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ChildFund International Job Vacancy: Project Coordinator - ENERGY, Indonesian

ChildFund is an international child focused development agency working in 33 countries to create lasting and meaningful change in the lives of more than 10.5 million vulnerable, deprived and excluded children, families and communities, regardless of race, creed, gender or national origin. In Indonesia ChildFund has been operating for 34 years since 1973, in areas where the need is the greatest and currently reaches out to 900,000 children and family members in partnership with 50 local NGOs spread across 8 provinces.

ChildFund Indonesia is currently seeking:
Position: Project Coordinator - ENERGY 
Reporting to: Western Zone Manager
Based in: Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: until 31 October 2016

ChildFund was awarded a grant on Lifestage 3 on youth employment, by the name of The ENERGY (Enhancing aNd EmpoweRinG Youth). The project uses education as a key focus area to break the cycle of poverty and stimulate economic development through ChildFund’s Youth Forums by providing instruction in workforce readiness, ultimately providing participants with the tools to secure employment for themselves.

The project will be implemented in Batam and CileungsiBatam and Cileungsi have inadequate schools systems that contribute to both communities’ high youth unemployment rates. Girls in both communities have been disproportionately impacted by unemployment and lack of education. In Batam, child prostitution and trafficking have increased significantly, and Cileungsi has high rates of teen pregnancy and domestic violence.

The project is seeking a Project Officer to establish four (4) Youth Forums for three hundred (300) youths (ages 15-24, 80% female) in Batam and Cileungsi. These Forums will provide the skills and knowledge (including: training modules provided by Intel and CBET Module developed by ILO).

The Project Officer will also provide technical assistance to ChildFund Indonesia’s Local Partners in batam and one Pesantren in Cileungsi and liase with local government (district office of Manpower, Social welfare and Education) and businesses, to establish internship opportunities.

  • Management and coordination of the project in general, including planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring. 
  • Supervision of the project team (1 Project Officer and 1 Project Finance Officer).
  • Develop and maintain a project plan which is reflective of project progress and milestone. 
  • Conduct project monitoring visits, training preparation and spot checks and address identified performance problems or discrepancies. 
  • Work with Project Officer, Project Finance Officer and others to develop budgets, track spending, and ensure timely financial reporting. 
  • Field study to identify best practices and improvement needed if necessary
  • Maintain effective communication with project stakeholders to allow the successful delivery of the project activities.
  • Serve as point of contact with local community, local government and donor Liaise with donor, local community and local government. 
  • Representation meetings with local community, local government and donor, as required by ChildFund Indonesia. Build network and collaborate with local and international organizations, local government in the same project scope.
  • Responsible for high quality and timely donor reporting, and high quality and timely regular reporting to ChildFund Indonesia.
  • 6+ proven track record on conducting baseline, end line, program evaluation and related surveys. Experience in conducting KAP survey will be an advantage.
  • Must have experience in managing youth program (youth employment and/or youth entrepreneurship). Past experience in establishing youth forum (youth empowerment) will be a value added.
  • Experience in coordinating projects, ideally within an international scope 
  • Have experience in managing program funded by corporations under CSR.  
  • Demonstrated experience with the design, implementation, management and evaluation of programs preferred 
  • Good oral/written communication and organizational skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and present complex information in a clear, concise and understandable manner. 
  • Must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form. 
  • High level of English proficiency both oral and in writing. 
  • Self motivated, details oriented and highly organized. 
  • An ability to multitask in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities. 
  • Must be able to travel to program locations.
Bachelor’s degree, equivalent relevant work experience; advanced degree desirable

This position is opened for Indonesian national only.

ChildFund requires electronic lodgment of applications.
To apply, please click on the following link: HERE (and look for  career opportunities/Project Coordinator - ENERGY - Jakarta-Indonesia)

Deadline for lodging applications: 30 November 2015