Vacancy in Rainforest Alliance - Senior Associate, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning



LOCATION: Indonesia

REPORTS TO: Director, Indonesia

DEPARTMENT: Regions, Asia Pacific



The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests   and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.



To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.



Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.


The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.




We are looking for a results driven and detail oriented Senior Associate, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) who will be responsible for supporting the program managers of Landscapes & Communities (L&C) in designing and overseeing the implementation and quality control of Result Based Management (RBM) best practices The post-holder is also responsible for monitoring and evaluating Rainforest Alliance Indonesia country-wide programs achievements. The Senior Associate, MEL will conduct reviews of proposals and project designs to ensure alignment with Rainforest Alliance's L&C RBM best practices. Theincumbent will provide direct support to the Country Director in carrying out periodic assessments of quality conformance of the L&C portfolio and, where applicable, flag project performance issues The Senior Associate, MEL will also support the Rainforest Alliance Senior Advisor for L&C Projects RBM in maintaining, training, and ensuring uptake by Project Managers of Rainforest Alliance's Project Management Platform (PMP),the system to centralize L&C monitoring data for evaluation, learning and customized stakeholder reporting.




  • The Rainforest Alliance’s Core Values are Impact, Change, Collaboration, Openness and Trust and as such they form the basis of the behaviours we demonstrate;
  • Conduct reviews of selected proposals and project plans to assess compliance with Rainforest Alliance's L&C projects' RBM best practices, as well as Rainforest Alliance and donor's reporting requirements, in close collaboration with L&C Program Managers and Institutional Relations staff;
  • Conduct Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning on projects implemented by Rainforest Alliance Indonesia, in close collaboration with L&C program Managers;
  • Provide technical support to L&C Program Managers in ensuring the uptake and utilization of Project Management Platforms (PMP);
  • Support the Global Senior Advisor of L&C Projects' RBM in the design and continuous improvement of Rainforest Alliance's RBM best practices to beimplemented across Rainforest Alliance's L&C portfolios;
  • Conduct monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning of the country's strategy progress, in close collaboration with the Country Director;
  • Conduct learning and knowledge management on L&C projects and ensure the learning curves are considered in the decision-making process related to Rainforest Alliance Indonesia strategy as well as proposal development;
  • Conduct training for L&C Program Managers and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) support staff in the Regions to drive adoption of Rainforest Alliance's L&C RBM best practices across Raiforest Alliance's L&C portfolio to ensure effective adaptive management and the harmonized- delivery of project monitoring data for evaluation, learning and customized stakeholder reporting;
  • Conduct training for Rainforest Alliance's Institutional Relations team to drive adoption of Rainforest Alliance's L&C RBM best practices in the design of L&C proposals while ensuring alignment with donor and Rainforest Alliance reporting requirements
  • Provide technical support to L&C Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) Programs (including close collaboration with the 1000 landscapes program) adopting LandScale as a performance measurement framework, including supporting the integration of LandScale into work plans, LandScale assessment design, and implementation, and supporting local stakeholders to review and validate LandScale results;
  • Collaborate closely with the Rainforest Alliance staff to share best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of the programs, and
  • Participate in internal and external fora, and communities of practices focused on seeking continuous improvement in the design, management, and measurement of the impacts of L&C project interventions.



  • Bachelor or Master's degree in international development, Agriculture, Forestry, Social Sciences, Economics, Natural Resources Management, or related field;
  • Five to seven years of work experience for Bachelor or three to five years of experience for Master, including a minimum of 3 years of experience applying theory of change principles and implementing monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems for sustainable development and/or conservation projects;
  • Sound data organization and analysis skills, with experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) a plus;
  • Demonstrated experience building the capacity of Project Managers and M&E support staff to design development and/or conservation projects for effective results-based management;
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders (farmer organizations, communities, CSOs, local government agencies, private sector actors, etc.) and facilitating collaborative processes a plus;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Flexible, open-minded, and able to operate in a fast-evolving context, focused on learning;
  • Strong ability to work remotely, with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, with excellent written and spoken English fluency;
  • Experience in software programs, possibly including ArcGIS, QGIS, ERDAS Imagine, Global Mapper, ENVI, STATA, SPSS, KOBO Toolbox, CSPro, R., and MS Office suite.
  • Ability to travel (10%) domestically and internationally.



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