Friday, August 13, 2010

NGO Vacancy - SurfAid International : Training Officer


SurfAid International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering through community-based health programs. We perform our work in isolated regions connected to us through surfing and are professional, highly energized, innovative and youthful in our outlook. Our main program areas are Community Based Health, Emergency Preparation, Environmental Health and Malaria prevention.

We are now seeking a high caliber Training Officer, to be based in Nias. The Training Officer will report to the Program Manager and work as a leading member of the program management team.

The role is responsible for the preparation and delivery of training for all SurfAid programs in order to build capacity and enable better delivery of quality programs to the communities SurfAid works with. Interaction with SurfAid staff and program beneficiaries is important together with a detailed understanding of community issues. In conducting his/her duty and responsibility, field visits will be frequent and the Training Officer will work closely with other team members and the Program Manager.


The successful applicant will hold a university degree (in social sciences, community development, people management, psychology or education) and have at least five years relevant working experience. Fluency in written and spoken English and excellent communication skills is essential.

Additionally the successful applicant should possess experience in:

1. Working with an NGO in community development and behaviour change

2. The role of trainer and coaching

3. Participatory adult learning

4. Indonesian region and health systems

5. Nias and/or Mentawai culture, history, health habits and beliefs

6. Developing module based training and participatory multi-media development, (posters,
graphics, drama, video etc)

SurfAid International provides a competitive salary and benefits package for the successful candidate. Please send your cover letter and your CV to the HR Manager at
by August 17, 2010.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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