Project Manager Response System World Bank

Project Manager – Crisis Monitoring and Response System
Job Title : Project Manager – Crisis Monitoring and Response System
Reporting to : Task Team Leader
Dept/Div : EASPR
Appt Type : Short Term Consultant (max. 150 days in a year)
Closing date : 5 September 2009
Location : Jakarta, Indonesia

The Government of Indonesia, through its National Planning and Development Agency (BAPPENAS) is preparing a monitoring system to determine the impact of the global economic crisis on Indonesia over the course of the next year.  The monitoring system will generate real time information across Indonesia so that appropriate policy responses can be employed to alleviate the impact of the crisis on the poor and vulnerable.

This crisis monitoring system would incorporate following key activities:

  • Identification of a set of key indicators, as well as their data resources, which can be regularly monitored. These indicators will serve as the first assessment of where the crisis is having an impact, how it is being transmitted to households, what coping mechanisms households are using in response, and the consequent outcomes;
  • Development of a household survey to provide data on key indicators where the data are not available from existing sources, or would not be available in a timely manner;
  • Development of a desktop reporting system which will allow end-users to display the monitoring indicators in different ways, such as displaying a national- or province-wide summary of a single indicator or policy focus area, a kabupaten-specific summary of all indicators;
  • Rapid qualitative assessment of the accuracy of the signals, the underlying causes and trends driving these indicators, and the potential effectiveness of various policy responses.

The World Bank is supporting the development and execution of the crisis monitoring system by providing technical assistance to the government across all aspects of the monitoring and response system, including information systems and managing the reporting process.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager is responsible for providing overall leadership, management and co-ordination in the Crisis Monitoring System (CMS) project, particularly:

  1. Provide strong leadership in functional CMS management and co-ordination to ensure that the project activities and processes operate to achieve the objectives. Ensure timely preparation and implementation of project plans, procurement plan, monitoring and evaluation plan and stakeholder participation plan.
  2. Develop organizational framework to ensure coordination of activities across stakeholders and government counterparts. Liaise effectively with government counterparts and other relevant stakeholders. Ensure consultative and participatory processes with stakeholders.
  3. Provide practical and effective guidance for members of the World Bank Technical Assistance (WB-TA) Team to support planning and operations of the project.
  4. Consult closely with BPS-Statistics Indonesia on the preparation and implementation of the planned household and facility surveys.
  5. Coordinate and provide technical direction on the development of analytical framework.
  6. Coordinate and provide technical direction on the development of desktop reporting system.
  7. Facilitate effective overall project operations and organize regular meetings with government counterparts and other stakeholders, prepare minutes and implement agreed actions/decisions and action plans.
  8. Ensure that outputs of CMS activities are delivered on time, to a high quality and within agreed budget.
  9. Review consultancy reports and deliverables of member of the Technical Assistant Team against intended outputs. Advice regularly the World Bank’s Poverty Group Task Team Leader and Bappenas of progress.
  10. Produce comprehensive reports after each survey round and a final report.  The reports will provide an overall picture of the impact of the crisis at the district, provincial and national level, synthesizing the analysis of the activities and processes and discussing the effectiveness/challenges of the project with recommendations.
  11. Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework of the project performance.
  12. Develop institutional and organizational frameworks for the development of a sustainable monitoring system, beyond a crisis monitoring system and lessons learns from establishing such system. This includes identifying relevant counterparts and stakeholders, their particular roles and responsibilities, overall project activities and processes required.

Outputs of Consultancy
The consultant will produce the following outputs during the course of the consultancy:
A work plan, which maps all activities, along with timetable of specific action plan.

  • An organisational framework, with clear role and responsibilities of key parties.
  • A monitoring and evaluation framework, covering measurable key performance indicators to be monitored and evaluated.
  • A comprehensive report after each survey round and a final report.
  • Institutional and organizational frameworks for the development of a sustainable monitoring system.

The Lead Analyst of Crisis Monitoring System and Response will be assigned to the World Bank’s Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department (PREM) and be supervised by the World Bank’s Poverty Group Task Team Leader in Indonesia.

Length of Contract
The Consultant will be on Short Term Consultant (STC) appointment status with maximum of 150 working days in a year.

Selection Criteria

  • PhD or Masters in social sciences, economics, mathematics, or statistics.
  • Minimum 8 years relevant work experience in management of development projects or in management of monitoring and evaluation systems for development projects.
  • Proven experience in managing projects which require data collection and analysis.
  • Detailed knowledge of monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Proven experience working with developing country government counterparts
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English.
  • Fluency or proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia is an advantage
  • Strong quantitative skills including data collection, data management and analysis are an advantage

How to Apply

  • Indonesian and Non-Indonesian Nationals are welcome to apply.
  • Please only submit your cover letter, CV, and references (at least three names with full contact details) to:
  • Do not forget to state your name and position applied in the e-mail subject.
  • Deadline of application is 5 September 2009. Late submission will not be considered; hard copy applications and phone inquiries will not be accepted.

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