Handicap International, is an International NGO specialised in the field of disability and development with objective to support people in situations of disability or vulnerability, whatever may be the cause and the environment underlying that situation (extreme poverty, exclusion, deficient social and health systems, serious violation or denial of basic rights, natural disasters, violence and armed conflict).

During the past five years, Indonesia has expressed its commitment to enhance the rights and opportunities of persons with disabilities by ratifying the UNCRPD, and a vibrant national disability movement has emerged, demonstrating its capacities by providing recommendations to the government concerning legal reform, raising awareness among the general public in some areas and setting-up networks across the country.

The proposed intervention builds upon the key findings and achievements reached during the previous BMZ and GIZ funded projects. Fruitful synergies and linkages between local Disabled People Organizations (DPOs), government bodies and civil society platforms have been established: i/ inclusive village committees and accessible village offices set-up in 2 villages; ii/ District communication forums on disability established and involving DPOs, NGOs and local authorities; iii/ active participation of persons with disabilities in the 2015 development planning process at village and district levels. The current action will look at the dissemination, strengthening and monitoring of these initiatives in all target villages and in both Gunungkidul district and Kupang district and city. It will focus its scope of action on DPO/NGO collaboration and platforms, setting-up local UNCRPD monitoring mechanisms and the development of inclusive local development plans involving local DPOs, authorities and social services providers. It will also initiate immediate pilot actions supporting local service providers to better include people with disabilities, making sure that people with disabilities and their organizations are systematically involved in decision-making processes.

In order to implement the project goal described above, Handicap International is currently looking for the following position for its office in Yogyakarta and Kupang: 

Position Title: Project Officer
Location: 1 in Yogyakarta and 1 in Kupang
Closing date: December 15, 2015

Under the line management of the Deputy Project Manager, the Project  Officer will develop relationship with DPOs, local authorities as well as other stakeholders in his/her targeted areas.

The tasks in particular are:
  • Conduct baseline activities in his/her targeted areas 
  • Maintain project database (electronic and hardcopy data)  
  • Managed the documentation of project activities  produces by DPOs, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and HI 
  • Assess, identify and update the situation in his/her targeted areas, including updating the DPOs, service providers, local NGOs, CSOs, resources persons. 
  • Develop ToR and budget for capacity building activities 
  • Manage and organize the activities in his/her targeted areas (i.e. trainings, workshops, seminars) 
  • Provide technical guidance to DPOs, CSOs partners for their participation in local public planning and budgeting processes 
  • Facilitate technical assistance and coaching to DPOs partners in proposal development process  
  • Monitor the grants implementation process to DPOs, and CSOs 
  • To represent the project in front of local partners and authorities 
  • Preparing and maintaining the partnership relation with third parties/stakeholders 
  • Monitoring and reporting the progress of the project to line manager (in monthly report and annual report) 
  • Assist the Project Manager in preparing quarterly and annual report (documented and analyzing findings) 
  • Carry out additional task from Deputy Project Manager during the absence of the Project Manager.
DUTY STATION: 1 Project Officer will be based in Yogyakarta  and 1 Project Officer will be based in Kupang with frequent travels to the field. 

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years in the field of Disability & support to civil society
  • Fluent in English
  • Legitimate and willing to ride a motorbike for working purpose
  • Willing to work irregular and/or long hours
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in INGO
  • Bachelor Degree in Sociology or any other relevant majors
  • Experience in  local planning process
  • Experience working with people with disabilities
Initial contract will be for a period of 12 months with a renewal until the end of the project
Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages persons with disabilities to apply

Any interested candidates should send their motivation letter together with detailed CV which includes work experience containing the position, responsibilities, starting & ending date of each position, and references less than 200 KB and no later than December 15, 2015 to:

HR Manager of Handicap-International
Email to :
(please put in reference in Subject: PO Jogja or PO Kupang)

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Residents of DIY and NTT provinces will be highly appreciated.