DAI Vacancy: Field Coordinator - East Java, Southeast Sulawesi & Maluku - Indonesian

Field Coordinator

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining excellence in technical and operational project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.

Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan (APIK) Project is a 5-year, $19 million USAID funded Project. The purpose of APIK is to support the Government of Indonesia to strengthen climate and disaster resilience, working in an integrated manner from the national level down to the community level. APIK will help to mainstream climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into national and sub-national governance frameworks, build the capacity of local communities and the private sector to address climate change and weather-related natural hazards, and support the use of information for climate and disaster risk management among key stakeholders.

Essential Duties:
  • The primary objective of the Field Coordinator position is to serve as a member of the APIK Regional Team in East Java, Southeast Sulawesi & Maluku, supporting implementation of APIK field activities and maintaining excellent relations with all relevant stakeholders (local governments, NGOs, communities, etc.). The day-to-day work of this position is supervised by the Regional Manager for that region as well as a team of Technical Specialists who provide more detailed programmatic guidance. 
  • The Field Coordinator contributes to the achievement of APIK objectives at the local level by assisting in the development of regional-level workplans, coordinating regional-level activities, ensuring strong communications with the APIK regional office and technical specialists, and generally building trust between APIK and local stakeholders. S/he works side by side with APIK partners on a daily basis and represents the front line of the Project.
Responsibilities of the Field Coordinator include, but are not be limited to, the following:
  • Working under the direction and guidance of the Regional Manager and technical specialists, substantially assist in the development and implementation of Regional-level workplans. 
  • Develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of local-level issues, programs and resources related to CCA and DRR, including the activities of local government agencies, private sector businesses, NGOs and community groups, other development programs, etc. 
  • Closely monitor APIK activities at the local level and keep APIK regional staff well-informed of the status of local-level activities, problems encountered, etc., and actively solicit the support of such staff as needs arise. 
  • Develop or assist in the development of specific APIK activities to be undertaken at the local level (including needs identification, assessments, site selection, etc.). 
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key local partners (local government agencies, technical units of ministries/UPT, Secretariat/Pokja RAD-GRD or other existing working group, local NGOs, local community groups, local university), ensuring that APIK is well-informed and well-regarded as a credible and effective development partner. 
  • Oversee local level data collection required for appropriate monitoring of APIK activities and the tracking of results and outcomes. 
  • Produce regular reports (bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.) on project implementation at the local level, highlighting results/outcomes, programmatic successes, problems encountered and possible solutions. 
  • Work with technical specialists to periodically develop success stories and lessons learnt that may take the form of presentation, articles and contributions to project newsletters as well as undertaking special projects, e.g. conferences and workshops. 
  • Regularly communicate with other APIK staff (the Regional Coordinator, technical specialists, other Field Coordinators) to ensure local level activities benefit from the best available ideas and input. 
  • Conduct other tasks as required and which are consistent with the above.
  • Substantial contributions to regional-level workplan development.
  • Activity reports as required by the work at hand
  • Regular and timely inputs to APIK workplans, bi-weekly reports, and quarterly and annual reports.
  • Occasional article or success story highlighting APIK achievement at the local level.
  • Possess at least a university degree; preferably in environmental engineering/science, geology, geography, or social science. 
  • At least 3 years of experience working on institutional and/or community-based CCA and/or DRR program 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with experience in community facilitation, training and organizing work
  • Able to work independently in limited supervision/facility as well as a team player with a range of people 
  • Ability to multi-task and flexibility to work on evenings and weekend on occasion and to travel as and when required within the APIK Project area 
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office tools
  • Able to work in his/her designated areas 
  • Strong English speaking and writing abilities. 
  • Women are encouraged to apply.
The Field Coordinator is based in East Java, Southeast Sulawesi, and Maluku, travels on an approximate monthly basis that can be requested to other APIK locations within or outside of the region.

Note: location for assignment in the province will be decided upon site selection process currently being finalized

The APIK Regional Manager serves as the Field Coordinator’s primary supervisor, and a relevant regional technical specialist is assigned as the Field Coordinator’s secondary supervisor.

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants are invited to send their CV to APIK_recruitment@dai.com. Please send applications no later than 1 June 2016. Applicants are instructed to write “Field Coordinator– LOCATION – NAME” as the Subject line of their email. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.