Gender 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.**
MSI is seeking a gender specialist to lead Harmoni’s efforts to address the gender aspects of achieving project objectives across all components: resilience of target communities, rehabilitation and reintegration, and overseas migrant communities. The gender specialist will work with the technical team to conceive, design, support, and oversee Harmoni’s interventions to identify gender roles and disparities related to intolerant and extremist behaviors and organizations in Indonesia. S/he will advise Harmoni staff, USAID, and Harmoni partners/grantees on gender aspects of programming, and will work with the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) team to craft analytics and indicators to quantify gender-differentiated roles and project performance in this area. S/he will identify and support grantees implementing activities to address gender aspects of Harmoni’s SOW, and will deliver training and technical assistance as needed across the project’s scope.
The gender specialist will report to the Harmoni senior technical advisor and will coordinate with all intermediate result (IR) teams on the project.
- Conceive, design, implement, support, and manage gender-related programming under Harmoni across all project components (intermediate result areas).
- Oversee and manage Harmoni grantees (CSOs, government entities) working on gender-related aspects of Harmoni’s scope of work (SOW).
- Support design and implementation of strategic communications tools and interventions targeting gender aspects of Harmoni’s work, in collaboration with the strategic communications advisor.
- Develop analytics and performance indicators to quantify the gender-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 a gender-focused MEL plan and its execution.
- Draft gender-related 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 chief of party (COP).
- Deliver trainings to project staff, partners, and USAID personnel on gender issues related to Harmoni.
- Produce activity reports and briefing documents; 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 gender-related aspects of Harmoni’s SOW, including specific experience with one or more project IRs: community resilience, reintegration, or migrant communities.
- Experience with programs dealing with the issues addressed by Harmoni, and of Indonesia’s governance situation, is a plus.
- Experience delivering trainings and facilitating workshops or focus group discussions (FGDs) on gender 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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