GIZ JOB VACANCIES 2020
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis.
Since the roll-out of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the government of Indonesia has showed strong commitment to get inline with the goals that can be seen in the systematic approached to mainstream the SDGs Indicators into the formal development planning at all levels of governance. However, this effort is not without challenges. The core principles of SDGs, among others, Leave No One Behind and Multi-Stakeholders Partnership are not that easy to realize.
The business as usual of the Indonesian government is working alone and non-inclusive. So, the habit of the government officials to go ahead with themselves is already formed strong. For this reason, there is a big need to facilitate the process of bringing the state actors and the other non-state actors on board.
In the previous SFF SDGs project, the facilitation support has already been done from within the government partner reaching out to the non-state actors and the results have indicated that an approach is needed to be made available from the other end back to the government. Meaning, the facilitation support is needed to be done from within the non-state actors reaching back to the state actors.
Religious organizations are one of the most potential NSA as it is usually a programmatic approach to developing its followers. Supports are provided to the most in need (touching the principle leave no one behind) of the followers and can be in the field of economy, education, health, and even environment. However, similar to the government, for some reason, the religious organization also tends to work alone.
The SDGs framework that has already been developed by the government of Indonesia is having the potential to bring them together. If the available tools have been introduced and guided properly to the religious organizations, it is expected to gain positive results and have the Partnership between the two realized. In a long run, this could then be linked to other actors to create a real Multi-Stakeholders Partnership.
A part of the efforts in realizing MSP between the religious organizations and the other actors is by developing proper communication materials that may strategically support the ROs in implementing development programs that are contributing the achievement of SDGs within its’ communities and reaching out to broader communities.
We seek one (1) qualified Indonesian candidate for: Junior Communication Advisor on SDGs to Support Religious Organizations in Indonesia
The main responsibility of the Junior Advisor should include, but not limited to, the following areas:
- Finalized SDGs Communication Guideline for the ROs.
- Finalized faith-based SDGs campaign strategy.
- SDGs communication materials that are in-line with the core teaching of the related religious organization, i.e. Islam, Catholic, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian.
- Publications of the ROs SDGs related activities to mass-media, including in the social media.
- Supporting the Religious Organizations on SDGs Communication
- Developing SDGs Communication Guideline for the ROs.
- Construction of faith-based SDGs campaign: combining the spirit of SDGs and the related religious teaching.
- Design of SDGs communication materials that are in-line with the core teaching of the related religious organization, i.e. Islam, Catholic, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian.
- Media outreach of the SDGs related activities of the religious organization.
- Support the managing of Social Media of the religious organizations in campaigning SDGs.
- Support the coordination of SDGs-related public appearances of the related religious organizations.
- Monitor public opinion of the SDGs related activities of the religious organizations and evaluate to support the fine-tuning of the organizations’ policies in supporting SDGs.
Networking and cooperation
- Supports cooperation and regular contact with partners, relevant national and international organizations, non-governmental agencies, and individuals in the project environment as well as with other projects in Indonesia and in other identified beneficiary countries to improve and maintain good working relationships
- Communicates local interests and efforts and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project/programme
- Provides technical assistance to local, regional, international experts and related stakeholders
- Ensures knowledge management: collects, processes and distributes relevant information, monitors communication and interaction between government institutions, NGOs, and society through analyses of the media, direct dialogue, participation in meetings and seminars etc.
- Ensures knowledge transfer of project information
- Provides background research and strategy formulation of SSTC component within the project area;
- Documents the entire process in the project to become a knowledge product
- Draft reports and presentation documents
- Supports in preparing appropriate input, confirmation of data for various project reports including annual reports SSTS Indonesia and contributes to the other reports required by GIZ Head Office
Other duties/additional tasks
- Performs other duties and tasks at the request of the superior
- Contributes actively to a good working climate and team working within the project
Required qualifications, competences and experience
- At least Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science or areas that are related to the project objectives
- Having 3 – 5 years’ experience in a communications-related field, preferably with international aid organizations.
- Capable of absorbing new information rapidly and put into communication design materials
- Experience in working with a range of communications media and related hardware/software(s), e.g. writing, presentation, video, animation, banner, leaflet, bulletin/newsletter, etc.
- Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills
- Strong critical and problem-solving skills
- Outstanding editing and persuasive writing skills
- Empathy and ability to represent the client’s perspective
- Flexibility and the ability to navigate ambiguity, deadline pressure, and conflicting requests
- Self-motivation, with a talent for working in an entrepreneurial way in an unstructured environment
- Deeply wired client-service mindset, with strong networking skills to build-up an internal “client-base”
- Team orientation, with a strong sense of commitment to team members and client impact.
Other knowledge, additional competences
- Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
- Excellent written and oral knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and English
- Working knowledge of German is an asset
- Willingness to up skills as required by the tasks to be performed –corresponding measures are agreed with management
- Strong organizational competence with good communication and coordination skills
ability to work in an intercultural environment
Duty Station: Jakarta
Joining Date: November 2020
Contract Period: 6 months (Nov 2020 – 30 Apr 2021)
Direct Supervisor: Principal Advisor
Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references)to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 23rd, 2020 with the subject line SDGs SSTC – Junior Communication Advisor.
Please name your file as follow format: [Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate] (i.e: Nakula Sadewa_CV or Nakula Sadewa_Motivation Letter or Nakula Sadewa_Reference)
Only short-listed candidates will be notified