Save the Children Seeks Project Assistant for Sponsorship Project in Sumba - NTT

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SCI seeks Project Assistant for Sponsorship Project in Sumba-NTT
Save the Children is an international NGO and the world's top independent charity for children in need. Since 1919, we have been fighting for children's rights, saving their lives and providing hope for brighter futures worldwide.  In Indonesia, Save the Children currently works in eleven provinces, has staff of approximately 170 local professionals, and programming in Child Protection, Education, Health and Nutrition, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Humanitarian Response.  Save the Children in Indonesia is seeking to fill the following position:

Project Assistant – SPONSORSHIP
1 position, based in Sumba – NTT

Role purpose:
To work in the field on implementing Early Childhood Education (ECE) and primary education quality programs with participating communities and schools.  The PA will support the quality and timely implementation of program activities.  In addition, he/she will facilitate communications with sponsored children and participating communities.

Reports to: Project Officer

Dimensions: Participate in development of annual/monthly work plans, assist in implementing activities in work plans, facilitate monitoring and evaluation, represent Save the Children with communities, and support communications/monitoring with sponsored children.

  • Support the implementation of sponsorship project education activities in Sumba  
  • Support other technical staff to ensure that project activities are implemented according to the detailed implementation plan including supporting the technical implementation of the project in the field.
  • With input from outside technical experts, support high quality technical implementation of all project interventions according to global best practices, and lessons learned from SC programming in Indonesia and globally.
  • Ensure close collaboration with community-level local stakeholders including establishing and developing strong and effective relationships with children, communities, and schools. 
  • Facilitate activities including community mobilization, training, mentoring, monitoring, and project public events such as results dissemination. 
  • Participate in program evaluation including baseline studies and annual program evaluations.
  • Support the implementation of an effective monitoring and evaluation system for the sponsorship project.
  • Support sponsorship communication including regular contact with sponsored children.
  • Support the Project Officers to ensure timely procurement of goods and services for project delivery 
  • Together with sponsorship team, support advocacy activities at the policy and community mobilization levels to ensure the sustainability of the project
  • Provide timely reports on activities
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Support any other activities deemed necessary
  • 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
  • Bachelors University Degree or equivalent in a relevant field
  • At least 2 years work experience with non-government organizations in Eastern Indonesia
  • Preferable, knowledge about ECE and primary education in Eastern Indonesia
  • At least some experience in education programs, preferably with and international NGO
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Preferable English language proficiency
  • Willingness to work in rural and remote areas
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to ride motorcycle and with appropriate license
  • Proven ability to implement activities included in a work plan
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural team

    Updated CV and application letter should be sent to
    Please fill the "subject" column of the e-mails in this format: <PA-SPONSORSHIP><your name>
    Closing date for application is up to 9 July 2014
    (Only short-listed candidates will be notified)
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