Community Resilience Lead Specialist, USAID/Indonesia Harmoni, Jakarta, Indonesia
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The four-year USAID-funded Harmoni activity will promote tolerance and inclusion and reduce the risk of violent extremism. Harmoni will focus support on interventions that are narrowly targeted towards communities and individuals most at risk of radicalization, with a mandate to build the resilience of key Indonesian institutions – governmental, civil society, religious, and community-based – that represent the frontline in preventing violent extremism in Indonesia.
**This is a full-time, long-term position based in the Harmoni headquarters (HQ) in Jakarta.**
**This position is open to Indonesia nationals only.**
**The deadline for applications is July 10, 2018.**
The intermediate results (IR) 1 lead will take the lead in designing, supporting, and overseeing interventions under the community resilience component of Harmoni, working closely with project partners, sub-grantees, government counterparts, and USAID. S/he will supervise one or more program officers working to support IR1 implementation, and will oversee sub-grantees from a programmatic standpoint, in coordination with the Harmoni grants team. The IR1 lead will report to the senior technical advisor and will coordinate extensively with other IR leads, the gender specialist, the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist, and Harmoni senior management team members.
- Conceive, design, implement, support, and manage programming under Harmoni across IR1, working with target communities, educational institutions, government agencies, civil society organizations (CSOs), USAID, and other project partners.
- Oversee and manage Harmoni grantees (CSOs, government entities) working on IR1 aspects of Harmoni’s scope of work (SOW).
- Support design and implementation of strategic communications tools and interventions under IR1, in collaboration with the strategic communications advisor.
- Develop analytics and performance indicators to quantify IR1-related aspects of intolerance and extremism in Indonesia, and to gauge Harmoni efforts in addressing those aspects, and in achieving project objectives; work with the MEL specialist to craft relevant sections of the Harmoni monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plan and enhance its execution.
- Draft IR1 sections of Harmoni annual work plans and requests for applications (RFAs) for soliciting grantee proposals.
- Draft sections of Harmoni quarterly & annual progress reports and other ad hoc reports or impact stories as requested by USAID, the senior technical advisor, and the chief of party (COP).
- Deliver trainings to project staff, partners, and USAID personnel, as appropriate, on issues related to IR1.
- Produce activity reports and briefing documents, as needed; contribute written inputs to Harmoni progress reports and ad hoc technical documents.
- Build strong working relationships with USAID and Harmoni partners, grantees, and counterparts related to project implementation.
- Supervise short-term consultants and subcontractors as appropriate.
- University degree plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience.
- Deep understanding of and experience with technical aspects of the Harmoni IR1 SOW and work plans, including experience with one or more project sub-IRs: community resilience, promoting tolerance and diversity, working with universities and secondary schools, et al.
- Experience with programs dealing with other Harmoni IRs (reintegration, migrant communities) would be a plus.
- Strong understanding of and experience with relevant aspects of Indonesia’s governance situation, as it relates to IR1.
- Broad professional network of Indonesian CSOs, government, and other institutions and individuals relevant to Harmoni and IR1.
- Experience delivering trainings and facilitating workshops or focus group discussions (FGDs) on IR1 issues for international development programs.
- Excellent communication and written skills; excellent spoken and written English
- Expertise and professional experience with surveys, data management and analysis preferred.
- Experience with project communications, including success stories and quarterly reports.
- Strong analytical skills, with a demonstrated ability to tackle complex issues.
- Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work as part of a team.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to work on own initiative with little direction, to meet tight deadlines, and to prioritize among multiple tasks.
- Strong familiarity with MS Office applications.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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