Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist The World Bank

The World Bank

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (Quantitative Design)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The overall task of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Quantitative Design) will be to supervise the design, methods and analysis for quantitative evaluations produced by the Evaluation unit of the PNPM Support Facility.  He/she will also be responsible for capacity development of government counterparts and Indonesian research institutions with regard to quantitative evaluation design, methodology and analysis.  Under the supervision of the World Bank Senior Social Development Specialist, s/he will:

  • Supervise methodological and other technical aspects of quantitative studies being conducted by the Evaluation unit as part of PNPM-Mandiri evaluation work:
    • Develop and/or review concept notes, research and methodological designs.
    • Develop in collaboration with Evaluation Team Data Collection Specialists and Evaluation Team Coordinators survey instrument and TOR for survey work.
    • Develop and/or review data analysis and final reports for quantitative studies in coordination with national research organizations and firms hired to conduct data collection and analytical work.
    • Presenting findings to Government, donors and development community.
  • Provide quantitative data analysis support to various PNPM-Mandiri project teams as needed.
  • Identify and develop new opportunities for quantitative evaluations for current and future PNPM-Mandiri operations.
  • Work with Indonesian government officials, social research organizations and local researchers in improving their capacities in evaluation design and research methodologies.
  • Join project supervision and monitoring missions on PNPM-Mandiri projects.
  • Represent the World Bank in discussions with the Government and other donors with regard to PNPM-Mandiri evaluation work.

Other duties and tasks as specified by the World Bank’s Social Development Sector Coordinator or whomever (s)he may designate.

The position is based in Jakarta, Indonesia but will require travel to the provinces a minimum of 30-40% of the time. Provided that performance is satisfactory, the assignment can be renewed in the new fiscal year.

OUTPUTS
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Quantitative Design) will work on various PNPM-Mandiri evaluations/studies so it is expected that a broad range of outputs will be produced for this consultancy including:

  • Ensure a high standard of technical quality for evaluations/studies produced by the Evaluations unit
  • Research design and methodology for quantitative studies produced by the Evaluations unit.
  • Input to the survey instrument and field work TOR for quantitative studies.
  • Analysis and final draft of report for quantitative studies.
  • Review and approval of design, methodology, analytical plan and final report for studies produced by outside firms or consultants
  • Back to Office Reports from missions
  • Improvement in the capacity of government counterparts and independent Indonesian research organizations in conducting quantitative studies

MANAGEMENT
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Quantitative Design) will be assigned to the World Bank’s Social Development Unit in Jakarta (EASID), be supervised by the Social Development Sector Coordinator, and report on a day to day basis to the Sr. Social Development Specialist.

  • Master’s or PhD in economics, social sciences, or statistics.
  • 5-7 years relevant work experience in community development, CDD and/or evaluation work.  Experience in supporting CDD implementation and conducting evaluations of CDD projects, especially in Indonesia and/or other parts of East Asia. Experience designing and fielding quantitative surveys a necessity.
  • Strong quantitative and econometric skills are required.  Familiarity with Indonesian datasets is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience with capacity building of Monitoring and Evaluation activities and systems with Indonesian research and/or government institutions
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Indonesian.
  • Indonesian language skills are an advantage, along with previous experience working in Indonesia.
  • Results oriented and focused.
  • Proven ability to lead or participate in a multi-disciplinary team of field researchers.

Closing Date: 6-Aug-2011
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