Lowongan Quaker - Program Team Coordinator

Program Team Coordinator

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
Job Description
Job Title: Program Team Coordinator
Region/Unit: AsiaRegion, International Programs
Supervisor: Country Representative, Indonesia
Location: Yogyakarta,
Program Description:
Since the early 1960s, the AFSC has had contacts and work-related activities in Indonesia through its peace building efforts and international conferences and seminars.
In January 2005, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) responded to the aftermath of the tsunami in Indonesia by supporting teams of Indonesian medical professionals and volunteers in Aceh Province working in villages around Meulaboh through an Indonesian partner agency. AFSC's tsunami recovery work is now focused on support for organizations in East Aceh,
which serve communities that have received only limited assistance, and were heavily impacted by the conflict between the Indonesian military and GAM.
In addition to the work in Aceh, AFSC works in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), and with youth in three different locations (Aceh, Yogyakarta, Ambon) in Indonesia.
This other work articulates and incorporates AFSC's commitment to a nonviolent approach to conflict and strategies for peace building. Basic goals are to strengthen the capacity of local organizations and to include work with youth.

Summary of Responsibilities:
The Program Team Coordinator assists the Country Representative in the overall program management and program direction, interpretation, and stewardship of AFSC country program resources. The Program Team Coordinator will particularly focus on oversight of AFSC's program activities in Aceh, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and Youth For Peace. The Program Team Coordinator will also assist in supporting and training the team of staff to provide appropriate support to local partner NGOs, and to monitor program related spending. The Program Team Coordinator may at times serve as the official representative of the AFSC
in the absence of the Country Representative; and assists in management of contacts in Indonesia with government ministries, UN agencies, and local and international NGOs; and supports the staff in the absence of the Country Representative. Within the AFSC norm of collaborative decision making and mutual support, the Program Team Coordinator will function as part of the overall program management team, together with the Country Representative.
Responsibilities:
1. Assist the Country Representative to develop and implement the country program strategy
and plan for work in Indonesia.
2. Coordinate AFSC's field programs in Aceh, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and with Youth,
assessing the needs of AFSC's local partners and resources for addressing those needs. Support and challenge the team of staff, to provide support and appropriate levels of oversight to partner
groups. Help to maintain the monitoring system for disbursement and accountability of funds.
3. Coordinate capacity building for local partners and staff in conjunction with the Capacity
Building Coordinator. Ensuring that the needs of all programs and partners are heard and integrated into the capacity building work, in teamwork with the Capacity Building Coordinator.
4. Support the Country Representative in the development and preparation of proposals for
various donors, to ensure consistent stable funding for the program work of AFSC in Indonesia.
5. Support the Country Representative to develop and strengthen AFSC contacts in Indonesia. And articulate AFSC's basic philosophical and faith-based commitments, including the organization's commitment to a nonviolent approach to conflict and long-term strategy for peacebuilding. (See strategic planning document)
6. Assist in the implementation of systems for staff development, performance planning
and review consistent with the vision, values and principles of the AFSC.
7. Work together with AFSC program and administrative staff to ensure fiscal management
of the programs, including oversight of budgeting and accounting procedures, as defined by the Government of Indonesia, AFSC and donor partners; oversight of contracts and materials, as needed.
8. Compile and coalesce reporting materials and stories from the program staff, in English, as required by the AFSC regional office, AFSC headquarters, donors, and key Indonesian authorities.
9. Seek opportunities within projects and activities to articulate and incorporate AFSC's commitment to a nonviolent approach to conflict and strategies for peace building.

Relationships:
Report to the Country Representative for Indonesia;
coordinate and work on a team basis with the program staff in Indonesia;

work closely with the administrative staff to ensure administrative and managerial activities are consistently implemented and completed efficiently.

Qualifications:
1. Commitment to Quaker (Peace) values and testimonies. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including nonviolence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
2. Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations of AFSC in regard to issues of diversity and respect for others (i.e., race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.
3. Masters degree in related field. Or Bachelors with 6 or more years experience in closely related work in INGOs or Local NGOs.

4. Four or more years experience in humanitarian assistance, social empowerment and/or development programs in Indonesia.
5. Experience in program planning and implementation, strategic thinking, fundraising, and proposal writing.
6. Demonstrated administrative ability, including experience with staff supervision, financial
management, narrative and financial reporting, and budgeting.
7. Interest in, respect for, and knowledge of the various cultures of Indonesia. Living and working experience in various parts of Indonesia highly desirable.
8. Demonstrated analytical and communications skills, written and verbal.
9. Good fluency in spoken and written English.
10. Commitment to peace building; experience in conflict transformation programs, and
nonviolent approaches to problem solving highly desirable.
11. Ability to work within a framework of long-distance communication, consultation, and
decision making.
12. Ability to work independently without direct supervision. Yet, also works in a collaborative approach within a team setting. Able to work under pressure, and to organize time effectively.
13. Computer skills (PC/Windows), particularly in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications (MS Office), and e-mail.
Length of Assignment: Annual contract with the possibility of extension based on performance
and fit with the long-term strategy and working methods of the AFSC in Indonesia.
Compensation:
A monthly salary, which will be based on the local cost of living in Yogyakarta. AFSC is
social change focused organization with limited resources. And thus the salary will be in line with
local fair wages and NOT based on the UN, large INGO standards. However, the benefits package includes full medical coverage. And the AFSC strives to provide a pleasant, relaxed, flexible working environment for all staff. Further details are available, if needed.

Please submit your application letter and updated curriculum vitae by email, with email subject: Program Team Coordinator - Indonesia, to:
Steven R. Parker (Country Representative AFSC Indonesia), afscindo@bina-damai.net .
Applications close on Friday, January 22, 2010. Late applications will not be accepted. Only short listed candidates will be notified. For more information about AFSC Indonesia, please refer to our website: www.afsc.org/indonesia or www.bina-damai.net.