Save the Children Indonesia Vacancy : Program Officer - Lombok


1 Position in Lombok, NTB


Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (Save the Children Indonesia) is changing for the better.  We've begun to build a national organization that aims to be a strong, local, and self-sustaining voice for children in Indonesia.  To this end, SC Indonesia has been designated as a “Member”. As ‘Member’ Indonesia has been identified as part of the next way of new member development, which focusses on strengthening and localizing our voice for children in strategic middle-income countries. Indonesia has been authorized by member ballot to start fundraising locally as a first step towards building a financially sustainable local organization. Future work will also involve developing a strong local governance structure and building key partnerships with local government, the private sector, local civil society among others. Success of the pilot phase will set Indonesia on a pathway to full membership.

The Program Officer will support NTB Field Manager in implementing all activities of the Lombok ER Project in target ECCD centers in Kabupaten Lombok Utara. S/he will be responsible for technical activities related to programmatic implementation and monitoring of all project activities, S/he will also involve in the development of the project workplan,  ensure that all programmatic activities included in the implementation plan are implemented and outcomes are assessed. 

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Reports to: NTB Field Manager

Staff reporting to this post:  N/A

Budget Responsibilities: N/A

Role Dimensions:


Oversight and Management of Program Implementation and Quality

Ensure program activities are implemented according to the detailed implementation plan including leading the technical implementation of the project in the field.
With input from internal and external technical experts, ensure high quality technical implementation of program interventions according to global best practices, and lessons learned from SC programming in Indonesia and globally.
Work closely with ECCD tutors, ECCD managers, school committees, and other stakeholders to implement program activities according to the established project workplan.
Train and support ECCD tutors, ECCD Managers, community member and other stakeholders in improving the quality of education.
Facilitate program activities to increase access to ECCD including physical improvements in infrastructure and educational materials.
Build and maintain relationship with school, community and other stakeholders 

Work closely with communities to ensure their active participation and acceptance of the project. 
Participate in relevant meetings with local authorities and other stakeholders on topics related to the implementation of the project. 
Develop excellent communication and cooperation within the team and between the different other stakeholders.
Develop, maintain and improve close-relationships with local officials and partners to ensure constructive working relationships that would contribute to the learning and sustainability of the programme.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Work together with MEAL staff to conduct IDELA assessment, baseline, mid term review and endline.
Under direction of MEAL staff, conduct regular program montoring to assess progress of program implementation
Share data/information with MEAL staff for further data analysis and use the analysis to inform program design/review.    
Ensure the Quality Benchmark are assessed and implemented in every key program activities

Financial and Administrative Management

Support Field Manager NTB and Finance Officer in providing accurate forecast in relation to program cost. 
Coordinate with the Finance team to produce accurate and timely financial reports
Work closely with Admin and Logistic team to ensure timely procumrent and delivery of all materials needed for implementing programmatic activity both at school and in community.
Work cloasely with Admin/Logist team and Finance team to ensure adherence of both Admin/logistic and Finance procedure


Any other task & responsibilities given by the Supervisor  and to comply with Save the Children and Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik’s policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
willing to take disciplined risks.

honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


Education and experience background
Bachelors University Degree or equivalent in relevant field preferably in Education.
At least 3 years work experience with non-government organizations in the areas of education or related field
Have experience in Education in Emergency project
Have teaching experience especially in ECCD will be a bonus.

Skills and Knowledge:
Understanding of education and child protection
Good knowledge of development issues
Good knowledge and ability to work to mobilize communities
Good understanding of the Indonesia education systems
Good communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills including experience in conducting training and mentoring.
Good organizational skills including report writing
Computer literate
Able to drive a motorcycle
Able to work with minimum supervision with quality output.
Good written and spoken English.
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
Behavioural Competencies:
Willingness to stay in remote location and travel at times in difficult conditions
A commitment to high quality of work and efficiency
Low resistance to change

Concern for detail

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Information for internal candidates only:
Current Save the Children employees should inform their line managers before submitting an application.

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Closing date for application is up to 16 Feb 2020

(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)

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Save the Children encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability

All recruitment practices and procedures reflect Save the Children’s commitment to protecting children from abuse

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