Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Vacancy - Mercy Corps : Program Officer

Mercy Corps Indonesia Open Vacancies

Program Summary: Kedai Balitaku (KEBAL)

The Kedai Balitaku Program is an innovative community-based urban nutrition project which aims to address both short-term vulnerability and long-term poverty and malnutrition by increasing the availability of convenient, low-cost, high-quality food for children under five, and at the same time offering a new avenue of economic opportunity. While a myriad of convenient food choices exist for adults, there is a dearth of options for children under five, a time of special nutritional needs. Mercy Corps proposes to facilitate the evolution of a new niche micro-market business in the community called ‘Kedai Balitaku’ (Healthy Street Foods for Children Under Five) targeted at both providing cheap, nutritious meals for children while at the same time providing much-needed additional income to entrepreneurial women and their families. The project will pilot ‘healthy baby food kaki lima’ in five communities in Jakarta aimed at improving the
nutritional intake of at least 1,000 children under five and improving the lives of five food vendor groups. Results of the pilot will be used to create a micro enterprise/franchis e program that will be expanded throughout Jakarta and to other urban cities in Indonesia.


1. Program Officer – KEBAL
The KEBAL Program Officer will work with the KEBAL program coordinator to develop, implement and monitor and evaluate the KEBAL program including both the economic and nutritional aspects.


Candidate must have experience in economic development, health, training and behavior change.
Able to work effectively with and communicate well at both governmental and community levels.
Should be familiar with the concepts of using data for decision-making.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other computer program are required, as well as a high level of English language oral and writing skills.

Please send your CV with position applied on the email subject to: hrd@id.mercycorps. org before: 24 May 2009.

We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.

Human Resources Department
Mercy Corps Indonesia

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