Advocacy Specialist

BACKGROUND

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. In Indonesia, Plan International operates since 1969, and in 2017 Yayasan Plan International Indonesia (Plan Indonesia) was established as national entity of Plan International in Indonesia. Plan Indonesia is currently implementing its Country Strategy 4 (CS 4) covering fiscal year 2018 to 2022, where the country purpose is in line with the global Plan International’s Purpose “to advance children rights and equality for girls”. Our ambition is to enable at least 1 million girls and young women to learn (gain skills for work), lead (empower to take action on issues that matter to them), decide (have control over their own lives and bodies) and thrive (grow healthy and protected from violence). It means that we will take actions to identify and facilitate the removal of obstacles that prevent children, especially girls, and young women from enjoying their rights and participating fully in Indonesian society. This goal will be achieved by implementing quality programmes and projects as well as influencing decision makers and key stakeholders to make the required changes. From July 2022, Plan Indonesia starting to implement its country strategy 5 (CS5) that cover fiscal year 2023-2027.

The safe school province model has been implemented in Yogyakarta (18 months) and will be replicated to Bali in another 18 months (May 2024 – October 2025). The goals of this project is a replicable model of school safety at the provincial level is developed through embracing meaningful youth participation in strengthening enabling policies and adopting gender transformative climate education. Which there are 2 main outcomes namely 1). Youth meaningfully participated in the improvement of key components toward the realization of child-centered and gender transformative climate education programming. 2). The capacity and mechanism of SS duty bearers at the provincial level are strengthened to lead the evidence generation of enhanced SS Programming at the provincial and school levels. The project also on updated SS monev with MOEC and disaster impact database with Yogyakarta’s government.

ROLE PURPOSE

Advocacy specialist will support and assists Project Manager in developing and implementing advocacy strategy and achieving to produce policies, guideline, SOP, or other advocacy products from national and province to support the implementation of safe school province model. S/he is responsible for successful implementation of safe school province model and growing the project portfolio.

DIMENSIONS OF ROLE

  • The advocacy specialist reports to the Project Manager
  • Support the Project Manager to conduct stakeholders mapping and develop advocacy strategy
  • Support Project manager in implementation of advocacy strategy
  • Support Project Manager to achieve project’ result related to advocacy such as policy, guideline, workplan and budgeting in safe school, both national and sub-national as project areas as necessary
  • Support Project Manager to influence and discuss SS and climate education in the national ministries: NDMO, MOEC, MORA and other relevant stakeholders such as Pramuka, media and academia
  • Support Project Manager in strengthening the use of SS digital platforms through advocacy activities.
  • Support Project Manager and Digital Specialist to work on regulation of updated e-monev SS into school survey system at national level and disaster impact database at Yogyakarta as a model

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Program implementation in line with the project design and planning

  1. Support Project Manager in conducting stakeholders mapping.
  2. Developing advocacy strategy planning and deliver its advocacy strategy.
  3. Support the project in producing the policies and guideline related to develop safe school province model.
  4. Support in encouraging government in any level (Province and National) will buy in to project stated in development planning (both program and budgeting).
  5. Together with Project Manager builds strong coordination and collaboration with relevant stakeholders mainly with Education office at province level, development and planning agency, and Local disaster management also ministry (MOEC, MORA, BNPB).
  6. Together with Project Manager and Digital Specialist works on updated SS monev with MOEC and disaster impact database with Yogyakarta’s government.
  7. Together with Project Manager to develop and implement sustainability plan.

Communication, Monitoring and Reporting

  1. Support Project Manager to monitor implementation of advocacy planning and develop strategy to influence relevant stakeholders (government and or non-government).
  2. Conduct coordination meeting to monitor the action plan of stakeholders related to advocacy agenda on safe school province model
  3. Establish regular and continuous communication with all stakeholders related to project activities
  4. Develop activity reports to show the progress of advocacy plan.
  5. Collaborate with communications team to develop and implement communications which support advocacy goal
  6. Develop and implement project influencing strategy and planning provincial level to promote using Safe school digital teaching-learning platform and e-monev.

Networks, partnership and Learning

  1. Establish external networks and partnership in order to strengthen the implementation of project, to exchange experiences and collaboration
  2. Maintaining high quality relationship with government institution and non-government organisation as well
  3. Support advocacy and influencing effort in developing digital teaching-learning and programming at different level
  4. Develop learning on the advocacy efforts in project and share them to internal and external audiences

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GESI)

  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in project design, during implementation and as principles applied in day-to-day work;
  • Participates actively in capacity building and learning event on Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion;
  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GESI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

KEY RELATIONSHIP

Internal

  1. Project manager: supervising, directing, mentoring and coaching
  2. Program Manager HRP: Management guidance for project implementation
  3. Influencing and communication team: coordination of implementation advocacy and communication strategy, discussion/mentoring
  4. MER Specialist : Coordination related to advocacy achievement.
  5. Gender and Inclusion Specialists: provide guidance on the strategic direction of the project in relation to the achievement of the project milestone and outcome
  6. Advocacy specialist and manager: coordination of implementation advocacy, mentoring and coaching, review and evaluation of advocacy work

External

  1. Government stakeholders provincial and national level
  2. Non-government organisation, teacher organisation, safe school task force, disaster risk reduction forum

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILL, AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Bachelor degree in Public policy, Community Development/others relevant field
  • At least 3 years of experience working on advocacy and project engagement, preferably in DRR, Safe school or at least familiar with Safe school issues in Indonesia.
  • Experience working with Bali government will be advantageous
  • Experience in representational roles and networking, having experience working with government agencies at national and local level
  • Good understanding about safe school digital platform for teaching-learning concept and practices
  • Good analytical skill, well informed about methods to capture change/results of project implementation
  • Skill in a managing diversity of partnerships, NGOs, research and government
  • Strong cross-cultural skills and a demonstrated ability to influence change without direct authority, and to work successfully with farmers and professionals
  • fluent in speaking and writing English (Preferably)
  • Good interpersonal communication and facilitation skills for mentoring and knowledge sharing
  • Possess good judgement to deal with conflict
  • Able to work both in team and independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure and to multi-task
  • Commitment to safeguarding and CCCD implementation
  • Commitment to Fraud awareness policy

Desirable

  • Bachelor degree in Communication, Digital Public Relation, public policy relevant field to education
  • At least 3 years of experience working on advocacy certain issue such as safe school.
  • Good understanding about digital platform for teaching-learning concept and practices
  • Good Knowledge on and Practices of Safeguarding

Location: Based in Bali with some travel requests to conduct meeting with relevant stakeholders at national level.

Type of Role: Fixed-term contract (PKWT) from June 2024 – September 2025

Reports to: Project Manager Safe School

Competitive salary and package available

Closing Date: July, 15th 2024

HOW TO APPLY:

All information will be treated in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as possible when we have reviewed your application.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interviews. Please submit your letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae in English by applying now not later than July, 15th 2024  to this link : https://tinyurl.com/AdvocacySpecialistSS

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy (PSHEA).

As an international child-centred community development organisation, Yayasan Plan International Indonesia is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse.

Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity. We strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team in every office and country is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.

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