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Program Summary - Building Resilience through the Integration of Gender and Empowerment (BRIGE)

The BRIGE Program builds community resilience by increasing Mercy Corps Indonesia’ capacity to better respond to gender-specific needs and vulnerabilities during complex and chronic crises.

Disasters and chronic stresses can undermine the foundations of communities, but may also provide opportunities to begin to transform deeply entrenched inequality. Although men, women, boys, and girls are all vulnerable to the impacts of disasters, women and youth are often exposed to additional barriers – such as constraints on their mobility or insufficient access to land, education, and finance – that decrease their capacity to adapt to adversity and contribute to change. At the same time, women, youth, and other vulnerable groups often have critical knowledge and skills that can help their households and communities respond to and recover from crises. The BRIGE program will support the aid community to better identify and utilize these untapped resources while empowering women and youth to be part of household and community decision-making. Ultimately, BRIGE seeks to empower women and youth as agents of resilience, thereby increasing the coping capacities of households and communities to manage the impacts of recurring disasters, slow-onset crises, climate change, and poor governance.

Program Manager – BRIGE

The BRIGE Program Manager will manage on-the-ground support to Mercy Corps Indonesia teams for the implementation of the BRIGE program. The Program Manager with his/her team, will conduct gender assessments and audits and lead organizational mapping activities with support from the US Based Program Director and Mercy Corps Indonesia’ technical teams.  The Program Manager and his/her team will craft gender and resilience tools; implement capacity building and action planning workshops; provide on-going coaching and mentorship; and document and share lessons learned.

Qualifications:
  • 3+ years’ experience in Indonesia climate change and disaster initiatives and/or urban development;
  • Strong knowledge on Gender issues and wide range of tools used for Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Previous experience as Project/Program Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator will be an advantage;
  • Master Degree or higher in urban planning, international development and/or similar field;
  • Possess strong communications skills and has experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Experience in networking and project implementation, and documentation related to Indonesian climate change issues, and Indonesian government climate change initiatives and actors;
  • Experience in managing budget and reporting is essential;
  • Familiarity with Indonesia governance system is essential;
  • Fluency in English verbal and written communication is mandatory;
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office application is mandatory.
 
2.     Program Officer – BRIGE
 
The BRIGE Program Officer will provide on-the-ground support to Mercy Corps Indonesia teams for the implementation of the BRIGE program. Along with the Program Manager, the Program Officer will conduct gender assessments and audits, and organizational mapping activities. The Program Officer and his/her team will craft gender and resilience tools; implement capacity building and action planning workshops; provide on-going coaching and mentorship; and document and share lessons learned.
 
Qualifications:
  • 2+ years’ experience in Indonesia climate change and disaster initiatives and/or urban development;
  • BA/S or higher in environmental sciences, urban planning, international development and/or similar field;
  • Experience in networking and project implementation, and documentation related to Indonesian climate change and disaster and/or resilience issues, and Indonesian government climate change initiatives and actors;
  • Fluency in English verbal and written communication is mandatory;
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and qualitative and quantitative data collection methods are mandatory.
Please send your CV with position applied on the email subject to: hrd@id.mercycorps.org

Vacancy will be closed 8 November 2015 and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.

Thanks,
Human Resources Department
Mercy Corps Indonesia