Mercy Corps Indonesia Job Vacancies: 4 Positions - Palu, Central Sulawesi

Palu - Central Sulawesi

A major earthquake on 28 September 2018 that triggered tsunami, liquefaction, and landslide in Sulawesi, Indonesia has caused at least 2,077 casualties, 4,438 people injured, and 205,870 people to be displaced (AHA Centre Situation Update No.14, 22 October 2018). The most affected area identified by the Government of Indonesia is Donggala, Palu City, Sigi, and Parigi Moutong. MCI is currently responding and developing strategy for early recovery to meet the immediate needs and to help recover the livelihood of the affected communities.

All below positions will be hired as temporary staff for 5 months.

Program Officer
The Program Officer – Community Empowerment will be based in Palu and work alongside communities and disaster management related forum/network in Sulteng to increase civic participation; health and wellbeing and to reach and agree on priorities to be included and progressed in local community plans for early recovery. The role also provides support and guidance to build and improve community engagement capability, knowledge, and institutional skills.  The Program Officer will work with WASH engineer, basic needs and livelihood specialist, and other assigned technical staff to ensure quality implementation and smooth handover in building WASH facilities, setting up WASH services with integrated community-based sanitation approach, and implementing appropriate approach on cash programming and other early recovery measures.

  • At least 3 years of experience working in a community development environment;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Community Development or other related field;
  • Knowledge on disaster risk management especially on response and recovery will be an advantage;
  • Ability to converse in English and to cross translate between Bahasa and English is preferred;
  • Pleasant personality (friendly, team player, quick learner, creative and willing to take on a variety of tasks)
  • Computer literate; proficient in MS Office, MS Excel in particular and Internet navigation are required.
Administration Officer
The Administration Officer will be responsible for conducting administrative functions and supporting procurement needs for the Sulteng Response Program while ensuring efficient administrative support to field staff. He/She will coordinate with the Admin Coordinator for Disaster Response Program in Jakarta to ensure smooth flowing of routine, administrative work and program support operations.

Specific tasks include dealing with all logistics, vendors and consultant, managing all document filing and scanning, and providing both written and oral translations - Bahasa Indonesia-English (if needed)

  • Diploma/Bachelor Degree in public administration or any other relevant field;
  • At least 2 years of administrative and procurement experience is required;
  • The candidate must have strong communication, English speaking and writing skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other computer program are required.
Finance Officer
Working in the Disaster Response team within the Finance function under the direction of the Finance Manager and dotted line relation to Team Leader. Finance Officer will assist in the processing and recording of payment transactions in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Two or more years of bookkeeping, banking or cashiering experience;
  • A degree in accounting or a relevant business field is desirable;
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel;
  • Accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail;
  • Excellent oral and written local and English skills
Logistic Officer
The Logistics Officer will work with Mercy Corps’ team in field offices to ensure logistics needs are met and well planned out in order to deliver a rapid response. S/he will have local knowledge of vendors, availability of relief items and have a solid understanding of supply chain and warehouse management. Good relationships with Vendors and other logistics actors operating in the area must be maintained as well as regular attendance and contribution towards logistics cluster meetings locally and possibly in Jakarta. Coordination with the Jakarta country office on availability of stocks is expected as relief items may not be readily available in crisis hit areas.

The job involves fulfilling requirements for current needs, projecting future requirements, and proposing and designing strategies to meet future scenarios that enhance Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia’ overall logistics function.  Additionally, s/he will support with procurement, administration, compound and equipment maintenance, etc. This will include local and possibly international procurement, travel/accommodation arrangements for staff, transportation of supplies from and to YMCI offices, and general day to day management of the field offices in terms of equipment maintenance and repair.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in business, economics, international studies or related field;
  • At least 2 logistics field experience working with United Nations and/or NGOs in complex emergency operations;
  • Ability to support rapid assessment and immediate response to needs in strife affected areas;
  • Effective verbal and written communication, organizational, prioritization and Microsoft Office applications;
  • Good oral and written English skills required; applicants with local language skills will be prioritized.
Please send your CV together with form on this LINK with position applied on the email subject to

Vacancy will be closed 10 November 2018 and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.