Sunday, December 5, 2010

NGO Job Vacancy: Yayasan Tirta Lestari – Sanitation Officer

JOB VACANCYSanitation Officer

Job Summary:
Yayasan Tirta Lestari is a non-profit organization that works with disadvantaged Indonesian communities to improve water & sanitation conditions through educational activities and participatory projects. Our organization is comprised of the following four programs:
• Public Health Promotion Program
• Clean Water Program
• Improved Sanitation Program
• Solid Waste Management Program
(To learn more about WatSan Action, please visit

The overall purpose of the Water Engineer’s job is to advance our Clean Water Program, which includes providing sound project assessment, strategic planning, design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Job Description:
Start date: as soon as possible
Duration: full-time, after successful completion of 6-month probation period
Base location: Jakarta Selatan (Cilandak)
Report to: Program Coordinator
Work hours: 8:00 – 16:30, Monday – Friday (40 hours a week)
• health care expenses covered
• Jamsostek
• Income tax covered
• Friendly work environment

Job Responsibilities:
This job entails a wide variety of tasks in three main activities; program managerial and administration, engineering aspects, and community development activities. Those aspects are inclusive, but not limited to:
- Program managerial and administration:
- Documenting site visits and delivering weekly report updates
- Completing weekly, monthly, and project reports
- Conducting project assessments to design future applicable projects
- Making monthly budgets
- Preparing project logistics

- Engineering aspects:
- Researching appropriate technologies, environmental impacts & statistics
- Designing sanitation access (Toilet,gutter etc)
- Implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects, including but not limited to troubleshooting and improving project materials whenever needed
-- Community Development

- Gathering community information and related survey data
- Conducting awareness activities with local communities
- Mobilizing community members to improve access to clean water and drinking water
- Fostering promotion on household drinking water treatment system
- Following-up existing beneficiaries and study on the impact of project implementation
- Delivering Kadres training in the community and continuously monitor and evaluate Kadres quality and activity in low-income communities
- Liaison with government to foster increased water supplies to communities

- Any other reasonable request from the Program Coordinator

Job Qualifications:
- Minimum S1 degree in Environmental Engineering
- Previous experience in community motivation and development
- Proficient in both English and Bahasa Indonesia
- Commendable initiative, independence, integrity, and reliability
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet
- Ability to work collaboratively in a small team
- Logical and competent decision-making skills
- Creative thinker and strong communicator
- Understanding and sensitivity of social and cultural diversities
- Flexible schedule and able to travel
- Knowledgeable of Indonesian government logistics is desirable
- Able to be interviewed in Jakarta

How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for the sanitation officer position, please answer the following three questions in your Cover Letter:
1) Why do you want this job?
2) What experiences qualify you to execute the tasks listed above?
3) What are your career goals?

Send your Cover Letter and CV to and cc to and
Be sure to include your name in the attached document file name i.e. CV-AgusSirait. Note that the deadline for applying is 10 December 2010.

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