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Cardno Vacancy: SSQ Reporting Specialist - Indonesia

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Job Summary
Job Summary

Organisational Goals
Australia’s Education Partnership with Indonesia (the Education Partnership, or EP) is currently the largest intervention funded by the Australian Government anywhere. Through the Education Partnership, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) supports the Indonesian Government’s long-term strategy to strengthen and consolidate its national education system, with a particular focus on the current Indonesian five-year plan (2010 – 2014) and support for the initial stages of the subsequent five-year plan (2015 – 2019). The Education Partnership builds on the successes of previous Australian Government supports to the Indonesian education sector by strengthening government systems. Under the Education Partnership, there are three managing contractors and the largest, School Systems and Quality (SSQ) contract, is managed by Cardno Emerging Markets. SSQ covers three components, each relating to a different aspect of the Education Partnership.

Component 1 provides support to the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) to construct around 1,150 schools, built in predominantly poor, remote, and underserved areas. SSQ supports MoEC in monitoring of school construction, site verification and site selection processes; information and data management; review and revision of program guidelines and training materials; and support for the operation of a Complaints Handling System.

Within C1, the Information Management and Reporting (IMR) unit manages the main functions of data management and reporting within C1:
  • Receives, cleans, stores and analyses school construction data (including photos) coming in from field monitors on a weekly basis.
  • Supports MoEC in managing site selection data and school proposals received from district education authorities
  • Supports MoEC in managing CHS complaints data.
  • Receives and compiles critical issue and suspected fraud reports from field monitors;
  • Generates standard and ad-hoc reports to program stakeholders including MoEC and DFAT.
As part of the IMR Unit, the Reporting Specialist will be responsible for preparing and coordinating all SSQ internal reporting and external reporting to DFAT, MoEC, and the other EP partners.

Position Purpose
Reporting to the IMR Manager and working closely with the members from Component 1 and relevant staff from the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), the Reporting Specialist will be responsible for coordinating and developing narrative data-based reporting for Component 1 in both English and Indonesian.

The Reporting Specialist must have excellent written and oral communication skills (in English and Indonesian)and strong interpersonal skills to liaise with Component team members, MoEC, DFAT and other EP partners to act as the focal point for all data demands related to Component 1. He/she ideally has working experience with donor-funded development programs in Indonesia including with the Indonesian Government. In addition, the Reporting Specialist should have excellent analytical ability to accurately summarize and present information in both written and graphical form in a clear way that can effectively transfer useful information to target audiences.

Key Selection Criteria
The following are required for the position of Reporting Specialist:
  • Min S1 from any discipline;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role, including ideally for donor-funded development projects
  • Strong computer skills, especially related to Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Excellent written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills and ability to effectively liaise with other team members to receive needed information and gather data.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, and in an organized manner;
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and accuracy,
  • Ability to accurately summarize and present information in both written and graphical form.
  • Works well within a team.
The following are highly desirable for the position of Reporting Specialist:
  • Postgraduate degree (Masters or equivalent) in development, communications, or other relevant discipline.
  • Prior working experience in with international development donors and with the Indonesian government.
Key Responsibilities and How to Apply for the Position

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Application this position closes on 12 January 2015.

Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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