Monday, July 3, 2017

Team Leader, USAID/Indonesia Civil Society Assessment Scope of Work

Company Profile 
MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at
Project Summary
The USAID/Indonesia Monitoring & Evaluation Support Project (MESP) works to improve the functioning and effectiveness of USAID’s strategy and portfolio in Indonesia. MESP provides services in performance monitoring, evaluation, assessment and analysis, training, knowledge sharing, and learning events.
Under MESP, MSI has been asked to conduct a Civil Society Assessment to inform Mission strategy and identify needs and opportunities related to the role of civil society organizations in Indonesia.
Position Summary
MSI is seeking a Team Leader for this USAID Indonesia Civil Society Asessment. The team leader will lead and take part in Assessment activities and will be responsible for the overall conduct and deliverables of the assignment. The Assessment will begin in July-Aug 2017, with fieldwork in August. The completed assessment report will be submitted to MSI by the end of September 2017. The anticipated level of effort for the Team Leader is 40 workdays.
The purpose of this CS Assessment is to inform future CSO capacity building programming as a cross-sectoral initiative under USAID/Indonesia’s country strategy. The Assessment will identify specific CSO-relevant key areas to pursue further governance integration, and provide specific inputs to the new Mission Strategy. More specifically, Assessment findings and recommendations will enable the USAID Office of Democracy, Rights, and Governance (DRG) to:
·         Understand the space in which Indonesian CSOs operate.
·         Gauge the government’s and people’s perceptions of CSOs.
·         Understand the condition, status, and capacities (strengths and weaknesses) of CSOs.
·         Understand the state of CSO sustainability and the relevant enabling or hindering factors.
To accomplish the objectives detailed above, the CS Assessment will answer the following core questions:
·         What are the profile and typology of Indonesian CSOs? (E.g., representative and advocacy organizations and coalitions, mass organizations, professional associations, media, policy and academic research institutions, et al.)
·         What are the strengths, limitations, and opportunities of Indonesian CSOs, including as related to supporting achievement of GOI and USAID priority objectives, engaging effectively with GOI and donors, and building and sustaining internal capacity?
·         What is the operating environment for Indonesian CSOs? (E.g., legal framework such as the Ormas Law; willingness of public and private sector entities to work with CSOs; threats and limitations to operations; et al.)
·         What is the impact of decentralization on CSOs?
·         What are the perceptions of CSOs among the government, private sector, and citizens?
·         What is the status of CSO sustainability? What are the enabling and hindering factors?
Position Responsibilities
The Team Leader is ultimately responsible for all deliverables, including the Assessment Report. Specific responsibilities include:
·         Manage and oversee the activities of the Assessment team, drawing of strengths of individual team members to produce the best possible Assessment Report.
·         Ensure that the Assessment implementation and report address all issues and requirements in the USAID-approved Statement of Work.
·         Participate in the team planning with other team members, MESP, and USAID.
·         Lead the development of the Assessment Work Plan, including the detailed schedule for information gathering and analysis, and interview instruments for Assessment fieldwork.
·         Participate in and guide qualitative data collection and fieldwork, which will likely include desk review, key informant interviews, and/or focus group discussions in Jakarta and multiple provinces.
·         Provide the Assessment team with insight into the functioning of Indonesian civil society organizations (CSOs).
·         Analyze data and information that has been collected.
·         Present Assessment findings to USAID, developing presentation materials.
·         Take the lead in writing the Assessment Report, including responding to and incorporating USAID inputs regarding the draft Report.
·         Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the Assessment.
Required Qualifications
  • University degree in relevant field.
·         Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience.
·         Extensive knowledge of Indonesian civil society and the status of and environment for Indonesian CSOs.
·         Experience leading civil society assessments or CSO support programs in Indonesia.
·         Familiarity or experience with USAID programming in CSO support or Democracy, Rights, & Governance more broadly, preferred.
·         Professional experience working in one or more of the following areas in Indonesia: CSO strengthening, CSO advocacy and constituency building, local governance and service delivery, accountability and transparency, conflict reduction.
·         Excellent analytical and personal communication skills.
·         Excellent English speaking and writing skills, including assessments or evaluations.
  • Fluent Indonesian language skills, strongly preferred.
·         Assessment Work Plan, including detailed schedule for fieldwork and interview instruments.
·         Draft and Final Assessment Report.
·         Assessment presentation and slides, as needed.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please submit your CV with subject ‘Civil Society Assessment Team Leader” and email to:

No later than July 14, 2017

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