About the role
As Managing Contractor of MAHKOTA Program, Cardno is looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator to set up monitoring and evaluation system and lead implementation of the system for IRS pilot project in 5 districts (Bantaeng, Belitung Timur, Sleman, Sragen, and Sukabumi) which was completed in June 2016 and since then being scaled up to 50 districts/cities with APBN and APBD funding. In addition, in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) province, the IRS is being implemented in all 10 districts and cities with funding from the provincial government (APBD I) and the district/city level budget (APBD II).
About the program
The Government of Indonesia is committed to accelerating the pace of poverty reduction and the President of Indonesia has declared that poverty reduction is among the highest development priorities of his administration. This commitment is reflected in Indonesia’s national medium‐term development plan Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional, RPJMN, 2015‐2019), with a target to reduce the poverty rate from 11% in 2014 to 7‐8% by 2019. Indonesia’s achievements to reduce poverty have been significant: between 1999 and 2014, the poverty rate reduced from 23.4% to 11.0%. However, almost 30 million Indonesians continue to live below the poverty line, and around 99 million are either living in or vulnerable to falling back into poverty. Furthermore, inequality has risen significantly since the late 1990s which can threaten both economic growth and stability. Key policies for tackling poverty and inequality are investment in social protection and widening access to decent work. Indeed, there is strong international evidence that well-designed social protection can enable people to access the labour market and participate in income generating activities, while also helping generate higher economic growth.
The Integrated Referral and Service System (IRS) for Social Protection and Poverty Reduction
The Government of Indonesia, under the leadership of Bappenas, is proposing the creation of an Integrated Referral and Service System (IRS) to be operated at the local level with the aim of improving coordination and integration of social protection and anti-poverty programs at the local level. The IRS proposes to address the current fragmentation and lack of coordination of national and local social protection and anti-poverty programs, as well as updating poverty database in a more regular way by providing local governments with the tools to promote coordination of programs at local levels and to make the programs more responsive and relevant to local needs and desires. The IRS will allow local social workers or facilitators to counsel families on where to seek assistance and what to do, depending on the current programs they receive, their unmet needs and the supply of programs available at national and local levels. The IRS will also be a conduit for people to present complaints and grievances to the different programs, and those complaints will be tracked and monitored to make sure that complainants receive timely responses to those complaints. Furthermore, the IRS will be in capacity to inform national and local agencies about budget needs and priority programs to address gaps in social protection of poor and vulnerable people including abandoned women and children, disabled persons, elderly poor with no social assistance and others.
This is a locally engaged position and a competitive salary package will be offered to the preferred candidate in line with local labour laws. The position is open to Indonesian nationals and permanent residents with authority to live and work in Indonesia.
How to apply
To apply for this position please click the “apply now” button found here: http://www.cardno.com/en-au/Careers/Pages/2808927.aspx and attach an application letter and a current CV.
Further enquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org using the position title in your email subject line.
Applications close 5.00pm, Thursday, 14 September 2017, Indonesian Time.