4 June 2024

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer

Indonesia Ocean Justice Initiative (IOJI) serves as an Indonesian independent think tank and policy advocacy group to achieve good, sustainable, and equitable ocean governance. In attaining our vision, IOJI has determined the following missions: Initially, we support the Government of Indonesia in mainstreaming, implementing, and enforcing sustainable and equitable ocean governance. Second, we advocate for sustainable and equitable ocean policies at the local, national, regional, and international level. Further, we strengthen the network with government, academia, and civil societies at the national, regional, and international levels working on ocean issues to influence the decision-making at every level of government to attain good and sustainable and equitable ocean governance. Lastly, we empower the small-scale fishermen, the marginalized coastal dependent people, and fisheries workers in defending and striving for their basic human rights. 


Supported by (i) The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, (ii) Rockefeller Philanthropy, and (iii) Freedom Fund, IOJI is currently undergoing projects to improve Indonesia’s ocean governance and to enhance human rights protection towards Indonesian marginalized communities, through development or enhancement of laws, regulations, and policies. In attaining such objectives, IOJI has built a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan which serves as a vital tool to assess organization’s performance, measure the effectiveness of the initiatives, and ensure accountability to our stakeholders. Currently, IOJI is seeking for qualified candidates for the following position:


Title : Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer
Employment : Contract-based (renewal possibility based on performance review)
Duration : 1 (one) year with possibility for extension
Location : Jakarta
  • Paid income tax (PPh 21) by IOJI;
  • BPJS Kesehatan by IOJI; and 
  • BPJS Ketenagakerjaan by IOJI.


Job Responsibilities

MEL Officer will be working closely with the IOJI’s Chief Operating Officer and Program Manager, and will be responsible for the monitoring, evaluation, research and learning components The responsibilities for this position are as the following:

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

  • Monitoring and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results, effect, impact, and sustainability of the project;
  • Recommend further improvement of theory of change, logical framework, and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning plan;
  • Undertaking preparation and implementation of data collection, tabulation, and analysis to help ensure accountability and efficiency from start to finish for all programs and projects;
  • Reporting on the result of M&E activities;
  • Quality control of data collection in the field;
  • Together with IT team, preparing and maintaining a database of programs and projects;
  • Provide feedback to the program team on project strategies and activities;
  • Provide inputs, information and/or statistics for semester, annual and other reports to Program/Project Management Team;
  • Supporting program officer in preparing activity budget;
  • Collect and develop project success story in order to build a positive reputation for the organization; and
  • Arrange meetings including preparing minutes of meeting.

Key relationships

Internal relationship

  1. Chief Operating Officer: Direct supervisor, donor’s compliance & reporting, MEL plan evaluation and learning;
  2. Program Manager: Daily coordination & collaboration on project implementation, reporting, donor’s reporting & compliance, MEL plan evaluation and learning; and
  3. Project Officer: Coordination & collaboration on project implementation, reporting, donor’s reporting & compliance, MEL plan evaluation and learning.


External relationship

Donors: Coordination on project implementation, monitoring & evaluation, and donor requirement.

Knowledges, Experiences, and Competencies

  • Hold a bachelor degree in any subject from a reputable University;
  • A Minimum of 5 (five) years hands on experience working as MEL officer in the development sector, hands on experience in implementing Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning would be a plus;
  • Ability to work effectively under highly demanding situations with minimum supervision;
  • Efficient, competent and possess integrity;
  • Good interpersonal skills, team player, proven record in working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals and ensure timely delivery result;
  • Demonstrates ability to manage complexity, high attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; and
  • Willing to travel frequently.


Competency Profile

Competency Profile
Leading organization Problem Solving Uses logic and methods to identify and solve problems with effective solutions; 
Financial Acumen Understands the meaning and implications of key financial indicators;
Leading self Action Oriented Readily takes action on challenges, even in the context of limited planning/ known information;
Composure Individual’s ability to remain calm, composed, and in control of their emotions, even in challenging or stressful situations;
Perseverance An individual will to keep on continuing in the face of obstacles, setbacks, and challenges.
Self-Development Shows personal commitment and acts to continuously improve; Accepts assignments that broaden capabilities;
Manages Complexity Acquires data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems
Standing Alone can work independently without excessive guidance or direction from others
Integrity and Trust State everything honestly; keep promises and show “walk the talk” attitude and can maintain a good personal reputation in order to maintain the reputation of the organization


Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently
Achievement Orientation Desire/determination to perform well or exceed performance standards.
Leading Others Customer Focus Builds and delivers solutions that meet other colleague’s expectations;
Interpersonal Savvy Builds constructive relationships with people both similar and different to self, and come up with witty or clever responses in every conversation or situations
Communicate Effectively &


Provides timely and helpful information to others across the

organization; Encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions

Patience, Conflict Management The ability to listen and check before acting towards issues; always tries to understand the people and the data before making judgments


How to Apply

Applicants should submit their application to hr@oceanjusticeinitiative.org cc fadillao@oceanjusticeinitiative.org  by 21 June, 2024, at 05:00 PM Jakarta time. Please write “IOJI- MEL Officer – your name” in the subject of the e-mail. The application should include (i) a cover letter, and, (ii) a CV or Statement of Qualifications which summarizes the applicant’s suitability for the position based on the above qualification criteria.