Thursday, June 4, 2009

Vacancy - International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent ( IFRC ) : Community Officer

International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent ( IFRC ) on behalf of American Red Cross Tsunami Recovery Program (TRP) had been established to direct the organization’s response to the South Asia tsunami disaster. The TRP activities focus on integrated community recovery and preparedness interventions in tsunami affected countries in Asia and East Africa in collaboration with Red Cross and non-Red Cross partners. Please visit f

The Indonesia TRP Delegation operates from offices in Banda Aceh, Calang, Lamno. It also has liaison offices in Jakarta, and other areas in Aceh province in collaboration with the Indonesian Red Cross.

We are seeking dynamic individuals to fill the :

POSITION : Community Officer
No of Hired : 2 Person
Base of Assignment : Calang
Type of contract : Fixed Term

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Conduct field assessment on health and hygiene (H&H) practice in the community
· Conduct field assessments of the knowledge of water and sanitation (WatSan) infrastructure operation and maintenance (O&M) in target communities
· Conduct assessments of community organization issues in a variety of communities and provide recommendations for how to organize the community to support ARC WatSan activities
· Identify and report to supervisor issues causing the community difficulty with WatSan
· Conduct household visits to educate
community members on the O&M of water and sanitation infrastructure constructed by the ARC.
· Be part of WatSan remedial work teams directly interacting with sanitation systems which are not functioning well
· Promote and facilitate the community to form village water and sanitation committees (VWSC),
· Prepare VWSCs to manage WatSan infrastructure including attitude development, management of funds, community communication, organizational planning, provide finance training skills
· Directly assist the VWSC with community communication and funds raising
· Assist in the preparation of and
assist in the gathering signatures of community agreements related to money and
responsibilities for WatSan infrastructure
· Assist in preparation of material such as drawings for participatory trainings on H&H and O&M
· Run interactive community education sessions and other relevant training
· Contribute creative ideas and initiatives for H&H and O&M training
· Directly assist specialized consultants working to advance ARC’s community programs
· Write weekly report for the PHP Coordinator


· At least 2 years experience working in community development/ health area, preferably with a NGO
· Functional knowledge of septic tanks, wetlands, leachfields and water supplies
· Knowing participatory approach in working with villagers and basic principles of the participatory approach
· Great personal skills in front of a crowd and at motivating communities
· Wants to spend most of his/her time in the village
· Available to work during the week in Lamno, Pulo Aceh or Aceh Utara
· Good in English (writing, speaking, reading) and fluent Acehnese language (speaking), fluent Indonesian language
· S1 degree in social sciences or civil engineering
· Computer
literate, especially Microsoft Word and Excel

Please submit your application and curriculum vitae to hr@amredcross. org put Job title in Subject line. Only applications in English and short listed candidates will be notified. Applications submitted after June 5, 2009 will not be considered. Female candidates are encouraged to apply

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