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Date: 06-May-2020

Location: Jakarta, JK, ID

Company: Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International seeks an experienced candidate for the position of MEL Manager for the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) project, Combatting Forced Labor and Human Trafficking on Fishing Vessels in the Asia-Pacific Region, to be based in Indonesia. This cooperative agreement has a budget of $5 million over 4 years. 

The goal of the project is to reduce forced labor and human trafficking on fishing vessels in the Asia-Pacific region, including Indonesia and the Philippines. The project outcomes include: 1) improved enforcement to combat labor exploitation, including forced labor and human trafficking, on fishing vessels; and 2) decreased presence of indicators of forced labor on fishing vessels.

Dimensions of Role:

The MEL Manager will supervise all M&E activities and strategy for the project. S/he will oversee M&E staff and support based in both Indonesia and the Philippines. S/he will coordinate with the project technical experts and contribute to the development of annual work plans and routine performance reports.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and manage project M&E systems and ensure program quality
  • Ensure the accurate reporting of project indicator results and that all required M&E reporting documents are submitted to the donor on time.
  • Develop data collection tools and reporting procedures and train site and HQ staff and sub-partner M&E staff on their use
  • Provide M&E training to M&E and project officers at project start up and refresher training and technical support when needed.
  • Manage the planning and implementation of   project baseline and endline assessments, evaluations and research;
  • Track performance and progress towards achieving targets with monthly and quarterly reports, using data visualization techniques to facilitate the use of data for decision making by project staff
  • Participate in annual work planning and provide measureable output indicators to track performance of work plan activities
  • Ensure that regular data quality assessment of project indicator data is carried out at the site level and reported to HQ.
  • Produce timely and high quality M&E reports to the donor, and track and report on the performance of work plan indicators on monthly project calls and for quarterly review meetings
  • Regularly update the Plan USA MERL Advisor on M&E issues.
  • Coordinate data collection with project sub-partners to ensure consistency in reporting and accuracy and timeliness of data.



 Minimum of a Master’s degree in international development, economics, social science or related field.


  • Seven to ten years of professional M&E experience, with at least three years of management experience  in international development projects especially in US Government funded projects.  Experience working on US Department of Labor projects a plus
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools
  • Experience developing  and using project-level M&E databases
  • Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally-managed evaluations
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) required. Must be able to produce high quality reports in proficient English in a timely fashion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook

Demonstrates the attitudes of:

  • Integrity, transparency
  • Proactive, Open and Accountable   
  • Respect for gender equity and inclusion  
  • Adherence to child rights and child protection aspects within and outside work
  • Willingness to work for and on behalf of the organization at the time of disaster within Plan working area or outside
  • Works effectively in a team
  • Empowering
  • Maintain high standard and work ethics 

Physical Environment and Demands:

Based at Jakarta Country Office with at least 40% travel to project areas, government offices and partner organizations.

Behaviors (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

 Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Level of Contact with Children:

Low contact:     No contact or very low frequency of interaction

Mid contact:     Occasional interaction with children

High level:        Frequent interaction with children

All applications will be treated in confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interviews. Please submit your letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae in English  and Klick Apply now,  not later April 25 2020  

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Yayasan Plan International Indonesia  is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International  believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

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