1888, ASB is one of Germany’s longest established and largest social welfare
organisations. ASB entered Indonesia following the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake
and operates under an MoU with the Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs in the
fields of emergency relief; information, education and outreach; disaster risk
reduction and livelihoods. ASB is a key player in disaster risk reduction
education and a regional leader in providing innovative DRR services and
solutions to people with disabilities. ASB has considerable experience of
delivering replicable DRR education programmes at scale.
ASB is currently
seeking expressions of interest from qualified and committed individuals for the
Disaster Risk Reduction Project Manager
Mentawai islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Duration: 12 months
ASB offers a competitive
salary package commensurate with experience
Summary of job
Establish, oversee, and deliver a disaster risk reduction (DRR) project
targeting all 106 primary schools in the Mentawai islands co-funded by the
German Federal Government. The project is to adopt a training-of-trainers
approach and to focus on delivering simple and relevant DRR information and
establishing appropriate related procedures in schools. The primary hazards to
be addressed are earthquakes and tsunami. Establishing sustainable linkages
between schools and communities is also a concern. ASB emphasises close
coordination with concerned government actors and stresses the inclusion of
highly-vulnerable groups in programming. The ability to transfer knowledge and
to build staff capacity is a key consideration as is the ability to respond
creatively, promptly and pro-actively to emerging issues or concerns. The
advertised position reports to ASB’s Country Director in Yogyakarta. Working in
the Mentawai presents particular logistical challenges, but also the opportunity
of working in a unique and fascinating environment.
Advanced social science degree in development studies, education or related
Minimum 5 years of related experience showing progressive responsibility and a
demonstrable record of donor-funded project delivery.
Solid understanding of education/training and pedagogical considerations.
Experience of syllabus design and practical delivery.
Understanding of DRR education, and current opportunities and constraints,
within the Indonesian context.
Sound understanding of the principles of inclusion and an ability to respond
Understanding of Indonesian political structure and implications of regional
autonomy to programme delivery an advantage.
Familiarity with the Bangkok Action Agenda and Hyogo Framework for Action an
Excellent representation, communication and first-rate reporting skills.
Fluency in English. Working knowledge of
Indonesia a distinct
Excellent project cycle and financial management skills required.
Coaching and team building skills essential.
ability to inspire and work independently.
ASB is an
equal opportunities employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.
applicants should send a Letter of Motivation (max. 2 pages), CV (max. 2 pages)
specifically addressing the above job description and requirements with contacts
for 2 recent professional referees to: Ms Fatliyah,
line: ‘Mentawai PM’
electronic applications accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
of vacancy: August 25, 2011.
Closes: September 8, 2011.
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