Advocacy Coordinator

  • Kupang
  • Plan International
Background   Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. In Indonesia, Plan International operates since 1969, and in 2017 Yayasan Plan International Indonesia (YPII/Plan Indonesia) was established as a national entity of Plan International in Indonesia. YPII is currently implementing its Country Strategy 5 (CS 5) covering the fiscal year 2023 to 20 2 7, where the country’s purpose is in line with the global Plan International’s Purpose “to advance children’s rights and equality for girls”. Our ambition is to enable at least 3 million girls and young women to learn (gain skills for work), lead (empower to act on issues that matter to them), decide (have control over their own lives and bodies), and thrive (grow healthy and protected from violence). It means that we will take action to identify and facilitate the removal of obstacles that prevent children, especially girls, and young women from enjoying their rights and participating fully in Indonesian society. This goal will be achieved by implementing quality programmes and projects as well as influencing decision-makers and key stakeholders to make the required changes.   Job Purpose   Advocacy Coordinator will support and assists Advocacy & Policy Manager and PIA Manager in developing and implementing advocacy strategy and other advocacy products from province and district level.     Dimensions of The Role   The advocacy coordinator will report to Advocacy & Policy Manager and in close coordination and communication with Area Program Manager and all PIA Managers. Support Policy Advocacy Manager and PIA Managers in designing advocacy strategy for PIA areas ensuring it contribute to CS5 Programme and Influencing Objectives Support PIA Managers to implement the advocacy strategy of PIA Represent Plan Indonesia when needed to government and other related stakeholders at the provincial level for advocacy agenda. Facilitate advocacy training for PIA staff based on advocacy capacity development need assessment Facilitate Child, Adolescent, and Youth (CAY) particularly sponsored children and Youth Advisory Panel members to meaningfully participate in advocacy agenda   Accountabilities   Under supervision of Policy Advocacy Manager, assist PIA Manager to design the advocacy strategy for each of Programme Implementation Area (PIA) and provincial level to contribute to CS5 Programme and Influencing objectives / Theory of Change Conduct stakeholders mapping and develop advocacy strategy with PIA Manager in PIA Areas. Coordinate with PIA Manager and staff to ensure advocacy targets are achieved. Establish networks and partnership with government institution and non-government organization in order to strengthen the implementation of advocacy agenda. Represent Plan Indonesia to engage with stakeholders related to advocacy agenda in provincial level, and support PIA Managers at the district level when needed Play key role in developing and gathering evidence-based advocacy to address policy gap evidence-based advocacy products based on Plan works in PIA Identify the capacity building needs for advocacy and deliver capacity building activities for PIA staff involving experts from internal and external parties Monitoring and evaluation on the advocacy agenda in provincial level as part to support PIA Coordinate, consult and collaborate with relevant unit to conduct policy dialogue, policy analysis , drafting policy brief/recommendation, provide input to government regulation, advocate government budget Ensure advocacy strategy comply with safeguarding and other organizational policies. Conduct coordination meeting with PIA Manager to monitor the implementation of advocacy agenda. Coordinate with PIA Manager and Campaign Lead to ensure the meaningful participation of sponsored child and youth in the implementation of advocacy and campaign agenda at PIA and provincial level. Develop activity reports on progress of advocacy plan. Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.     Working Relationship Internal   Policy and Advocacy Manager, Policy and Advocacy Specialist, Campaign Lead, and Communications Specialist. Area Programme Manager, PIA Manager, Deputy PIA Manager, PIA Project Coordinator, and PIA MER Specialist Safeguarding Specialist, Child Protection Specialist, and GESI Specialist Finance and admin assistant.     External   Provincial and district government in NTT Non-government organization, local media, academics, informal leaders, and interest group/community in NTT. Child and activist youth/champion in NTT.     Requirements   Bachelor degree At least 3 years of experience working on advocacy Experience in representational roles and working with local government agencies and local parliament Have the capacity to design advocacy strategy, comprehension, and experiences with child and gender are preferable. Have network with provincial and local government, local media, NGOs, and youth organization in NTT Strong cross-cultural skills and a demonstrated ability to influence change Good interpersonal communication and facilitation skills for mentoring and knowledge sharing  Having integrity and commitment to organizational guidelines and code of conduct/code of ethics. Based in Kupang with frequent travel to all PIA and country office in Jakarta.   Plan InDOnesia's Values in Practice: LeT'S ACT Lasting impact We strive to achieve a significant and sustainable impact on the lives of children and young people, especially children and young women from marginalized groups. Equal, inclusive, empowering We respect all people, value differences, and promote equality across our programs and workplaces. Transparent & accountable We create a working climate and partnership that is trusting, honest, transparent, and accountable for the decisions we make and the impact our work has on our stakeholders Smart & lifelong learning Every time, there are new things that we can learn, so we are eager to seek knowledge that is beneficial for ourselves and the organization. Adaptive & innovative We are aware that existing problems and future challenges cannot always be solved with a conventional mindset, so we are constantly innovating in search of breakthroughs. Collaborative We collaborate with various parties, both internally and externally, based on good faith and the principles of partnership that apply in the organization to achieve common goals. Taking Measured-Risk We realize that risk is part of decision-making, so being brave to take measured risks is the key for us to keep moving forward to be superior and at the forefront.     Level of Contact with Children Low contact :     No contact or very low frequency of interaction   Physical Environment Based at PSO Kupang with frequently travel to PIAs (Soe, Nagakeo, and Lembata), Country Office (Jakarta), government offices and partner organization both in office and on the field.   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 apply now not later than May 30th, 2023 Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy (PSHEA). As an international child centred community development organisation, Yayasan Plan International Indonesia  is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with. Yayasan Plan International Indonesia  believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity . We strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team in every office and country is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas. We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion. The Plan Indonesia Staff Transfer Policy does not apply to this staff recruitment process. Those who are allowed to apply are staff with a minimum work period of 1 year in the current position and a minimum annual appraisal of 3.