MERCY CORPS INDONESIA JOB VACANCIES 2020
Program / Department Summary
Managing Risks through Economic Development (M-RED Indonesia) is a program that operates primarily in Palu in Central Sulawesi to elaborate programming in the so-called Disaster Risk Reduction “DRR-Livelihoods Nexus” by developing and implementing Disaster Risk Reduction activities that simultaneously promote local economic development and generate income. In close collaboration with the Provincial and District Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) the program works with vulnerable smallholder farmers in two sub-districts, namely Lindu and Kulawi in Sigi district to promote livelihood interventions that are more resilient against floods, landslides, droughts, soil erosion, and the effects of climate change.
M-RED promotes best practices in community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) while taking a Market Systems Development (MSD) approach by providing bundled services to the most vulnerable smallholder farmers to leverage economic incentives for risk reduction outcomes. The program has a research and learning component to evaluate the relationship and effectiveness of the “nexus” model to achieve impacts on resilience capacities and responses, and on both the economic and risk reduction impacts as well as drawing on the wider MRED lessons’ learning in the region (Nepal & Timor Leste).
General Position Summary
The DRR Technical Coordinators will be responsible for designing and implementing a systematic approach to Disaster Risk Reduction and adhere to Mercycorps’ Resilience Framework. This position is under the direct supervision of the M-RED Program Manager and collaborates with DRR coordinators in M-RED Nepal and Timor Leste to draw lessons learned to contribute to MRED’s broader Disaster Ready Community Visit. S/he will take a lead role in contextualizing Disaster Ready Tool Kit, M&E tool to measure disaster readiness, and align program implementation in BNPB vision of Disaster Resilience Village Model. The DRR Technical Coordinator will also assess the DRR capacity need of the program team and stakeholder, and design training/workshop as needed. S/he will also play a technical advisor role in integrating disaster risk into the design of “Nexus” activity and climate/disaster risk-related bundled services.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Program Technical Lead and Implementation
- With the guidance from the Program Manager (PM), serve as technical on DRR interventions for the MRED program.
- Provide inputs on the MRED CBDRM approach and lead the facilitation of vulnerability and capacity assessment, Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA), and Integrated Community Action Plan (ICAP) at MRED Indonesia communities across target villages
- Developing in-depth knowledge and understanding of local-level issues, programs, and resources related to CCA and DRR, including the activities of local government agencies, private sector businesses, NGOs and community groups, other development programs, etc.
- Ensure DRR strategies and activities integrates Gender Empowerment and Social Inclusion (GESI) and address the needs of the most vulnerable
Facilitate support and capacity building to communities to:
- Identify and develop detailed DRR and mitigation implementation plans, and execute the plans.
- Identify available community-based Early Warning Systems and facilitate their development.
- Identify and execute any opportunity to improve the DRR governance system
Identify capacity gaps and facilitate capacity-building activities for BPBDs at the provincial and particularly at the district level. The capacity building will include but not limited to:
- Disaster management committee governance
- Early Warning System
- First aid
- Disasters’ simulation and action planning
- Awareness-raising around DRR (through media or community event).
- Review/development of CBDRR Training Manual and facilitate endorsement from the BPBD.
- Develops, updates monthly, and implements work plans based on the program design and implementation in accordance with program budget and timeframe. This work plan has to be regularly updated, i.e. monthly to reflect changes and dynamics in its execution.
- Ensure MRED Indonesia DRR activities are in line, and supplementary with the Resilient Village activities
Collaborate with different actors/stakeholders including the relevant government agencies, Farmer Groups, target population, and the National/Provincial Weather Agency for the establishment of a contextually driven Early Warning System.
- Coordinate closely with other projects/programs of Mercy Corps to seek and enhance interlinkages between different projects and activities in the field
- Coordinate with M-RED implemented countries to draw and share good practices on DRR
- Establish, maintain, and strengthen relationships with different DRR stakeholders at the provincial and, if required, at the national level.
- Liaise with the government agencies at the provincial and local levels on MRED’s DRR deliverables
- Coordinate, collaborate with other government and non-government DRR actors to promote complementarity and leverage resources for the implementation of DRR activities
- Where applicable, establish, maintain and strengthen the relationship with BMKG at the national and provincial level on how to link, and coordinate with, other available Early Warning Systems for the benefit of the EWS at the target villages
DRR Integration into Livelihood and Market System Development
- Lead Mercy Corps DRR innovation in Central Sulawesi, in close coordination with the Livelihood Coordinator, with different market actors for testing new approaches towards resilient livelihood and communities
- In close coordination with the Livelihood Coordinator, identify risk resilient/reducing livelihood options
- Identify and promote the interlinkages and integration of DRR into livelihood and market development
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Documentation
- Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) team to ensure that MERL activities are as an integral part of our DRR work, including collecting key monitoring data and information as well as conducting regular monitoring and other field data gathering and reporting as required.
- Contextualize Disaster Ready Tool Kit for M-RED Indonesia to report against the MACP indicator on annual basis.
- Align tools and indicators of the M-RED approach with the Resilient Village approach
- As a technical lead on DRR, the position also held responsible to design and document learning from DRR interventions of Mercy Corps from different programs’ implementation.
- Degree in DRR, Environment with minimum 4-years experiences working in community mobilization and development
- Five to seven years of proven experience with DRR, with a focus on CBDRM policy issues with International NGOs or government. In addition to DRR experience, experience on livelihood will be an added value
- Demonstrated experience working with country-level ministries, government officials, and private sector players;
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English required, including report development, writing, and editing;
- Training and workshop facilitation skills
- The ability to meet deadlines and be agile/flexible;
- Strong management, team building, capacity development skills;
- Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members;
- The ability and desire to grow individually and professionally.
Please send your CV together with the form on This Link with the subject: “DRR Technical Coordinator_MRED_Your Name” to email@example.com.
The vacancy will be closed on 23 October 2020 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.