ChildFund International Job Vacancy: Child Development Officer - Jakarta, 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: Child Development Officer
Reporting to: Child Development Specialist
Based in: Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: Initial contract will be Fixed Term, 1 (one) year, with possible extension upon satisfactory performance.

Under direct supervision from Child Development Specialist, the CD officer will provide services to strengthening capacity and assist ChildFund local partners to meet quality of child development program priorities. One of the program priorities is focusing on Early Childhood Development that consists of 4 domains: health and nutrition, stimulation, protection, and parenting (refer to presidential decree no 60, 2014).  The participants of the program are: infant and young children (age 0 to 5 years old) and their parents, expectant mothers, ECD services tutors, and village officials.

  • Oversees local partners (LP) programs specific to early childhood developments (ECD)as well as mother and child health (MCH)activities.
  • Close coordination with zonal program officers to monitor the implementation of ECD and MCH programs, ensuring goals and objectives are achieved.
  • Identifies the challenges faced by LPs in implementing the ECD program, and with guidance from Child Development Specialist, addresses the challenges to ensure the challenges don’t affect program implementation.
  • Provides technical resources  for mother and child health issues, in regard to services and care of expectant mother, birth mother, nursing mother (breastfeeding early initiation, exclusive breastfeeding, 2 years  breastfeeding), infant, toddler, and young child as well as nutrition aspects and family resilient.
  • Provides technical resources for early stimulation and education refer to Early Childhood education 2013 curricula (Permendikbud no 146, 2014).   
  • Provides technical resources  for the rollout/refreshing parenting training to local partners areas as well as to the area of collaboration with Ministry social affairs.
  • Participates in the Life Stage 1 National Learning Forum as the facilitation of LP’s to share the lesson learned and best practices in the implementation of various program in ECD program.
  • Liaises with other child focused organizations for the development of best practices.
  • Participates and represent ChildFund Indonesia, as required by ChildFund Indonesia, in the area of child development.
  • Participates in key donor engagements and technical working forums at zonal, region and National level when applicable.
  • Support the roll out of program priorities for children 6 to 14 years old based on the guidance from Child Development Specialist.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 5+ years’ experience.
  • Computer proficiency in general office software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated experience as trainer/facilitators for ECD and MCH related program to community level.
  • Demonstrated a bit knowledge and experiences relevant to education or psychosocial program for children age 6 – 14 years old.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a team player.
  • Ability to work sensitively with people from a variety of social backgrounds.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English including strong analytical and report-writing capability.
  • Strong experience in networking, community mobilization and assisting local partners.
  • Must be able to travel to program locations; where applicable.
Bachelor’s degree preferred to psychology, early childhood education, community health and/or equivalent relevant work experience in lieu of degree.

This position is opened for Indonesian national only.

ChildFund requires electronic lodgment of applications.

To apply, please click on the following link:

(and look for  career opportunities/Child Development Offcer - Jakarta-Indonesia)

Deadline for lodging applications: 19 May 2016