Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Consultant

Background

USAID’s Health Technical Assistance Project (BANTU II) is a five-year project awarded to Integra in partnership with FHI 360. BANTU II provides specialized technical assistance to support USAID Indonesia’s health programs and the Government of Indonesia, sub-national government, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and research institutes. As a follow-up to BANTU I, BANTU II is the next-generation health sector support mechanism designed to enable USAID to continue providing practical and adaptive technical assistance while accelerating local ownership and Indonesian self-reliance goals. To achieve this, BANTU II will strengthen the capacity and sustainability of USAID local partners so that these organizations can better fulfil their mandates to improve health outcomes in Indonesia. The project’s overarching theory of change posits that:

Five principles underlie and inform local capacity strengthening processes implemented over the course of BANTU II.

  1. Local ownership and leadership: BANTU II supports local actors to lead their development, set their priorities, and make impactful decisions, fostering an environment where they are the primary architects of change.
  2. Adaptive learning, feedback and customization: BANTU II employs an adaptive learning approach for continuous capacity strengthening that builds on existing strengths, incorporates client feedback, and responds to changing needs. TA is aligned to local priorities, embedded within local systems, and tailored to fit the unique contexts and maturity levels of local partners.
  3. Collaboration based on trust and mutual accountability: Our strategy – informed by JSI’s Critical Shifts TA approach – emphasizes trust and mutual accountability, through which local actors have their voices heard and exercise their unique capabilities.
  4. Results and impact-focused: All TA activities aim for measurable results that contribute to both local organization and USAID goals, utilizing tools like the Organizational Performance Index (OPI)1 for capacity improvement assessments.
  5. Diverse and inclusive engagement: BANTU II appreciates that each CSO is different, develops uniquely, and has varying levels of agency, power, and resource access. We strive to foster equity, inclusion, and diversity throughout local capacity-strengthening processes.

To build and sustain the capacities of local organizations in Indonesia, BANTU II will provide a specialized expertise for building institutional capacity. Note that these organizations are established Indonesian organizations and have all been deemed grant-worthy to received direct USAID funding. However, they have gaps and special award conditions in operational standards, regulations and administrative system that need to be filled, specific for each organization.

In 2024, USAID has highlighted that capacity strengthening focus should be directed to five direct USAID implementing partners that receive or will soon receive USAID resources to work in Indonesia’s health sector. Note that these organizations have all been deemed grant-worthy through the initial assessment but may have gaps and special award conditions that need to be filled, specific for each partner.

 

To support these partner, BANTU II will specifically provide a training and mentoring on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL). As part of MEL capacity strengthening activities, BANTU II is looking for a Local MEL Consultant to support the Capacity Strengthening Advisor in preparing and delivering a suite of technical assistance offerings that strengthen the organizational capacities of targeted partners.

 

**This consultancy is subject to project award and funding**

 

 

 

Position Summary

The Indonesian MEL Consultant will work under the direction of Capacity Strengthening Advisor. S/he will assist the BANTU II to provide technical assistance to build MEL system, project’s monitoring, evaluation, learning and research activities, including the development and dissemination of tools, materials, training, and mentoring of the BANTU II partners. The MEL Consultant will support the design and establishment BANTU II’s partners MEL system, including indicator target setting, data collection, data analysis, and reporting on key output, outcome, and impact indicators for the project to ensure compatibility and coordination within the existing MEL framework, and consistency with donor requirements.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Consultant will:

  • Support monitoring, evaluation and learning activities for BANTU II.
  • Build capacity of BANTU II organization partners on MEL components and develop tools and materials to improve their capacity to accurately plan, monitor, evaluate and report on program activities.
  • Support partners in development and implementation of a MEL system to collect, interpret and aggregate data that demonstrate impact and program accountability and progress.
  • Support the partners to design and implementation of evaluations, surveys, implementation research and knowledge management.
  • Support partners to produce high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results.
  • Work with the Capacity Strengthening Advisor to improve consistency, quality and practicality of MEL strategies; promote dissemination and use of lessons learned within the project, the Government of Indonesia and other development partners.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant subject with strong grounding in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant work experience in MEL in Indonesia, preferably with USAID experience.
  • Strong background in quantitative research design, methods, analysis, and application of subsequent insights to improve performance.
  • Experience developing MEL plans and strategy.
  • Demonstrated MEL experience and skills, complemented by collaboration with varying types of partners.
  • Proficiency in data management and analytic software e.g. MS Excel, MS Power BI, Tableau, SAS, SPSS, Stata, etc.
  • Experience in gender equity and social inclusion (GESI) mainstreaming through the capacity strengthening.
  • Must have extensive knowledge in collaboration, learning, and adapting concepts for health projects.
  • Must have exceptional writing, communications and presentation skills, fluency in the English language, strong teamwork, and effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.
  • Fluent in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

 

Deliverable/Milestone

  • Capacity mapping of partners and tools for capacity strengthening on MEL, including reporting.
  • Facilitation and review capacity assessments of BANTU II partners.
  • Capacity strengthening action plan, training and/or mentoring tools, and progress report of each partner.
  • Provision of training and/or mentoring to targeted BANTU II partners.
  • Review result of partners MEL Plan, data collection and analysis, and performance reports.
  • Report on the partners progress and impact of BANTU II technical assistance.

Location of Work:  Jakarta, Indonesia

Travel:  The consultant is expected to visit BANTU II partners in Jakarta and potentially in another cities in Indonesia to provide on-site technical assistance on an as-needed basis.

Evaluation Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:

Area Indicators Scale
Qualifications
  • Minimum of master’s degree in a social science or social development field, or equivalent experience.
25 (Max. Points)

 

Experience ·       At least seven (7) years of relevant work experience in MEL in Indonesia, preferably with USAID experience.

  • Strong background in quantitative research design, methods, analysis, and application of subsequent insights to improve performance.
  • Experience developing MEL plans and strategy.
  • Demonstrated MEL experience and skills, complemented by collaboration with varying types of partners.
  • Proficiency in data management and analytic software e.g. MS Excel, MS Power BI, Tableau, SAS, SPSS, Stata, etc.
  • Experience in gender equity and social inclusion (GESI) mainstreaming through the capacity strengthening.
55 (Max. Points)
Cost ·       Daily rate in IDR 20 (Max. Points)
Total 100 points

 

Timetable and Address for Submission

Proposals are due no later than 5:00 PM on July 17, 2024. Required documentation listed below must be e-mailed to [email protected]

 

Required Documentation: Proposals must include the following components:

  • Applicant’s CV
  • Cover letter outlining experience that responds to duties/responsibilities and deliverables
  • Proposed daily rate in IDR; and
  • Two references, including contact information.

 

FHI 360 Disclaimers

 

  • FHI 360 may perform a background check on any selected Consultant candidates.
  • FHI 360 may cancel the solicitation and not award.
  • FHI 360 may reject any or all responses received.
  • Issuance of the solicitation does not constitute an award commitment by FHI 360
  • FHI 360 reserves the right to disqualify any offer based on failure of the offeror to follow solicitation instructions.
  • FHI 360 will not compensate any offeror for responding to solicitation.
  • FHI 360 reserves the right to issue award based on initial evaluation of offers without further discussion.
  • FHI 360 may choose to award only part of the activities in the solicitation, or issue multiple awards based on the solicitation activities.
  • FHI 360 reserves the right to waive minor proposal deficiencies that can be corrected prior to award determination to promote competition.
  • FHI 360’s supplier terms and conditions can be found here while our consultant terms and conditions can be found here

 

Women are encouraged to apply.

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