Programme Coordinator – Simavi

The Job
The Programme Coordinator is responsible for the daily coordination of the SEHATI (Sustainable Sanitation for Eastern Indonesia) Programme. This includes assisting the partner organisations in the implementation of the programme, monitoring the progress, providing technical assistance to partners, as well as contributing to the coordination with relevant stakeholders.

SEHATI implemented by a consortium of Simavi and five Indonesian NGOs in 7 districts in Eastern Indonesia. The duration of the programme is 3.5 years (i.e. since January 2016)

The programme aims to increase the capacity of the local government at district and sub-district level, and in selected villages to implement a sustainable district-wide STBM 5-pillar strategy, as part of achieving the government target of universal access to water and sanitation. It includes lobby and advocacy component and contributes to sector-wide national advocacy.

Position in the organisation

The Progamme Coordinator reports to the Country Representative (CR) in Indonesia and line manages the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning & Documentation (MELD) Officer.

Tasks and responsibilities
Coordination of the SEHATI Programme and its activities
Responsible for the daily implementation of SEHATI
Develops a work plan for the local team. Coordinates and supervises the partner organisations in programme implementation, strategy development, PME and documentation.
Coordinates and supervises the partner organisations in the creation and functioning of the enabling environment to assure the sustainability of the achievements after the SEHATI programme.
Provide timely inputs and suggestions on programmatic areas Ensure that all programme targets are reached in accordance with agreed programme objectives, as per contracts with partners, in line with the overall programme approach.
Consolidates the work plan and budget plan for the programme in coordination with the partner organisations.
Leads the development of the SEHATI programme’s lobby and advocacy strategy, with support from PO (Programme Officer) at the headquarters.
Monitors SEHATI programme budgets jointly with the Country Office Finance and Operation Manager and PO and Finance Controller at the headquarters.
Monitors progress and performance of supported partners, and implementation of programme components on the basis of reports and field visits.
Ensures timely and quality reporting on the programme to Simavi headquarters.
Ensures that capacity building/technical missions and evaluations by external consultants are organised.
Acts as the main point of contact for the partner organisations and Simavi headquarters in relation to SEHATI.
Collect and coordinate learning and knowledge from different partners.
External communication and relationship management
Maintains active and pro-active communication with the SEHATI partners involved and with Simavi headquarters in the Netherlands as necessary.
Represents Simavi in workshops, meetings, or other events in Indonesia related to SEHATI, together with the CR.
Management of staff
Conducts the yearly performance and development cycle meetings (i.e. planning, progress, appraisal) with staff under his or her supervision (i.e. the MELD Officer).
Reports to the CR with regard to HR issues.
Approves leave days in consultation with the CR.
Key performance indicators:
Timely and quality programme delivery in line with budget and workplans
Strong relationship with partners and stakeholders
Timely and quality monitoring and reporting

Knowledge and Experience:
Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant working experience in the field of international development cooperation and civil society processes
Bachelor degree in development studies, or other relevant field. Master Degree is an added value.
Considerable knowledge and experience in programme management, lobby and advocacy and/or knowledge of the Indonesian government system is a requirement
Considerable experience with the development of capacity building programmes, preferably in the Indonesian WASH sector
Experience in working with different types of stakeholders/clients, such as the government, local NGOs, community members, private sector
Practical experience with the Indonesian public sector system, preferably with experience and knowledge in the government planning and budgeting system
Sound knowledge of the current developments, research, best practices and global policy direction in the WASH sector at large, and especially in the areas of sanitation (STBM and social marketing approaches), hygiene promotion, school sanitation, environmental programming, drinking water and programme integration with health and education
Skills and Competencies:
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English as well as Bahasa Indonesia to convey complex and technical issues in a clear, concise manner
Ability to question and challenge people in a constructive manner, but also to work with diplomacy and creative problem solving techniques when interests and opinions differ
Demonstrated ability to set priorities, take initiatives, and get results in the framework of a strategy
Pro-active attitude and is capable to operate in a flexible and pioneering environment.
Comfortable in a wide range of cultural and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behaviour with a diverse range of people
Team player, but can also work independently and shows initiative
Ability to represent Simavi in various situations
Computer skills such as spreadsheet, e-mail, database management and word processing

Jakarta, Indonesia, with some travel to the districts.

Simavi offers
1 year consultancy contract (fulltime) with possible extension and good primary and secondary conditions. Consultancy fee will be between 22 and 26 million Rp / month (incl. VAT and other costs) depending on qualifications of the selected candidate.

More information
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Asken Sinaga via Please do not use this e-mail address for applications, but only in case you have any question. More information on how to apply; please see below.

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To apply
Do you recognise yourself in the profile? Candidates are invited to apply before October 4th 2017. Please make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of 2 pages) and your cover letter by using the following link [please note that we invite you to fill in an short application form]:

Apply only when you fit the total job description. References will be checked.
Interviews are aimed to take place on:
October 9th, 10th and 11th (1st round: interview, case study and role play)
October 16th (2nd round)

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