Protection Officer

The role
The Protection Officer reports to Protection International’s Representative in Jakarta and is part of PI’s Protection Desk Indonesia. Under the overall supervision of the PI Representative, the Protection Officer shall be responsible but not limited to the following duties;

 Contribute to the development of the security plan, implement it, update it and abide by it;
 Commit to confidentiality with regard to internal issues;
 Identify target groups/organizations/individual defenders for capacity building and conduct a needs assessment;
 Liaise with human rights defenders and organisations on the development of training content aimed at building their capacity in security management and protection;
 Develop capacity building materials, methods and adapt the PI training manual according to specific requirements of the local context;
 Write capacity building reports including an evaluation, provide any recommendations for its adaptation and indicate follow up interventions to be undertaken;
 Work with the PI Representative on developing documents for use in external advocacy;
 Contribute to the compilation of the annual work plan and monitor progress of its implementation in collaboration with PI Representative;
 Draft periodic reports under supervision of the PI Representative for strategic use by PI;
 Undertake research on issues related to improved security management and protection by HRDs for strategic use by PI;
 Contribute to regular data analysis for the identification of lessons learnt;
 Contribute to improving or drafting PI policies and programmes;
 Contribute to writing for the website;
 Capture lessons learnt and best practices in HRD protection in suitable formats and share within PI for internal learning and strategic use with external stakeholders;
 Liaise with NGOs and international organizations working towards the protection of HRDs;
 Undertake advocacy activities at local, national, regional and international level;
 Contribute to the analysis of the political context in any given area where PI works or plans to work;
 Monitor the security and safety situation in the countries where PI works with regard to the situation of human rights defenders;
 Work as a team member and actively support the achievement of collective goals and professionalism in line with stated rules and specific global and individual achievements as stated in the work plan;
 Work in line with provisions stipulated in PI’s human resource policy;
 Undertake other duties as required.

The offer
One-year, renewable employment contract, governed by Indonesian law. Competitive benefits and gross monthly salary of 12.000.000 – 15.750.000 IDR – depending on previous relevant professional experience and salary history.

The position is based in Jakarta (40 hrs/week with the possibility of flexible working hours arrangement). Desired start date: 2nd May 2018

Required Qualifications
• University degree in Human Rights, Law, Psychology, Social Sciences or related studies is required;
• Minimum three years of relevant work experience in in project management, monitoring and evaluation, protection of human rights defenders, advocacy work, training facilitation, communication and/or fundraising with strong focus on Human Rights Defenders; preferably with an international non-governmental organization;
• Motivation and exposure to human rights issues is an asset.

Required Skills and Knowledge

 Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in English is essential as well as in Bahasa Indonesia;
 Attention to details and an investigative nature;
 Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritise;
 Be both autonomous and a team-player, ability to multi-task, plan and organise, and ability to work under pressure and against deadlines. Capacity to build consensus and motivate others;
 Knowledge and practice on gender equality and open minded in diversities;
 Sound decision-making in line with functions;
 Ability to work under pressure and against deadlines;
 Ability to travel;
 IT security management skills are an asset;
 Creative, innovative, and brave person who takes initiative.
 Having integrity and taking up responsibility for specific tasks

Application process
PI promotes gender equality, diversities and strongly encourages female applicants to apply for this position.

Send your resume, contact details (email & mobile numbers) of 5 references of your line managers, former colleagues from the former organization or work places and a motivation letter (English only) before 31 March 2018 to the following email: making mention of ‘Protection Officer’ in the subject line.

Please include your name in the file name of your application documents, e.g.

Do not attach any certificates or references at this stage of the recruitment

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Protection International is an international not-for-profit organisation. It researches strategies and security management tools that empower human rights defenders (HRDs), organisations and communities to protect themselves. PI shares its expertise in this area with people at risk due to their human rights work. PI sees human rights defenders as agents of change who form a pillar of free and just societies. In many parts of the world the defence of human rights evokes pressure, threats and attacks from state and non-state actors. PI works with the national/local human rights movement to develop strategies and programmes prevent and counter such counter pressure. PI tailors its approach to each context and profile. It works in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin-America, with presence in Thailand, Indonesia, Kenya, DR Congo, Burundi, Colombia, Guatemala, and Belgium (head-office).PI’s mission is three-fold:

• empowering HRDs to protect themselves;
• urging state authorities to fulfil their responsibility to protect HRDs;
• encouraging other stakeholders to contribute to protecting HRDS, or at least to respect their right to defend human rights.

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