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Background     

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Currently Yayasan Plan International Indonesia (Plan Indonesia) is implementing a four year (December 2017-November 2021) Safeguarding against and Addressing Fishers’ Exploitation at Sea Project (SAFE Seas Project) with funding from United States Department of Labor (DOL). SAFE Seas’ objective is to combat forced labor in fishing vessels in Indonesia and the Philippines. By the end of the project, SAFE Seas expects to contribute to the reduction of forced labor and human trafficking (FL/TIP) on fishing vessels in Indonesia and the Philippines. Plan Indonesia is working closely with various actors who deal with FL/TIP and fishery industry issues. At the national and local level, Plan International is working with the three key ministries: Manpower, Fishery and Transportation, agencies, organizations that provide support services to fishers and their families and local governments as well as civil society organizations and communities. Plan Indonesia also engages the private sector in order to seek their cooperation in complying with International anti-trafficking regulations. Through the project, Plan Indonesia also actively involve fish workers, both individually and collectively as members of fish worker unions, to combat FL/TIP. At the global level, Plan is engaging other international organizations, which have experience working on FL/TIP issues to work on solutions including ILO and IOM.

Role purposes

The Communications Officer will be responsible to develop and lead the implementation of project communication strategy to promote and profiling the project. She/he will also support implementing partner in developing and producing information, education and communication materias relevant to project campaign.

Dimensions of Role:

This position reports to SAFE Seas National Project Coordinator and also has the coordination line with -Influencing department.

The position has a functional relationship with all project staff including implementing partner for developing and producing effective information, education and communication materials with high visibility in local and national level off line as well as on line, providing support to the influencing/advocacy outputs of projects and leading the process of YPII branding strategy development.

The person is responsible for ensuring the compliances of global brand identity in Plan International Indonesia communication materials and events are in line with global brand guideline and identity to promote Plan visibility.

Accountability

Implement communication plan to showcase project result with high visibility for campaign and advocacy at local and national level

  • Develop and implement communication plan of SAFE Seas for advocacy, selling program, and scale-up best practices.
  • Identify, design and produce strategic, high quality and high profile information, education and communication materials relevant for the SAFE Seas project
  • Foster relationships with project staffs and key persons.

Produce good quality education and communication materials and dissemination off line as well as on line

  • Ensure all hard/soft copy of designs of IEC/BCC materials, photos, audio-visuals are available for the needs of project report as well as for campaign
  • Ensure all communication materials published by YPII and implementing partner follow Plan International Communication protocol.
  • Collecting and writing stories to promote the impact of the SAFE Seas Project

Manage and coordinate publication in social media, mass media, and other platform media at local to national level.

  • Organize initiatives media visit to program/project site and maintaining media visit guideline.
  • Put target number of publication and in-depth coverage in local and national mass media to be reached annually in collaboration with implementing partner..
  • Drafting contain (e.g. press release, etc) for mass media or Plan website.
  • Communication protocol and issues are well verified before any media visit.

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GESI)

  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in all communication materials, and as principles applied in day-to-day work;
  • Participates actively in capacity building and learning event on Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion;
  • Submits required documentations (reports, checklists, action plans) to implement policy, standards and approach on Safeguarding and GESI;
  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GESI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Key Relationships:

Internal

Position

Reasons for contact

Level

SAFE Seas National Project Coordinator

Support the development of project information, education and communication materials

High

Communication Specialist (Influencing Department)

Consult and inform the development and production or information, education and communication materials to meet the YPII communication protocol and standards

High

Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Coordinate in the utilisation of MER products for advocacy and project and program documentation

Medium

 

External

Position

Reasons for contact

Level

Partner organisations

Support  the development of projects communication strategy implementation

Medium

Media

Publication of Yayasan Plan International Indonesia works

Medium

Designers, printing houses

To ensure all communication production material are met with Plan’s communication protocol

Medium

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

Essential:

  • Bachelor Degree in Communication, Journalism or Public Relations from a recognized University
  • Minimum 3 years experience in working in the same or similar position
  • Demonstrate knowledge and familiar with public and media campaign
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills on information, education and communication materials development and production. Please provide example of your work.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadline
  • Ability to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision
  • Have “can do”attitude.
  • Ability to write stories in English
  • Fluent in English

Desirable:

  • Experienced in designing and producing information, education and communication materials for community awareness as well as for public campaign
  • Have good network with production house or similar entities
  • Have experience in working for public campaign and/or community awareness raising

 

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organisation by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

We strive for lasting impact

We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.

We work well together

We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organisation, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.

We are inclusive and empowering

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.

Physical Working Environment

Typical office environment in Jakarta, with frequent travel to project locations

Level of contact with children

Medium interaction with young people (age from 18 – 29)

 

All applications will be treated in confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interviews. Please submit your letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae in English by click http://tinyurl.com/COMSSAFESeas21 now not later than  July 29, 2021

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Yayasan Plan International Indonesia  is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Yayasan Plan International Indonesia  believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

 

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