Save the Children Job Vacancy: Community Engagement Officer, Palu - Central Sulawesi

Save the Children in Indonesia is changing for the better. We've begun to build a national organization that aims to be a strong, local, and self-sustaining voice for children in Indonesia

To this end, SC Indonesia has been designated as a Member. As Member, Indonesia has been identified as part of the next way of new member development, which focuses on strengthening and localizing our voice for children in strategic middle income countries. Indonesia has been authorized by member ballot to start fundraising locally as a first step towards building a financially sustainable local organization. Future work will also involve developing a strong local governance structure and building key partnerships with local government, the private sector, local civil society among others. Success of the pilot phase will set the Indonesia on a pathway to full membership. We are currently seeking to fill the following position:

Community Engagement Officer
1 (one) position in Palu, Central Sulawesi

ROLE PURPOSE:
The Community Engagement Officer is responsible for the smooth planning and coordination of education sectoral programming in a specific area, or number of villages, affected by the Earthquake and Tsunami.

She/he will work closely with the field sector program teams to ensure programs are tailored to the specific needs of each community they represent. She/he will also work closely with the field MEAL and field sector implementation teams to gather feedback and respond to community concerns during implementation. The post holder will be the primary focal person in engaging with community leadership and the community at large as well as partners, stakeholders’ and institutions from the villages they represent, with the aim of supporting communities to lead their own recovery.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential:
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia, both verbal and written, good basic standard of English
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in development, DRR, humanitarian preparedness or response in complex contexts
  • Previous experience of project implementation
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments
  • Security management experience in insecure environments
  • Field level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
  • Demonstrable experience of MEAL and beneficiary accountability
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the values and principles of YSTC. In particular, a good understanding of the YSTC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Desirable:
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience
  • Experience in disaster risk reduction programming
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
Equal Opportunities:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the Save the Children International (SCI) Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Additional job responsibilities
The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the Post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience

Save the Children encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability

All recruitment practices and procedures reflect Save the Children’s commitment to protecting children from abuse

To apply for this position, please click and go to our career site on: CLICK HERE FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATE

Closing date for external candidate application is up to February 24th, 2020

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