Water.Org Job Vacancy: Communication Specialist for Advocacy - Jakarta, Indonesian

Title: Communication Specialist for Advocacy
Reports to: Indonesia Country Director
Location: Jakarta
Deadline for Applications: December 20, 2016

660 million people – about one in ten – lack access to safe water. More than twice that many, 2.4 billion people, don’t have access to a toilet. These are the people Water.org serves. We are a global non‐profit based in Kansas City, Missouri working to ensure safe water and sanitation for all. We go beyond traditional approaches to safe water and sanitation, focusing on addressing the underlying causes of this global crisis and innovating to deliver large‐scale and sustainable change. Co‐founded by Gary White and Matt Damon in 2009, Water.org has impacted more than 3 million lives and transformed thousands of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.

Water.org launched operations in Indonesia in early 2014 and seeks to build relationships with a broad range of financial institutions, water and sanitation service providers and WASH stakeholders.

Water.org seeks to strengthen its Indonesia Program on Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) through the following priorities initiatives:

  • Synthesize current result and insights gained by Water.org's programmatic work in Indonesia and package into sharable content.
  • Deepen understanding of the major policy constraints facing PDAMs in raising growth capital.
  • Create and maintain written collateral which includes press statements and presentations. Develop a list of questions and answers which are approved by Water.org headquaters, as as a guide to manage the media.Monitor media activity on WWS issues and Water.org, in the districts in which Water.org is working. Compile a monthly media monitoring report              with analysis.
  • Develop, maintain and deepen the Water.org network in the districts in which Water.org is working.
  • Organize events and trainings at the national level and district level.
  • Facilitate greater awareness of WSS finance and encourage uptake of the model at city administration level, including strategic outreach to influencers and visits to the field.

To accomplish the above, Water.org is seeking a Communications Specialist.

Position Description
Water.org seeks a highly skilled and highly motivated Communication Specialist for Global Advocacy to support its growing portfolio of Water.org’s programs in Indonesia. This full time position will be based in Jakarta and report to the Country Director. The person in this role will work closely with Program Officers, Program Managers, Senior Regional Manager, and Advocacy Director at the Water.org head office in the US.

Core Responsibilities

  • Collect, edit, and publish sample case studies and stories from the field or from partners
  • Collect, review, analyze, and synthesize baseline, post-line, and other evaluation-related data gathered by partners.
  • Collaborate with local sector leaders to leverage existing IEC/BCC-related materials in WASH sector and make available to local partners and other stakeholders
  • Assist in preparation of reports to donors and other external audiences
  • Assist with taking photos and collecting & editing video from partners' field sites
  • Participate in periodic exhibitions and presentations
  • Cultivate media relationships and facilitate multimedia assistance in scoping works and market assessments.
  • Prepare presentations for a variety of audiences. Document events hosted or co-hosted by Water.org
  • Work closely with Program officers, Senior Program Managers to identify areas for advocacy target. Set advocacy strategy to align with Country strategy 4 years program.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with WaterCredit adoption team lead
  • Work closely with ASG Indonesia to engage local journalists and make a champion list.
  • Create and maintain a suite of materials that represent thecollateral of Water.org Indonesia

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communication and or related field
  • At least eight years of relevant experience with advocacy or multi stake holders engagement program related on the WSS financing access s e.g. Bank and microfinance financial institution, water and sanitation providers and policy makers and Governments.
  • Candidates must possess of the following competencies:
    • Demonstrated understanding of and familiarity with WASH stake holders, advocacy strategy and approaches, including (but not limited to) different stake holder and policy maker of microfinance, financial services, water and sanitation.
    • Demonstrated understanding of and familiarity with urban and rural water supply, sanitation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in communication, stake holder engagement and group discussion.
  • Strong network with local media and journalists’ community.
  • Project event management and stake holder meeting and lobbying.
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office products and database software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  • Proven track record proactively identifying challenges and developing innovative solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results working in a small team.
  • Critical thinking, creativity, good judgment, initiative, attention to detail, and professionalism.
  • Strong desire to contribute to increased access to water and sanitation.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of time.

This is a one year contract position with strong potential for extension and competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

Application Information
Interested candidates may send a copy of their CV and a cover letter indicating their interest to: positions_indonesia@water.org

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please do not attempt to contact Water.org about the status of your application.

Water.org is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religious belief or sexual orientation.