BISA District Coordinator - NTT

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Application deadline: Sen 27 Jan 2020

BISA District Coordinator
1 (one) position based in NTT
Save the Children in Indonesia is changing for the better.  We've begun to build a national organization that aims to be a strong, local, and self-sustaining voice for children in Indonesia.  To this end, SC Indonesia has been designated as an “Member”.  As ‘Member’ Indonesia has been identified as part of the next way of new member development, which focuses on strengthening and localizing our voice for children in strategic middle-income countries. Indonesia has been authorized by member ballot to start fundraising locally as a first step towards building a financially sustainable local organization. Future work will also involve developing a strong local governance structure and building key partnerships with local government, the private sector, local civil society among others. Success of the pilot phase will set the Indonesia on a pathway to full membership.
BISA – Better Investment for Stunting Alleviation ­– is an integrated nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programme in 2019-2023. The name ‘BISA’ reflects the broad context of nutrition in Indonesia: whilst the level of national and political commitment is high, and resources have been committed to addressing the high rates of stunting and undernutrition, the operationalisation and application of these plans and funds at sub national level is challenging. What is needed is ‘better investment’: using resources better, developing and operationalising policies more effectively, and delivering evidence-based, cost-effective, and sustainable interventions at the household and community levels. BISA aims to reduce stunting by improving the nutritional status of adolescent girls, women of reproductive age, and children under the age of two (CU2) across two Provinces –East Nusa Tenggara and West Java.
Save the Children and Nutrition International are in strategic partnership to deliver this programme, building on our experience and evidence, existing networks and relationships at the community, District, Provincial, and National levels in Indonesia to implement key intervention for the first 1000 Day HH as well as adolescent nutrition. BISA supports the Government of Indonesia (GoI) commitments for stunting reduction, as stated in National Strategy to Accelerate Stunting Reduction 2018-2024, as well as the follow up guidelines (Technical Guidance for Integrated Interventions for Stunting Reduction for district down to village level).
The District Coordinator will lead BISA operation in targeted district and provide TA to district level implementation. This will include ensuring programme activities are implemented according to the plan and will be responsible for budget management. District Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring gender integration in implementation.  S/he will lead communication and coordination with Provincial Manager and ensure coordination with government counterparts and other stakeholders, responsible for networking, sharing and learning at district level.
Working with the Provincial Manager, the post holder shares the accountability to build the most positive and affirming work environment possible and ensure that the management, staffing and culture of the organisation are suitably aligned with the mission, evolving goals and strategic ambitions aligned with the Member Accountability Framework and Minimum Performance Standards for Associate Membership.
The post holder will contribute on achievement of the global KPIs on Operations Delivery, and contribute to achievement of global KPI’ as follows:
  • Financial performance against forecast (BVA) (KPI01)
  • Underspend on FS Commitment (KPI02)
  • NCE Proportion (KPI03)
  • Supply Chain Efficiency (KPI04)
  • Purchasing Efficiency (KPI05)
  • Contribute to Awards Management
  • Awards close out actions completed on time (KPI09)
  • On-time reporting (Member) and quality of reporting (MI06)
  • On-time reporting (Donor) and outstanding reports (MI07)
  • Contribute to compliance to security standard (KPI12)
  • Road safety indicator (MI15)
Reports to: Provincial Manager
Responsible for making decisions about project implementation, personnel management, advocacy in consultation with the Provincial Manager and Chef of Party
Staff directly reporting to this post: Project Officer -SBCC, Project Officer – Adolescent, Project Officer _WASH
Budget Responsibilities:
Responsible for financial implementation decision making, monitoring, modifications, and approvals in consultation with the Provincial Manager.
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
Project Planning
  • Planning and design of project detail implementation plan, project strategy, result framework and budget with clear milestones.
  • Develop implementation and monitoring plan based on approved project design and within agreed timeline.
  • Seeks for potential partners/consultants and conduct assessment around partnership as needed.
  • Review relevant staff individual plans and develop consolidated annual work plan and program budget.
  • Ensure project data incorporated into Save the Children Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system in a timely and accurate manner.
Project implementation in line with the project design and planning
  • Coordinate project implementation with CoP, Provincial Manager, Health Advisor and Area PDQ team.
  • Ensure consistency and coherence of project activities with overall project design.
  • Ensure quality of project implementation, including synergy of BISA project with other existing programs implemented by Save the Children and other government and non-government entities in West Java and NTT.    
  • Implement any district level activities in consultation with  Provincial Manager, CoP, Partnership Coordinator, Health Advisor and Communication and Advocacy Manager.
  • Build partnership relations with stakeholders of the project and possibly other resource in each level.
  • Ensure that organization/institution and individuals working in collaboration with project (the project partners) comply with Child Safeguarding Policy and prevention of fraud.
Monitoring, Documentation and Evaluation
  • Monitor project activities, outputs, outcomes and budgets
  • Visit sites regularly as necessary at least every quarter and write visit report
  • Prepare aggregated financial and narrative progress reports as required by donors and Save the Children MEAL system
  • Clearly and carefully document successes, failures and best practices at each stage of the project
  • Prepare and coordinate the baseline, evaluation and other studies under the project according to project learning agenda developed in consultation with National ME specialist and donor
Networks and Learning
  • Establish and maintain external networks in order to strengthen the implementation of the project, to exchange experiences and to scale up project implementation
  • Organize the exchange of experience between project staffs at different level as well as other related stakeholders and ensure capacity building of Project Team is in place
  • Seek innovation and put in place improved learning practices within and outside the project scope
  • Ensure the dissemination of documentation of best practices via various forum at district level.
Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP) Responsibilities
  • Support field staffs in full compliance of CSP at project level.
  • Understand and comply with CSP and work in coordination with other colleagues and partners to comply with CSP
  • Respond to all CSP concerns expressed or discovered appropriately and effectively in consultation with CSP focal point assigned by Save the Children for West Java and East Nusa Tenggara.
Emergency Response Management
Coordinating all related project activities, financial and budget management when there is a need to respond to any potential emergencies in West Java and NTT.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Always acts in the best interests of children
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree on Public health, nutrition, health development, or equivalent in relevant fields.
  • Minimum 5 years working experience with Government and non-Government organizations (preferably INGO) in the area of nutrition and health, specifically around maternal nutrition, infant and young child feeding and adolescence.
  • Proven skills on project cycle management, community development and mobilization and working closely with key stakeholders, especially local government.
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written.
  • Ability in problem solving, show initiative/being pro-active, passions to project, and work independently.
  • Respond to requests, queries in timely manner
  • Good information sharing/communication skills
  • Attention to detail, particularly with regards to expense transactions and financial reporting.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches
  • Have experiences working in West Java and NTT.
  • Have experiences work in program that address stunting, specifically on maternal nutrition, infant and young child feeding.
  • Home based at NTT province, speaking local language is an added value.
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Closing date for application is up to January 27th, 2020
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