Hivos Job Vacancy : Community Engagement & Gender Officer-SII

Hivos Southeast Asia is an International
non-governmental organization guided by humanist values. It aims at structural
poverty alleviation with a strong focus on civil society building and
sustainable economic development. Hivos Southeast Asia provides financial
support for local NGOs, is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging
knowledge and expertise. For its Hivos Southeast Asia (Hivos SEA) seeks
qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of:

Title                  :  Community Engagement & Gender Officer-SII

Duty Station      : 
Sumba, Indonesia

Duration            : 
One year, with possibility of extension

to          :  Field Project Manager



In 2010 Hivos Southeast
Asia started the Iconic Island initiative. The Indonesian island of Sumba was
chosen as the ‘Iconic Island’. Hivos Southeast Asia aims to provide access to
reliable renewable forms of energy to the population of this island, and in
doing so, ending their dependency on fossil fuels and support development and
economic activities of the local population. With years of experience working
with partner organizations to establish access to sustainable energy in
developing countries, Hivos Southeast Asia is convinced that converting to
sustainable energy while combining poverty reduction, is possible on a large
scale. The results of the Iconic Island initiative should become an example for
other parts of the world.


In December 2015, Hivos
Southeast Asia signed a partnership agreement with the Millennium Challenge
Account-Indonesia (MCA-I) which allows Hivos Southeast Asia to rapidly scale up
renewable energy access and income benefits by replicating the successful
approaches and business models developed under our Sumba Iconic Island (SII). The
partnership agreement is working to achieve two outcomes; improvement of rural
livelihoods through utilization of renewable energy in rural communities; and sustainable
business models to create market (energy market and energy appliances market)
of off-grid RE technologies adopted.


The Community
Engagement and Gender Officer will be responsible for implementing gender
related activities under the Sumba Iconic Island and fostering local community
active engagement in the project. He/she will report directly to Field Project
Manager and working closely with the field team and Gender Consultant. This
position will be based in Sumba office, NTT.


Roles and

To play a proactive role in the implementation of the multi
stakeholders Sumba Iconic Island initiative which aims at realizing 100%
renewable energy at Sumba Island.

Develop instruments to integrate and monitor gender aspects in
Sumba Iconic Island activities

Prepare and deliver a gender mainstreaming programme to team
members, partners and target beneficiaries

Ensuring that gender agreed indicators are efficiently being met
according to Hivos Southeast Asia and donor’s requirements

Where appropriate deliver a ToT programme for local people to
create a group gender and energy advocators

Provide support to surveys and research activities undertaken in
the programme target areas to ensure proper gender integration

Together with Field Project Implementor, identify new
locations/areas for potential gender and renewable energy implementation
involving local community and partner especially women

Provide support and guidance to local implementing partner to
ensure projects activities are promoting active involvement of community member
especially women and implemented in accordance with approved project documents
and meet Hivos Southeast Asia’ donor compliance standards, rules and

Identify capacity gaps and gender training needs for local
partners to improve their skills in project management and implementation.

10.  Contribute
to the development and implementation of gender sensitive monitoring systems
and do regular field visits to program targeted districts and communities and
assist ME&L Officer in monitoring the implementation.

11.  Contribute
to knowledge development and facilitate document processes, models, best
practices and lessons learnt on community engagement and gender mainstreaming into
access energy activities

12.  Advocate to
local authorities and communities on gender inclusive approach in energy

13.  Ensure
expenses are reported in parallel with activities implementation and coordinate
with finance staff on financial reporting.

14.  Contribute
to dissemination of results and sharing of information through website
articles, presentations, contributions to brochures, travelling exhibit, etc.

Knowledge, experiences and competencies


  • A degree in social science or equivalent
  • Proven experience and understanding in gender mainstreaming
    in development programmes/projects in particular renewable energy
  • Experience knowledge of the challenges with respect to gender
    mainstreaming, preferably within renewable energy
  • Good understanding of the socio-economic, gender and
    development projects.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
    including public speaking in Bahasa Indonesia, working knowledge and
    experience in English.
  • Show successful track record working in and within
    multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience in coordination of research activities and
    monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong interpersonal communication to effectively interact
    with civil society organizations, government officials and community.
  • Sound experience in contributing to partnerships and multi
    actor initiatives
  • Previous working experience in an international
    environment/organization would be an advantage
  • Having respect for humanitarian or humanist principles and
    willing to work in a non- discriminating, neutral, impartial and gender
    equal environment.


What do we offer?

An inspiring and
dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the possibility to work
for an ambitious new international initiative.

Community Engagement
& Gender Officer graded in Grade: 7 (from 1-12 Hivos’s salary grade)


How to apply?

To apply for this
position please submit your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] no later than 21 October 2016.

This is an opened
position at national level.

Please specify the position name you are applying
for (‘Community Engagement & Gender
’) in the ‘subject’ line of your email. Only shortlisted
candidates will be notified.

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about Hivos Southeast Asia, visit

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