Communication Officer - Human Rights Defender Project, KEMITRAAN BAGI PEMBARUAN TATA PEMERINTAHAN

I. Position Information

Job code title : Communication Officer

Supervisor : Team Leader for Protecting Human Rights Defenders for Sustainable Development in Indonesia Program and Communication Specialist

II. Organizational Context

As Indonesia advances through post-reformation era into a progressive phase in respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights, measureable actions in defending human rights defenders are crucially needed. Current legal framework in Indonesia does not regulate clearly regarding who can be classified as human rights defender and the protection mechanism to safeguard them while conducting their duty and role in society. Although substantially speaking, the essence of human rights defender is embedded in many laws and regulations such as Indonesian Constitution, Law 9/1998 on Freedom of Expression in Public, Law 39/1999 on Human Rights, Law 26/2000 on Human Rights Court, Law 23/2002 on Child Protection, Law Law Number 24/2003 on Constitutional Court, Law Number 13/2006 on  Protection of Witnesses and Victims, and so on.

The need of formulating an effective and efficient protection mechanism for human rights defender is as quintessential as disseminating information regarding the situation, condition and challenges that human rights defender faces in daily basis to the society. The purpose of distributing said information is to increase public’s knowledge and awareness about human rights in general and also as a form of public information to further develop public’s political participation.

In order to achieve aforementioned objectives, a Communication Officer needs to be recruited who will work under the guidance of Communication Officer & Team Leader for Protecting Human Rights Defenders for Sustainable Development in Indonesia Program. He/She reinforces the capacity of the Partnership to:

a) implement effective communication messages internally and externally pertaining the mandate and work of the organization through the use of appropriate information media, advocacy approaches and communication tools, and

b) Implement strategic media campaign regarding human rights defenders’ issues, according to the needs of the project through variety of communication tools, collaboration with medias and other organizations.

III. Functions / Key Results Expected

Main Functions:

Creating publication planning and strategies to disseminate program’s achievements;

Provide a continuous data update on human rights and human rights defenders condition in local, national and international level

Strengthen program’s and Kemitraan’s media relations and information distribution;

Manage Human Rights Defenders Knowledge System, an online knowledge platform for human rights defenders information;

Create and publish publication materials as deemed necessary for the program, to support program’s partners and Kemitraan;

Produce photos, videos, infographics, layouts and other relevant communication materials to support program’s achievement;

Provide technical support in organizing public events;

Collect information and lesson learned from partners of the program;

Provide inputs and comments as necessary on various communication products created by partners;

Conduct other relevant communication related job as deemed necessary by the program

IV. Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on effective and efficient functioning of the Partnership strategy in communication and campaign aspects in human rights defender project, including Partnership’s positioning as a key driver of governance reform in Indonesia.

V. Competencies

Corporate Responsibility & teamwork :

Demonstrates integrity by modeling professional values and ethical standards

Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the Partnership

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies : Coordination Effectiveness

Ability to work on the design and implementation of communication and resource mobilization activities, including systematic approaches to build and maintain strategic partnerships with key donors.

Management and Leadership

 Focuses on impact and result for the client

Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills

Capacity to gather comprehensive information on complex problems or situations;

evaluates information accurately and identifies key issues required to resolve problems

Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors

Manages conflict and stress, remaining composed and working as a mediator in crisis or antagonistic situations

Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view

Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behavior

Education :Minimum Bachelor degree (S1) in communication, public relations, journalism, business administration, management, social science or other subject of relevance

Experience :Minimum 2 years of work experience in public relations, advertising, campaign, and media. Good communications and interpersonal skills. Experience in international, multilateral and development organizations is an advantage.

Language Requirements : Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia, Intermediate to Advanced English (active and passive).

For more information about this vacancy please check our website at: Kemitraan 


Partneship for Governance Reform

To apply for this position please submit your CV  to: no later than 24 December 2020.  Only selected candidates will be contacted.  

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