Care International Job Vacancy: Policy Advocacy and Communication Specialist, Jakarta

Policy Advocacy and Communication Specialist

Company Description

Yayasan CARE Peduli (YCP)
CARE, like many other INGOs, has been putting in practice its institutional commitment to diversification within the confederation and to the localization of aid and strengthening partnerships with national entities. In line with this, in July 2018 the Yayasan CARE Peduli (YCP) was established as the national CARE entity that will continue CARE’s presence and operations in Indonesia. CARE believes that this important step in the evolution of CARE’s presence in Indonesia will further enhance its more strategic role in both the development and the humanitarian fields.

As a national entity not only will YCP continue CARE’s activities, programs and presence, but that as a result YCP could also contribute more significantly in addressing and representing national development priorities both in Indonesia and globally as well.

As part of this organizational evolution, Yayasan CARE Peduli is seeking for committed, resourceful individuals who are passionate about poverty reduction, gender equality and social justice to spearhead YCP’s operations and advocacy on those priority issues.

Job Description

Job Objective/Summary
Yayasan Care Peduli (YCP) is implementing two projects under its Dignified Work Program. YCP is currently looking for Policy Advocacy and Communication for its Promoting Workers Well-Being Project under Dignified Work Program to contribute the area of advocacy and communication in this project. YCP’s approach is designed to ensure that partnerships with targeted stakeholders include workers’ voices and influence business plans and practices, by building a cadre of competent and experienced women worker leaders. Dignified Work for All will promote the well-being of women workers by strengthening their capacities and increasing the leadership, representation and voice of women in Bangladeshi industry and society.

The Promoting Worker Well-Being project is a collaboration between Target and CARE and is being implemented in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam. In Indonesia, YCP’s capacity building in the factories in Sukabumi, Purwakarta and Bandung has reached to workers, unions and local government, with outcomes ranging from worker promotions to strengthened dialogues through EKATA groups which are meeting regularly to build peer support, learn about their rights, develop new skills and start to take action. EKATA actions will be are supporting improved well-being for workers, their families, communities and co-workers; by achieving access to entitlements at work, prevention of violence and access to essential services.

The primary goal of this position is to ensure development and implementation of effective advocacy and communication strategy and support project colleagues to use various tools to do policy mapping and analysis, to support research, to work with media, and to disseminate the learning from the projects. This position will, through thorough analysis, also ensure effective advocacy messages and materials resulting in demonstrable policy and practices shifts in national and local level that result positive change for female garment workers. The job holder will coordinate the development and delivery of YCP’s Dignified Work advocacy strategy and plan including research, policy advocacy and public engagement and media. S/he will also play a critical role in establishing and nurturing relationship with national networks and other relevant stakeholders in particular media.

The Job holder will work on policy mapping and advocacy plan on existing regulations/policies regarding Sexual harrasment and Gender Based Violence at apparel industries in Sukabumi and Bandung. S/He will advocate for factories to meet gender responsive standards at the workplace. S/He will be expected to explore the possibility of joining the CSOs coalition working on the national ratification of C190 and produce the analysis on gaps between the existing policies and the standards set in the convention for evidence-based advocacy as well as play active role in the coalition.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead, develop and implement the projects advocacy strategy (45% of time spent)
    • Coordinate, develop advocacy and communication strategy in support of evidence-based policy making on gender-responsive working conditions at apparels/garment industries
    • Stay abreast of key national and sub-national policy-making activities and provide key policy-makers with relevant evidence on labour issues
    • Take lead to implement advocacy plans and ensure necessary technical and backstopping support for partners and project staffs.
    • Undertake research and secondary literature review to explore available policies and evidence and identify gaps
    • Provide technical support to and identify opportunities for the development of relevant advocacy and communication/information materials to address gender (in)equality issues and gender-responsive working conditions policies
    • Build strategic alliances with other key actors internally and externally to advocate for gender-responsive working conditions policies
    • Lead documentation for the project as well as other important documentation related to women empowerment program.
    • Take a lead in organizing dissemination and advocacy events as worked out in overall strategies.
    • Engage civil society actors including supportive media personnel to cover issues as and when required.
    • Ensure that all advocacy products are of high quality and delivered in timely manner.
    • Represent Promoting Workers Well-Being Project and YCP in national networks.
    • Ensure adequate media coverage for the project.
    • Lead to develop all publication related activities for Promoting Workers Well-Being Project.
  • Collaborate and organize advocacy events with relevant external stakeholders (25% of time spent)
    • Collaborate with external stakeholders to implement the objectives of the project objective.
    • Organize advocacy events with relevant stakeholders like Ministry of Manpower, Women Empowerment and Child Protection, Local Government etc.
    • Organize events at factory, community, and national levels ensuring that all events contribute to each other.
    • Work closely with project manager to develop effective relationship with factory management and other projects working on career advancement.
    • Assist in building capacity of partner organization for design and implementation of advocacy and campaigns. Develop quality communication product for sharing with different stakeholders at different level.
    • Identify and oversee consultants/ resource organizations providing technical assistance for developing campaign materials and tools.
    • Provide technical support to the advocacy partners to implement advocacy initiatives.
  • Prepare policy/learning briefs, best practices guidelines and case studies to generate resources for evidence-based advocacy, and link these lessons to CARE’s programming on women empowerment and violence against women in particular. (20% of time spent)
    • Work with the project team to prepare policy briefs and best practices, in line with advocacy, communications and learning strategies.
    • Develop necessary guidelines for identifying best practices and case studies.
    • Ensure that policy/learning briefs are of high standard both in terms of content and design.
  • Provide Technical Assistance and Capacity Development (5% of time spent)
    • Provide strategic and technical support to field staffs and partner implementation
    • Contribute to the planning and implementation of capacity building of project staff.
    • Provide feedback and support team to develop module or manual on capacity building for workers and other relevant issues.
  • Other management responsibilities as required (5% of time spent)
    • Willing to join with the Emergency Response Team (ERT) in accordance with experience and competence and is ready to be assigned to the disaster site in accordance with existing needs.
Qualifications

Requirements
  • At-least 5-6 years of experience with 3 years at mid or senior level especially in the areas of advocacy and communications.
  • Experience in Labour rights/human rights/gender preferred.
  • Bachelor in Social Science, Mass Communication, Journalism or other relevant discipline with emphasis on development.
  • Ability to develop relationship with various stakeholders independently like Ministry etc.
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in English.
  • Good understanding on Workers’ Rights and women’s issues in Indonesia
  • Strong presentation skills Good knowledge of the political context and key policies relating to women’s and girl’s rights.
  • Knowledge of key organizations/advocacy coalitions and movements at local and national level working to address promote women’s and girl’s rights, and labour rights and conditions.
  • Experience in implementing communications strategies on issues of women’s rights/ social change.
Core Competencies
  • Communicating and sharing ideas of information: able to present information and express opinions confidently to internal and external audience.
  • Creativity: Ability to think creatively and translate creative thinking in tangible outputs.
  • Influencing: Ability to generate commitment and build consensus among others and gain their support.
  • Excellent presentation, communication and report writing skills.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Bengali.
  • A true team player.
  • Planning and Organizing: Able to define work goals and objectives and execute work-plans and contribute to the achievement of workgroup objectives.
  • Other key competencies include analysis, facilitation, networking and collaboration, negotiation and strategic decision making.
  • Ensure and Promote gender responsive and inclusive environment where diversity can flourish and all staff and stakeholders experience inclusion and appreciation.
  • Commitment to values that CARE upholds, i.e. Integrity, Diversity, Equality, Excellence and Transformation.
  • Commitment to Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Child Abuse policy
Additional information
YCP is an equal opportunity employer, women candidates are encouraged to apply. We offer collegial working environment and competitive salary and benefits package.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position, and detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone and email address). Please DO NOT attached academic transcripts and diplomas.

Please submit your applications ASAP to ycp_recruitment@careind.or.id , at the latest by 22 January 2020

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