Lowongan Hivos EoI : Media Specialist SPEAK

Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies. For its Hivos  seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of:

Title:  Consultant Media Specialist for SPEAK

Duty Station:  Jakarta, Indonesia

Report to:  PDM Freedom & Accountability

Duration:  9 (nine) months – September 2019 to May 2020


Hivos is an international development organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. Founded in 1968 and inspired by humanist values, Hivos works in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East at a local, regional and global level, together with local civil society organisations in developing countries to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world. Through smart projects in the right places, Hivos opposes discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources.

Hivos is leading SPEAK (Strengthening Public Services through Empowerment of Women-led Advocacy and Social Audit Networks) project with the overall objective to institutionalize constructive and effective citizen participation in the planning and implementation of local budgets to better address structural poverty.

As media plays an important role in making public procurement more transparent and accountable, a stronger and a more data-driven groups of journalists and media is required. Hivos will work to develop a network of local journalists to report on corruption in public procurement, and follow up on citizen journalist reports.

At the same time, there is an opportunity of collaboration between journalists and citizen journalists to reduce potential of corruption in public budgeting and procurement processes. For this reason, citizens need to be actively encouraged to carry out citizen journalism activities that will support the monitoring process.

Activities for both the fellowship for journalists and coaching for citizen journalists will be held in 6 cities in Indonesia with the main focus to monitor public budgeting and procurement in education and health sectors.

Media specialist will support the activity implementation, the development of the data-based journalist network in 6 cities, and help citizen journalists from 6 cities to partner with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to raise awareness on corruption risks in the Health and Education Sector .

Scope of area:

Semarang, Bojonegoro, Jakarta, Makassar, Bandung, Mataram

Roles and responsibilities

A.    Project coordination and supervision

01.      To arrange the preparation and implementation of SPEAK journalism activities

02.      To ensure alignment with the media fellows and mentors in the journalist training and fellowship

03.      To ensure alignment with SPEAK consortium partners on citizen journalism activity

04.  To ensure that the budget and expenses for SPEAK journalism activities are aligned as per Hivos and the European Union guidelines

05.   To coordinate with related stakeholders under the SPEAK consortium as well as its co-financed project of Open Contracting programme.

B.    Communication and Branding

01.  To help produce/to assist communication products at national and in respective cities particularly in ensuring communication outreach and visibility to target groups.

02.  To ensure all communication products produced are aligned with SPEAK communication plan & visibility guidelines

03.  To ensure mass media and social media coverage of each activity related to SPEAK journalism activities

04.  To monitor, collect, and curate mass media coverage on SPEAK journalism activities and related topics (governance, transparency, and corruption in education and health sectors, in particular, and procurement of public services in general);

C.    Administration and logistics support

01.  To ensure compliance on Hivos administrative regulation for each activity

02.  To produce documentation on each training / meeting / events conducted with the media partners / stakeholders

03.  To ensure the following outputs are achieved and aligned to the EU and Hivos quality standard

a.     Journalist training module

b.     Citizen journalism training materials

c.     At least 6 journalist reports are published on local and/or national media outlets in 2019

d.     At least 6 citizen journalism stories are published and submitted to JAGA KPK Platform in 2019

04.  To assist in the recruitment process of consultants when required

To provide documents and support for SPEAK annual report in relation to SPEAK journalism activities

Knowledge, experiences and competencies

The requirements for the Candidate are the followings:

·            Experience working with journalists and/or media

·            Good understanding in media fellowship and citizen journalism projects

·            Experience in transparency issue is an advantage

·            Ability to work independently and take initiatives, but also a team worker

·            Knowledge of major software applications (Excel, Word)

·            Able to travel as required

·            Working knowledge of English

What do we offer?

An inspiring and dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the possibility to work for an ambitious new international initiative.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please submit your EOI and  CV (no more than 3 pages) including your consultancy rate to hr.sea@hivos.org  no later than 16 September 2019

Please specify the position name you are applying for (SPEAK – Media Specialist) in the ‘subject’ line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information about Hivos Southeast Asia, visit https://www.hivos.org/

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