Save the Children Job Vacancy: Project Director – Google for Disaster Resilient Cities and Communities, Jakarta

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June 21, 2019

Expired Job


July 3, 2019




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:

Project Director – Google for Disaster Resilient Cities and Communities

1 (one) position based in Jakarta


The Project Director is accountable for the delivery of the ‘Google for Disaster Resilient Cities and Communities’ project and achievement of the project’s goal and objectives. The project aims to improve national and local disaster preparedness by: supporting increased national awareness and planning on preparedness, ensuring primary school children in specific high risk provinces are safer and better prepared for disasters and encouraging children and youth participation in government planning to increase public investment and reduce the risks faced by children. The Director is expected to lead senior level engagement with all external partners and government stakeholders including the Project Steering Group to maximize impact of the project. They will also line manage dedicated project staff at the national level and be a technical/matrix line manager of other key roles that support the program. The Project Director also provides technical input to ongoing in country disaster reduction (DRR) programming and ensures the project links closely to existing and future Yayasan Sayangi Tunas program work in this technical area.

The post holder shares the accountability to build the most positive and affirming work environment possible and ensure that the management, staffing and culture of the organization are suitably aligned with the mission, evolving goals and strategic ambitions in the Membership Accountability Framework. The post holder is a member of the country Extended Management Team (EMT), may be invited to lead or participate in cross functional groups and will participate in various high-level meetings as planned.

The post holder will also contribute to the standards as noted in the Prospect Member Framework as follows:

  • Support on-going development and emergency programming of the existing portfolio in Indonesia in order to achieve ambitious breakthroughs for children.
  • Contribute to the development & management of high performing field office teams.
  • Contributing to the development of strong partnerships.
  • Contribute to effective advocacy for children and collaborate with other departments to implement advocacy initiatives that support the theory of change.
  • Contribute to ensuring strong governance, leadership and management of the organisation.
  • Contribute to ensuring financial sustainability and growth orientation in the funding portfolio.

The post holder will contribute to the achievement of the global KPIs on:

  • Operations Delivery
  • Awards management
  • Risks and financial management
  • Program quality
  • Global Management Indicators


  • Recommended minimum of ten years’ experience in Disaster Risk Management/Disaster Risk reduction programming.
  • Post graduate degree (or equivalent field experience), MSc or MA in a relevant field or equivalent experience
  • Advanced understanding of government and NGO humanitarian coordination mechanisms.
  • Demonstrable experience in overseeing campaigns and advocacy work to achieve project goals.
  • Multimedia literate and experienced in using technology to reach large scale populations and maximise impact of a program or campaign.
  • Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes funded by institutions and companies.
  • Strong budgeting skills and knowledge of key donor regulations
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in both an Indonesian and international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ample knowledge of humanitarian response and transitional program concepts, policies, frameworks, strategies and components, as well as other development concepts and frameworks
  • Understanding of Education and Child Protection programming.
  • Knowledge of Save the Children’s practices and procedures and ways of working with children
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the Save the Children International (SCI) Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

To apply for this position, please click the link: CLICK HERE

Closing date for application is up to July 3rd, 2019

Please apply using an up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

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