Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vacancy - Muslim Aid Yogyakarta : Field Assistant

Muslim Aid is an international relief and development agency based in London with 21 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for disaster
and conflict affected people across the globe. We are currently operating in more than 60 countries. In Indonesia our main programs include Flood mitigation, Shelter and
Livelihoods with our Field Office based in Banda Aceh, and further sub-offices in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Padang.

Under Service Contract between Muslim Aid - International Migration Organization
(IOM) Yogyakarta to provides a high qualification Technical Support Staff to IOM Yogyakarta, Muslim Aid Yogyakarta is currently looking for a qualified and committed candidate to fill the following position:

Position title : Field Assistant

Duty Station : Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Working Area : Klaten district, Central Java

Type of Contract : Special, 1 month (with possibility extention)

Gross Salary : Rp. 3.100.000,00

General functions:

Under the direct supervision of the Livelihood Field Supervisor, and under the overall supervision of the Community Engagement Coordinator, the Field Assistant will provide technical support in the implementation and monitoring of field activities under a livelihood project funded by the Java Reconstruction Fund (JRF) for Yogyakarta and Central Java. Inparticular, he/she will:

Assist the Field Supervisor and Community Engagement Coordinator to implement project activities, working closely with beneficiaries, communities and partners
in government and civil society.Oversee and coordinate the activities of Junior Facilitators. Facilitate focus group discussions in communities, ensuring the inclusion of women and the most vulnerable.Provide on-going technical assistance and support in the field to communities, as well as to junior facilitators and partners to ensure effective implementation of project activities while promoting transparency and accountability; Conduct frequent monitoring of target community groups collecting quantitative and qualitative data on individual beneficiaries. Support the beneficiary selection process and verification of eligibility; Draft concise monitoring reports for the Field Supervisor on a weekly basis assessing progress and constraints in implementation and identifying practical solutions for follow-up;Build
and manage relations with key local stakeholders on village level, e.g. heads of villages, religious leaders, women’s groups, local NGOs and specialized government agencies, to ensure their active participation and endorsement of IOM project activities;Assist in undertaking initiatives promoting IOM’s image and activities in the project locations.Perform other duties as may be assigned

Desirable Qualifications:

§ Holds at least S1 degree in social sciences (e.g. economics, rural
development, business administration, management, communication, anthropology, etc.), or alternatively, combination of related education and professional experience

§ Self-confident and comfortable with public speaking.

§ Previous experience in livelihood, SME activities, training and facilitation work

§ Willingness to spend a significant amount of time in the field facilitating beneficiaries and building relationships with community stakeholders

§ Good reporting skills

§ Experience working in International and/or local NGOs preferred;

§ Computer literate (word-processing, spreadsheet, Power Point, e-mail exchange)

§ Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, drive for results, creative thinking, and punctual.

§ Excellent oral and written communication skills

§ Fluency in Javanese would be a distinct advantage; Basic spoken English viewed favourably.

§ Be prepared to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Please Notice:

Applicants should submit a cover letter stating current and expected salaries, updated CV (including at least three references with contact information) as attachment to hrdmuslimaidyogya@ quoting the position applied as the subject of the e-mail. Example : Field Assistant position, Subject must be: [Field Assistant ] Your Name. Applications must be received by Wednesday, 15 July 2009 and the attachment should not exceed 200 Kb. Muslim Aid gives an equal-opportunity employment regardless of race, gender, or religion.

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