OXFAM Vacancy: Project Officer for Empower Youth for Work Program


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position is for Indonesian Nationals only, based in Makassar Office, Fixed
Term Contract for one year (extension possible). And on D level.

Project Officer for Empower
Youth for Work Program


Oxfam would like to start the program ‘“Empower
Youth For Work!”, starting June 1st (5 years) pending on funding.The
program’s ambition is that young people in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia
and Indonesia are empowered and have improved skills and jobs. This program
focuses specifically on Small Medium Enterprise (SME) development; improved
jobs; skills development for youth; climate change, and Sexual Reproductive
Health Rights (SRHR). For this position you need to have the expertise
on economic empowerment with a combination of passion for youth rights
and skills. You need to be a creative thinker who enjoys innovating but
at the same time is organized and can deliver a project with high standards.
This will involve a great deal of coordination and problem solving therefore
you need excellent cross cultural communication skills.

Despite their growing numbers – 1.2 billion
of the world’s population is now aged 15 to 24 – young people are often
excluded from (decent and paid) work and decision

making. Young people especially in the rural
areas face similar challenges including lack of economic opportunities,
worsened by the impact of climate change, drives them into already overcrowded
and stressed urban centers. This threatens the future viability of rural
areas, and food security.

This program addresses these problems holistically,
with three key elements:

1. Agency, capacity & skills

2. Economic opportunities

3. Policy & norms

Youth will be co-creators and co-implementers.
Through civil society partners, and close links with the private sector
and government, we ensure that improved skills training is adopted within
local structures and innovative social enterprises; unemployment is tackled
through improved private sector practice, increased market access and new
enterprise development; an enabling social environment is created through
grassroots and mass media action. Climate change, resilience, gender and
youth empowerment are mainstreamed. 70% of beneficiaries will be rural
young women.

Oxfam in Indonesia will have the lead in implementing
‘Empower Youth for Work’. Pending on funding the project will
be over five year from June 2016 in the following regions:

·        West

·        South

·        South
East Sulawesi

Job Purpose:

·        Responsible
for the delivery of Empower Youth for Work Program within Indonesia especially
in South Sulawesi

·        Working
with local partners and stakeholders to ensure the EYWP project is on track.

·        Contribute
to Oxfam’s national, regional and global work influencing the private
sector to be more gender sensitive and youth inclusive.

·        Contribute
to Oxfam national, regional and global work on Youth as Active Citizenship

·        Support
Oxfam’s work on corporate accountability in Indonesia, including technical
assistance for private sectors to improve working conditions and accountability
standards, in various value chains


1.        Organizing,
coordinating and delivery of agreed plans and strategies

2.        Problem
solving related to the defined project – problem-solving and analysis involves
decision-making with the Supervisor and other relevant stakeholders especially
youth themselves.

3.        Knowledge
required includes understanding on youth employment, private sector, climate
change and SRH

4.        Good
and effective partnership with implementing NGOs, government and the private

5.        Use
a human centered design approach as much as possible through co-creation
and involving stakeholders especially youth

Key Responsibilities:

1.        Delivering
the program in partnership with local partners and key stakeholders within
the program area in Indonesia especially in South Sulawesi according to
the program planning and timeline.

2.        Building,
organizing and supporting EYWP Manager in leading EYWP multi-stakeholder
involving other strategic organizations and stakeholders such as Youth
Advisory Board, government, and private sector in South Sulawesi

3.        Ensuring
that youth are involved through all steps of the project in a meaningful

4.        Supporting
EYWP Manager in ensuring the integration of gender in the project implementation.

5.        In
collaboration with Youth Engagement Officer developing and organizing campaign
covering issues of climate change adaptation and mitigation, gender equality,
Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and gender and youth inclusive working
condition at companies in South Sulawesi

6.        Conducting
all internal reporting requirements covering program outputs, milestones,
progress and financial expenditure.

7.        Developing
and supporting initiative in the development of new ways of working and
mechanisms which promote decision-making, leadership and autonomy of local
actors in a way that these are replicable in Oxfam and the sector;

8.        Supporting
EYWP Manager in ensuring good communication within the project team, Oxfam,
with partner organizations, the project beneficiaries and other stakeholders;
Representation internal and external networks and related initiatives;

9.        Working
closely with EYWP Manager, to identify the project risks and control them
by taking action and close and regular monitoring;

10.        Supporting
EYWP Manager in cross-learning between different field locations and ensure
that project teams are working to institutionalize harmonized best practice
and produce documentation of evidence.

11.        Responding
to external and internal inquires related to EYWP especially in the implementation
areas in South Sulawesi.

Skills And Competence:
1.        Degree
in a relevant field required;

2.        Experience
in entrepreneurship, youth enterprise and youth related program/project
in Indonesia.

3.        Understanding
and passion on involving youth in a meaningful way within the planning
and implementation of this project;

4.        You
have 3 years experience in delivering projects/programs, preferably youth
related project/program.

5.        Experience
of working with partners and with establishing partnerships with national/local
actors including private sector and financial institution

6.        Strong
communication and influencing skills, with proven ability to build relationships
with a diverse range of local and national stakeholders;

7.        Demonstrated
understanding of gender perspective and experience with gender, sexual
and reproductive health issues campaign.

8.        Understanding
on climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture and coastal
areas will be desirable.

9.        Understanding
of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) principles
and practice will be desirable

10.        Able
to represent Oxfam at the level of local partners, local administration,
private sector and government.

11.        Excellent
writing and analytical skills.

12.        Have
a results-oriented approach;

13.        Experience
with financial management and administration

14.        Demonstrated
ability to work under pressure, prioritize, meet deadlines, and hold self
and others to account;

15.        Computer
literate and IT skills

16.        Fluency
in Bahasa Indonesia and English, both verbal and written; an understanding
and fluency in local language would be an advantage.

17.        Willingness
to travel regularly within the program areas,

18.        Willingness
to stay in the community at village level when required.

Able to work with minimum supervision and provide solutions
to problems as they arise.

Closing date for all applications is: June
1st, 2016

Send your complete application along with your CV to
[email protected]
 and mention the position title (PO-EYWP) in the subject of
the email.

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