Save the Children is an international NGO and the world’s top independent charity for children in need. Since 1919, we have been fighting for children’s rights, saving their lives and providing hope for brighter futures worldwide.  Save the Children’s programs in Indonesia is implemented by Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik. We currently work in eleven provinces, have staff of approximately 300 local professionals, and programming in Child Protection, Education, Health and Nutrition, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Humanitarian Response.  We are urgently seeking to fill the following position:

Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Officer
1 position, based in Sumba Barat
Code : FSLO

The Officer will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, project planning, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement, usually at district level and will be responsible for directly supervising the Community Mobilizers.  The post holder will be expected to also mentor and/or build the capacity of programme staff. In addition, the Officer will represent the organization during community meetings and will ensure that strong M&E systems are in place and results are integrated throughout the project.

Predictive models of Sea Surface Temperature (SST), a strong predictor of the El Nino effect showed Indonesia as one of the countries affected by the pronounced and prolonged dry season. This prolonged dry season in 2015 has already impacted water resources and agriculture which led to delays in planting, failure harvesting main crops and generated significant loses for communities and potential crisis.

BNPB-National Disaster Management Agency has stated that 102 districts are currently affected by drought and has prepared Rp75 billion to provide assistance including distribution of water tanks and construction of reservoirs.

The prolonged dry spell created by El Nino has impacted one of the poorest provinces with the lowest human development indicators, NTT-Nusa Tenggara Timur, where Save the Children is working in 6 out of 20 districts.

Following initial needs assessments, SC Indonesia is currently scaling up a response in West Sumba.

  • Responsible for FSL activity implementation in West Sumba district (based in the town of  Waikabubak with frequent travel to the villages);
  • Responsible for compilation of project information and sharing regular reports and updates to the FSL Advisor and Head of Sub Office ;
  • Ensure appropriate beneficiary selection procedure and criteria are followed by Community Mobilizers and the project committees;
  • Ensure any feedback from beneficiaries or target communities shared by Community Mobilizers are responded to appropriately or raised with the FSL Advisor or Head of Sub Office if needed;
  • Oversee regular market monitoring in key target locations; analyze and share information to the FSL Advisor for timely decision-making;
  • Coordinate with finance staff and security focal points in the Sub office on CTP and ensure that cash distributions are conducted timely and in line with SC security policies and procedures;
  • Ensure Community Mobilizers understand post-distribution monitoring and market price monitoring tools and processes and check the quality of information collected regularly. Compile data and share with relevant staff in a timely manner
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external Partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree in relevant fields;
  • Organisation, management and negotiation skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Previous experience in implementing food security and livelihoods programs, preferably cash transfer programs;
  • Previous experience in humanitarian setting, preferably with humanitarian organizations
  • Prepared to work under pressure;
  • Honest and motivated;
  • Knowledge of the program areas;
  • At least 4 years of previous experience managing people;
  • Able to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point etc); 
  • Good command of English: speaking and writing;
  • Experience working on cash, voucher or other food security and livelihoods programming;
  • Able to work with minimum level of supervision;
Updated CV and application letter should be sent to
Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format: <FSLO> <your name>
Closing date for application is 30 March 2016 or when the vacancy is filled
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)