REVISED – Vacancy for RCA+ Finance & Admin Assistant (Jakarta based)

Finance and Administrative Assistant

I. ACTIVITY BACKGROUND
Reality Check Approach Plus (RCA+) is a project by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) which started in 2014. It is intended to build the capacity of Indonesian researchers to design, undertake and communicate high quality RCA studies. It builds on the use of these approaches in Bangladesh, Nepal, Mozambique, Ghana and an earlier RCA study funded by DFAT for the Basic Education Program in Indonesia (2009-2010). The long term objective is to support researchers and research institutions to undertake RCA independently, integrate RCA in mixed method approaches and find ways to ensure findings are included in policy dialogue and deliberations. It will experiment with other complementary methods to enrich the basic RCA process and will link with international experiences of applying RCA in other contexts for mutual learning. The project undertakes commissioned RCA studies thus providing an opportunity for researchers to ‘learn by doing’.
RCA is a qualitative approach to feedback and evaluation which involves outsiders living with people living in poverty in their own homes and joining in their everyday lives, usually but not always involving repeat visits over several years. The relaxed environment this provides enables easy informal conversation with all members of the family, their neighbors and others who interact with the household, especially frontline service providers. It enables the outsider to experience and observe for themselves and provides a meaningful basis for joint reflection on experience of services and change over time with the family. The approach benefits from inherent opportunities for triangulation and depth of information shared. It helps to shed light on disconnects between knowledge, attitudes and practice which conventional evaluation is often unable to do. A key intention is to understand better whether and how policies intended for people living in poverty translate into effective change on the ground or not, and how the efforts and changes are perceived. It is also expected that the voices of people living in poverty feed into policy dialogue so that future policy and practice is better geared to real needs and context.

II. Purpose of Role
To assist the day to day management of RCA project finances and payments and to ensure compliance with DFAT criteria under supervision of Finance and Administrative Coordinator.
III. Duration
The Finance and Administrative Assistant will be engaged through a Fixed Term Contract. The expected period of assignment will be August 2016 – May 2017.
IV. Minimum education and experience required

* Preferably at least a bachelor’s degree in a financial or administrative subject e.g. accounting, management, etc.
* Minimum 1 year working experience in finance but a new graduate, who is seeking work experience opportunities, is welcome to apply.
* Demonstrated enthusiasm and energy
* Excellent computer skills, particularly with spreadsheet and database software;
* Demonstrated experience and skills in working in a busy office environment;

Please visit: http://reality-check-approach.com/
Other Qualities and Experience:

* Willingness to learn and participate in one of RCA study as a researcher
* Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to function as a team member while also being able to work independently;
* Good oral and written communication skills; and ‘people person’
* Ability to function in both Indonesian and English language

Salary for this position is IDR 4,000,000 to 7,000,000.
Interested? Please submit your CV at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>
Applications close on 24th of July 2016. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
This position is only open to Indonesian nationals.

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