Program Coordinator – TRANSFORM

Mercy Corps Indonesia and its partners – EcoMetrix Solutions Group (ESG), AtmaConnect (Atma), Mercy Corps Indonesia (YMCI) and the Semarang City Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) – are implementing a scale-up grant to build flood resilience for urban communities that face frequent and severe flood risk in the downstream of Garang River Basin, Semarang, Indonesia. Transboundary flood risk management through governance and innovative information technology (TRANSFORM) project will take an integrated approach that incentivizes multi-stakeholder coordination and action for flood resilience at a Basin level through access to cutting-edge, user friendly information and decision-making tools.
Since 2008, Mercy Corps Indonesia has worked with the Semarang City Government, universities, private sector and community action groups to study and raise awareness around the city’s vulnerabilities, support development of resilience strategies and mobilize city projects across flood prone areas. The work has been implemented as part of the Rockefeller-funded Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), and more recently, as part of the Zurich-funded Community Flood Resilience Measurement Program.

Under the Water Window Challenge of Global Resilience Partnership, the Mercy Corps Indonesia-led Team will scale its approach from a city to a Basin-level, engaging government, communities, and the private sector upstream and outside of the city’s administrative boundaries to tackle the major drivers of downstream flood risk. The initiative will apply ESII Tools developed by ESG to research land use practice in the upstream areas that affecting downstream areas, analyzing, and highlighting cost benefit value for potential actions that can incentivize communities and ecosystems. TRANSFORM will also apply AtmaGo, a tested free-of-charge, mobile-based app that provides an effective, low-cost communication tool for communities to share vital information on flood risks. In addition, TRANSFORM will enhance investment and implementation of trans boundary flood risk mitigation measures by designing interventions directly resulting from information emerging from the ESII tool on long-term flood risk reducing measures.

1. Program Coordinator

The TRANSFORM Project Coordinator will be based in Semarang and leading the field teams to achieve program goals and objectives. The coordinator will need to initiate and maintain relationships with government agencies, local NGO/community groups, academies, and private sector in the upstream area (Semarang Regency) and the downstream area (Semarang City) of Garang River Basin. The coordinator will need to have sufficient knowledge and experience around ecosystem services, project management, and community development work to ensure the project can incorporate results from partnerships with ESG and ATMA to build community resilience towards flooding


  • At least 3 years of experience working with project/program design and implementation in the areas of environment, conservation and/or development; especially for landscape approach, assessments and analysis;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology, Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity, Green Economy, Biology, Environmental Science, Forestry or other related field;
  • Experience in facilitating and developing workshop;
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations with a wide range of people in both public and private sectors, including business, government, non-governmental organizations, universities, and local communities;
  • Knowledge on climate change adaptation and disaster risk management will be an advantage;
  • Proficiency in English in writing and the ability to cross translate between Bahasa and English. Ability to converse in English is preferred;
  • Ability to multi-task, follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members essential;
  • Computer literate; proficient in MS Office, MS Excel in particular and Internet navigation are required.
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