Farsight vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager – Security and Justice


A position most suitable for a
mid- to senior-level expert in monitoring and evaluation with experience in
Security and Justice programming who will be based in Jakarta. This will be a
long term position.

Job description

We are a social enterprise with a mission to design and deliver tools for people
who want to improve the world. We work at the forefront of efforts to
understand and respond to the challenges of migration, conflict and justice
issues in the 21st Century. Geographically, we operate in Europe, Africa, the
Middle East, South Asia, South-East Asia and Oceania. Farsight’s personnel are
spread around the world and a lot of teamwork occurs remotely.
Farsight seeks an international monitoring and evaluation manager with
experience performing monitoring and evaluation of Security and Justice
activities for an anticipated program in Indonesia.

and Justice

Farsight’s approach to security and justice encompasses the traditional
enforcement and security sectors, while also addressing the needs of marginalized
We have performed mid and end-term evaluations of country
programs for national governments, aid agencies and international organizations,
including an evaluation of a program aimed at improving relations between law
enforcement actors and the local community. In all our efforts, Farisght’s activities
are focused on maximizing positive impact for the beneficiary.
We believe that violent extremism is a big threat to global
security and is a huge problem for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Our expertise is in local research and evaluation to identify the most
effective approaches that help communities counter violent extremism.
We are currently researching the experience of a persecuted
religious minority group in Indonesia. We will develop a protection mechanism
to increase the security and access to justice of members of this community.
In all our efforts, maximizing positive impact for the beneficiaries is
central to our approach. We are aware that to design effective programming for
security and justice projects that will have long-lasting impact for the
beneficiaries, we need to have a robust and flexible monitoring and evaluation

Your role

You will lead monitoring and evaluation for a multi-year program,
including leadership of a team of Indonesian and foreign experts. Your
responsibilities will include:
Lead the design of an M&E framework.
Recommend, design and implement quantitative and qualitative
methods to gather and interpret information on program performance.
Collect and analyze data, and coordinate your team’s

contributions to project communications and reporting requirements.
As the above examples demonstrate, you will enjoy a diverse set of
challenges. Your basic mission is to help the program and implementing
organizations to understand how well the program is performing, what works and
why, and to maximize performance. Ultimately, the purpose of your role is to
improve justice for vulnerable groups in Indonesia.

Working with Farsight

Current and former personnel
have noted the points below as positive features of Farsight’s work environment
and culture:
The organization
combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
You work with
highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
There is a high
level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
The people
in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
You are never
bored and always challenged.
Current and former personnel
have noted the points below as negative features of Farsight’s work environment
and culture:
with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in
Travel schedules
are heavy.
high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve

An excellent candidate

To succeed in this position,
you would start with the following:
At least seven
years of monitoring and evaluation experience. We value experience in the
development sector and experience in results management for organizations
outside of the development sector.
Experience in
conducting monitoring and evaluation of Security and Justice programming. This
could include experience in designing the framework or conducting the
evaluation. In particular, experience working on evaluation for prevention
programs would be advantageous.
capacity to design monitoring and evaluation frameworks and make decisions on
methods. You will have successfully used approaches such as: combining
quantitative and qualitative information for evaluation purposes; a theory of
change; a logical framework.
Proven success
planning and leading evaluations for large, complex projects requiring strong
communication skills to liaise with multiple stakeholders.
Proficiency in
English. Basic skills in Bahasa Indonesia would be an advantage for this role,
but not mandatory.

To apply
for this role

On or before 25 September 2016,
send a CV and introductory email or cover letter to [email protected].
Your email introduction or
cover letter should include only the following:
A paragraph detailing your understanding of the requirements
in conducting monitoring and evaluation for security or justice projects. How
are they different to standard evaluations? What are the key changes you would
like to monitor and how would you measure these? Focus here should be on
preventive programs and measuring changes in attitudes and beliefs.
A paragraph providing an example of your supervision of a
team. What was the context? What was the team supposed to do? What were your
achievements as a supervisor? What evidence do you have for those achievements?
If you do not follow the instructions above, you will not be considered
for short-listing.
We will screen your application within two weeks. If short-listed, we will
invite you to an interview.
Application deadline: 25 September 2016

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