Program Assistant in Lombok

About the organization:

Yayasan Relief Islami Indonesia (YRII) is an independent humanitarian and development organization. YRII, previously Islamic Relief Worldwide in Indonesia as globally with Islamic Relief Worldwide we have been fighting poverty and injustice for 30 years, in a world where more than three billion people still live in poverty

Country Purpose:

Islamic Relief Worldwide in Indonesia has been operating since 2003 and officially became Yayasan Relief Islami Indonesia in January 2022. The objective of the Yayasan Relief Islami Indonesia program is to contribute to the social welfare of the Indonesian people and to alleviate suffering. The main sectors for the program include:

  • Water and Sanitation
  • Sustainable livelihood
  • Education
  • Child Welfare
  • Shelter
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Climate Change

The geographical area: NTB, Aceh, Central Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, and Jakarta Province will be expanded to all regions of Indonesia according to the development of the organization. The implementation of the program is carried out directly by YRII or through cooperation partners.

Project Overview:

Islamic Relief Indonesia currently implementing project of the Scaling-up Extreme Poverty Graduation and Climate Change Resilience in Disaster Vulnerable Communities in Asia (SCALING-UP GRADUATION & RESILIENCE IN ASIA) project was aimed to improve the welfare of communities living in climate-induced disaster-prone areas in Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) province, Indonesia indicated by increased household income and community resilience supported by improved government policy and practices on Low Carbon Development and Climate Resilience (LCD&CR) by 2026.  This goal will be achieved through 4 main strategies:

  1. Graduation model. The project will use the graduation model with contextual adjustments and technical guidance and experience sharing from wider IR offices and team members in the region. The graduation model is a highly sequenced set of interventions that have been found to have had a transformational impact in taking families living in extreme poverty on a sustainable pathway out of poverty.
  2. Community Resilience Building. Participatory assessing for disaster and climate-related risks at the community level with local government, vulnerable groups, and technical specialists and developing local risk reduction and adaptation action plans. Followed by the implementation of action plans by identified stakeholders and some co-funding support from the Government, community, and project.
  3. Sub-national Advocacy. Sub-national (provincial) level advocacy to influence policymakers and key institutions, through strengthening or establishing multi-stakeholder platform/s for ending extreme poverty nationally (SDG1), championing policies and financing for community-based disaster risk reduction and locally-led climate adaptation planning and action as part of government’s commitment to SDGs, COP, and NAP.
  4. Knowledge, Innovation, and Learning Management. Knowledge, innovation, impact, and learning from the project and evidence generated will be captured, systematically assessed, reviewed documented, and disseminated in line with the IR MEAL Framework amongst key national and international stakeholders, other CSOs, and as well as to wider IR colleagues and offices in country, regionally and globally. Academic partnerships will be entered into with respected and renowned national universities with departments well regarded for DRR, climate change adaptation, and poverty reduction research to act as knowledge, research, and evidence-gathering and dissemination partners.

The project will be implemented in 1 district, namely East Lombok District, NTB province that have high vulnerability to climate change impact and poverty.  The project will be implemented for 3 years from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026.

Yayasan Relief Islami Indonesia is seeking a Program Assistant based in Lombok, NTB

Job Summary:

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Livelihood Specialist, the Assistant Program Officer will assist in the technical implementation of the Scaling-up Extreme Poverty Graduation and Climate Change Resilience in Disaster Vulnerable Communities in Asia (SCALING-UP GRADUATION & RESILIENCE IN ASIA) project adhered to the project focus and desired modality. S/he will liaise with project stakeholders (project team, local government, local partners, volunteers, right holders etc). In addition, s/he will work closely with the Program Officer, and meal officer to ensure project deliverables are achieved on scope, time, and budget.

S/He must perform her/his assigned areas concerning technical assessments, awareness raising, rights holders profiling, designing, and delivering training. The respected position will support the Program Officer and the Livelihood Specialist in capacitating the partner staff and volunteers in undertaking their duties and assignments accordingly.


  • The applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in in agriculture, agribusiness, veterinary, development studies, social welfare, management, or other related fields, with at least 2 years experience in program-related jobs;
  • Two years minimum experience in poverty reduction, economic and livelihood development, microfinance, or relevant fields.
  • Have experience working with implementing partners such as local NGO or government
  • Capacity to work under pressure, in remote locations, and with basic conditions/facilities.
  • Computer literate with fluency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and survey tools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is preferred but not required;
  • Organizational and time management skills required;
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and as part of a team;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent competence in participatory rural appraisals such as transect walks, well-being analysis, etc.

YRII is a faith-based government organization that respects diversity and inclusiveness. Applicants from diverse religions, gender, race, and physical impairment are encouraged to apply


All YRII team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field project


Yayasan Relief Islami Indonesia participates in the inter-agency Misconduct Scheme to ensure that our operations and programs, staff, representatives, children, young people, and people at risk are protected against the risk of harm and abuse. With a zero-tolerance approach, YRII is committed to responding appropriately and constructively to any information related to safeguarding issues during the recruitment process.

How to apply :

Please submit your application by completing the application form through this link:

Applications submitted directly to Yayasan Relief Islami Indonesia Office will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The deadline for submitting applications:   May 31st, 2024

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