Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Field Project Community & MEL Officer

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial is an Indonesian organization, born out of an active collaboration between Netherlands based Hivos and several like-minded Indonesian academics and civil society leaders who subscribe to the values and mission of Hivos. The agenda for such collaboration was set in the context of Hivos’ desire to phase out its direct presence in Southeast Asia by promoting sincere decentralization and local ownership. As the name itself suggests, the purpose underpinning the establishment of the new entity is to promote humanistic values in the social, economic, health, and cultural fields which is defined in terms of the ability for each individual to assess and decide independently and responsibly, the right to freedom, dignity and a passion to create a just and tolerant society.

Yayasan Humanis seeks qualified candidates for the position of Field Project Community & MEL Officer

Aim of the Job

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial  guided by humanist values, that aims to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world where citizens, women and men, have equal access to resources, opportunities and markets and can participate actively and equally in decision making processes that determine their lives, their society and their future. Yayasan’s basic commitment is to poor and marginalised people – and their organisations.  A sustainable improvement of their situation is the ultimate benchmark for the work and efforts of  Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial. The empowerment of women in order to achieve gender equality is a primary directive in Yayasan’ policy.

In December 2019, Hivos signed a four-years partnership agreement with Palladium in rolling out the Prosperity Fund’s Menuju Transisi Energi Rendah Karbon Indonesia (MENTARI) funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The program main goal is focusing on renewable energy as a transformative platform for green and inclusive economic growth in Eastern Indonesia through:

  1. Improved Policy and Regulation
  2. Brokered Investment
  3. Demonstration Projects, and
  4. Collaboration and Networking.

To support our programme in Renewable Energy, Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial is currently looking for an individual to become a Field Project Community & MEL Officer for MENTARI Program.

Functional Context

Field Project Community & MEL Officer is responsible for community engagement and consultation, capacity development, monitoring, evaluation and learning dimensions of the MENTARI Demonstration Strand and operates in accordance with the Yayasan Hivos policy and donor requirements, which in this case is the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office. The Field Project Community & MEL Officer works closely with the MENTARI MREL Manager, Demonstration Strand Lead, PDM Green Energy, and Consortium Partners 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 according to target commitment to donor. S/he translates the project’s ToC 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 MREL Manager and FCDO’s assigned external MREL consultant, 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 the procedural and logistics aspects of accountability and transparency: data collection, reporting, etc and in a later stage will take the lead on collection of material and writing the best practices/lesson learned from MENTARI.

Field Project Community & MEL Officer will lead in delivering fact-based evidence according to the proposed project outputs based on FCDO’s requirements and will enhance the quality of new and/or ongoing project activities. Together with other Project Field staff, s/he will also plays significant role in community engagement and consultation and capacity development activities to ensure an impactful project implementation towards community livelihood and supporting key actors in scaling up off-grid solutions as part of the project ambitions. This position will be based in Waingapu Sumba office, East Nusa Tenggara.

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. To play a proactive role in the implementation of the MENTARI program which overall aims to expand affordable renewable energy access particularly in eastern Indonesia.
  2. To sharpen, manage and implement the monitoring evaluation and learning framework and systems according to the FCDO reporting templates and data collection tools.
  3. To ensure project compliance with FCDO reporting requirements.
  4. To coordinate, manage and be responsible for data collection from the field, analysis and reporting performance indicators by program/project team members and program/project counterparts with Palladium’s MREL Manager.
  5. To provide overall management for the implementation of the framework in coordination with Demonstration Field Project Coordinator and MREL Manager.
  6. To coordinate or facilitate specific areas of data collection as defined in the framework.
  7. To assist the project staffs in the development of regular progress reports according to FCDO
  8. To regularly review and update the project’s monitoring evaluation & learning plan.
  9. To assist on the progress of the project, including: monitoring and evaluation of the impact and outcome, providing regular progress report.
  10. To contribute in designing, implementing and monitoring community engagement and capacity development activities for the project aiming at positive impact towards community livelihood.
  11. To be responsible in research, studies and survey and evaluation activities in the Demonstration Strand.
  12. To prepare lessons learned from the project and develop a plan for future activities.
  13. To support the knowledge dissemination through trainings, mentoring and field visits.
  14. To contribute to Yayasan Hivos’ overall organizational and policy development.
  15. To be a reliable and supportive team member to the whole team.

Knowledge, Experiences and Competencies

  • Relevant work experience: at least 5 years
  • Experience with project and program monitoring and evaluation
  • Extensive experience in developing MEL framework and its ongoing management within renewable energy issues
  • Work experience in an international environment
  • Track record in writing/compiling/editing proposals
  • Excellent understanding on data collection methods and analysis raw data into project intelligence
  • Attention to details and a good team player
  • Passion in development sectors would be an advantage
  • 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.

Field Project Community & MEL Officer graded in Grade: 8-9 (from 1-14 Yayasan’s salary grade).