Save the Children Job Vacancy: Humanitarian Livelihoods & Economic Programming Advisor, Jakarta

Save the Children in Indonesia is changing for the better. We've begun to build a national organization that aims to be a strong, local, and self-sustaining voice for children in Indonesia. To this end, SC Indonesia has been designated as a “Prospect Member”. As ‘Prospect Member’ Indonesia has been identified as part of the next way of new member development, which focuses on strengthening and localizing our voice for children in strategic middle income countries. Indonesia has been authorized by member ballot to start fundraising locally as a first step towards building a financially sustainable local organization. Future work will also involve developing a strong local governance structure and building key partnerships with local government, the private sector, local civil society among others. Success of the pilot phase will set the Indonesia on a pathway to full membership. We are currently seeking to fill the following position: 

Humanitarian Livelihoods and Economic Programming Advisor
1 position in Jakarta
Code : HLEP-CO

The Humanitarian Livelihoods and Economic Programming Advisor will be responsible for assuring the efficient, effective and high-quality design and implementation of all humanitarian livelihoods and economic support programming in the Central Sulawesi earthquake response – with a special focus on cash-based interventions. They will work closely with other Jakarta-based thematic advisors (e.g. nutrition, shelter, child protection, etc.), as well as field-based staff, to develop coherent cash-based and economic support components to achieve positive outcomes for children across sectors. They will drive the development of YSTC’s economic recovery strategy and agenda. They will support capacity building of field staff to ensure they are able to implement activities to a high standard. They will also liaise with other external actors to ensure effective coordination of cash-based activities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in economics, rural development, food security and livelihoods, disaster management or comparable field (or equivalent field experience).
  • 4+ years of experience working with NGOs, preferably in a humanitarian setting/with humanitarian organisations.
  • Experience working on humanitarian or development design and implementation of cash-based (or social protection) programming.
  • Management experience of operational aspects of Cash Transfer Programming. 
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written and strong negotiation skills.
  • Honest and motivated.
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure.
  • Previous experience in project management, training and capacity building of staff.
  • Able to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word etc.)
  • Demonstrable understanding of M&E and beneficiary accountability.
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.  
Knowledge of and/or experience in Central Sulawesi 

Updated CV and application letter should be sent to 

Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format: <HLEP-CO><your name>
Closing date for application is up to February 4th, 2019
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)