Childfund International Job Vacancy: Program Officer - Western Zone, 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: Program Officer – Western Zone
  • Reporting to: Zonal Manager Western Zone
  • Based in: Jakarta
  • Duration: One-year contract with possibility extension based on performance and project duration.
  • Provides management oversight to local partners during the development of area strategic plans (ASP) and annual operating planning & budgeting (AOPB).
  • Monitors the implementation of programs, ensuring goals and objectives are achieved. This includes oversight of compliance with program plans and budgets.
  • Tracks and manages budgets allocated for the program (burn rate).
  • Works closely with the National office relevant technical specialist to ensure the appropriate level of technical support is available to support the quality of implementation.
  • Monitors, from both field and desk,  work plans, reports and performance for compliance with donor requirements and project design document (PDD). 
  • Identifies the challenges faced by LPs in implementing the program, and by working together with technical specialists, addresses the challenges to ensure the challenges don’t affect program implementation.
  • Coordinates with the sponsorship team to mainstream sponsorship activities into the overal program.
  • Identifies best practices in program for building up new grants/proposal. Provides relevant and required data to zonal manager for building up proposals.
  • Provides technical assistance in the facilitation of community workshops and programs.
  • Conducts periodic field visits, including home visits to enrolled children, to program beneficiaries to monitor progress, assesses program effectiveness and recommends program modification. Ensures local partners update the family service card. 
  • Provides basic analysis of problems, compiles and provides recommendation to zonal managers and relevant technical specialist on M&E related matters such as level 1 and level 2.
  • Responsible for consolidating and verifying summary activity report data.
  • Effectively documents all information related to program/grant successes, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms. 
  • Ensures identification of  research areas, conduct research and documents learnings.
  • Supports processes of project baselines and evaluation.
  • Liaises with other child focused organizations for the development of best practices.
  • Participates and represent ChildFund Indonesia, as required by ChildFund Indonesia.
  • Participates in key donor engagements and technical working forums at zonal, region and National level when applicable.
  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 5+ years’ experience.
  • Computer proficiency in general office software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated experience with the design, implementation, management and evaluation of programs preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in analytical/problem-solving skills and detail orientation.
  • 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 facilitation.
  • Experience in training and capacity-building of counterpart staff and local partners.
  • Must be able to travel to program locations; where applicable.
Bachelor’s or higher-level degree preferred and/or equivalent relevant work experience in lieu of degree.

This position is opened for Indonesian national only.

Deadline for applications : September 16, 2018