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 :
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
expenses are reported in parallel with activities implementation and coordinate
with finance staff on financial reporting.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
What do we offer?
An inspiring and
dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the possibility to work
for an ambitious new international initiative.
& 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
Officer-SII’) in the ‘subject’ line of your email. Only shortlisted
candidates will be notified.
For more information
about Hivos Southeast Asia, visit https://hivos.org/.