Catholic Relief Services Job Vacancy: Senior Project Officer Protection, Jakarta - Indonesian

CRS has been supporting program activities in the Indonesia since 1957 and has long-standing relationships with the Government of Indonesia, the Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. The Indonesia country program has a diverse funding base with projects in food security and agricultural livelihoods, emergency preparedness and response programs, and capacity building program for partners.

Job Summary:
The purpose of this position is to provide technical support to the target partner organizations in the strengthening and/or creation of organizational policies on Protection Against Sexual Abuse and Exploitation and accompaniment to ensure that the policies are in accordance with and applicable to local context and consistently implemented by all staff of the organizations

The Senior Project Officer will provide technical support, leadership and guidance in all matters pertaining to Protection Against Sexual Abuse and Exploitation policies through training for the partner organizations’ leadership team on protection, and help the organization in mainstreaming protection policies and principles into their existing programs and operations, including inclusion of protection principles in the organizations’ Human Resource management policy and manuals.

The SPO will work closely with the Gender Specialist to develop and deliver the training programs, and with the SPO for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) to develop M&E system and procedures to best track the progress of the activities at the partner level.

CRS/Indonesia is currently hiring for Senior Project Officer Protection to be based in Jakarta. This position will report to Country Manager.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Review the approved final project proposal and develop plan for dissemination of the information in the proposal to the target partner organizations
  • Work with CRS’ Humanitarian Response Department in the planning and commencement of the project’ kick-off workshop
  • Take the lead in the development of the project’ Detail Implementation Plan (DIP) with the target organizations.
  • Organize and lead the implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the DIP in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Work closely with CRS Gender Specialist to design and develop the most effective training program on Protection against sexual abuse and exploitation for the partners.
  • Facilitate protection training activities for the target partner organizations’ leadership team and staff
  • Provide technical support and accompaniment to the target partner organizations’ Human Resource staff in the review and inclusion of protection principles into the organizations’ existing Personnel Manual
  • Provide technical support to the target partner organizations in the development of protection messages for dissemination in the partners’ respective target communities.
  • Work with the SPO-MEAL to develop the project’s MEAL plan, tools and schedule.
  • Coordinate with the SPO-MEAL to ensure that the project MEAL activities are conducted timely
  • In coordination with the SPO-MEAL, develop the project report according to donor’s requirement, report template and schedule, and provide/present case study, human interest story and promising practices as appropriate.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Ensure proper tracking of the project budget through periodic budget reviews and forecasting.
  • Serve as CRS representative in Protection program network and/or cluster at national and local level
  • Coordinate and oversee working relationships with all project stakeholders and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to promote project activities and impact
  • Coordinate with the sub-regional Head of Programs and/or the global Project Coordinator in HRD in the development of the project DIP and regular project report.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree required. Degree in International Relations, Gender, Social Science, Development or related field.
  • Broad knowledge in protection against sexual abuse and exploitation issues, and broad experience and skill in mainstreaming protection issues in development programs are required
  • Minimum of three years relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO. Minimum of two years relevant field-based experience in either Gender or Protection.
  • Broad knowledge and strong skill on staff capacity building and organizational capacity strengthening
  • Proven track of strong facilitation and training delivery skills.
  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience with program monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.
  • Experience and skills in networking and relations with peer organizations, faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), web conferencing applications, information and budget management systems, and knowledge-sharing networks.

Personal Skills
  • Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
Required Foreign Language: Proficiency in English, both oral and writing. (mandatory)

Travel Required
CRS Indonesia currently working in DKI Jakarta, West Java, NTT, East Java, Bali and Lombok, Central Kalimantan and Central Sulawesi on disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation project. In the event of a CRS emergency response, all CRS Indonesia staff may be requested to travel to CRS project areas if necessary and/or deployed to other parts of the country.

Only applications that meet the above qualifications will be shortlisted. All applications and CVs, should be sent by email to CRS Indonesia at before or by July 20th, 2018.

"Only short-listed candidates will be invited via e-mail/phone for Interview”