Vacancy: Project Monitoring and Evaluation Expert for NSLIC Project

 Global Affairs Canada (GAC) - Indonesia Development Program requires the services of a part-time Consultant to monitor and analyze the progress of its project, the National Support for Local Investment Climate/National Support for Enhancing Local and Regional Economic Development (NSLIC/NSELRED).


To support the Government of Indonesia in addressing the challenges in easing investment climate and enhancing local and regional economic development, Global Affairs Canada is supporting a development project called the National Support for Local Investment Climate/National Support for Enhancing Local and Regional Economic Development (NSLIC/NSELRED). This project is implemented by the Cowater International Inc. for six years, from January 2016 until end of March 2022.

The Project trains and advises national and local government officials in regulatory reform and economic development planning that use mechanisms such as inter-regional cooperation and public-private partnerships. It assists the development and implementation of economic planning and coordination tools used by the Local and Regional Economic Development Support Facility and provides funds for innovative local government programming that support enterprise development.

Project Expected Outcomes:

The expected ultimate outcome of NSLIC / NSELRED is to increase employment and incomes for poor men and women by improving the investment climate and supporting regional and local economic development (LRED). This is achieved through two project components:

1.       Intermediate Outcome 1100: A strengthened investment climate through (1) the improvement of the ability of national and local governments to address licensing and regulatory issues and (2) increased capacity of government and enterprises to coordinate activities.

2.       Intermediate Outcome 1200: More sustainable, equitable and competitive enterprises through improved national government support to LRED and better access to business development services.


The Project Logic Model (Annex 1) provides a tool to structure the monitoring. 

Job Description

The scope of work will include:

1.       Preparing a Work Plan for the duration of the contract to be reviewed and approved by GAC/Canadian Embassy in Jakarta.

2.       Assessing and analysing documents produced by the Implementing Organization, such as the Project Implementation Plan, Annual Work Plans, Semi-Annual and Annual Progress Reports to determine the project performance against the targets and objectives, as well as performance of the project in cross-cutting themes namely Gender Equality, Environment, and Sustainability.

3.       Review draft documents (e.g. drafts of Semi-Annual Report and Annual Progress Report) provided by the Implementing Organizations and provide feedbacks, as required.

4.       Monitoring the performance of the project against the Logic Model and the Performance Measurement Framework, and suggesting to GAC updates as appropriate.

5.       Traveling to site to attend events and participate in activities may be required as part of the monitoring.

6.       Providing recommendations to improve the performance of the project/program, proposing adjustments and corrective action, as required.

7.       Identifying problems, risks and constraints hampering the effective implementation of the project/program and provide recommendations for improvement.

8.       Attending meetings and other events undertaken by the project, online and offline, as required by GAC as a part of project monitoring. A read out of these meetings and events may be required.

9.       Liaising and communicating with project/program partners and stakeholders, as may be required.

10.   Preparing bi-monthly monitoring report to be submitted to GAC and include the analysis of the monitoring and the progress of the project and recommendations for the actions to be taken. The report is not to exceed 10 pages.

11.   Ad hoc requests that could include participation in meetings relevant to the project, where a read out of these meetings will be required.

Job Requirements

To apply, the Consultant is expected to meet the following criteria:

1.       Possess an undergraduate degree, preferably a Master degree, from a reputable university, in relevant fields (international development, economics, public administration, business administration).

2.       Have at least 10 years or more of relevant work experience in managing and conducting monitoring and evaluation of development programs, particularly in one or more of these areas: investment climate, local economic development, economic governance, and private sector development.

3.       Have strong track-record working with the national government, preferably economic related ministries, local government, private sector, MSMSE and/or farmer groups.

4.       Have proven experience in applying OECD DAC criteria and aid effectiveness principles in monitoring and evaluating programs.

5.       Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding on how to apply gender lens in development programs.

6.       Knowledge of Global Affairs Canada development policies is an asset.

7.       Experience in working for donors or international development partners is an asset.

Place of Work

The work will be performed primarily from the Consultant’s office but the Consultant will be required to travel to project sites/regions across Indonesia as well as meetings with Global Affairs Canada/Canadian Embassy in Jakarta.

Language of Work

The Consultant must possess the following levels in English and Bahasa Indonesia. The description associated with the language requirement can be found in Annex 2.

How to Apply

Interested individual consultant must include the following documents when submitting the applications to latest by Sunday, 25 July 2021:

1.       CV indicating education and relevant monitoring experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references from recent jobs.

2.       Brief statement as to why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment by addressing the selection criteria.

3.       Brief description on the methodology and approach will be used to conduct monitoring and deliver the deliverables.


·       Please consult the attached Terms of Reference (ToR) containing detailed description of services and deliverables and Annexes for more information.

·       Only shortlisted candidate(s) will be invited to submit the Financial Proposal.