Vacancy for Partnership Accompaniment Officer (Jakarta)

 Partnership
Accompaniment Officer (Jakarta)
 Caritas Australia is seeking a committed and
dynamic Indonesian national to fill the position of Partnership Accompaniment
Officer.  The Partnership Accompaniment
Officer is responsible for managing the day to day implementation of Caritas
Australia’s Indonesia program in-country. He/she works in close collaboration
with the Project Coordinator, Indonesia (based in Sydney) to strengthen Caritas
Australia’s program quality, effectiveness and learning in Indonesia in line
with the Agency’s Strategic Directions 2013-2018 and Integral Human Development
Framework. This position will support program management
of both community development and emergency response activities undertaken by
Caritas Australia’s partner organisations in Indonesia. The Partnership
Accompaniment Officer supervises one direct report. The position will be based within Caritas
Indonesia KARINA KWI offices in Matraman Jakarta.   RemunerationIRD12,500,000 base salary per month plus 13th
month allowance plus employer contribution to social security and insurance.
The employee will be responsible to arrange his/her own social security and
insurance plans, and make applicable payments. The OrganisationCaritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian
relief and development in Australia. Through effective relationships with the
Church, partners and communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific
and Australia, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and
uphold dignity. Our programs promote the good of every person and of the whole
person, regardless of people’s religious, political or cultural beliefs. We
envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme
poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their
own development.  Further information on
the organisation and it’s work can be found at www.caritas.org.au  How to Apply Refer to the Position Description attached for
full selection criteria. Interested candidates should submit their CV and
application letter addressing the selection criteria to Caritas Australia by email:
[email protected]. Please put “Indonesia” in the subject
line of your email
.  Queries
about the position can also be sent to this email addressClosing date for
applications: 5pm (Sydney local time) on 31 August 2016.
 
 
Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment
Opportunity (EEO) employer and recognises the personal dignity and rights of
children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and
respect. POSITION
DESCRIPTION
 

POSITION Partner
Accompaniment Officer–Indonesia
LOCATION Jakarta, Indonesia
REMUNERATION
 
Base monthly salary, plus pension, insurance, 13th month
allowances
 
REPORTS TO Program Coordinator
Indonesia and Philippines
FULL/PART TIME
 
Maximum Term
Contract to 30/6/2018
HOURS PER WEEK 37.5 hours
AUTHORISED BY Head of Human
Resources / Manager SE Asia
DATE ISSUED 2008

 

Organisational Environment

Caritas Australia (CA’s) is the Catholic
agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia.
Through effective relationships with the Church, partners and communities in
Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and Australia, Caritas Australia helps
to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Our programs promote the
good of every person and of the whole person, regardless of people’s religious,
political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and

men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own
change and architects of their own development. The Indonesia program has been in existence
since the 1970’s.  The program has
undergone constant change to meet the changing socio-political landscape and
changing of development needs and priorities. The current strategy focuses on
reaching the poorest of the poor through aid and development partnerships with
both church and secular local organizations across the archipelago.  While many of the programs’ main focus is
sustainable agriculture the major objective is to equip poor families with
knowledge and systems to increase their economic well-being and resilience in
innovative and environmentally sustainable ways, also to improve health and
disaster preparedness among poor rural families.   

Position Impact

The Indonesia Partner Accompaniment Officer is responsible for frontline
representation and managing the day to day implementation of CA’s Indonesia
program in-country. This comprises management of capacity building activities,
and monitoring and evaluation of partner programs. In line with CA’s Strategic Directions period
2013-2018 and its associated funding cycle, this position has a 2 year focus.  The Indonesia Partner Accompaniment Officer has further responsibility during
the period to 30/6/2018 for CA’s emergency response portfolio, through capacity
building in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, and liaison with CA’s
Humanitarian and Emergency Group during any emergencies. The Indonesia Partner
Accompaniment Officer supervises one direct report, the Administration and
Communications Officer (part time position).  Challenges of this role
include:·         
Maintaining strong
relationships with partner organisations and the communities they serve, across
a wide geographic area·         
Facilitating
emergency response activities while maintaining support to partners’ regular
programs The
position is based in the office of Caritas Indonesia KARINA KWI in Jakarta but
will require regular visits to partner organisations across the country.   

Primary Objectives /Job Environment

The Partner Accompaniment Officer is CA’s
representative in Indonesia.  He/she works
in close collaboration with the Project Coordinator, Indonesia based in Sydney to
strengthen CA’s program quality, effectiveness and learning in Indonesia in line
with CA’s Strategic Directions 2013-2018 and CA’s Integral Human Development
Framework.  During the applicable
Strategic Directions period and its associated funding period the primary
objectives are:

  • Development and implementation of
    CA’s Indonesia program, with a focus on program quality and effectiveness,
    partner capacity building and learning, and program monitoring, reporting,
    accountability and risk management
  • Supporting the development and implementation of
    the regional strategic plan and identifying potential new initiatives and
    /or partners
  • Strengthening relationships with
    Caritas Indonesia KARINA KWI, other Catholic agencies and the broader
    church community
  • Strengthening relationships with the
    Indonesian government, Australian government via DFAT in Jakarta and the
    Australian community in Indonesia

 

Major Accountabilities

  1.   
Program Management ·          
Monitor the
implementation of the Indonesia Program including development and oversight of the
Indonesia Program budget and ensuring adequate project reporting ·          
Manage the program
cycle including program and partner appraisal, monitoring and evaluation
internal and external reporting which is focused on outcomes and change in
peoples’ lives. ·          
Mentor partners, Caritas
Indonesia KARINA KWI and diocesan
organisations and support their institutional strengthening, including helping them to build their networks. ·          
In coordination
with Caritas Australia Humanitarian Emergencies Group (HEG), coordinate CA’s
support to Caritas partners in responding to natural disasters in Indonesia. ·          
Provide support to
partners in terms of technical assistance and capacity building related to humanitarian
emergencies.  2.   
Program Quality ·          
Ensure projects are regularly monitored and reviewed
to assess the quality of implementation and check progress against targets. Provide advice on
implementation issues, and advise partners on course corrections required to
ensure that program objectives are met. This
would also include facilitating program evaluations to determine the wider
impact of partner projects and programs.·          
Ensure that partner
projects are reaching, benefiting and empowering the poorest, marginalised and
vulnerable in supported communities.  3.   
Networking and Representation·          
Represent CA in
appropriate Church and government meetings.·          
Foster and develop
strong networks with other CI agencies in Indonesia, including but not limited
to leadership in the core group.·          
Develop and support
local church and NGO networks in Indonesia.·          
Participate, where
possible, in appropriate government and NGO meetings relating to Indonesia.  4.   
Resource
Management and Reporting
·          
Manage funds
allocated to CA’s capacity building activities for its partners·          
Ensure partners
meet all contractual obligations (reporting, funding acquittals)·          
Supervise
in-country consultants for evaluations, audits and other designated activities.·          
Complete all
required reporting including DFAT-ANCP, monitoring trips and submit to CA
Sydney office within agreed deadlines  5.   
Agency
/Team responsibility
·          
Ensure that
sensitive issues internal to Indonesia are communicated appropriately to the
Sydney office.·          
Contribute where
practical to discussions within the International Programs team on emerging
themes, learnings, best practice and strategic planning. 

 

Key Working Communications

Internal External
Manager South East Asia,
Sydney
Partner organisations
Project Coordinator,
Indonesia, Sydney
Caritas Indonesia KARINA
KWI
Humanitarian Emergency
Group, Asia Coordinator, Sydney
Indonesian and
Australian Government representatives

 

Decision Making/Reasoning

The Partner Accompaniment Officer has decision-making autonomy for
day-to-day CA activities and supervising the Administration and Communications
Officer. For all other aspects, decision- making must be
done in consultation with the Project Coordinator, Indonesia and the South East
Asia Manager in Sydney.

 

Program and operational decisions are to be made in accordance with parameters set out in:

o   Caritas Australia Strategic
Directions 2013 – 2018.o   Caritas Australia’s Agency
and International Program Operational Plan.o   Principles of Catholic Social Teachings.o   CA’s Integral
Human Development Framework.o   Relevant ACBC and Agency policies,
guidelines and codes of practice applicable to the sector.o   DFAT relevant policies and guidelines
where applicable.o   South East Asian
Plan 2013-2018 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience (selection
criteria)

The successful candidate will demonstrate and provide examples from
their professional experience of the following essential skills
; Essential

  • At least 5 years work experience in community
    development and emergency response management within the international aid
    and development sector, ideally with Church based agencies and local
    organisations.

·        
Proven experience with community development methodologies and the understanding of strategies
for working with the poorest, marginalised and most vulnerable. ·        
Experience managing development funds including
submitting proposals, reporting on and acquitting of funds.·        
Demonstrated experience in the
capacity building, mentoring and training of local staff and organisations in
program and organisational development. Able to provide advice and support
without assuming control.·        
Excellent communication
skills, both oral and written, in both Bahasa and English, including the
ability to convey ideas clearly and succinctly, write and edit analytical
reports, facilitate discussions and stimulate critical thinking·        
Relevant tertiary qualifications.·        

An understanding of and
willingness to work within the Catholic ethos.  Desirable·        
Familiarity with the Not-For-Profit and the
Catholic sector. ·        
Experience working
with the Indonesian Catholic Church network.·        
Familiarity with the Australian Council for
International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct.·        
Knowledge and
experience in at least one of the following sectors: water and sanitation,
rural development, HIV and AIDS, health promotion, emergency response,
environmental issues.  

Risk and Work Health and Safety

The incumbent must: ·        
Observe safe work
practices in accordance with training and instruction given and report any risk
to your immediate supervisor.  Risks arising in the workplace may be
financial, site, task or person specific or related to safety.

  • Comply with
    Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and Caritas Indonesia-
    KARINA KWI corporate workplace health and safety practices.

·        
Identify, report and where appropriate, action
risks/hazards in order to eliminate or mitigate against the risk recurring.·        
Participate in the consultative processes provided
by the organisation. 

Additional Information

·        
The successful candidate must have and maintain the right to work in
Indonesia. ·        
Ongoing appointment to this position is dependent
upon successful completion of a National Criminal History
Check and a health check.·        
Adherence to Caritas Australia guidelines, policies
and procedures is required.·        

Awareness of EEO and equity issues in international
development as well as Caritas Australia.·        
Commitment to participate in initiatives that
foster workplace relations (e.g. Performance and Development Reviews, KPIs,
staff meetings).  Focus
Competencies
IntegrityBehaves
Ethically and Professionally:
behaves ethically and
professionally, particularly with respect to staff and stakeholders and with
own stewardship responsibilities.Trustworthy:
operates with transparency, honesty and good
motivation; keeps promises and commitments made to others.  Learning
Agility
Seeks out and rapidly picks up new ideas,
knowledge and techniques and quickly sees broader applications; acts to
facilitate adoption of productive new technology; disciplines self to stay on
top of and self-sufficient with new technology in the workplace.  Accountability
Deliver Results: deliver
agreed performance outcomes; track, measure and report on performance; meet
budgets, timeframes and standards; acknowledges when in the wrong or has made a
mistake and takes restorative action.

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