closely with Field
Project Manager SII, PM/Deputy PM Green Energy, Hivos Southeast Asia’ DMEL
Officer, SII MEL Officer in Sumba and Consortium Partners (Village
Infrastructure Angels, Winrock International and Yayasan Rumah Energi) to
accurately monitor the phases of the project to ensure proper roll-out,
monitoring results indicators using the SMART concept and analysing the
evaluation results. S/he translates the project’s Result Chain into tangible
indicators for monitoring and evaluation; analyses, validates and aggregates
outputs, outcomes and learning in all phases of the process, in close
partnership with other project staff.


Together with Hivos Southeast Asia’ DMEL
Officer, the ME&L Assistant validates the potential sustainability and
scalability of innovations, experiments and tests solutions through formative,
summative and real-time evaluation on the basis of relevant expertise and
experiences and also manages the assessment, validation and improvement of
performance during the project cycle itself. At the beginning, s/he focuses on assisting
the development of monitoring and evaluation tools and system including for
data collection, reporting, etc. and in a later stage together with MEL Officer
in Sumba will take the lead in the collection of material and writing the best
practices/lesson learned from the Sumba Iconic Island project.


The ME&L Assistant will provide assistance
to Hivos SEA DMEL Officer and MEL Officer SII in delivering fact-based evidence
according to the proposed project outputs based on MCA-I’s requirements and
will enhance the quality of new and/or ongoing project activities.


The ME&L Assistant position is part of the Sumba Iconic Island
programme delivery team, coordinating with Hivos Southeast Asia and consortium
partner’s M&E staff.



Roles and


play a proactive role in the implementation of the multi stakeholders Sumba
Iconic Island initiative which aims at realizing 100% renewable energy at

2.     To assist the development of monitoring and

evaluation tools together with DMEL Officer Hivos SEA

3.     To ensure project compliance with MCA-I
reporting requirements.

4.     To assist SII MEL Officer in Sumba and Hivos
DMEL Officer in the coordination and management of data collection from the
field, analysis and reporting performance indicators by programme/project team
members and programme/project counterparts

5.     Together with SII MEL Officer in Sumba provide
overall management for the implementation of the M&E framework in
coordination with Hivos Southeast Asia DMEL Officer.

6.     To assist the project staffs in the
development of regular progress reports according to MCA-I requirements.

7.     Together with SII MEL Officer regularly review

and update the project’s monitoring evaluation & learning plan.

8.     To assist on the progress of the project,
including:  monitoring and evaluation of
the impact and outcome, providing regular progress report.

9.     To assist the SII MEL Officer and Hivos SEA
DMEL Officer in developing the lessons learned from the project and develop a
plan for future activities.

10.  To contribute to Hivos Southeast Asia’s
overall organizational and policy development.

11.  To be
a reliable and supportive team member to the whole team.


Knowledge, experiences and competencies


Relevant work
experience: at least 2 years.

Experience with
project and programme monitoring and evaluation

Extensive experience
in developing M&E framework and its ongoing management within renewable
energy issues

Work experience in an
international environment.

record in writing/compiling/editing proposals

understanding on data collection methods and analysis raw data into project

attention to details and a good team player

in development sectors would be an advantage

9.     Having respect for a
humanitarian or humanist principle and willing to work in a non-discriminating,
neutral, impartial and gender equal environment.


What do we offer?

An inspiring and
dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the possibility to work
for an ambitious new international initiative.

ME & Learning
Assistant SII graded in Grade: 9 (from 1-12 Hivos’s salary grade)



How to apply?

To apply for this
position please submit your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] no later than 21 October 2016.

This is an opened
position at national level.

Please specify the position name you are applying
for (‘ME&Learning Assistant-SII’)
in the ‘subject’ line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be

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