Palladium BANTU: Short-term COVID-19 Data Assistant

Short-term COVID-19 Data Assistant

Palladium is appointed by USAID to manage USAID-funded Health technical Assistance Project (BANTU), to support USAID Indonesia’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) by rapidly leveraging specialized short and long-term technical assistance to USAID, USAID-funded programs; the Government of Indonesia (GOI), and other organizations and agencies as required.

We are currently seeking a short-term COVID-19 Data Assistant to work closely with USAID/Indonesia’s Office of Health and its local counterparts. 


The USAID/Indonesia Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) program is looking for a short-term COVID-19 Data Assistant to support its new COVID-19 programs. The individual will collect and consolidate the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) data relevant to the USAID/Indonesia COVID-19 MEL framework and Performance Reference Indicator Sheet/PIRS, as well as additional qualitative and quantitative data relevant to the implementation of USAID-GOI COVID-19 Response program. The individual will also provide regular data summaries and develop, maintain, monitor and report data submission tracker and status from USAID Implementing Partners (IPs) on a regular basis. S/he will develop a consolidated MEL reporting calendar for all IPs and review and clean data collected from their tracking tool. Together with USAID/Indonesia EID team, USAID/Indonesia DOCS team, Global Health Security (GHS) Communication Officers and IPs Communication POCs, the individual will assist in drafting learning and communication materials (success stories, learning stories, factsheets, infographics, etc.) on USAID COVID-19 response in Indonesia by utilizing MEL data. The individual will also support Project Management Specialist EID to provide M&E capacity building activities and mentoring to partners’ focal points, develop a simple knowledge management mechanism  and where appropriate, conduct field visits to project sites to collect and spot-check MEL data and information as required.

This short-term position is for an Indonesian (local hire) for a six (6) month period with potential extension up to nine (9) months. The position will be based off site with regular meetings and intensive communication with the USAID/Indonesia EID team and IPs.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in management, development studies, statistics, social science, or related fields; master’s degree is desirable; minimum 2 – 3 years of experience working in a MEL team, in data collection, project monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, and monitoring project results and indicators; prior experience in using automated data collection tools in a solid MEL system is desirable; minimum  2 – 3 years of experience using GIS software such as ArcGIS, ArcMap or other recent GIS software to develop simple maps and other geographic visualizations from the project activities or outputs; proficient in MS Office software for data processing and surveying tools (Surveymonkey, Google forms, Open Data Kit) including Google platform (Docs, Sheets, Drive, Gmeet, Calendar), and other mobile data collection platforms (Power BI, Tableau, etc.); prior experience in carrying out surveys or conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis is desirable; experience in creating communications materials, such as success stories, factsheet and infographics is desirable; a fast learner on topics related to public health, international donors, Government of Indonesia systems, challenges and opportunities of the health sector in Indonesia at the national and sub-national levels; excellent written and verbal communication in English and Bahasa Indonesia are required.

HOW TO APPLY:   To respond to this position, please go to or send your resume (no longer than 5 pages) and cover letter to, with the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Closing date: September 6, 2020 at 5 PM Jakarta Time

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Palladium provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.