FOR AN AWARD-WINNING NON-PROFIT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN INDONESIA
in 2004, Build Change is a non‐profit social enterprise
whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. Build Change
designs safe buildings, trains homeowners, builders, engineers and government
officials to build them, works with governments to develop and implement building
standards, partners with the private sector to improve building materials
quality and create jobs, and facilitates access to incentive-based capital for
reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and
government subsidy programs. Build Change started its work in Aceh, Indonesia,
after the 2004 earthquake and tsunami, and since has expanded to include
programs in China, Haiti, Colombia and the Philippines. Build Change has
trained more than 20,000 people on earthquake-resistant design and construction
techniques, and has provided technical assistance for more than 40,000 safer
homes, impacting an estimated 200,000 people.
received numerous awards including most recently the
2013 Structural Engineer’s Association of California Award of Excellence in the
Research/Guidelines category, 2011 Schwab Foundation US Social Entrepreneur of
the Year, and 2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability. Build
Change has won grants from Echoing Green, Draper Richards Foundation, Mulago
Foundation and Ashoka-Lemelson. and was named a 2008 Laureate in the Equality
Category for Technology Benefiting Humanity by the San Jose Tech Museum of
Innovation Tech Awards. Build Change
has been published or featured in numerous media outlets and journals including
Rappler, The New York Times, Huffington Post, NPR, BBC, ABCNews, Fast Company
and Innovations journal. Upon request from USAID, Build Change has written three primers,
on post-disaster housing new construction,
retrofitting and site hazard mitigation.
Communication and Advocacy Officer
Change is seeking an experienced professional with experience in Small and
Medium Enterprises, who is familiar with the technical concepts and operations for
brickmaking enterprises in a post disaster context. The successful candidate will possess the
ability to oversee and direct the successful implementation of the design of
better building materials, including technical quality control through all
phases of the project, timeline and scheduling projections and milestone
achievements, coordination of engineers, community agents and other
project staff, coordination of Build Change’s project efforts with those of our
partners, and completion of progress reports. The successful applicant
will have a proven management track record, history of successful
mentorship, and demonstrated ability to communicate technical terms and
concepts to technical and non-technical persons.
position reports to the Indonesia Program Manager and works closely with the
- Coordination – The Project Manager is responsible for project
coordination with partners, the client and local authorities. The project
partners’ activities in the area of work must be coordinated with the
activities of Build Change. Active participation in regular meetings with
the client and project partners is required.
- Schedule – The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring the
project schedule and milestones are met and for resolving issues that
impact the project schedule immediately with the various stakeholders.
- Reporting – The Project Manager is responsible for providing content for the
project reporting, internally and externally, on a regular basis, such as
weekly, monthly, quarterly and as required by the project agreement.
- Communications – The Communication and Advocacy Officer reports directly to the
Project Manager. The Project manager is responsible for ensuring that
ongoing, clear and timely communication with the general community
through identified communication strategies is performed. The Project
Manager is also responsible to ensure that recipient relationships are in
good standing, that proper documentation is executed and collected for
record and that adequate support to the recipients is provided and solve
problems as they arise.
- Information Management – The Project Manager must develop a
full understanding of the information management systems in order to track
appropriately and in real-time the project progress as well as maintain quality
control of project information and data. The information management team tracks
technical data and will require supervision and support from the Project
degree in related field
degree in a related field preferred.
English is a requirement. Excellent,
professional communications skills in Bahasa Indonesia preferred.
ego, drama, or pessimism; the successful candidate will be flexible, humble,
patient, and have a good sense of humor.
suitability for the position to email@example.com. No phone calls
Successful candidates will be interviewed as soon as possible
and vacancy will remain open until position is filled. (Only
short-listed candidates will be notified)
We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this
opportunity to grow and develop with us.
Human Resources Department
Build Change Indonesia