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MEL Officer – INVEST DM for COVID 19

Program Summary

Under USAID/OFDA funding, Mercy Corps Indonesia is implementing “the Investing in Human capital for Disaster Management (INVEST-DM)” program at the national level.  INVEST-DM is working to support the Government of Indonesia (GOI) to develop and increase the capacity of civil servants to be able to fulfill their mandate to deliver effective DRM services and save lives.  INVEST DM seeks to provide a holistic approach to support Indonesia’s disaster management institutions and will apply the guiding principles to ensure gender and disability inclusive perspectives and frameworks are engaged.

In December 2019 a cluster of pneumonia with unknown causes was identified in the Wuhan, China.  The disease then rapidly spread to 26 additional countries and was identified as a novel corona virus.  WHO declared CoVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on January 30, 2020.  On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the current CoVID-19 a pandemic situation.  At the time of the declaration there were 118,000 confirmed cases in 114 countries and 4,291 people had already succumbed to the illness and lost their lives.

On 14 March, 2020 President Jokowi appointed the Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) the lead agency for managing and coordinating the response of the GOI to the CoVID-19 threat in Indonesia.  The rapidly increasing number of cases being identified has led the GOI and BNPB to begin developing plans to establish a national level command and control structure for coordination, communication and information management of the CoVID-19 threat in Indonesia.  The GOI has not before declared a National Emergency, nor established a National level command and control structure.  At the time of drafting this document, the National EOC is actively being developed and resourced.

The Head of BNPB has been tasked with establishing a command and control structure that integrates all of the relevant Ministries and agencies to ensure that WHO guidance for management of a pandemic are appropriately and timely addressed throughout the Nation.  BNPB has not developed plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the management of pandemic events.  A Pandemic Preparedness Assessment of BNPB was completed on February 25-26th, 2020 and revealed gaps in the preparedness and human capacity of the organization to respond to a pandemic threat.

Position Summary

The MEL officer under the supervision of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) specialist is responsible for supporting day-to-day substantive monitoring, evaluation and learning process of the INVEST DM Covid 19 TA to BNPB. The MEL officer will support this project in conducting routine and specialized program performance and progress-monitoring evaluation to ensure program accountability and INVEST DM is on tracked achieving its strategic objectives. This person is expected to be able to work collaboratively with INVEST DM Covid 19 TA to BNPB team and INVEST DM core teams. 

This position temporary until August 2020


  • Collect data for the purposes of regular performance monitoring for INVEST DM Covid 19 TA to BNPB
  • Review, sort, enter, and clean the program data and information; 
  • Support INVEST DM MEL Specialist  to track indicators for INVEST DM Covid 19 TA to BNPB;  
  • Supports the implementation of feasibility action research;
  • Support the implementation of Operational Research;
  • Support the program assistants to prepare the BAST reporting requirements;
  • In consultation with the MEL Specialist, coordinate internal and external reviews of information collected with a strong emphasis on learning. This should capture the lessons learned from success stories (achievements) and challenges (failures) to inform the sustainability/exit strategy and influence policy direction;
  • Other related MEL tasks that will be assigned by team leader of INVEST DM Covid 19 TA to BNPB.

Accountability: Report directly to MEL Specialist

Works Directly With: INVEST DM Covid 19 TA to BNPB and INVEST DM core team


  • A University degree in relevant field such as in Statistics or Social Sciences, and be familiar with research methodologies and monitoring/evaluation system;
  • Have 3-4 years’ experiences working in monitoring and evaluation area;
  • Proficiency in English, both spoken and written communication is essential;
  • Have capacity to follow instruction on using monitoring and evaluation system, data management, analysis and reporting, such as Excel (STATA/SPSS/R and other tools would be an advantage);
  • Ability to learn quickly, follow direction, report back on the need, and identify the gap;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with colleagues from various backgrounds and cultures.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software required (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Prior NGO or international development experience preferred.
  • Having experience in disaster management project or Emergency Operation Center (EOC) project will be an advantage.

Please send your CV together with form on this  link with position applied on the email subject to hrd@id.mercycorps.org.
Vacancy will be closed 05 June 2020 and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.

Thank You,

Human Resources Department
Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia