Build Change Vacancy: Economic Development Officer – Takengon, Aceh – Indonesia

Posting Job


August 30, 2014

Expired Job


June 26, 2019



Lowongan Kerja Takengon Tahun 2014


Industry: Non-profit/International Development

Function: Economic Development

Employer: Build Change

Title: Economic Development Officer

Job Location: Takengon,
Aceh  – Indonesia

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.
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
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.

DESCRIPTION:  Economic Development Officer – Indonesia

For the position of Economic
Development Officer, Build Change is seeking an experienced, outgoing individual
with excellent communication skills.  The
successful candidate should have experience developing business skills training
plans and facilitating those plans in a community setting to program
recipients. The successful candidate will be expected to engage key
constituencies to support the Better Building Materials program and is
responsible for creating economic growth opportunities for women brick makers
participating in the Better Building Materials project.

This position reports to the
Project Manager of the Better Building Materials campaign and works closely
with the Indonesia Program Manager.


Certification Program
  • Develop
    program for brick makers to become certified in their community
  • Engage
    government and community stakeholders to support program
  • Report
    on progress made against deliverables set by Program Manger

Business Skills Training

  • Develop
    full technical training program for women brick makers
  • Distribute
    program to women brickmakers in the community

MFI Coordination:

  • Identify
    local MFI partners
  • Cooperative
    set up
  • Connect
    MFI partners with program recipients

Economic Growth Opportunities
  • Monitor
    production costs pre and post business skill training


  •  Bachelors
    degree in related field
  •  Preference
    given to national candidates with authorization to work in Indonesia
  •  Fluent
    English is a requirement.  Excellent,
    professional communications skills in Bahasa Indonesia.
  •  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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