CRS Indonesia Looking for Senior Project Officer - (SPO-HC)

 Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

CRS has been supporting program activities in Indonesia since 1957 under the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Social Affairs and has long-standing relationships with the Government of Indonesia, the Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. The Indonesia country program focuses primarily in the areas of community development, humanitarian assistance/emergency response, disaster management, climate change adaptation and agricultural livelihoods, as well as capacity building for local partners in emergency response programming.


CRS/Indonesia is currently looking for Senior Project Officer position, code: SPO - HCThe position will be based in Tanggerang and report to Program Manager Homes and Communities.


Job Summary:

You will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders to assist the achievement of CRS’ 2030 Strategic Platform 2 – Building Safe and Dignified Homes and Communities advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. This Strategic Platform seeks to promote new and innovative approaches among peer agencies, local actors, stakeholders and governments to ensure vulnerable people around the world have safe and dignified homes. Working with CRS staff and partners you will oversee and promote sustainable solutions and local leadership, working with partners to influence governments for lasting impact. As a Senior Project Officer, you will work closely with CRS’ partner, Habitat for Humanity, to promote and implement community-driven affordable housing for vulnerable households and support village and district government to scale the delivery of these services through village funds in Mauk, Tanggerang.


Roles and Key Responsibilities:

Project Management (60%)

·       You will lead technical, budget management, monitoring and reporting activities through most of the project cycle - start-up, implementation and close-out - in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

·       Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.

·       Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities following MEAL Policy. Proactively identify issues, report them to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.

·       Engage and strengthen partnerships relevant to Homes and Communities, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.

·       Represent the organization with donors, INGO working groups, UN, relevant local partners and relevant local government and community actors for shelter, affordable housing and community engagement.

·       Coordinate activities required for ensuring the financial, material and human resources for the quality implementation of the project. Conduct periodic budget reviews and follow-up with partners on timely submission of financial reports to facilitate proper tracking of resource use.

·       Identify staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and contribute to capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.

·       Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and disseminate results. Review project documentation to ensure project file is complete with all required documentation and is filed per agency and donor requirements.

·       Maintain regular communication with CRS’ Homes and Communities Team on partner progress and issues impacting achievement of project results.

·       Manage CRS’ partnership with Habitat for Humanity, maintaining regular communications with partners and providing program management and technical assistance.

Scaling-up and Influence (40%)

·       Identify key stakeholders that have strong influence and decision-makers to scale the project via direct, adoption, and system-change approaches.

·       Explore government funding mechanisms to effectively and sustainably increase the amount of funding available for affordable housing and settlement.

·       Build and maintain strong relationships with housing sector stakeholders including the village government, subdistrict government, district government, Bappeda, Public Works, and other government departments.

·       Support and facilitate coordination and negotiations between village government, subdistrict, Bappeda and DPMD/BPMD to secure village government’s budget to support and demonstrate a model of utilizing village funds for housing and settlement.

·       Propose strategies and approaches to significantly increase impact in terms of people reached and capital mobilized towards. Support the Homes and Communities Team and CRS partner in designing new adoption strategies.

·       Provide additional assistance as needed to operationalize project interventions and support leveraging of local government stakeholders, identifying and proposing actions to remove bottlenecks and constraints at direct and influence levels of partnerships.

·       Maintain relations and close coordination with local government stakeholders including subdistrict and district level authorities and work closely with them to demonstrate a model of utilizing village funds for housing and settlement.

·       Document and monitor progress against agreed influence and scaling objectives and targets, and submit reports as required.

·       Work with CRS’ Homes and Communities Team and liaise with CRS’ partner, and other departments to plan the production of communications and advocacy materials.


Basic Qualifications

·       Bachelor Degree in Politics, Social Studies, Development Studies, International Relations, Architecture or Civil Engineering, or another related field

·       Minimum of 5 years of work experience in project management, ideally in the field of advocacy and influence and for an NGO.

·       Additional experience may substitute for some education.


Required Languages - Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia, English is desirable


Travel - Must be willing to stay in the project location and able to travel up to 40%.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.

·       Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders. Representation abilities.

·       Ability to contribute to written reports

·       Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented

·       Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities


Preferred Qualifications

·       Relevant grant management experience, especially for USG or other public donors, a plus.

·       Minimum 3 years of experience in public policy or advocacy, experience in shelter or housing sector, a plus.

·       Understanding of Indonesian policy and law settings, process (including the tangible and intangible dynamics), advocacy and networking

·       Extensive experience in stakeholders’ engagement particularly with local government officials and understands well how to communicate (verbal and non-verbal) with government officials.

·       Staff supervision experience.

·       Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.

·       Strong analytical skills, and excellent documentation and communication skills, including ability to contribute to evaluation reports.

·       Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.

·       Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).


CRS encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability, all recruitment practice and procedure reflect CRS commitment to protection children and vulnerable adult from abuse.


Only applications that meet the above qualifications will be shortlisted. All applications and CVs should be sent by email to CRS Indonesia at before or by July 18th, 2021 with the Job Code in the subject.   



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