Wildlife Trade and Trafficking Expert, Jakarta, Indonesia 121 views

Panagora Group, a small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development, is supporting USAID/Indonesia to implement its new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) through a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Platform (MEL-P) Activity. MEL-P provides its services through five components: 1) monitoring support services, 2) designing and conducting performance and impact evaluations, 3) providing research, assessment, and data analysis, 4) providing consulting and advisory services and logistical support services, and 5) initiating collaboration, learning, and adapting activities. Along with enhancing MEL capability, we also promote use of the empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting as USAID support the Government of Indonesia (GOI) with its Journey-to-Self-Reliance (J2SR).

Under MEL-P, Panagora has been assigned to conduct a final performance evaluation for the USAID BIJAK activity that ends in June 2021. The project is working through national instruments and systems to address the constellation of market forces, financial initiatives, policy levers, social norms and values driving deforestation and biodiversity loss in order to promote enduring changes in individual and organizational behavior which reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and conserve marine and terrestrial biodiversity. The project contributed to the previous 2014-2020 CDCS and continually contributes to the new 2020-2025 USAID/Indonesia CDCS specifically under: DO 1: Effective, Democratic Governance Strengthened supporting

IR 1.2 More Informed and Active Public Participation, and

DO 3: Environmental Sustainability Improved supporting

IR 3.1 Natural Resource Management Improved.

The final performance evaluation will be conducted by external evaluator team consisting of following expertise: 1) International Evaluation Team Leader, 2) Environmental Policy and Governance Expert, 3) Wildlife Trade and Trafficking Expert, 4) Public Outreach and Civil Society Organization Expert, 5) Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, and 6) Research Assistant. The purpose of the final performance evaluation is to highlight the extent to which USAID BIJAK achieved expected results, factors influencing the achievement of those results, and challenges in implementation. Recommendations from this final evaluation will be used as input into future program development.

Position Summary

MEL-P is seeking a Wildlife Trade and Trafficking Expert to work under the leadership of the evaluation Team Leader and Panagora for the upcoming USAID BIJAK final performance evaluation.

The assignment will require an estimated six to eight weeks of work in Jakarta, which will begin in May and extend to July 2021, with at least two weeks of travel outside Jakarta required. Remote coordination and data collection will be considered depending on the Covid-19 restrictions applied by the GOI.

Responsibilities

Selected team members will participate in all aspects of the evaluation, and responsibilities will include:

Providing support to produce a rigorous evaluation methodology and work plan, including data collection instruments and a data analysis plan.

Conducting background research and interviewing key informants, leading focus group discussions and conducting surveys in Jakarta and in outlying provinces, as required.

Systematically collecting and categorize evaluation data.

Analyzing data to provide evidence-based answers to the evaluation questions.

Supporting the Team Leader in conducting special research as needed.

Participating in and supporting project briefings for USAID/Indonesia, the implementing partner and the Government of Indonesia, as required.

Requirements

Tags

advisory services

biodiversity

covid

data analysis

data collection

environmental policy

environmental sustainability

global health

impact evaluation

local laws

monitoring and evaluation

natural resource management

support services

trafficking

wildlife crime

Minimum of 10 years of development experience, with significant experience in wildlife crime combating, trade and trafficking in Indonesia.

Master’s degree or higher in relevant discipline is required.

Required strong knowledge of environmental policy and its implementation related to wildlife crime combating the trade and trafficking in Indonesia.

Prior performance evaluation experience is preferred, including conducting key informant interviews and organizing and analyzing data.

Experience with evaluating USAID projects is preferred.

Excellent writing and inter-personal communication skills.

Fluency in English is required, both written and oral.

Open only to Indonesian citizens.

Reporting

The consultant will be supervised directly under the Evaluation Team Leader

Period of Performance

The estimated level of effort for the STTA for Wildlife Trade and Trafficking Expert will be 44 days. The duration of the assignment would intermittently cover the period April 5, 2021 to September 7, 2021.

How to Apply

Fill out the online application. Please include a cover letter and resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please apply before March 16, 2021.

No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Only applicants who include the required application components will be considered.

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

*Note: Panagora does not offer visa sponsorship at this time.

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