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ISLAMIC RELIEF  PURPOSE:
To promote sustainable economic and social development through development programmes, helping the needy regardless of race, religion or gender. 

COUNTRY PURPOSE:
The IR programme in Indonesia was established in 2003 with one project office catering for development activities in Banten province. In 2004 IR expanded its coverage to include Aceh province targeting victims of the earthquake and the giant tsunami waves in the devastated Aceh province then in October 2009, IR expanded its coverage to include West Sumatra province also targeting victims of the earthquake and implementation of emergency disaster relief.

The main sectors for Indonesia Program disaster risk reduction, WASH, livelihood and orphan support. The geographical areas of operation are Aceh, NTB and West Sumatra provinces.

Livelihood Assistant (1 Position)

REPORTING LINES:
Post holder reports to : Area Coordinator

Background
Islamic Relief is implementing a range of developmental activities in East and West Lombok with possible expansion to Central Lombok in 2015. Under the on-going DRR intervention, Islamic Relief is establishing a grassroots DRR network in West Lombok under the leadership of religious places to reduce the risks of common disasters including, without being limited to, floods, sea rise, tsunami and climate-change. In order to mitigate the impact of climate change on agriculture based livelihoods of farming communities, IR seeks to promote alternative livelihoods for disaster-prone and vulnerable women within target communities. As a starting point, IR will assist 6 women groups in the production and marketing of Mushrooms and their value added products. With this background, IR seeks a dynamic and experienced individual to assist in the delivery of services to beneficiary women groups. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work in collaboration with livelihoods officer to conduct project socialization, community meeting and focus group discussion in each targeted intervention sites
  • Assist in community outreach activities and recruit direct beneficiaries for enrollment in program in consultation with project team members and relevant goverment agencies/institutions
  • Assist livelihoods officer in designing and disseminating technical trainings in mushroom cultivation as well as other capacity building initiatives foreseen in the project
  • Ensure that support women groups develop and maintain recommended standards at all stages i.e.seeding, planting, harvesting, post harvest management, value addition and marketing; 
  • Provide on-going technical assistance to beneficiaries in  mushroom cultivation through structured trainings and follow up monitoring and farm-level extension;
  • Conduct frequent monitoring of project activities and target farmer groups for the collection of  quantitative and qualitative data for the purpose of reporting and impact assessment;
  • Assist the livelihood officer to build and manage meaningful relations with local project participants in the village, such as heads of villages, religious leaders, women’s groups, local NGOs and specialized government agencies, to ensure their active participation and contribution to the project.
  • Assist in the oversight of IR Indonesia complaints handling mechanism at the field.
  • Field reporting.
  • Other tasks as directed by line manager

KEY COMPETENCIES
  • A university degree or other suitable qualification in a related field (extensive experience in the production and marketing of mushroom products can be considered in lieu of educational requirement)
  • 1 – 3 years experience in mushroom cultivation and community empowerment
  • Excellent communication skills for advocacy, training, and facilitation
  • Excellent report writing skills, and good computer skills, including internet and email
  • Ability to provide leadership as well as work as a member of a team
  • High degree of adaptability to varied working environtments and good interpersonal skills
  • Able to maintain good relationship with government agencies/institutions at all levels, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
  • Experience in program monitoring
  • Fluent spoken and written Indonesian is a must while proficiency in English language is highly desired;
  • Sincere commitment to engaging women and involving gender consideration into project planning required
  • Islamic Relief is an equal opportunity employer and all recruitments are processed without any prejudice due to color, race, religion or gender. However, the successful candidate must understand and respect the Organization’s core values and adopt follow necessary guidelines for interaction with beneficiaries; particularly women and children.
  • Eligible local candidates is highly preferred.
ACCOUNTABILITY:
All Islamic Relief team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field project.

If you meet the above requirements kindly send ONLY your Application letter and detailed CV including recommendations from 3 referees (one of them your immediate former employer) to: hrislamic@islamic-relief.or.id. Please put the job title and your name in subject of your email. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Closing date:  03 September 2015