Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) is one of Germany‘s oldest and largest social welfare organisations. ASB has over 200 offices in Germany and a membership of 1.1 million. Core activities include the provision of public medical and rescue services alongside an extensive range of social service provision. Overseas, ASB‘s Foreign Aid Department operates mainly in the fields of humanitarian relief, return and reintegration, development and disaster risk reduction (DRR).
ASB Indonesia and the Philippines aims to build resilience through inclusive and risk aware development. ASB has been working in Indonesia, in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs, since 2006. In Indonesia ASB works directly with partners and communities, and in support of government, to empower and build resilience through an inclusive, all-of-society approach. A key component of the work that ASB does across the region is implementing and promoting inclusive risk aware practice. ASB is also a founding member of the Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DiDRRN).
As part of an initial recruitment process, ASB is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified and committed individuals for the following position:
Duration: 1 year with possible extension to December 2019
Start: November 20, 2017
Vacancy: National position
Salary: ASB offers a competitive salary package commensurate with experience
Closing: 20 October 2017
“Putting the Sendai Framework into action: Realising all-of-society commitment through the meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in disaster risk reduction at regional, national and local levels” is a consortium programme implemented by DiDRRN members, i.e. ASB, Center for Disability and Development (CDD), Christian Blind Mission (CBM), Malteser International (MI) and Pacific Disability Forum (PDF). In this set-up ASB will be in charge of overall programme management including monitoring, evaluation and learning. Furthermore, ASB will be in charge of coordination with and reporting to donor.
The programme will consist of activities at local, national and regional level. Activities at local and national level will be implemented by individual DiDRRN member organisations and their local partners in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Pacific Islands. Activities at regional level will be implemented in collaboration between DiDRRN members with focus on collecting and disseminating disability-inclusive DRR (DiDRR) evidences and learnings to influence Sendai Framework for DRR (SFDRR) processes and mechanisms. During the implementation of the project, DiDRRN will closely collaborate with governmental structures as well as other key stakeholders in the field of disability and DRR to seek for the realisation and scale up of DiDRR practices through all-of-society approach.
The Programme Manager is responsible for overall programme management including ensuring that all monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) components of the programme are planned and implemented. Programme Manager is in charge for coordination with partners including reporting and consolidating progress, inputs and lessons collected from the consortium programme to feed internal and external communication. The Programme Manager will be main focal point to response programme implementation-related issues raised by partners and provide relevant supports accordingly. The incumbent will be responsible to represent the consortium for regional and international regular stakeholder engagement.
At in-country level implementation, the Programme Manager will provide close supervision to the implementation of Indonesia project component in East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur/NTT). The Programme Manager is expected to actively contribute and takes necessary initiative to support ASB organisational, programme and capacity development.
Duties & Essential Job Function:
1. To lead the programme team and ensure quality delivery of the programme in line with donor, partners, and ASB expectations and agreements.
2. To communicate and coordinate closely with DiDRRN partners and provide necessary technical assistance and support within the programme implementation.
3. To develop and lead implementation of effective monitoring, evaluation and learning mechanisms and procedures.
4. To actively represent, communicate and promote the programme to partners and key stakeholders at local and regional level.
5. In close collaboration with ASB Indonesia Finance Team and in accordance with ASB standard operating procedures and donor guidelines and regulations ensure strict financial monitoring and controls of the programme.
6. To work closely with Head of Country Office and ASB HQ to seek reviews and recommendation for improving programme implementation at management and field level as necessary.
7. To recruit, monitor and supervise national staff or external consultants required for delivery of the programme.
8. To establish effective reporting systems and provide high quality report to donor and partners.
9. To lead the team in order to develop, manage, and document programme to high professional standards and in line with ASB and partner expectations and formal agreement.
10. To coordinate effectively with other ASB staffs, projects and activities and other related parties including government and other development organisations.
11. To assist in developing the programming portfolio of ASB and transferring professional knowledge to develop staff and teams’ professional capacities and contribute to institutional learning.
12. To coordinate with and update ASB’s government partners on programme status and progress in line with ASB’s formal commitments to the Indonesian government.
13. To promptly inform the Country Director of any emerging, or potential, risks and issues and of possible courses of action to mitigate such risks and issues.
14. To ensure effective participation, dialogue and inclusion without discrimination within all project related activities.
15. To mentor staff and build staff capacities and instil high standards of professionalism in line with accepted international professional standards and ASB and partner expectations.
16. To comply with ASB security and safety guidelines, communication guideline, code of conduct and SOP.
Output: The main outputs and verifiable deliverables of the position are:
1. Regular spoken and written updates to Country Director
2. Full, clear and professional project documentation in line with ASB's internal procedures and partner expectations
3. Monthly summary reports including financial summary reports.
4. Interim and end of project reports in line with donor regulations.
5. The successful delivery of key programme outputs in line with agreed programme agreements and ASB and partner expectations.
6. Record of contribution to ASB organisational, programme and capacity development.
7. Monthly work logs.
1. Minimum 10 years of experience including in similar position
2. Demonstrable solid knowledge and skills on DRR and related fields
3. Sound understanding of the principles of social inclusion and capability to put it into practice.
4. Demonstrable solid knowledge and skills of programme management and compliance
5. Understanding of local and regional DRR-related policies/framework processes and mechanisms
6. Showing high responsibility and record of working in partnership at local and regional level
7. Demonstrate strong leadership and people management
8. Excellent representation, communication and first-rate reporting skills
9. Excellent problem solving skills
10. Flexible, able to multi-task, able to work independently and work well under pressure as a team player in a multicultural environment
11. Excellent written and spoken English is essential
12. Coaching and team building skills essential.
Qualified applicants should send:
a. Application letter outlining your interest
b. CV of no more than 2 pages clearly describing their qualifications for this position
c. Contacts of 3 professional referees
Applications to email@example.com using the subject line: IDN_DiDRRN_PM
NOTE: A failure to follow the above application format will result in applications being disregarded.
ASB is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Only electronic applications accepted and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.