Build Change Vacancy: Communication and Advocacy Officer – Takengon, Indonesian

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August 30, 2014

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June 26, 2019



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Industry: Non-profit/International

Function: Project


Employer: Build

Job Title: Communication and Advocacy Officer

Job Location: Takengon, Aceh  – Indonesia

Start Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience


in 2004, Build Change
is a nonprofit 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.

Build Change and its Founder and CEO, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand, have
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.
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
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
– Indonesia

For the position of BBM Project Manager, Build
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
Lead Engineer.


  • 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


  • Bachelors
    degree in related field
  • Maters
    degree in a related field preferred.
  • Fluent
    English is a requirement.  Excellent,
    professional communications skills in Bahasa Indonesia preferred.
  • No
    ego, drama, or pessimism; the successful candidate will be flexible, humble,
    patient, and have a good sense of humor. 

Applications :

To apply, please send CV and cover letter outlining your
suitability for the position to No phone calls

Successful candidates will be interviewed as soon as possible
and vacancy will remain open until position is filled.
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

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