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Director of Communication and Influencing

Date: 29-Jan-2019

Location: Jakarta, JK, ID

Company: Plan International

Yayasan Plan International Indonesia is presently implementing its country strategic 4 (CS 4) covering fiscal year 2017 to 2022, where the country objective has been defined as “to identify and facilitate the removal of obstacles that prevent children from enjoying their rights and participating fully in Indonesian society”. The organisation’s purpose is to “strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls”. This goal will be achieved by providing technical support and implementing quality programs and projects through partnership. An effective and efficient communications strategy is a must for Plan Indonesia to share the outcomes of these projects to influence different actors, specially state authorities and to position Plan’s profile within and outside at different levels – starting from community, sub district, district to national, regional and international levels.

 

Director of Communication and Influencing  Jakarta

Dimensions of Role: The post holder is member of the CMT (Country Management Team) , post holder reports to the Executive Director of Plan International Indonesia. S/he directly supervises two managers responsible for internal and external communications program communications, as well as providing matrix management to Advocacy Manager sitting in the Program team.  The post holder is responsible for overseeing an annual Communication & Influencing budget. Actively participates in initiatives within the region and in Plan globally. The post holder represents YPII in regional or global forums, networks, consultative sessions or conferences as required. Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position: Strategic leadership  Lead the design, review, changes and implementation of YPII’s strategy on advocacy, campaign and communication, including branding.  Lead in the development of YPII Advocacy & Influencing strategy and coordinate the implementation of the strategy with other units, especially Program team.  Work together with YPII Program Director and Executive Director to identify and drive forward new strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, including private sector and the media. Work closely with the CMT and Program Management Team to define Plan’s engagement in national development strategies including SDGs.  Advocacy & Policy  Lead the coordination with Program team to set up clear objectives and activities for influencing, including advocacy, policy, campaigns, communications, and partnerships links between project/program and organisational/flagship advocacy/campaign. Work together with Program Director, to ensure that YPII produces and publish robust policy analysis, and high quality research based on our field experience that feeds into national and regional discourse on child rights and poverty.  Ensure that YPII remains aware of and fully engaged with emerging trends and initiatives, particularly related to improving the rights of children and young people, both in Indonesia and at a regional level, particularly ASEAN, as to support broader engagement and advocacy initiatives for Plan International. Help provide technical support to program and project teams to develop and monitor influencing and advocacy strategy/plan. Networking, Alliance Building and Representation Lead the coordination and collaboration with the various governmental ministries, mostly at the national level; and supporting PIAs/PUs advocacy at the provincial and district level.  Establish and maintain relationships with organizations and institutions in Indonesia in order to promote visibility and public recognition of Plan in the country in line with the Strategic Direction to work in Partnerships and Alliances.Leverage Plan works and experience in the country, region and globally to position Plan as the practice national leader on the intersection of gender equality, girl’s agency, protection and youth economic empowerment. Support the Executive Director in a number of external high level representational responsibilities for girl’s equality and youth. Communications & Campaigns Lead the design and ensure implementation of specific strategies/policies for the communication with different internal and external audiences, including the media. Lead the team to support and facilitate the implementation of communication strategies in all working areas of the organization. Provide leadership in the design and implementation of public campaigns, in coordination with Program team.  Lead the conceptualisation and production of annual reports, feature/case stories, project briefs, brochures, AV materials and infographics on Plan’s work for various purposes. Provide leadership to support the Program Department in projects and programs that work closely with media (e.g. youth media groups, networks and platforms to share children’s work). Media & Branding Develop and maintain relationship with key media representative by facilitating and arranging media interviews and media coverage in order to gain publicity and better understanding to support Plan’s work for promoting the rights of children. Ensure in-country understanding and quality compliance with Plan’s global identity guidelines for all communications and PR materials (print, audio-visual and electronic). Lead the work to raise Plan’s brand awareness by defining Plan’s position in critical development issues focusing on equality for girls and by developing key messages for communication to external and internal audiences (communities, partners, key influencers, government, Plan staff, media, and other stakeholders). Develop and maintain the Plan International Indonesia Website and other social media platforms for the yayasan.  Provide support to program communication and related activities and capacity building on communications and media skills.  People Management To ensure Plan’s organizational culture and mission with regards to Gender equality are embedded in staff behaviours and practices. To provide leadership, coaching for results and support to individual development and performance management of team members. To oversee the delivery of effective capacity building support in the areas of communication, advocacy and campaign, mainly to program staff and partners.  To support staff to understand organizational vision, mission, strategic directions, Human Resource Policies, Child protection, CCCD, Gender Equality Policy, etc. To manage staff performance in line with approved Plan Employee Appraisal standards and guidelines. The post holder ensures smooth teamwork within and across and with different departments. Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:  Sound understanding of integrated development and humanitarian issues and critical analysis of child poverty.  In-depth knowledge of child-rights programming and ability to conduct critical analysis to challenges affecting achievement of child rights with focus on girls’ rights.  Demonstrated knowledge in leading strategic planning processes .Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes. Demonstrated track record in driving change and enabling high performing teams, with the ability to lead, motivate and develop others. Knowledge of partnership and influencing processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support partners and counterparts. Solid understanding of gender equality integration in programs, personnel management, and office culture. Skills Strong Analytical and problem solving skills; Exceptional conceptual and strategic thinking skills Good Negotiation and influencing skills;  Ability to conduct and integrate power analysis;  Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with stakeholders from various sectors;  Fluency in English and Indonesian  Excellent Written and oral communication skills, including presentation and public speaking. Strong team building and motivational skills; Leadership analysis/coaching skills;  Strong inter-personal skills in a multi-cultural environment;  A proven track record in successfully mobilizing resources across a range of institutional donors. Ability to provide leadership, communicate effectively and build high performing teams that work together to achieve goals. Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically

All applications will be treated in confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interviews. Please submit your letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae in English by email not later than February 11 , 2019  to: HRD.Indonesia@plan-international.org

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Yayasan Plan International Indonesia seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly girls, women, and people with disability. We encourage people form diverse backgrounds and experiences, particularly women and people with disability to apply