Job Description

Job Summary:
The Civil Society Strengthening Specialist will increase the organizational capacity of district-level CSOs across Indonesia. S/he will work with the Senior Technical Advisor and a team of field-based coordinators to assess and improve partner CSOs’ effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, and sustainability through one-on-one mentoring, on-demand technical assistance (TA), learning-by-doing activities, group trainings, and relationship building with local government. S/he will support the development and adaptation of a suite of FHI 360 organizational development (OD) tools and approaches and provide mentoring, guidance, and resources for project field-based coordinators working with partner CSOs. S/he will also propose innovative, results-driven recommendations to adapt civil society strengthening interventions and work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (ME&L) team to meet and exceed the project’s output, outcome, and impact indicators.

+ Facilitate partner CSOs’ self-assessment of their organizational and financial capacities using tools such as the Organizational Performance Index (OPI) and Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA);
+ Collaborate with partner CSOs to facilitate training and development plans based on OPI and OCA results and informed by a Capacity Building 2.0 approach;
+ Manage and work with a team of eight field-based coordinators to provide partner CSOs with one-on-one mentoring, on-demand TA, learning-by-doing activities, group trainings, and relationship building with local government; ensure partner CSOs meet goals identified in training and development plans;
+ Engage partner CSOs in sustainability support and activities related to Indonesia’s Presidential Regulation (Perpres 16/2018) and opportunities related to public philanthropy, crowd sourcing, social enterprise development, and corporate social responsibility (CSR);
+ Contribute to the development of a performance measurement system for CSOs, including recommendations for the institutionalization of this system within existing local structures;
+ Collaborate with the Local Governance Specialist to provide TA to district governments to build their understanding of the benefits of engaging with local CSOs and methods for implementing Perpres 16/2018;
+ Collaborate with the Local Governance Specialist to develop curriculum and seminars for partner CSOs on local government structure, local governance Perda-making, and engagement;
+ Engage partner CSOs in CSO network activities and initiatives that increase CSOs’ relevance to communities;
+ Increase partner CSOs’ abilities to engage constructively and effectively with local government officials, including policy makers (e.g., Bupatis, Sekretaris, Daerahs), mid-level officials (heads of Dinas, Dinas staff), and frontline service providers;
+ Develop content for the project’s Innovation and Expertise Hub, including by sourcing expertise for the Hub and developing and updating curriculum included in the Hub;
+ Thoughtfully include gender and social inclusion (GESI) considerations across civil society strengthening interventions;
+ Work with the Senior Technical Advisor to identify good practices for replication; and
+ Document partner CSO success stories for knowledge sharing, reporting, and replication.

Supervision Given/Received:
+ May supervise junior level staff members.
+ Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organization’s objectives and schedules.
+ Accomplishes results through managers or senior members of team.
+ Manages a technical area staff and function area within the organization.
+ Plays a coaching and mentoring role for others; may assist in team management as necessary, although has no formal people management responsibility.

+ Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Business Administration, Education, Law, Political Science, Public Administration or other related field. Master degree preferred.

+ Minimum of 25 years of experience in OD, ME&L, and gender mainstreaming for United States Government (USG) and/or other donor projects required.
+ At least 15 years of experience providing training, mentoring, and TA to local CSOs and district-level governments.
+ Demonstrated ability to manage projects and consultants, and to set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities required;
+ Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance required.
+ Demonstrated ability to design and adapt tools and document success stories and project learning for replication.
+ Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia required.
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