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Monday, August 17, 2009

Disaster Risk Reduction Officer - Aceh

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is a non-governmental organization with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. In Indonesia JRS works with internally displaced people (IDP) affected by conflict as well as by tsunami in Nangroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) and North Sumatra Provinces.
JRS will also undertake research and mapping the present IDP situation in Indonesia and the potential risks to vulnerable communities and groups.

JRS Indonesia also responds to emergencies where it can to assist in providing basic needs to those displaced, conflict and natural disaster.

JRS Indonesia is now seeking a high qualified female to be based at Tapaktuan, South Aceh for the Disaster Risk Reduction Officer position.

Closing date: 25 August 2009

Please find further information on responsibility and qualification etc. of the positions and fill in the application form attached (just click ‘application form of jrs’) to apply for in:

http://www.jrs. php?option= com_content& task=view& id=59&Itemid= 131&lang= en

(also available in Bahasa Indonesia: click Bahasa Indonesia at left-above menu)


Program Coordinator - Surabaya

Decentralized Basic Education 2 (DBE2) under RTI Indonesia is urgently looking for Reading Program Coordinator (East Java base).

Position Description
The Reading Program Coordinator (RPC) will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the DBE 2 Classroom Reading Program in the province, in close coordination with the Jakarta-based Reading Program Manager and key technical staff in the provincial office. The RPC will implement a program of training and onsite teacher mentoring for Grade 1-3 teachers involved in DBE 2 reading activities. The RPC will provide technical support and guidance to DBE 2 field staff (Master Teacher Trainers) involved in reading program activities. The RPC will also work closely with DBE 2’s grants and procurement teams, providing assistance related to the development and review of grants applications and reports and procurement of non-text book reading materials, ensuring the timely distribution of reading materials to DBE 2 schools. The RPC is based in the DBE 2 provincial office with regular travel to DBE 2 schools. The RPC will report to the Provincial
Coordinator and coordinate closely with the Jakarta-based Reading Program Manager.

Project Description
USAID’s Decentralized Basic Education, Teaching and Learning (DBE 2) Program seeks to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Indonesia’s public and private sector primary schools. DBE is based on successful aspects of existing efforts to improve educational quality and seeks to leverage these efforts by focusing more on teacher training and the learning environment. An intricate combination of teacher training, school-based management, classroom materials development, civic education and service learning, early childhood education, university partnerships and ICT strategies will be implemented to strengthen Indonesia’s primary education system, ensuring that Indonesian youth have the knowledge necessary to compete in the global economy.

Job Responsibilities
The Reading Program Coordinator is responsible for the following tasks:

Participate in an ongoing program of professional development provided by the Jakarta-based Reading Program Manager and International Reading Specialist.
Implement teacher development activities and site based support for teachers in the area of reading instruction in Grades 1-3 classrooms in DBE 2 schools in close collaboration with the Jakarta-based Reading Program Manager.
Provide technical support to DBE 2 field staff and guru PBS (school subject matter specialists) to ensure teachers receive regular reading program mentoring support in the classroom.
Monitor progress of cluster and school-level professional development activities on reading with regular visits to DBE 2 provinces and schools.
Collaborate with field, procurement and administrative staff to ensure efficient and accurate preparation of grants applications, reports and delivery of grant materials (book boxes) to schools.
Provide monthly monitoring report to Jakarta office.
Collaborate with the M&E team on the collection of data and evaluation of the reading program impact in schools.
Collaborate with the project team on all reporting requirements to USAID Indonesia.
Perform other duties as required.

Job Qualifications

Possess a university degree in a field related to education, reading instruction/ language acquisition or a relevant combination of professional and education experience.
Minimum of five years of classroom teaching experience including a strong background in primary education (early primary strongly preferred)
Direct experience in designing and implementing teacher training activities, ideally related to language instruction, reading and writing
Willingness to travel


Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of language acquisition, second language instruction, and the teaching of reading and writing in lower primary learners
Knowledge and understanding of children’s literature and ideally Indonesian folk literature
Ability to transfer skills and knowledge to teachers and teacher support providers by using a variety of adult teaching strategies including problem solving, demonstration, and mentoring
Demonstrated organizational and logistical abilities. Must be able to plan, organize, and use time effectively in a fast-paced environment
Ability and desire to work effectively both as a team member and individually
Self-motivated, ability to take initiative
Excellent oral and written Bahasa Indonesia skills, English proficiency also preferred
Computer literate, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

For those who are interested, please send your application letter and detailed CV and contact information by close of business August 21, 2009 to e-mail: dbe2jatim@yahoo. com OR asutranggono@ id-dbe2.rti. org