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Climate Change Specialist

Yayasan Inisiatif Perubahan Akses menuju Sehat (IPAS) Indonesia, is a local foundation and member of Ipas Impact Network that focus on reproductive justice. We strive a world where women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care as per Indonesia’s Law.

We are currently seeking qualified candidate for the position of Climate Change Specialist (based in Jakarta). Position is open for Indonesian nationality only.

The Climate Change Specialist leads a project team that works on climate resilient community and climate resilient health system to address climate loss and damage. S/he is responsible to successfully implement project that address the need to establish and strengthen the local health system and community action and resiliency to address the women and girls’ vulnerability to climate change (including continued access to contraception and SGBV services during and after climate induced disaster) and to support local climate adaptation strategy. S/He needs to work collaboratively with various stakeholders of the project.

With the support of his/her supervisor, S/He will lead Yayasan IPAS Indonesia’s climate actions strategy and plans. The Climate Change Specialist contributes to enriching CAM Unit’s learnings and innovation on education, awareness raising, social support building, and community mobilization related to intersections of climate change, women and girls’ reproductive health and rights. The competencies required to be successful in this position also include a strong portfolio in climate change and gender project approach and implementation as well as practical understanding of community access and mobilization related to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Ability to translate those into actionable intervention is a must, to guide staffs and inform other units in Yayasan IPAS Indonesia project design and implementation. To be successful in this position, the candidate must deeply engage in project co-creation with women and girls, climate change experts/partners and local government, and ensuring participatory lesson documentation across the life of the project.

This position reports to Community Access and Mobilization (CAM) Advisor/Team Leader and works closely with other projects and units in Yayasan IPAS Indonesia to ensure quality implementation and accountability of the Climate Change and reproductive health/rights Project.

Summary of Responsibilities
• Support CAM Advisor/Team Leader to develop Yayasan IPAS Indonesia’s Climate adaptation strategy to reduce vulnerability of women and girls in relation to their reproductive health and rights, and to support local resiliency to climate loss and damage
• In close collaboration with Yayasan IPAS Senior Management Team and CAM Advisor, develop plan and execute the implementation to respond to climate-induced disasters as its emerges

Project and Program Management:
• Coordinate the establishment of and detailed implementation plan (DIP) in Central Sulawesi. This must be conducted through co-designing approach with relevant actors, particularly women and girls in targeted communities.
• Coordinate the preparation and implementation of activities relevant with the DIP and ensure its high quality execution. This includes but not limited to ToR development and coordination with IPAS Indonesia support team.
• Ensure cross-cutting technical areas (Climate change adaptation, health system strengthening, and community engagement) and priorities are effectively integrated into program implementation.
• Lead regular project update meeting to maintain and improve quality project implementation in health facilities and communities.
• Oversee the project team members in ensuring quality implementation by sub-grantees and consultants.
• Maintain high quality partnership with climate change actors and/stakeholders both at project sites and also at national level the Project Steering Committee at provincial and district level.
• Coordinate with Health System Strengthening Specialist/Team in implementing health system components to develop interventions for a resilient local health system and to improve quality of care in gender based violence and contraception within the project
• Lead Yayasan IPAS Indonesia team for the emergency response and humanitarian works following a climate-induced disaster event.
• Conduct regular project monitoring, document it, and submit the project report timely to the Community Access and Mobilization (CAM) Team Leader/Advisor.
• Represent the project in day to day coordination with key stakeholders in Central Sulawesi Province

Technical Assistance:
• Under the supervision of the Community Access and Mobilization (CAM) Team Leader/Advisor and coordination with other units, ensure technical advice and support are implemented for local stakeholders and sub-grantees to ensure quality delivery of program implementation.
• Build the capacity of Yayasan IPAS Indonesia team to better understand climate adaptation and mitigation strategy, and to support inclusion of climate justice into IPAS Indonesia’s reproductive justice works

• Produce project regular report for donors and other stakeholders with quality data and narrative
• Conduct regular project update meeting with government counterparts in project areas.

• Collaborate with CAM Advisor/Team Leader and MEL Specialist in co-creating and implementing participatory MERLA activities.
• Support MEAL team and MEAL subcontractor to develop and design M&E Plan using participatory approach for the program and/ projects
• Ensure all project team comply with the quality and standard process to produce documents and products in MEL designated portal (for instance in Luna and Terra)
• Ensure that the program has appropriate, relevant, and up-to-date materials, tools, resources, and templates for documenting and monitoring its activities

• Understand the overall Finance regulation in Yayasan IPAS Indonesia
• Ensure all activities comply with Yayasan IPAS Indonesia’s financial regulation which includes but not limited to completion of receipts and timely reporting

HR & Administration
• Understand and comply with the HR regulation in Yayasan IPAS Indonesia
• Collaborate effectively with other teams in Yayasan IPAS Indonesia
• Ensure all activities comply with the regulation in Yayasan IPAS Indonesia

• Understand and practice ethical process and behavior as per the organization’s standard
• Contribute to safe working environment where every team member is treated equally and respectfully
• Ensure external consultant understand and practice ethical process and behavior while in partnership and implement program with Yayasan IPAS Indonesia

• Perform other related duties as required

Position Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (health, public health, development studies, social work) with at least 7 years of experience in development work. Having a master degree is an advantage
• Experience in working in climate change and gender issues is a must, with at least 3 years in coordinating roles
• Deep knowledge on Climate adaptation and mitigation strategy, humanitarian response, and gender with orientation towards improving the space for protection towards women and girls and their reproductive health and rights.
• Demonstrate skills in working with government and non-government stakeholders.
• Fluent in Indonesian and working knowledge of English.
• Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
• Ability to travel when needed.

Knowledge & Skills
• Demonstrated strong writing, editing, and communication skills
• Strong analytical skills; able to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to visualize, articulate, conceptualize or solve complex solutions. Proven organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks successfully under tight deadlines. Strong interpersonal, communication and troubleshooting skills.
• Works independently; is an active participant in meeting project and organizational goals
• Ability to manage resources (people and finance)
• Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to motivate and work well with others
• Ability to work under pressure
• Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based, global environment
• Ability to create a supportive working environment amongst all country staff

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the post, please send your application to [email protected], and indicating the position you’re applying as the subject of the email.

Applications must include a cover letter and CV, and must be sent by 17 January 2024, at the latest.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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