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Programme Officer (Adaptive Social Protection), NO-B, Jakarta, Indonesia (Temporary Appointment) - Indonesian only

Apply now Job no: 529782
Work type: Temporary Appointment
Level: NO-2
Location: Indonesia
Categories: Social and Economic Policy, NO-2

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Protection

UNICEF Indonesia is looking for a Programme Officer to support the Government of Indonesia to ensure that existing social protection systems are more responsive to climate-related and other disasters. This Joint Programme aims to transform Indonesia’s existing social protection payments into an Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) scheme. UNICEF is working with the Government to gather sufficient evidence of the potential to reduce the impact of and enhance resilience to climate-related and other disasters on vulnerable individuals and communities by providing faster, more predictable, effective and accountable cash-based assistance before and/or after a disaster.

For more information, visit the UNICEF Indonesia Country Office website: https://www.unicef.org/indonesia/

How can you make a difference?

Title: Programme Officer (Adaptive Social Protection)
Level: NO-B (National Professional Category)
Type of Contract: Temporary Appointment, Post #113000
Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: Until 31 December 2020

Under the supervision of Chief of Social Policy, this position will work together with the Programme Manager in supporting the Government of Indonesia to ensure that existing social protection systems are more responsive to climate-related and other disasters.

1. Networking and partnership building

  • Develop a partnership framework, including a map of partners’ areas of work in ASP, to guide strategic building of effective close working partnerships with disaster management and social protection sector counterparts and support the development of effective engagement channels, including those that leverage innovative partnership technologies, and platforms to coordinate collaboration on achieving program goals.
  • Relay information on social protection partners’ key activities to the PMU and the partnership platform and based on their inputs provide coordination liaison support with partners. Work closely and collaboratively with UNICEF, PUNO and other UN staff, partners and government counterparts at all levels to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert for the PMU programme manager about higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.

2. External Communication

  • Draft communication and information materials for program advocacy to promote awareness; in coordination with the PMU programme manager, lead various external communication activities, including but not limited to: press releases related to key program milestone and high-level workshop involving external development and humanitarian partners.
  • In liaison with UNICEF, PUNO and the PMU Programme Manager, lead and coordinate donor-related activities, including field trips, donor reporting and donor communication.

3. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Coordinate with the PMU Programme Manager as well as PUNO and MoSA stakeholders towards the joint development of a program monitoring plan, account for agreed activities in the workplan, monitor donor and partner requirements and monitor duties of the PMU Program Manager.
  • Ensure that stakeholders, including those partaking in the multisectoral partnership platform, and operations, are informed by continual learning through the organization of various learnings exercises, development of key internal learning materials, the organization of field trips for Government stakeholders and support to MoSA’s learning platform.
  • Support program evaluation by developing ToR for the independent evaluation, support the selection process, coordinate the management response to the evaluation results and disseminate the final learnings of the evaluation.

4. Support to program development and planning

  • Support the PMU Programme Manager in contributing to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through analysis of needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support to the PMU Programme Manager throughout all stages by providing support to executing/administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials/ documentation and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results-based management (RBM), monitoring, evaluation and learning.

5. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results.

  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • In coordination with the Programme Manager, support the Programme Manager’s task to monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.

6. Technical and operational support to program implementation

  • Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report to PMU Programme Manager on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.


To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Master’s degree*) in social protection, social policy, disaster management, public health, global/international development, policy and/or management, or other related science field.
  • Minimum 3 (three) years of progressive work experience in the related area.
  • Familiarity with government and administration regulations and experience working with sub-national governments is considered an advantage. 
  • Experience working with in an international organization, UN agencies and ability to work in an international and multicultural environment is considered an advantage. 
  • Pro-active and resourceful, good communication skills in negotiating and liaising with counterparts and partners. 
  • Good skills in computer applications; especially Word, Excel and Power Point. 
  • Good data analysis skills and experience using a statistical software (STATA; SPSS or SAS), is an advantage. 

(*First level relevant university degree in combination with 6 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.)

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. This vacancy is open for Indonesian only.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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