Tuesday, June 26, 2012


CARE International Indonesia (CII), as an international NGO, has carried out large scale operations in Indonesia, encompassing emergency operations, transitional activities centered on agriculture and nutrition and a range of development initiatives in such areas as water and sanitation, health and micro-credit. CARE Indonesia in Kupang- East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) is currently recruiting the following position for its project: JOB TITLE : COMMUNITY PLANNING and ADVOCACY SPECIALIST DEPARTMENT/PROJECT : PROGRAM/SESAMA REPORTS TO : PROJECT MANAGER JOB SUMMARY SESAMA (Sustainable Settlement with Economic Security of Uprooted People and Their Host Communities through Strengthened and Adequate Mediation Approach in Indonesia) is an EU-funded project that will be implemented by CARE Indonesia for a period of 3 years in Kupang, NTT. The overall objectives of the project is to provide support in ensuring the sustainable settlement and livelihoods for those new citizens (ex-IDPs) left behind in the recovery process through the group’s active participation in the mainstream development planning and budgeting process. The key activities that will be implemented by the project are: (1) facilitating the developmental processes Planning, Research, Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation (PRIME) at the community level; (2) supporting community demand for government services through village wide planning, groups’ capacity building, technical assistance, and supporting the fulfillment of general needs of the community on development/rehabilitation of water system, sanitation, school and health facilities; and (3) developing income and food sources through group organizing and skills training. To develop community planning and advocacy strategy, CARE is now recruiting for a Community Planning and AdvocacySpecialist. The position will work alongside for Health and Education, Agriculture and Microenterprise, Infrastructures and Land Security and will work closely with a local partner. PURPOSE To assist Project Manager (PM) for develop community planning and advocacy strategy, specification and technique of the implementation of the community planning and advocacy project activities, develop monitoring tools and reporting. RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS Working under the Project Manager (PM), the Community Planning and Advocacy Specialist will be responsible for develop community planning and advocacy strategy, implementation, monitoring and reporting. He/she will work alongside Specialistfor Health and Education, Agriculture and Micro-enterprise, and Infrastructures and Land Security and other program related staff to integrate ensure the integration of the quality community planning and advocacy into the overall project activities. He/she will also liaise with and manage relationships and capacity building with partners and government departments. The Spesialisthas overall responsibility for facilitating various communities planning at different levels, from village to district. This will include such tasks as identifying and preparing rosters of conducting community planning meetings, facilitating the capacity building of the targeted communities so that they can participate actively in the Musrenbang processes, facilitating community mapping and assessment on community needs, assisting in identification of community priorities, and in general providing the interface between program technical staff and community membership. He/she will liaise with government closely and undertake both capacity strengthening and advocacy activities to ensure participatory planning processes and the results of the planning that can reflect the needs and aspirations of the communities. He/she will need to ensure that the programs are well planned and the goals are met. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: · Compile data or information from the sources regarding the community planning status and needs with assistance from Community Leader. Provision of socialization and information of CARE and community planning and advocacy programs to beneficiaries. · Lead and ensure the design, specification and technique of the implementation of the community planning and advocacy project activities. Facilitate, Control and support the winning Contractor, Consultant and/or Partner for implementation of the community planning and advocacy project in the field. · Assist, coordinate and support community planning and advocacy activities of the project to achieve project targets. Coordinate with the Technical Assistant Group to ensure the target of the project within the designated time frame. Develop a monthly report to the Project Manager on the progress made and potential problems · Provide input and recommendation for improving the performance and support of the community planning and advocacy component of the project. Support the documentation of lessons learned and best practices. This will be the last year of implementation for SESAMA. Given the uniqueness of the program design strategy, efforts will need to be made in supporting the SESAMA team in properly documenting the work that they have done in NTT. This will require visits to the field and regular conversations with the team in order to understand the work that has been done and why. · Conduct any other duties that may reasonably be assigned in line with the position. TASKS: · Assist with development of detailed plans and schedules for project implementation, including detailed activity and procurement planning. · Ensure timely and good quality implementation of activities to meet project outputs. · Work with other Spesialist to plan and manage project activities and conduct capacity building for staff and partners. · Coordinate with other technical staff in both project areas to share information and ensure standardization and quality in approaches. In addition, all technical staff should coordinate directly with relevant counterpart staff in CII HQ on technical approaches. · Ensure integration of vulnerability, gender and equity, and natural resource management/environmental issues into plans, activities and monitoring. · Ensure timely, good quality reporting on activities, and assist with compilation of routine progress reports. · Work with supervisor and relevant technical staff on design, implementation, analysis and use of M&E relating to project activities, including data collection and entry. · Assist PM to coordinate with other CII project managers, partners, sub-district/ district/ provincial government and other non-governmental agencies in project areas. · Perform additional assignments relating to CII programs as reasonably requested. · Tasks may expand and/or be adjusted in accordance to the real needs in the field. QUALIFICATIONS · University degree in social Sciences or related field. · 2 - 3 years of previous Community Planning and Advocacy experience in a similar project in an NGO setting. · Understand gender issues and gender-sensitive approach in the programming. · Good communications skills, including negotiation skills. · Good interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for beneficiaries. · Willing to spend a considerable amount of time in the field. · Honest, responsible, self motivated and able to take initiative under minimum supervision. · Able to give helpful directions, detailed instructions and demonstrations. · Demonstrate ability to work independently as well as a part of a team in a cross cultural environment · Able to negotiate and to clarify expectations of both the beneficiaries and team. · Competent in Windows, MS Office programs, email and database experience. · Fluency in English (spoken and written). · Ability to work under pressure in a potentially unstable security environment. TERMS OF OFFER CARE is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above positions, and detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email address). Please DO NOT attached academic transcripts and Diplomas and state clearly the applied position code in the email subject. Please submit your applications before July 03, 2012 to CARE International Indonesia, Human Resources Unit: recruit_619@careind.or.id "Only qualified applicants will be shortlisted"


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