Asian Disaster Preparedness Center Job Vacancy: Program Specialist - Jakarta, Indonesian

Program Specialist: The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), established in 1986, is a regional non-profit foundation with headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand supporting the advancement of safer communities and sustainable development, through implementing programs that reduce the impact of disasters upon countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. The primary geographical focus of ADPC’s activities is Asia with the South, South East and East Asia being the primary sub-regions.

ADPC has more than 29 years of work experience in Asia along with the national and local Government of its charter member countries as well as countries of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) on Disaster Management. ADPC works to build preparedness at all levels, from regional, to national, sub-national and even to individual communities.

ADPC has commenced a project funded USAID OFDA for Strengthening the Technical and Organizational Capacity of the Disaster Relief Training Ground (DRTG) of PNBP (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana). The project will support strengthening the institutional capacities, devise strategies, plans and approaches for disaster risk management training and capacity development and facilitate learning & knowledge management at national and sub-national levels. This project will facilitate the development of a capacity development strategy, business plan and knowledge management system for the newly established DRTG.

Statement of Intent:
ADPC is currently looking for a suitable candidate for the position of Program Specialist. As part of the Training Services Department and the project team based at DRTG, the Program Specialist will focus on day-to-day management of the project implementation, mobilizing and coordinating with country level stakeholders and participating in the actual delivery of the project activities. The Program Specialist will be based at DRTG in Sentul Bogo and will be the primary focal person to liaise with BNPB and training center staff on day-to-day basis and overall supervisory and M&E functions as the head of project team based at the training center.

Required Qualifications and Specification:
  • PhD or Master’s Degree in Social Science, Natural Resource Management, Disaster Management, Land Use Planning, Environmental Engineering, or other related fields
  • At least 10 years of work experience in Disaster Management field
  • Proficient in the use of MS office (MS word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Access and other statistical analysis software)
  • Familiarity with donor requirements, reporting and liaison
  • Good command in written and spoken English
Training skills and knowledge:
  • At least 5 years of experience in working in the capacity of a professional trainer/Instructor for an adult audience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding related to international agreements, practices, and policies in the field of environment, disaster management and climate change adaptation;
  • Demonstrated knowledge in adult training and capacity building activities, training material/aid development, curriculum design;
  • Excellent English proficiency in oral and written communication, including a demonstrated track record in training material development, technical report writing and ability to communicate technical matters effectively to general audience. Proficiency and communication skills in several national languages of Asian countries will be an added qualification
  • Strong networking capacity and understanding of development work at local and regional levels
  • Familiarity with the context of disaster risk reduction in Indonesia
  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reporting
Personal Qualities:
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work and time independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team-oriented work style, and experience in working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Strong desires to learn, undertake new challenges, must a creative problem-solver, must have self-confidence and willingness to work hard
  • Willingness to travel frequently
  • Lead strategic approach to achieving project goals and sustainability of project efforts
  • Provide technical resource inputs and lead implementation of project activities such as training needs assessment, material development, capacity building & training
  • Liaise with PNPB, DRTG and USAID OFDA Regional Advisor in Jakarta and other stakeholders for project implantation
  • Guide the project team for development of training materials and training aids, training curricular, periodic review of existing training material to suit the project needs
  • Coordinate with Program Manager based in ADPC and obtain necessary guidance in implementation of the project
  • Conduct program monitoring and evaluation activities, contribute in achieving all expected results, submit progress reports
  • Lead in increasing the program outreach through development of new programs, engagement in advocacy, assistance in fund mobilization
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Department Head – TSD
Reporting Relationship:
  • Reports directly to the Department Head, Training Services
  • Works closely with DRTG staff and other staff of ADPC.
Contract: One year contract with possibility of extension. 

How to apply:
Interested Candidates, please submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from HERE), resume, copy of diploma(s) and certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to or

Human Resources and Administration
979/69, 24th Floor
SM Tower, Paholyothin Road
Samsen Nai, Phayathai
Bangkok, 10400
Tel: +66-2-2980681-92
Fax: +66-2-2980012

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.