Technical Project Officer Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for SNV Indonesia

Vacancy Announcement SNV Netherlands
Development Organisation
 SNV is a not-for-profit
international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years
ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries
in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors
works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations
with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes
and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of
poverty and guide their own development.
 SNV’s Global
Partnerships – Evidence Based Advocacy Programme
 In partnership with the International Food Policy
Research Institute, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs  and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the
Netherlands, SNV is launching in 2016 a five year programme entitled Global
Partnerships – Evidence Based Advocacy. The programme will be implemented in 6

countries: Burkina-Faso, Honduras, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Indonesia. The

programme’s main goal is to support progress in globally challenging topics
related to the Sustainable Development Goals, with a specific focus on
inclusion and equity issues. This goal is to be achieved by increasing Civil
Society Organisations (CSOs) capacities to participate, contribute and
influence strategic debates and policy-making processes.
 The specific objectives of the programme are
determined as follows:

  • Increase CSOs capacities in leadership, advocacy, utilisation of
    data and evidence, sector knowledge and business development
  • Improve enabling environment in terms of improved policies,
    frameworks, regulations, budget allocation, services, inclusive business and
    accountability/collaborative mechanisms

 In Indonesia, the two topics that will be addressed
through the programme are Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) and Water,
Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
component of the Global Partnerships – Evidence Based Advocacy Programme
 Indonesia has a population of over 250 million people,
39% of which do not have access to improved sanitation (JMP, 2015). It is
estimated that 20% of the population still practices open defecation, the
majority of these in rural areas, accounting for more than 72 million people.
Recently, the Indonesian government has established the target of universal
access to sanitation by 2019. STBM (Sanitasis Total Berbasis Masyarakat) is one
of the national programmes designed to support progress towards this target.
 STBM is a non-subsidized, demand driven approach that
includes lessons from Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and other hygiene
programmes in Indonesia and is currently being implemented nation-wide. STBM
promotes community-wide achievement of five hygiene behaviours (pillars): (1)
Stop open defecation, (2) Hand washing with soap, (3) Safe handling of drinking
water and food, (4) Safe management of solid waste, (5) Safe management of
domestic liquid waste. The STBM programme is to be rolled out also at the
school level.
 Like many participatory approaches when implemented at
scale, the STBM programme faces challenges in terms of quality and equity.
Different Local Governments have diverse levels of engagement and investment in
sanitation issues, particularly in what concerns non subsidized approaches like
STBM. Often, lack of updated information on how poor sanitation conditions
impacts social groups unevenly prevents progress for the more vulnerable groups
and especially for women.
 In this context, the WASH component of the Global
Partnership – Evidence based Advocacy Programme has the following goals:

  1. Promote inclusive policies and

    • improve the implementation of sanitation policies and programmes at
      the District level
    • engage local governments in systematic monitoring & evaluating
      sanitation programmes in order to demonstrate the effectiveness and
      sustainability of demand driven approaches.
  2. Increase budget allocationincreased
    public investment in non-subsidized sanitation programs
  3. Improve planning/implementation/provision
    of services

    • Support the collection and analysis of data, particularly in what
      concerns disparities in sanitation access to ensure more informed
      decision-making by national and local government in order to ensure that the
      needs of vulnerable groups and women are taken into account
    • improve insights about the situation of Menstrual Hygiene Management
      and inclusion of Menstrual Hygiene Management issues in school sanitation
  4. More inclusive businesses and
    related increased investments
    sector increasingly involved in the sanitation sector and investing in
    innovative and locally adapted solutions, marketing strategies and distribution
  5. Improved collaboration and
    accountability mechanisms

    • Stimulate inclusion of CSOs in sector reviews, in consultative
      meetings, etc.
    • Encourage increased oversight by local governments of state of
      affairs regarding sanitation in villages and schools in order to provide better
      support and encourage citizen engagement

 SNV is now seeking highly qualified national
candidates to fill Technical Project
Officer Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
 The purpose of the position is to ensure the correct,
timely and appropriate design, implementation and monitoring of the WASH capacity
development and advocacy activities. Specific role within the programme is the
following which will be focused on specific districts in West Sumatra and
Lampung as well as the national level:

  • Support the design and implementation of the capacity building
    activities targeting the relevant CSOs
  • Support the design and implementation of the research and data

    collection activities required to provide evidence for the advocacy activities

  • Facilitate the CSOs in designing and implementing the WASH advocacy
    activities at the district level
  • Monitor the implementation and results of the advocacy activities
    and propose adjustments whenever relevant
  • Report and evaluate the WASH component of the programme in line with
    SNV’s monitoring an evaluation framework

responsibilities are the following:

  • Coordinate all exchanges with
    Local Governments and support a good communication flow between the programme
    coordination, the CSO’s and the Local Government
  • Contribute for the design of
    the capacity development, research and advocacy activities, ensuring its
    relevance and suitability both for the programme’s objectives and the local priorities,
    conditions and constraints
  • Support the implementation of
    the research, capacity development and advocacy activities, ensuring its
    adequate planning, budgeting and timely delivery in coordination with all the
    relevant stakeholders
  • Oversee the roll out and
    results of the advocacy activities and provide critical input to adjust/improve
    the outcomes whenever relevant
  • Participate and actively
    contribute to the programme’s final design, monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Ensure the programme’s
    visibility and profiling in line with SNV’s and partners branding guidelines
  • Comply with SNV’s
    administrative and financial procedures for project planning, implementation,
    monitoring and evaluation
  • Comply with SNV’s Code of


  1. Advanced degree in related
    field (e.g. public health, environmental health, public policies);
  2. At least 5 years of experience
    working in an advisory role. Experience with international organizations is a
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of the
    WASH sector, particularly of the existing policies and programmes, main
    challenges and constraints for the governance of the WASH sector in Indonesia, non-subsidized
    approaches and related aspects (demand creation, communication for behavior
    change, market driven solutions, engagement of private sector)
  4. Ability to recognize and
    address equity and equality issues
  5. Experience in designing and
    implementing capacity development trajectories, including in class training,
    coaching and on the job training
  6. Experience in contributing
    and/or using research results to design development interventions and to
    influence policy/decision making is a plus
  7. Knowledge and skills in project
    planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  8. Experience working with CSOs
    and government agencies at national, provincial, and local levels;
  9. Advanced communication and
    negotiation skills with different types of stakeholders
  10. Ability to work independently
    and with the team
  11. Good organizing skills and
    interpersonal skills
  12. Initiative and creative in
    solving problems
  13. Native Bahasa Indonesia speaker
    with a good command of spoken and written English
  14. Good computer skills (Ms. Word,
    Ms. Excel, Ms. Power Point, Internet and Outlook)

 Duty station: One of the project districts (either Sijunjung or Padang Pariaman)
in West Sumatra with frequent travelling to Lampung Province, including travels
to districts and villages of the designated province.  There will also be occasional travel to
: 1-year contract with the possibility of
 Desired start
: As soon as possible.
 How to apply?Please send your application letter describing how you
meet the candidate profile and CV (in English), together with an indication of
your current salary and compensation package by 04 January 2016 with subject: “TPO Advocacy WASH”
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