Catholic Relief Services Job Vacancy: Shelter Working Group Coordinator, Sigi District - Sulawesi

CRS is a US – based humanitarian and development organization working in over 100 countries around the world to assist people victims of disasters, people in need and the disadvantaged regardless of race, belief or nationality. CRS has been operating in Indonesia since 1957 under the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Social Affairs to provide both humanitarian response and long-term development to the most vulnerable communities. CRS Indonesia’s current strategy includes emergency preparedness and response, disaster risk reduction, and integrated agriculture and livelihoods.

CRS Indonesia was recently invited by the Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA) to facilitate the Shelter Working Group in Sigi District, and therefore, CRS Indonesia is hiring a Shelter Working Group Coordinator (Sigi District) based in Palu. This position will report to the Head of office/Emergency Coordinator. 

Shelter Working Group Coordinator (Sigi District)
  • Provide coordination services, including meetings, ensuring that Shelter Working Group (SGW) coordination in Sigi District is inclusive, consultative and results oriented.
  • Identify and build relationships with key partners, including relevant national authorities, peacekeeping forces, and relevant academic institutions to advance Shelter sub-Cluster strategic priorities advocacy.
  • Ensure coordination with Government counterparts and other relevant authorities at District, Provincial and/or National levels.
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of the Shelter Working Group structure at District level, as defined by the Indonesia Government and the sub Shelter Cluster based in Palu.
  • Proactively seek exchange and collaboration with relevant Clusters, particularly CCCM, Protection, WASH, and Early Recovery Clusters at district and provincial level.
  • In close collaboration with and as requested by the Palu Shelter sub Cluster, lead, coordinate and conduct need assessments and other relevant baseline information related with shelter in Sigi District.
  • As requested, coordinate the delivery of shelter training activities for Sigi Shelter Working Group members.
  • Ensure that the shelter response in Sigi District is informed by appropriate relevant Technical Standards including SPHERE.
  • As requested, provide input into the development of the shelter policy and standards led by the National Shelter Cluster.
  • Ensure that the Shelter Working Group has a functional information management mechanism to report and share information with the Provincial Shelter sub Cluster, other sectors, the government, etc.
  • Ensure regular Shelter sub-Cluster meetings to keep partners updated, share information and discuss identified challenges, aiming to include all actors in joint decision-making, ensuring complementarity of various stakeholders’ activities as far as possible.
  • Ensure that the Shelter Working Group produces reports on progress of the Shelter response at District level (4W, etc.), as requested by the National/Provincial Shelter Clusters.
  • Advocate that Cluster partners are aware of applicable standards and their responses are in line with existing international, national and IASC policy guidelines, technical standards, and relevant Government obligations in terms of urban zoning, building code compliance, environmental protection guidelines etc.
  • Identify information needs for the Shelter sub-Cluster (e.g. overview of market prices, quantity, and quality of building materials) and organize to fill those information gaps.
Specific Qualification:
  • Graduated in Shelter related science or related field, Master’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planner is preferable.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the technical area of Shelter, preferably in international NGOs, Government or with a UN Agency.
  • Strong facilitation skills. Understanding of the Cluster Systems in Indonesia and at Global level.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with Government technical bodies and agencies.
  • Strong understanding of Shelter international and national standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with best practices for Shelter programming in emergency, in variety of operational contexts.
  • Demonstrate qualities of oral and written communication skills, cultural sensitivity; ability to work in teams, and operate in emergency environments.
  • Language requirements –Excellent writing and communication skills; ability to summarize and prepare clear and concise reports
CRS encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability, all recruitment practice and procedure reflect CRS commitment to protection children and vulnerable adult from abuse.

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 February 27th, 2019 with the Job Code in the subject.

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