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Disaster Risk Reduction Project Manager Indonesia

Location: Mentawai islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Last Date: September 8, 2011

Established in 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 following position:  

Disaster Risk Reduction Project Manager Indonesia 

Location: Mentawai islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Duration: 12 months

Start: Immediate

Vacancy: International/National position

Salary: ASB offers a competitive salary package commensurate with experience

Summary of job profile/responsibilities:

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.


Key requirements:

1.     Advanced social science degree in development studies, education or related field.

2.     Minimum 5 years of related experience showing progressive responsibility and a demonstrable record of donor-funded project delivery.

3.     Solid understanding of education/training and pedagogical considerations.

4.     Experience of syllabus design and practical delivery.

5.     Understanding of DRR education, and current opportunities and constraints, within the Indonesian context.

6.     Sound understanding of the principles of inclusion and an ability to respond practically.

7.     Understanding of Indonesian political structure and implications of regional autonomy to programme delivery an advantage.

8.     Familiarity with the Bangkok Action Agenda and Hyogo Framework for Action an advantage.

9.     Excellent representation, communication and first-rate reporting skills.

10.  Fluency in English. Working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia a distinct advantage.

11.  Excellent project cycle and financial management skills required.

12.  Coaching and team building skills essential.

13.  The ability to inspire and work independently.

14.  Creativity valued. 

ASB is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified 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,
Subject line: ‘Mentawai PM’

Only electronic applications accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Date of vacancy: August 25, 2011. Closes: September 8, 2011.


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