Position Title: Thematic Coordinator MAMPU Theme 2: Employment / Economic Empowerment
Period of Assignment: 1 Year (with possibility of extension)
Reporting To: Team Leader
The Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (MAMPU Phase II) aims to address key issues affecting poor women in accessing, controlling, participating and enjoying fulfilment from policies and development programs in five thematic areas as follows: a) Improving access to GOI’s social protection programs; b) Improving conditions of employment and removing workplace discrimination; c) Improving conditions for women’s overseas labour migration; d) Improving women’s health and nutritional status; e) Reducing violence against women.
The Program will increase capacity of civil society partners; expand the network organisations working on gender equality; better position all of our partners to exert greater influence on key areas of government policy; and expand reach among poor women at the grassroots level.
MAMPU Thematic Area Two contributes to the government’s medium term development targets in the RPJMN 2015-2019 through increased labour force participation and mainstreaming gender in laws and regulations to better protect women who works. Providing decent working conditions for homeworkers makes good economic sense, by reducing poverty for thousands of women and their families, it contributes directly to achieving Goal 8 of the SDGs: decent work and economic growth. MAMPU supports women’s groups in finding economic activities to support their livelihood as well as strengthening their organisation.
Reporting to the Team Leader, the Thematic Coordinator (TC) will establish a close working relationship with MAMPU CSO partners, MAMPU team, MAMPU Thematic experts, Technical Advisers and Cowater International. The TC will coordinate closely with Bappenas and DFAT under guidance from MAMPU Senior Management Team.
Under the overall direction of the Senior Management Team, the TC will be responsible for:
• Coordinating activities under the thematic area related to women’s access to employment, economic empowerment and livelihood;
• Facilitating partners to interact and link with organisations and networks (including private sectors) that are relevant to program implementation;
• Identifying and analysing business sectors that are potential to provide decent working condition and identifying business development opportunities for women groups.
• Supporting partners in developing and advocating “better” business models that would attract private sector to implement as they could continue to be profitable yet able to yield socio-economic impact by providing better income for women in the grassroots
• Identifying potential integration / link among MAMPU thematic and other DFAT program
• Oversee timely implementation and reporting of Partners; provide on-going guidance and support to partners in implementing their work plans, including in the areas of financial management, monitoring and evaluation, communications, knowledge management, and identification of organisational capacity building as well as technical assistance needs, in close consultation with MAMPU thematic experts and technical advisers;
• Develop TORs and oversee the engagement of potential service providers and consultants according to the required expertise;
• Coordinate with a team of resources to plan and execute the activities within the nominated thematic area; this include M&E, Research, Grants, Program Support Officers tasked to support the thematic area;
• Coordinate with other Thematic Coordinators and team members as relevant;
• Travel as needed to represent MAMPU, ensure effective monitoring of activities and understand issues faced by partners in the field;
• Contribute to MAMPU’s internal and external requests as needed
• University-level qualifications in a relevant field, such as Business and Economics, Social Studies, International Development or other relevant disciplines with over 5 years of experience working with or through business sectors to support CSOs or communities for better access to market;
• Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing economic empowerment / livelihood programs, preferably with women’s groups; experience in identifying potential market and linking communities to market;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills;
• Well-developed organisational skills, administrative skills, management skills to manage programs, events, workshops, programs and delegation visits;
• Good representational skills and the ability to build relationships with relevant government and non-government stakeholders.