FHI 360

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Communications Advisor

FHI 360

Job Description


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Communications Advisor (MERLC Advisor) for a USAID Tuberculosis Private Sector Activity in Indonesia.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Communications Advisor (MERLC Advisor) will serve as the senior MERLC technical expert for the USAID TB Private Sector Activity. The Advisor will provide technical leadership to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and learning activities as well as ensuring that quality assurance system is in place for research and communication activities and their knowledge products (materials, reports, papers, and publications). The Advisor will also establish an M&E and learning system, including Data Management information system (collection, Analysis, and reporting) on key output, outcome and impact indicators for the Activity, and work closely with the technical team to ensure compatibility and Coordination within the existing M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements. The Advisor will oversee Data Analysis and production of the knowledge products and mechanisms to promote evidence-based programming, and timely feedback in relation to targets or identification and resolution of gaps. Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting.

The position shall be based out of Jakarta Indonesia. The recruitment is contingent upon final USAID approval of the candidate.


  • Oversees M&E and learning team and provide technical leadership in quality assurance for  research, learning and communication activities for the TB project.

  • Leads development and oversee implementation of an M&E system to collect, interpret and aggregate data that demonstrate impact and program accountability and progress.

  • In coordination with the Research Utilization Specialist, develop and support the Design and implementation of evaluations, surveys, implementation research and other research.

  • In coordination with the Deputy Chief of Party, proactively engage and keep USAID COR informed about the progress of MELRC work.

  • Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results.

  • Build upon industry and experiences to improve consistency, quality and practicality of M&E strategies; promote dissemination and use of lessons learned within the Activity, the Government of Indonesia and other development partners.

  • Build capacity of staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components in project design; such as monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations.

  • Ensure Activity experience is documented as success stories, technical reports, or peer review publications.

  • Liaise with national, multisectoral and donor M&E TWG and colleagues to ensure programs provide complementary support and contribution to evolution of country M&E systems.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters’ degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or Statistics or another related field.

  • At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience in M&E in developing countries with USAID projects.

  • Experience developing M&E plans for tuberculosis programs.

  • Demonstrated research experience and skills, complemented by collaboration with varying types of partners.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated experience in journal publication.

  • Must have significant experience working in middle income (lower and/or upper middle-income countries), including Indonesia.

  • Fluent in English and Bahasa.

Preferred Requirements:

  • At least 15 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation in developing countries with donor-funded projects

  • Strong background in quantitative research design, methods, analysis and application of subsequent insights to improve performance

  • Experienced in Capacity Development of government counterparts.


This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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