Evaluation Team Leader (Final Performance Evaluation of a USAID Indonesia; Climate Change Adaptation Project (APIK))

Management Systems International (MSI)
Indonesia
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Apply By: 
ASAP

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Project Summary: 

APIK’s overall objective is to improve the ability of Indonesians to manage climate and disaster risk. APIK works to strengthen the capacity of Government of Indonesia to integrate climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction at national, provincial, and local levels. APIK also works directly with communities and the private sector to proactively manage risks, and improve the capacity of stakeholders to access, understand and communicate climate information.

APIK’s specific objectives are: integrating climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) into national and subnational frameworks; increasing the capacity of local communities and the private sector to address climate change and weather-related natural hazards; and increasing the use of information for climate and disaster risk management among key stakeholders.

Position Summary:

APIK’s overall objective is to improve the ability of Indonesians to manage climate and disaster risk. APIK works to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Indonesia to integrate climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction at national, provincial, and local levels. APIK also works directly with communities and the private sector to proactively manage risks, and improve the capacity of stakeholders to access, understand and communicate climate information.

APIK’s specific objectives are: integrating climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) into national and subnational frameworks; increasing the capacity of local communities and the private sector to address climate change and weather-related natural hazards; and increasing the use of information for climate and disaster risk management among key stakeholders.

The assignment will require six weeks of field work in Indonesia, which will begin in late January 2020, with at least two weeks of travel outside of Jakarta required. Some preparatory work will be required prior to arrival in Indonesia.

Responsibilities

The team leader will supervise a team consisting of subject matter experts and research associates. His/her primary responsibility is to design and manage the evaluation and produce a high-quality report. The Team Leader’s specific responsibilities include:

  • Lead the team to produce a rigorous evaluation methodology and work plan, including producing data collection instruments and a data analysis plan.
  • Ensure all deliverables are submitted on schedule and in accordance with USAID and MSI quality standards. This includes responsibility for the work plan, required presentations and the draft and final reports.
  • Effectively manage and supervise team members.
  • Plan and manage coordination with MESP and USAID/Indonesia throughout the evaluation period, including, for team planning, design and methodology discussions, and periodic progress reviews.
  • Present preliminary findings and recommendations to USAID/Indonesia, the implementing partner and the Government of Indonesia, as required.

The team leader will work under the direct supervision of MESP’s Jakarta-based Chief of Party.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience leading a USAID evaluation of a similar nature is required.
  • Familiarity with USAID climate change adaptation programming approaches, and/or similar experience with programs implemented by other bilateral or multilateral donors. Knowledge of disaster risk reduction is also highly desirable.
  • Significant performance evaluation experience, including prior experience designing data collection instruments.
  • Prior work experience in Southeast Asia is required, and prior experience in Indonesia is preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in development, with significant experience in one or more of the following areas: climate change management, rural development, natural disaster risk reduction, and institutional capacity building.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in managing multi-disciplinary technical teams, and excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline, such as natural resource management, public administration, public policy, rural economic development or a similar field.
  • Familiarity with USAID’s Evaluation Policy.