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Project Associate (SMILE Monitoring and Evaluation)


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Jakarta
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

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UNDP-Indonesia in collaboration with the MoH initiated an innovative solution for better SCM with System Monitoring Imunisasi dan Logistik secara Elektronik (SMILE) project. A pilot project was initiated -with the support from UNDP- in two districts, Bogor and South Tangerang in West Java and Banten Provinces, respectively. At the core of the project is a human resources development component supported by a defined supervision plan and a rigorous training regimen. The system provides an integrated solution to address widespread inequities in vaccine coverage by supporting state governments in overcoming constraints of infrastructure, monitoring and management information systems and human resources. It helps track stock of vaccines as well as storage temperature of vaccines through SIM-enabled temperature loggers attached to the cold chain equipment.

Moving forward, UNDP has now been asked by the Government of Indonesia to expand SMILE implementation to further include 700 cold chain points in 6 additional provinces. The final intent is to expand the SMILE implementation to all cold chain in Indonesia (around 10,000 health facilities) in a phase wise rollout during 2020- 2024.


Duties and Responsibilities

1.   Support the project team to ensure effective project planning and implementation focusing on achievement of the following results:
•   Compiles, summarizes, and presents basic information/data on specific project and related topics or issues.
•   Implement project standard operating procedures in line with the government and  UNDP’s

2.   Support to the effective reporting on progress of project implementation
•   Assist the data management officer in backstopping issues related with field work which include advising on resolving issues around partnership with intervention team (e.g., Puskesmas, etc.)
•   During field work, assist researchers in establishing communication channels and partnerships with key stakeholders at subnational and central level (e.g Digital Health Offices, vaccine manufacturer, etc.)
•   Assist data management officer in backstopping issues related with field work which include advising on resolving issues around partnership with intervention team (e.g Digital HealthOffices, vaccine manufacturer, etc)
•   Assist data management research in developing the research plan for the project, including assist in designing the research methods to dissemination plan.
•   Support the collaboration of project team to design and conduct internal evaluation, and survey, be part of its implementation which include facilitating participatory evaluation with key stakeholders, assist in the analysis process and completion of the project.
•   Assist data management officer in working with researchers and counterparts of SMILE projects, especially with Ministry of Health, and assist the Committee to translate research findings into advocacy tools e.g., position papers and policy briefs.
•   Assist and support data management officer in advising the project team based on the research results for enhancing the project effectiveness as well as provide technical advice and support.
•   Assist data management officer in working with UNDP country office’s communication team to develop and strategize stakeholder engagement on the issues, research and its findings, and meaningful youth participation in research.
•   Assist data management officer in the establishment and facilitating dialogue between research partners and central level stakeholders, including MoH, to understand research, its findings, and potential adoption in public policies.

3.   Support strategic partnerships, communication and support to the implementation of resource mobilization
•   Support in updating database of the relevant public and development partners private sector, civil society and other stakeholders who are counterparts for the project;
•   In coordination with UNDP’s Communication unit and other relevant counterpart communications department, support documentation of the project activities as a tool to communicate results, deepen stakeholder knowledge and buy-in to the project, and resource mobilization for the project.
•   Effective contribution and support of with data collection for gender analysis and gender mainstreaming at project level.

4.   Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:
•   Participation in the trainings for the operations/ projects staff.
•   Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice
•   Effective contribution to learning and knowledge sharing in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming

5.   The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that
•   Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
•   Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
•   Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender is respected within all implementations including data production;
•   Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
•   Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
•   Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.


Institutional Arrangement

Under the overall guidance of the National Data Manager, Project Associate (SMILE Monitoring and Evaluation) provides project support services to ensure high quality of work, ensures accurate, timely and properly recorded/documented service delivery.



Achieve Results:   
LEVEL 1: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work
Think Innovatively:   
LEVEL 1: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
Learn Continuously:   
LEVEL 1: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning
Adapt with Agility:   
LEVEL 1: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
Act with Determination:  
LEVEL 1: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously
Engage and Partner:   
LEVEL 1: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion:   
LEVEL 1: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making



Thematic Area Name Definition  



Digital Awareness

and Literacy

Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either throughskillfully grasping their  usage   or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed  
Business management Working          with  Evidence and Data Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making  



Communication Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and     unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor    messages and   choose   communication methods
depending on the audience. Ability to manage communications internally  and  externally,   through  media,  social   media  and  other appropriate channels
2030 agenda- people Gender Gender mainstreaming  
Finance Budget management Ability to support budgetary aspects of work planning process, drawing and management of team budgets  







retreats, trainings

and meetings)

Ability  to    manage   events,   including    venue   identification,

accommodation,   logistics,  catering,  transportation,  and cash

disbursements, etc.

Business Management Customer Satisfaction/Client Management Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers' needs. Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests. Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.  


Required Skills and Experience
Min. Education requirements

Secondary education (Candidates graduate from High School) is minimum requirement

University degree (Bachelor’s degree) in public health, economics, computer science and statistic will be given due consideration but it is not requirement.

Min. years of relevant workexperience

Minimum 6 years (with Secondary education) or 3 years (with Bachelor´s degree) of relevant experience; preferably in the field of development

Experience in preparing monitoring reports on research design, progress or results would be necessary

Required skills
  • Good inter-personal and communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Up-to-date  computer skills required, knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
  • Experience working with governmental institutions, external agencies, etc.
  • Experience dealing withvarious donor’s reporting requirements;
  • Knowledge of and experience in supporting administration of UNDP projects will be highly desirable.
  • Has experience on health program information; in relate with mobile phone application on immunization (SMILE), nutrition/stunting, TB, community led total sanitation (STBM) and HIV areas.
  • Experience in handling of web basedmanagement systems
  • Proven experience in quantitative research with experience of projection modelling is a strong asset, and qualitative and participatory research as additional asset.
  • Experience in working with national andsubnational, development agencies, and or international agencies in health, economics, and research would be preferrable
Required Language(s) Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English



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UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  

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