Save the Children Vacancy: Project Officer – Disaster Risk Reduction, Indonesian

Save the Children Vacancy: Project Officer – Disaster Risk Reduction, Indonesian
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 160 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 Officer – Disaster Risk Reduction
1 position, based in Jakarta
Code : PO-DRR

The Project Officer of School Based Disaster Risk Reduction will support Project Coordinator in implementing all activities project in North Jakarta. S/he will be responsible for technical activities related to programmatic implementation and monitoring of all project activities, S/he will also involve in the development of the project workplan.  S/he will ensure that all activities included in the implementation plan are well implemented and outcomes are assessed.  S/he will report to the Project Coordinator, and work along with a finance assistant on project administration and logistic activities.

Reports to: Project Coordinator
Dimensions: This position is responsible to implementing DRR project in North Jakarta, and working closely with stakeholders.

  • Work closely with teachers/tutors, principals, school committees, and other stakeholders to implement School Based Disaster Risk Reduction project activities in North Jakarta according to the established project workplan. 
  • Close collaboration with local stakeholders including establishing and developing strong and effective relationship with key district government officials and non-governmental stakeholders. This will include collaborating with the local government on school selection, coordinating teacher training, reporting, and project public events such as results dissemination. It will also include mobilizing communities in support of this project. 
  • Together with M&E Officer, he/she will provide preparation of the baseline, midline, and endline assessment of School Based Disaster Risk Reduction Project. 
  • Together with M&E Officer and with assistance from other staff, develop an effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting system (including documenting all activities and results) to ensure the effectiveness of project implementation.
  • In coordination with line manager undertake advocacy with stakeholders in the target areas to ensure the adoption of Save the Children approaches to quality safety schools. 
  • Facilitate activities to increase awareness rising on school based disaster risk reduction 
  • Work closely with communities to ensure their acceptance and actively participate in the project.  
  • Develop, maintain and improve close-relationships with government officials and partners to ensure constructive working relationships that would contribute to the learning and sustainability of the program 
  • Participate in project monitoring and evaluation including contributing information for the elaboration of accurate and timely reports.  
  • Participate in relevant meetings with local authorities and other stakeholders on topics related to the implementation of the project.  
  • Develop excellent communication and cooperation within the team and between the different education projects in North Jakarta. 
  • Represent the organization on the absent of Project Coordinator
  • Conducted other related duties as assigned
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a project with contractor, corporate, or NGO environment, including significant field implementation experience 
  • Previous successful experience in development projects, preferably education and DRR projects in urban areas
  • Previous experiences working in slum area and/or particularly in North Jakarta is an advantage 
  • Previous experience working with local governments 
  • Good knowledge and ability to work to mobilize communities and development issues 
  • Good understanding of children's issues in Indonesian context
  • Good understanding of the Indonesia education systems 
  • Good communications skills including experience in training and mentoring 
  • Knowledge in school health and disaster risk reduction issues will be an advantage
  • Excellent organizational skills including report writing 
  • Financial management experience or knowledge
  • Ability to work with children 
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Good negotiation and advocacy skills 
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision 
  • Computer literate 
  • Able to drive a motorcycle 
    • Fluency in written and spoken Indonesian, strong English written and spoken skills
    • Ability and willingness to travel
    • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children's  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches
Updated CV and application letter should be sent to

Please fill the "subject" column of the e-mails in this format: <PO-DRR><your name>
Closing date for application is up to 3 August 2014
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)