Organization: Education Development Center
Closing date: 31 Oct 2013
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) seeks one Jakarta-based Project Coordinator, to serve as a full-time technical team member for the anticipated JPMorgan Chase Foundation-funded, Accelerating Work Achievement and Readiness for Employment (AWARE) project The AWARE project aims to equip youth with work readiness skills and experiences needed to gain and sustain employment through EDCs Work Ready Now! (WRN!) curriculum and course materials. WRN! is EDCs curriculum and approach for delivering effective work readiness training to youth. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with Bangkok-based project managers and a local Curriculum Development Specialist/Workforce Development Manager to support the implementation of AWARE project activities in Indonesia.
Founded in 1958, EDC is an international non-governmental organization that works to build bridges between educational research, policy and practice. EDCs headquarters is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, with additional offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Nairobi, and Bangkok. EDC has over 350 projects in 35 countries with approximately 1700 employees worldwide.
Support project managers to implement AWARE start-up activities in Indonesia
Provide technical assistance to local partner Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools
Support and monitor delivery of the WRN! training at partner TVET schools in Jakarta in conjunction with EDCs Curriculum Development Specialist/Workforce Development Manager
Develop and implement strategies for strengthening collaborative partnership networks in Jakarta, including three TVET schools in Jakarta, employers, and local government counterparts with respect to work-based learning program formation and capacity building for TVET teachers
Manage Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and Contracts that define roles and expectations between partners TVET schools and local employers in Jakarta
Assist with identifying and preparing employers for the work-based learning project component in conjunction with TVET schools and EDCs Curriculum Development Specialist/Workforce Development Manager
Monitor and evaluate the work readiness trainings and work-based learning components with three TVET schools in Jakarta
In conjunction with EDCs Curriculum Development Specialist/Workforce Development Manager, prepare periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against set targets
Participate in inter-agency coordination meetings, and special activities or events as appropriate
Participate in internal administrative and operational meetings, as required
Facilitate arrangements for organizing meetings, trainings and workshops
Perform other duties as may be assigned
University degree, preferably in communications, social sciences, international relations, development studies, or business management
At least 3 years work experience, preferably in an NGO, international organization or business
Demonstrates understanding of international development, vocational training, workforce development, and technology and entrepreneurship for micro-enterprises, that are specific to Indonesia and in Asia
Experience and/or training in career guidance and counseling or human resources management desired
Experience working with youth and teaching or facilitating experience desired
Computer literacy, preferably including database applications and knowledge of website management
Excellent communication and report writing skills, experience in proposal writing is an advantage
Strong interpersonal communications, negotiation, presentations skills and experience working in a multi-cultural environment
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to work on multi-tasks and to meet deadlines
Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English
How to apply:
This is a local hire position and is open to Indonesian citizens and non-citizens with valid work authorization. A competitive benefits package and salary will be provided in local currency. This is a full-time position for 12 months with the possibility of extension based on availability of funding.
Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 October 2013, referring to this advertisement. All candidates are kindly requested to specify their availability date in their cover letter. Please insert AWARE Indonesia Project Coordinator in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.