USAID MEL-P Vacancy: Consultant for AmCham's Education Summit

 Indonesia Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Platform MEL-P

Consultant for AmCham's Education Summit

Scope of Work


Panagora Group, a small, woman-owned 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 supports the Government of Indonesia (GOI).

Indonesia MEL-P is supporting USAID with recruitment of a consultant to support the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Education Summit. 

The US-Indonesia Higher Education Investment Summit will be held under the auspices of AmCham Indonesia in cooperation with USAID and the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture. The event will feature discussions on the regulatory environment for higher education investment, presentations from businesses on the need to upgrade Indonesia’s tertiary education sector, input from US universities to gauge interest in partnerships with Indonesian universities and possible wholly owned subsidiary campuses in Indonesia.

The consultant will play a lead role in organizing the high-level, private sector-led summit on July 13-14 to discuss the potential for investment in Indonesian higher education by American universities and companies.

Scope of Work

Indonesia MEL-P is supporting USAID/Indonesia’s Human Capacity and Partnerships (HCP) office with recruitment of a professional to support AmCham as a lead organizer of the Higher Education Investment Summit on July 13-14, 2021. This work is expected to exceed 100 days of work over the course of six months. This may be modified depending on USAID’s needs and the performance of the professional. The position will be reporting to the HCP Office Director and AmCham Managing Director.

He/she will support administrative activities, including.

·       Identifying potential participants and sponsors from the education, government and private

·       sectors and contacting them by email and phone calls.

·       Drafting and sending invitations and follow-up with potential participants.

·       Helping draft a working agenda and rundown for the event under AmCham’s direction and keeping these documents updated.

·       Preparing a briefing document on the current regulatory environment for High Education to help guide discussions.

·       Overseeing the Summit itself, working with AmCham staff and others, such as an event organizer, to ensure the event is successful.

·       Be responsible to see that the discussions are recorded and transcribed. Summarizing the discussions, takeaways and action points from the event. 

·       Circulating the final minutes and action items.

·       Identifying issues and writing a paper for participants and other stakeholders to be circulated following the events.

·       Drawing up an action plans for continuing engagement on education reform and investment by the private sector in cooperation with USAID, the Ministry of Education, and other stakeholders.

Required Qualification

Education: Business administration, public relations, international relations, or other social sciences-related degree is required.

Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in a team setting with office management, event management, and budgeting and support is required.

Language Proficiency: Fluency in both written and spoken English level-IV is required. The consultant will need to be able to speak and make formal presentations in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

Knowledge: Technical knowledge on event organization and understanding of higher education systems in Indonesia and the U.S.

Skills and Abilities:

Strong verbal communication skills, tact, and diplomacy are required to establish and develop working relations with external counterparts and colleagues at all levels of the AmCham, US universities, and Indonesian universities. Excellent writing skills are required to prepare regular project reports, procurement documents, and basic memoranda and correspondence. Excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to perform duties in a fast paced, dynamic environment are essential.

LOE and Reporting

The Consultant will report directly to the HCP Director. S/he will also work directly under the guidance of the Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce. The consultant is expected to work for up to 20 days per month for six months and to perform her/his duties on- and off-site.

How to apply

Fill out the online application here. Please include a cover letter and resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please apply before April 25, 2021.  

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

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