SYSTEMIQ, along with our partners, has built a bold, outcomes-driven program that measurably reduces ocean plastic pollution where it matters most. However, we know that we are still not doing enough, or moving quickly enough, to tackle this emergency – plastic pollution continues to far outpacing current solutions to stop it.
This year, we will take bold, thoughtful action to address the system constraints that make setting up and operating waste systems so challenging in medium, small and remote Indonesian cities with the goal of reforming waste collection and putting Indonesia on an achievable path to zero plastic leakage. We are looking for smart, ambitious, innovative leaders to join us in this ambitious work.
- If you have a passion for the ocean and putting your time and skill set to the highest good…
- If you see the destruction of precious ecosystems and no longer want to sit on the side-lines…
- If you have an analytical background and are motivated by solving complex problems and systems work…
- If you yearn to work with fellow passionate, smart leaders committed to building a better future in Indonesia and South East Asia…
- If you’ve been yearning to do something with real impact, where your actions produce direct, measurable results in people’s lives and for nature…
… then this job may be for you.
SYSTEMIQ aims to catalyse good disruptions in economic systems by building coalitions to shape policies and business strategies, co-creating market solutions in partnership with the private and public sectors, and investing its own venture capital in opportunities with the biggest potential to drive rapid system change. In South-East Asia, SYSTEMIQ is also working to develop market-based solutions for peatland and forest restoration and opened an office in Jakarta in 2017. www.systemiq.earth
Project STOP (www.stopoceanplastics.com) is an initiative to accelerate waste management system improvements in South-East Asia, starting in Indonesia, co-developed by Borealis and SYSTEMIQ. The project aims to make a scalable front-line contribution to marine plastic debris prevention and ocean health. The first city partnership was launched in May 2018 in Muncar, Banyuwangi, East Java. Currently, the Project STOP has also started operations in Jembrana, Bali with funding from Alliance to End Plastic Waste
Bersih Indonesia is a new initiative to further scale-up waste managementt system improvements at a Kabupaten level. Also funded by Alliance to End Plastic Waste, this program aims to replicate Project STOP’s successul model while also building broader collaboration and innovation to enable system scale-up. The first location of this program is Kabupaten Malang, East Java.
The Community Development Officer will have a critical role in Bersih Indonesia program. They will work with local community leaders and local government to inspire whole communities to form new, healthier habits with the introduction of waste management systems to communities who have never experienced a waste system before. This involves changing four significant behaviours within communities – (1) to stop burning or dumping their waste, (2) to use the new waste system, (3) to pay a nominal fee which covers waste collection costs and (4) to separate their waste into organic and non-organic fractions at home.
The role will require a high level of personal drive, excellent team leadership and project management skills, and highly developed relationship development and problem-solving abilities. In return, we offer a unique opportunity to work with international and local experts and lead a front-line initiative that can deliver tangible results for marine plastic prevention, circular waste management, public health and livelihood benefits in Indonesia and the wider region.
- Identify potential community partners and build lasting relationships
- Work with project team, local government, and community leaders and organizations to design a behaviour-change campaign strategy targetting 4 key behaviours explained above to support waste management system introduction. This may include Training of Trainers (TOT) for community facilitators, door-to-door campaigns, and school education campaigns in Kabupaten Malang
- Translate Bersih Indonesia goals and timeline into executable behavior change goals, and lead execution with key partners
- Lead and coordinate a group of community facilitators to deliver a community engagement strategy
- Build positive consensus with city and community leaders to support the Bersih Indonesia program and work together towards common goals that affect the future sustainability of the community
- Monitor behavior change roll out activities throughout the program length and ensure new behaviours are rooted in community
- Represent the Bersih Indonesia to key stakeholders together with Government Manager and Program Manager
- [In time] Contribute to, or lead, replication and scaling of SYSTEMIQ’s circular economy programs in other locations across Indonesia
This position will report to SYSTEMIQ Project Manager and Bersih Indonesia Project Management Office (PMO).
“The secret to change is to focus all of our energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates
SYSTEMIQ is looking for individuals with a strong record of excellence and achievement. You have proven that in different contexts and are keen to work in a young, entrepreneurial company where you can get involved in a variety of work, shape the business and make maximum impact. You are passionate about SYSTEMIQ’s mission and approach to system change. Your background includes working within teams to inspire hard-to-change behaviours and new habit setting. Specifically, you have:
- At least 5 years’ experience, preferably in behaviour change approaches and/or community development/organizing.
- Holds at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Master’s degree, in social science, communication, public health or related subject
- Experience in designing multiple behaviour change programs and activities
- Successful field experience running a behaviour change program
- Able to build trust with leaders in the community and assist residents in managing change
- Able to influence/motivate new household behaviour without use of formal authority
- Ideally have an established network with other behaviour change professionals, especially in the ocean plastic or waste space (although not required)
- Able to work collaboratively in a team environment and work well with a diverse group of waste stakeholders
- Ability to communicate effectively in English and Bahasa Indonesian
- Willingness to be full time stationed in Malang, and have some travel to Bali, Jakarta, Muncar and Pasuruan/Surabaya
- Evidenced passion for the sustainability / environment / social enterprise space.
- Must align with SYSTEMIQ values (creativity, challenge, collaborate, change and care) and be able to demonstrate how they have lived these values in a professional setting.
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