Vacancy at Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Indonesia and Philippines : Project Officer (2 positions), based in West Sumatra

Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) is one of Germany’s oldest and largest social
welfare organisations with over 200 offices and a membership of 1.2 million.
ASB Indonesia and Philippines aims to build resilience through inclusive and
risk aware development. ASB has been working in Indonesia, in partnership with
the Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs, since 2006. In Indonesia ASB works
directly with partners and communities, and in support of government, to
empower and build resilience through an inclusive whole-of-community approach. PROJECT
Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFFDRR) and 2030 Agenda place risk
management central to resilience. Risk prevention and reduction are
increasingly recognised as central to development alongside an ongoing emphasis
on preparedness for response in the SFDRR. At the same time, a broadened understanding
of risk management, under the umbrella of resilience, is proving challenging to
governments. The challenges lie in integrating key development components, such
as income generation for the poor, alongside improved preparedness initiatives.
 The project
‘Strengthening of DRR capacities and resilience of coastal communities in West
Sumatera, therefore, seeks to link socio-economic development activities and
risk management to reduce underlying risk factors in two districts in West
Sumatera, Pesisir Selatan and the Mentawai Islands. The project key components
include capacity building for community through institutionalised and practical
integration of preparedness and livelihood development measurements. The
inclusion of most at-risk groups, i.e. women, older people and persons with
disability in the project implementation will serve as social cohesion
contributor to strengthen community resilience. The project will also seek to
support governance capacities in the two working areas.  The project
will seek synergies with government planning and programming where possible and
promote greater emphasis on risk management and inclusion of highly at risks in
line with the National Resilient Village Programme priorities. For this
project, ASB Indonesia and Philippines is seeking expression of interest from
qualified and commited individuals for following position 

JOB TITLE : Project Officer
2 positions)
REPORTS TO : Project Manager and Project
Sumatera, Pesisir Selatan and Mentawai Island
s with possible travel to other areas as necessary.
PERIOD : 20 August 2016 –  20 March 2019

  POSITION SUMMARY: This position is primarily to assist
in coordination and delivery of field activities aimed at building community
resilience within a combined DRR and livelihoods framework. The position is
also to assist in the documentation of good practices developed. Duties will
include local stakeholder coordination, community engagement and capacity
building/trainings delivery. The Project Officer reports to the Project Manager
and is expected to coordinate closely with other team members including Project
Coordinator, Trainer and Field Facilittaor.    Duties & Essential Job Functions:             1.     To work closely with
Project Coordinator and other Project Officer, Trainers and Field Facilitators
in planning and preparing             meetings, workshops and trainings.              2.     In close coordination with
the team members to ensure that relevant material, documents and equipment are
prepared in             advance of project field activities including meetings, workshops
and trainings. 3.    
To coordinate with key stakeholders and partners,
especially local governments at district and sub-district levels, village
governments, community, Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and external
trainers.  4.    
To lead the development of community planning and
regulation related to DRR and livelihoods. 5.    
To lead the establishment of community organisation
and mobilisation related to DRR and livelihoods.   6.    
To work closely with Trainers prepare
and deliver high-quality trainings and related capacity-building activities.              7.     To deliver field activities
as agreed under the agreement between ASB, donor, and government.              8.     To actively communicate
with Project Manager and Project Coordinator problems and possible solution
identified in all                     project activities. 9.    
To support Project Manager and Project Coordinator to
ensure planning and compliance regarding activities, outputs (with         due regard
to outcomes) and financial compliance. 10.  Representation
of ASB to local project partners, government and to other concerned parties
including informal and formal        coordination meetings, conferences, capacity
building activity and similar.             11.  To ensure active participation of key stakeholders in all project
activities with particular regard to participation and inclusion                    of potentially
at-risk groups according to gender, age, disability and socio-economic
standing. Also, pay due regard to                            individuals who may be impacted as indirect
beneficiaries of project activities.             12.  To actively conduct
monitoring and evaluation for project activities including identification of
problems and possible solution;                 preliminary assessments of people with
disability and other at risk groups and ensure their inclusion. 13.  To work closely
with Project Coordinator maintain full quality of all field, or related,
activities documentation for ASB, donor,         and partner including government
reference.             14.  To work closely with
project coordinator ensure all project documentation is gender, age and
disability aware and that all                 documentation is suitably disaggregated by
gender, age and disability.             15.  To comply with ASB security
and safety guidelines and code of conduct and actively contribute to a safe,

secure and                     healthy working environment for all team members, partners and
beneficiaries. 16.  Any other duties
as advised by Project Manager and Project Coordinator that are in relation to
the project.  Output: The main outputs and verifiable deliverables of the
position are: 1.    
The delivery of the above to ensure the
quality of programming and to support the successful implementation of
projects. 2.    
Relevant and practical community DRR
and livelihood plan, and regulation developed.  3.    
Operational community organisation
related to DRR and livelihood established. 4.    
Completed log and records of field
activities including meetings, trainings and workshops.   5.    

Monthly summary reports of activities,
issues and recommendations submitted to the Project Manager.  6.    
Regular spoken updates to Project Manager
and Project Coordinator. 7.    
The prompt reporting of issues and risks and
possible solution identified to Project Manager and Project Coordinator. 8.    
Monthly work log.  Qualifications /Requirement: 

  • Minimum 4
    year experience of working in community development.
  • Knowledge
    of community-based disaster risk reduction is an
  • Experience
    of working in livelihood and/or business development is an advantage.
  • Experience in engagement with, and ensuring
    participation of, community and community-based organisations.
  • Experience in organising workshops, meetings or

    trainings at community and sub-national level.

  • Good communication
    and coordination skills.
  • Skills
    and knowledge of capacity building is required.
  • Knowledge
    of national, local risk management policy and planning an advantage.
  • Knowledge
    of gender, disability and inclusion an advantage.
  • Good
    reporting skills is an advantage.
  • High
    level of analytical skills.
  • Computer
    literate (minimum MS Office).
  • Able to
    multi-task and work to achieve deadlines.
  • Able to
    work under own initiative as well as within a team in a multicultural

Indonesia and Philippines is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Qualified
applicants should send : a)
application letter outlining your interestb)
curriculum vitae max: 2 pages clearly describing your relevant qualifications
and experiencec)
2 referees’ contact details.d)
Email application should using subject line : IDN1602_PO_(applicant’s name) Send
your applications to Ms. Rosvita Walanda Sitorus at [email protected]
, latest on July 24th   2016.NOTE:
A failure to follow the above application format will result in applications
being disregarded.Only
electronic applications accepted and only short-listed candidates will be
  Human Resource Development
Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) Deutschland e.V
JL. Kaliurang Km 10
Nglaban RT04 / RW15 Sinduharjo
Ngaglik Sleman
Yogyakarta 55581 Indonesia

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