Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vacancy - Avian & Human Influenza (AHI) Program Officer

The American Red Crosshelps vulnerable people around the world to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters, complex humanitarian emergencies and life-threatening health conditions. As a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and one of more than 20 National Societies working with PMI in Indonesia, the American Red Cross is currently implementing its development programs in Banda Aceh, Aceh Utara, Lamno and Calang with a liaison office in Jakarta.

The work of the American Red Cross in Indonesia is focused on 6 main areas: water and sanitation, community infrastructure, psychosocial support, health (avian flu, community-based first aid, social mobilization and youth red-cross), disaster management and livelihood support. We implement our work directly, through partnership with host national societies, UN agencies and other non-governmental organizations.

The American Red Cross Tsunami is currently seeking
an Avian & Human Influenza (AHI) Program Officer (1 person)
to be based in Banda Aceh for a 6 month fixed term contract.

Duties and Responsibilities:

o Conduct field visits to project sites to supervise and collect information.
o Prepare data and information for monthly and quarterly project reports.
o Provide ongoing on- and off-site technical assistance to PMI and American Red Cross Avian and AHI Program Manager.
o In coordination with Sr. Project Officer (SPO), assist sites in implementing the project through on-site coaching, mentoring, and trouble-shooting
o In coordination with SPO, provide training and supervision in all components of management, project and administrative procedures.
o Seek partnering possibilities/ opportunities for Palang Merah Indonesia with local government agencies for PMI to sustain AHI in future also facilitate and support development of partnership.
o Identify training needs within PMI teams and support ARC instructional unit to develop, organize and facilitate
relative trainings.
o Technical assistance in supporting PMI for program exit and document best practices and lesson learned for PMI AHI
in 46 branches.
o Create a continual system of feedback, sharing and quality improvement of project
o Access and/or develop resources for project use (e.g., manuals, how-to Instructions, exemplars, etc.)
o Liaison and networking with local GOs and NGOs to increase effectiveness of the
o Offer sound technical assistance to PMI to develop strategic partnerships to institutionalize AHI.


o Health related background and have knowledge/experienc e in AHI issues
o Minimum two years experience in managing programs, community development work, past experience in community based program is preferred
o Ability to train and mentor volunteers and staff
o Proficiency inEnglish (written and spoken)
o Proficiency in computers, especially MS office
o Ability to take initiative, think creatively and work collaboratively
o Results-oriented and able to make things happen
o Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
o Willingness to travel throughout Indonesia 25 -50% of the time

Please submit your application and curriculum vitae in English to hr@amredcross. org, placing the job title in the subject line and label your CV with your name (CV max. 500KB size). Only short listed candidates will be notified. Applications submitted after August 2, 2009 will not be considered. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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