Investing in Human Capital for Disaster Management (INVEST DM) 2.0
About Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia
Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia (YMCI) is a local Indonesian non-profit organization, which implements humanitarian and development assistance programs throughout the country. YMCI’s mission is to empower people in Indonesia to become healthy, productive, and resilient communities. Resilience means an ability to recover form or adjust easily to misfortune or change.
Under USAID/BHA funding, Mercy Corps is implementing a USAID/BHA-Funded, 18-month, $2.5M Investing in Human Capital for Disaster Management (INVEST DM) Program: INVEST DM 2.0. A continuation of INVEST DM phase 1, INVEST DM phase 2 will work to support the Government of Indonesia (GOI) disaster management institutions (BNPB & BPBDs) and people at key administrative levels to be better equipped to fulfill their mandate to deliver effective DM services and save lives.
Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – INVEST DM 2.0
General Position Summary
Under the supervision and guidance of INVEST DM 2.0 Chief of Party, the INVEST DM 2.0 Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) is responsible for substantive capacity building aspects of the program, providing strategic direction on training and organizational development activities in the field, leading on the documentation of lessons learned and best practice in DRM training, and knowledge management. The DCOP oversees training management including the design, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and sustainability of training inputs, as well contributing to mainstream best practices at the national level. The DCOP will provide vision and strategy for provincial training and organizational capacity development and will seek innovative approaches, tools and methods that will lead to long-term sustainability and replication of DRM trainings and organizational capacity in collaboration with the donor, the private sector, civil society, universities and government ministries. The DCOP will also support the COP by playing a key role in program administration and compliance including assisting in the oversight and performance management of field staff.
Essential Job Responsibilities
- Leadership and Management: Provide general oversight of the training and organizational capacity building activities; responsible for coordination with the donor and BNPB for delivery of quality trainings and replication of outcome. The DCOP will assist the COP to lead the INVEST DM 2.0 Consortium by :
- Reviewing existing training curricula and organizational development modules and other relevant materials (including awareness-raising materials, handbook, poster, training fils etc);
- Reviewing the inputs of consortium partners to ensure that they comply with INVEST program strategy and synergize with local activities;
- Facilitate the standardization of national training modules, ensure the testing of curricula and modules and a feedback process to improve upon the trainings;
- work with field teams to ensure robust annual work plans that are reviewed and updated routinely and ensure strong linkages in provinces with consortium partner activities to avoid any overlap or missed strategic opportunities;
- play a critical supporting role in the performance management of staff ensuring that reporting is compliant with INVEST DM 2.0 program and Mercy Corps standards.
- Technical Expertise : Apply technical knowledge of Mercy Corps Indonesia’s systems and processes/activities, policies, strategies, including conducting field research and analysis. Provide guidance and support to BNPB and BPBDs on developing capacity building frameworks; working with field teams to identify key capacity development priorities in each of the targeted provinces and identifying specialists and consultants to support the capacity building activities.
- Representation and Coordination: The DCOP will be expected to support the COP to consult and liaise with relevant government agencies at the national and local levels; with the donor and with consortium members to ensure the quality INVEST DM 2.0 deliverables. The DCOP will have approval delegation for specialists and consultants provided to the INVEST DM 2.0 program through consortium partners. When the COP is absent from post, the DCOP will assume COP delegation.
- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning : The DCOP will support the COP by working with the National Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to analyze and report against the data collected from the INVEST DM 2.0 program, including ensuring that INVEST DM 2.0 consortium partner MEL systems comply with the INVEST DM 2.0 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework. The DCOP will support the monitoring, evaluation and measurement of the program’s training and organizational development implementation standards, impact and operational compliance, including assisting the M&E Officer in the development of surveys and the monitoring, evaluation and documentation of best practices. The DCOP will work closely with the M&E officer to establish rigorous monitoring and evaluation process for measuring the program baseline and end line surveys.
- Develop timely work plans and reports on program activities : The DCOP will assist in the management of field reporting including ensuring each province has robust work-plan, is providing weekly and monthly updates and is contributing in a timely fashion to the INVEST routine reporting processes. The DCOP will assist the COP in development of reports for the donor and the analysis of data for success stories and evidence of charge.
- A Master’s Degree in a relevant field of Development Studies/International Development, Environmental Management and Policy, Education or relevant field;
- A minimum 15 years of experience in designing and managing training and/or organizational capacity building programs in the disaster management sector with demonstrated technical expertise in DRM;
- Experience in collaboratively working with development agencies, universities, donors and government departments, such as BNPB and BPBDs.
- Proficiency in English, both verbal and written communication is essential;
- Excellent communication, presentation, organizational and interpersonal skills;
- Strong familiarity with MS Word, Excel and Power point are mandatory;
- Demonstrated attention to detail, take initiative and set strategic objectives , anticipate and solve problems;
- Effective time management and organization skills including priority setting and responding to program needs.
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Safeguarding & Ethics
Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesua is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
How to Apply
The vacancy will be closed on 09 April 2021 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.
Human Resources Department
Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia