Friday, July 27, 2012

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Indonesia

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Indonesia is looking for a Project Assistant II (Gender Specialist) according to the terms of reference below. Reference No : SVN/ID10/2012/053 Position Title : Project Assistant II (Gender Specialist) Classification : General Service Staff, Grade 5 Project : Strengthening Disaster Management Capacity & Community Resilience in West Java” Duty Station : Bandung, West Java - Indonesia Type & Duration of contract : Special All Inclusive Contract, 3 months, with possibility of extension Background The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. The organization acts to help meet the operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and work towards effective respect for the human rights and well-being of migrants. IOM’s work includes preparedness and response activities in migration crises and humanitarian emergencies through recovery and transitional settings. IOM Indonesia has been working in disaster management for more than three decades, and is gearing up to implement a 24-month Disaster Management Capacity Building and Community Resilience project in West Java. The overall project objective is to contribute to the Government of Indonesia’s continuing disaster management efforts, with the end in view of reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience of communities to natural disasters. The project will be carried out by IOM in partnership with the Australia Indonesia Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (AIFDR), Disaster Risk Reduction Platforms, relevant national and sub-national government authorities, the private sector and vulnerable communities in selected districts in West Java province. Gender based social norms prevailing in Indonesia and specifically in West Java Province impact on gender relations and gender equity. With the aim to promote gender mainstreaming and ensure women’s and men’s access to and meaningful participation in the intervention, the project shall employ a gender-sensitive approach and strategy that will include a full-time engagement of a Gender Specialist for the programme. General functions: Under the direct supervision and management of the Head of Office / Project Manager, the incumbent will provide technical assistance to the “STRENGTHENING DISASTER MANAGEMENT CAPACITY AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE IN WEST JAVA” project. S/He will work in an integrated manner with relevant project government and civil society counterparts with a particular focus on promoting gender equality. S/He will be the main interlocutor in the designated area of responsibility and forge good relationships across a broad range of local and regional actors toward the key problems faced by women and men; and girls and boys in West Java. S/He is expected to play an active and constructive role in providing information, analysis and strategic recommendations, including best practices and specific recommendations for entry points on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Essential Functions: S/He will assume primary responsibility for formulating and driving women empowerment and gender equality objectives to be mainstreamed into the project. In particular, this will include: 1. Develop the gender strategy of the programme; 2. Ensure that gender considerations are taken into account and incorporated in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting; 3. Undertake continuous monitoring/assessment of project activities and recommend appropriate interventions for improved project implementations regarding the inclusion of gender considerations. 4. Delivering quality and timely gender analysis and reporting to IOM (incl. sex disaggregated figures/statistics); 5. Develop a gender-responsive monitoring and implementation mechanism and indicators; 6. Identify and analyze relevant DRR government policies and regulations with regards to gender issues; 7. Provide inputs to the development of IEC materials to ensure the incorporation of gender mainstreaming into those documents; 8. Leading the collection of gender sensitive base-line data and the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation; 9. Based on local contextual analysis, recommend gender entry points for the project and advise on who could become ‘agents of change’ who needed to empower women and drive progress towards gender equality and advise on how women can be supported to gain the capacity to function as technical experts in teams for spreading skills and knowledge to others; 10.Provide technical assistance on gender responsive budgeting; 11.Work with the Project Development Office to ensure that lessons learned and good practices are integrated into future project design; 12.Perform any other duties that may be assigned. Desirable Qualifications: Education, Experience & Competencies : Minimum University Degree in gender studies or other social sciences field with relevant specialization, or, alternatively, a combination of relevant education and experience. At least 5 years of relevant professional experience ideally in a humanitarian and/or development organization and preferably in Indonesia. At least 3 years of direct work experience on gender mainstreaming and gender responsive budgeting; Thorough knowledge and understanding of gender theories; A drive for results in a high-volume, quick-paced project environment; creativity and analytical capability required to respond to evolving programme demands and current events. Theoretical knowledge and proven practical experience in using participative methodologies; conducting needs assessment; Sensitivity for cultural differences, and the ability to adapt to the local cultural context; Strong team working skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally; Excellent communications and negotiation skills. Excellent computer skills, including MS Office Suite; knowledge of database software desirable. Languange : Fluent in English and Bahasa Indonesia. Ability to speak Sundanese is an advantage. How to Apply Interested candidates are invited to send the application, with : a) Cover letter, clearly specify suitability and availability date, b) Complete the Personal History Form which can be downloaded at the following link : c) Detailed curriculum vitae, including historical salary and minimum three referees (preferably former direct supervisors). Please submit the application by email to indicating the reference code above as subject. The deadline for applications is 09 August 2012 Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates under positive consideration will be notified and for those who have applied for the same position before For more detail info about us, please visit


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