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Program Officer for Indonesia - Disability Rights Fund Bachelor's Degree Job

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Job Summary

General Summary

The main objective of the Program Officer consultancy is to strengthen and manage Disability Rights Fund and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund grantmaking in Indonesia. The Program Officer for Indonesia will be responsible for country strategies which best advance the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in Indonesia, oversight and support to applicants and grantees, and monitoring of results and learnings. The Program Officer will also contribute to the refinement of a strategic grants process, which incorporates best practices in funding disability rights and inclusive development in the Global South.

Reports To

Program Director

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Revise, adapt, and monitor Indonesia Country Strategy tracking socio-political barriers and opportunities, progression of disability rights and inclusive development, and growth of the disability movement
  • Serve as a liaison to DRF/DRAF grantees and prospective grantees, including grassroots and marginalized sectors of the disability movement
  • Review grant proposals and conduct financial and critical analysis of proposals and applicant organizations, including fit of proposals to DRF/DRAF objectives and strategies
  • Prepare concise written analyses of grant proposals and develop grant recommendations for DRF/DRAF Grantmaking Committees comprised of advisors and donors
  • Work closely with DRF/DRAF grants management staff on grants administration
  • Work closely with DRF/DRAF program staff to identify organizational and strategic support needed by grantees and develop technical assistance plans for Indonesia
  • Provide grantees with organizational and strategic support and recommend helpful resources and/or experts as appropriate
  • Plan and implement grantee convenings and site visits in Indonesia
  • Review and analyze grantee reports and communications and report on grantee achievements as part of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Support DRF/DRAF Communications by reporting on and documenting grantee achievements and disability rights advancements in Indonesia
  • Develop professional relationships within the field of disability rights and other relevant fields to keep abreast of trends and inform DRF/DRAF grantmaking
  • Build relations with development partners and key government stakeholders
  • Collaborate with Executive Director, Deputy Director, Program Director, Management Team, and other staff to develop and refine organizational and DRF/DRAF grantmaking strategies, including for monitoring and evaluation, Gender Guidelines Implementation, and safeguarding
  • Assist with other tasks, as needed.

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in human rights or development (or other relevant fields) with minimum 5 years of relevant experience; advanced degree desired
  • Experience supporting capacity development within civil society in Indonesia, especially to do advocacy utilizing international (and regional) instruments
  • Experience addressing the achievement of rights and inclusive development, with a preference for experience using the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Experience in grantmaking for rights advocacy

Compensation

This is a full-time position; the salary will be commensurate with experience.

Requirements/Other

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A critical understanding of and a deep commitment to social justice issues facing persons with disabilities worldwide
  • Demonstrated experience in project coordination
  • Experience with Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) or other civil society in Indonesia
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure
  • Supportive team player
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results-oriented
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse populations from around the world
  • Ability to travel to rural / remote areas, and to foreign countries
  • Ability to combine the roles of objective evaluator and empathetic observer
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; the ability to manage time efficiently
  • Computer proficiency (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); willingness to learn additional applications (and accessible technology) as necessary
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, as well as Bahasa
  • Preference for Indonesian national

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references (including at least one previous supervisor), and writing sample to: jobs@disabilityrightsfund.org

Disability Rights Fund

Company Description
The Disability Rights Fund envisions a world where persons with disabilities participate fully in society and enjoy equal rights and opportunities. To accomplish this vision, DRF supports disabled persons organizations (DPOs) in the developing world to take the lead in advocating for the human rights of persons with disabilities at local and national levels, utilizing the mechanism of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) as a platform for rights advocacy. DRF focuses the grantmaking on building the capacity of DPOs to be full and equal participants in the achievement of rights for the world’s one billion people with disabilities.