Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Job Vacancies: Project Officer (2 positions) - Mentawai - Kerja Ngo

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Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Job Vacancies: Project Officer (2 positions) - Mentawai

Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) is one of Germany’s oldest and largest social welfare organisations with over 200 offices and a membership of 1.2 million. ASB Indonesia and Philippines aims to build resilience through inclusive and risk aware development. ASB has been working in Indonesia, in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs, since 2006. In Indonesia ASB works directly with partners and communities, and in support of government, to empower and build resilience through an inclusive whole-of-community approach.

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFFDRR) and 2030 Agenda place risk management central to resilience. Risk prevention and reduction are increasingly recognised as central to development alongside an ongoing emphasis on preparedness for response in the SFDRR. At the same time, a broadened understanding of risk management, under the umbrella of resilience, is proving challenging to governments. The challenges lie in integrating key development components, such as income generation for the poor, alongside improved preparedness initiatives.

The project ‘Strengthening of DRR capacities and resilience of coastal communities in West Sumatera, therefore, seeks to link socio-economic development activities and risk management to reduce underlying risk factors in two districts in West Sumatera, Pesisir Selatan and the Mentawai Islands. The project key components include capacity building for community through institutionalised and practical integration of preparedness and livelihood development measurements. The inclusion of most at-risk groups, i.e. women, older people and persons with disability in the project implementation will serve as social cohesion contributor to strengthen community resilience. The project will also seek to support governance capacities in the two working areas.

The project will seek synergies with government planning and programming where possible and promote greater emphasis on risk management and inclusion of highly at risks in line with the National Resilient Village Programme priorities.

For this project, ASB Indonesia and Philippines is seeking expression of interest from qualified and commited individuals for following position

JOB TITLE: Project Officer ( 2 positions)
REPORTS TO: Project Manager and Project Coordinator
LOCATION:  West Sumatera, Pesisir Selatan and Mentawai Islands with possible travel to other areas as necessary.
PERIOD: 20 August 2016 -  20 March 2019

This position is primarily to assist in coordination and delivery of field activities aimed at building community resilience within a combined DRR and livelihoods framework. The position is also to assist in the documentation of good practices developed. Duties will include local stakeholder coordination, community engagement and capacity building/trainings delivery. The Project Officer reports to the Project Manager and is expected to coordinate closely with other team members including Project Coordinator, Trainer and Field Facilittaor.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:
  • To work closely with Project Coordinator and other Project Officer, Trainers and Field Facilitators in planning and preparing meetings, workshops and trainings.
  • In close coordination with the team members to ensure that relevant material, documents and equipment are prepared in advance of project field activities including meetings, workshops and trainings.
  • To coordinate with key stakeholders and partners, especially local governments at district and sub-district levels, village governments, community, Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and external trainers.
  • To lead the development of community planning and regulation related to DRR and livelihoods.
  • To lead the establishment of community organisation and mobilisation related to DRR and livelihoods. 
  • To work closely with Trainers prepare and deliver high-quality trainings and related capacity-building activities.
  • To deliver field activities as agreed under the agreement between ASB, donor, and government.
  • To actively communicate with Project Manager and Project Coordinator problems and possible solution identified in all project activities.
  • To support Project Manager and Project Coordinator to ensure planning and compliance regarding activities, outputs (with due regard to outcomes) and financial compliance.
  • Representation of ASB to local project partners, government and to other concerned parties including informal and formal coordination meetings, conferences, capacity building activity and similar.
  • To ensure active participation of key stakeholders in all project activities with particular regard to participation and inclusion  of potentially at-risk groups according to gender, age, disability and socio-economic standing. Also, pay due regard to inviduals who may be impacted as indirect beneficiaries of project activities.
  • To actively conduct monitoring and evaluation for project activities including identification of problems and possible solution; preliminary assessments of people with disability and other at risk groups and ensure their inclusion.
  • To work closely with Project Coordinator maintain full quality of all field, or related, activities documentation for ASB, donor, and partner including government reference.
  • To work closely with project coordinator ensure all project documentation is gender, age and disability aware and that all documentation is suitably disaggregated by gender, age and disability.
  • To comply with ASB security and safety guidelines and code of conduct and actively contribute to a safe, secure and healthy working environment for all team members, partners and beneficiaries.
  • Any other duties as advised by Project Manager and Project Coordinator that are in relation to the project.
Output: The main outputs and verifiable deliverables of the position are:
  • The delivery of the above to ensure the quality of programming and to support the successful implementation of projects.
  • Relevant and practical community DRR and livelihood plan, and regulation developed.
  • Operational community organisation related to DRR and livelihood established.
  • Completed log and records of field activities including meetings, trainings and workshops.
  • Monthly summary reports of activities, issues and recommendations submitted to the Project Manager.
  • Regular spoken updates to Project Manager and Project Coordinator.
  • The prompt reporting of issues and risks and possible solution identified to Project Manager and Project Coordinator.
  • Monthly work log.
Qualifications /Requirement:
  • Minimum 4 year experience of working in community development.
  • Knowledge of community-based disaster risk reduction is an adavantage.
  • Experience of working in livelihood and/or business development is an advantage.
  • Experience in engagement with, and ensuring participation of, community and community-based organisations.
  • Experience in organising workshops, meetings or trainings at community and sub-national level.
  • Good communication and coordination skills.
  • Skills and knowledge of capacity building is required.
  • Knowledge of national, local risk management policy and planning an advantage.
  • Knowledge of gender, disability and inclusion an advantage.
  • Good reporting skills is an advantage.
  • High level of analytical skills.
  • Computer literate (minimum MS Office).
  • Able to multi-task and work to achieve deadlines.
  • Able to work under own initiative as well as within a team in a multicultural environment.
ASB Indonesia and Philippines is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants should send :
  • Application letter outlining your interest
  • Curriculum vitae max: 2 pages clearly describing your relevant qualifications and experience
  • 2 referees’ contact details.
  • Email application should using subject line : IDN1602_PO_(applicant’s name)
Send your applications to Ms. Rosvita Walanda Sitorus at , latest on July 24th   2016.

NOTE: A failure to follow the above application format will result in applications being disregarded.

Only electronic applications accepted and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Human Resource Development
Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) Deutschland e.V
JL. Kaliurang Km 10
Nglaban RT04 / RW15 Sinduharjo
Ngaglik Sleman
Yogyakarta 55581 Indonesia

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