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Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness.


Evaluation Specialist, Developmental Evaluation Pilot Activity

Location: Indonesia



Evaluation Specialist, Developmental Evaluation Pilot Activity (Indonesia Maternal and Newborn Health Program DE)


Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.


Project Objective:

Under USAID/Global Development Lab’s (henceforth “the Lab”) Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Innovations (MERLIN) program, and Social Impact (SI), in partnership with Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI), is piloting up to six Developmental Evaluations (DEs) of USAID-funded projects covering a myriad of sectors and geographies under the DEPA-MERL contract. DE—designed to support innovative, complex programming—supports the continuous adaptation of development interventions by embedding an evaluator into a program throughout its life to continuously provide feedback and inject evaluative thinking into the program’s implementation. This DE will examine a large maternal and newborn health initiative in Indonesia over the course of its five year implementation.


Position Description:

SI is seeking an Evaluation Specialist who will be responsible for examining the relationships within FMNH and tracking these changes over time within the DE. This is a fulltime, five-year position based in Jakarta, Indonesia with an expected start date in May 2018. Under the direction of the Lead Evaluator, the Specialist will dive into various elements of the governance challenges and bright spots. This position requires occasional travel (approximately one week per quarter) around Indonesia.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates based in Indonesia will be considered.**


The Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Support the Lead Evaluator in the development and updating of a living work plan for the evaluation, including an agreed set of deliverables, which may change over time, depending on the needs of the program;
  • Quantitatively and qualitatively measuring relationships, networks, partnerships, and dynamics within the implementation team
  • Design and carry out evaluative activities (including occasional domestic travel), e.g. literature reviews, interviews, surveys, network maps, etc. in support of the DE’s objectives;
  • Draft relevant deliverables related to evaluative activities;
  • Participate in regular meetings with program staff and other DE stakeholders;
  • Identify key bright spots and opportunities that the program can leverage for improved outcomes;
  • Support the Lead Evaluator in conducting analyses of the data collected and present digestible analysis regularly to program staff and key partners through data-review process and other participatory meetings.

The Evaluation Specialist will report to the Lead Evaluator for the DEPA-MERL contract based in Jakarta.



  • Evaluation experience in Indonesian development programs, especially in the health sector preferred;
  • Previous experience and comfort with working for multiple stakeholders with competing priorities/interests;
  • Experience with high-level public or private sector stakeholders (interviewing them, involving in decision-making, or facilitating learning)
  • Technical knowledge, skills and expertise in evaluation design, concepts, and approaches;
  • Active listening, proactive learning, and time management skills with readiness to be in a learning role;
  • Strong analytical skills to support both qualitative and quantitative research;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia;
  • Keen attention to detail; and
  • Graduate degree in international development, or related focus.


  Strongly Preferred

  • Strong knowledge of the Indonesian health sector, including the private sector actors
  • Familiarity with USAID organizational structure/context.


Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.


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