Technical Officer

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  • Added Date: Thursday, 23 June 2022
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Project Summary:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technologyโ€“ creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 50 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Technical Officer for MADANI, USAIDโ€™s civil society support initiative that began March 2019. The project will focus on developing the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to increase accountability and tolerance at the district level. Provinces of intervention will include West Java, East Java, Central Java, Lampung, Gorontalo, Central Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, and West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

Job Summary:

The Technical Officer will work as part of the Program Team under the leadership of the Technical Director to support local civil society organizations (CSOs) to strengthen relationships with local governments on issues of accountability and tolerance. The Officer will serve as a technical resource for MADANI and will provide quality technical assistance to the Program Team, including on the development and dissemination of tools, materials, and capacity building materials.

Accountabilities:

The Technical Officer will:

  • Work with the Program Team to assess and improve partner CSOsโ€™ effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, and sustainability through one-on-one mentoring, on-demand technical assistance, learning-by-doing activities, group trainings, and relationship building with local governments;
  • Collaborate with MADANIโ€™s Local Governance Specialist to develop strategies to improve civil society relationships and engagement with local government, enabling CSOs to work in partnership with local government officials addressing issues of accountability and tolerance;
  • Collaborate with MADANIโ€™s Capacity Development Specialist to and MADANIโ€™s 32 field coordinators to provide partner CSOs with one-on-one mentoring, sourcing on-demand TA, learning-by-doing activities, group trainings, and relationship building with local government;
  • Oversee the design of and develop content for the projectโ€™s Innovation and Knowledge Hub (iHub), including by sourcing expertise and developing and updating curriculum included in the iHub;
  • Facilitate training and development plans for local CSO partners based on Organizational Performance Index (OPI) and Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) results and informed by a Capacity Building 2.0 approach;
  • Support the development of tools to equip CSOs to better engage with local governments, including talking points, roundtable consultation strategies, public-private working group approaches, etc.;
  • Contribute to the development of a performance measurement system for CSOs, including recommendations for the institutionalization of this system within existing local structures;
  • Work closely with consultants and service providers to deliver MADANI services to local partners;
  • Thoughtfully include gender and social inclusion (GESI) considerations across civil society strengthening interventions;
  • Support the sustainability of MADANI activities through replication and institutionalization;
  • Work with the Communication Specialist to document partner project success stories for knowledge sharing, reporting, and replication;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelorโ€™s degree in relevant subject with strong grounding in social development; masterโ€™s degree preferred;
    • Minimum of 10 yearsโ€™ experience in local governance, civil society, organizational capacity building, advocacy, rule of law, or other related democracy, rights, and governance sectors. Familiarity with USAID programming, including rules and regulations is preferred;
    • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and consultants, and to set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities required;
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance required;
    • Demonstrated ability to design and adapt tools and document success stories and project learning for replication;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia required;
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and navigate politically sensitive terrain;

      This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

      FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

      FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

      FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others โ€” and yourself.

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