Project Coordinator EMPOWER Project

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Project Coordinator EMPOWER Project – Wajo


Save the Children is implementing Child Protection in cocoa sector project called EMPOWER (Empower Cocoa Communities to Promote Child Wellbeing through a Sustainable Child Protection System). The project aims to empower Cargill cocoa's women and man farmers and their communities by improving their wellbeing and to protect their children in Bone, Soppeng, Wajo, Poso District of South, and the Central Sulawesi Province. The outcome of the project include:

  • Improved capacity of the targeted cocoa supply chain communities to prevent, monitor and respond to child issues within the cocoa community.
  • Enriched capacity of local farmers, caregivers, and communities in addressing child issues through a functioning child protection system
  • Improved government support on community-based child protection system in prevention and addressing child issues.
  • Improved financial literacy and inclusion of cocoa communities to equip them in making good financial decisions and becoming economically resilient.
  • Improved access of young women and men to diverse, safe livelihood opportunities in cocoa commodities.

This role responsible for ensuring that program will achieve all the desired outocmes. S/He will support the Program Manager Child Protection Advisor, Livelihood and resilience advisor, campaign and advocacy and other project team to ensure the high quality of program delivery.


Reports to: Program Manager EMPOWER


Project Coordinator will be based in Wajo and the main responsibility of this position will oversee program implementation in Bone, Wajo, Soppeng and Poso through collaboration with the implementing partners and strategic partners, and close coordination with the technical adviser related, MEAL team, Supply Chain and finance team.

The post holder will contribute on achievement of the global KPIs on Operations Delivery, and contribute to achievement of global KPI’ as follows:

1. Financial performance against forecast (BVA) (KPI01)

2. Underspend on FS Commitment (KPI02)

3. NCE Proportion (KPI03)

4. Supply Chain Efficiency (KPI04)

5. Purchasing Efficiency (KPI05)

6. Contribute to Awards Management

  • Awards close out actions completed on time (KPI09)
  • On-time reporting (Member) and quality of reporting (MI06)
  • On-time reporting (Donor) and outstanding reports (MI07)

7. Contribute to compliance to security standard (KPI12)

8. Road safety indicator (MI15)

Role in the Program Operation and Implementation will cover;

  • Ensure the program implementation in project interventions are aligned with project KPIs & Commitment with the Donor
  • Oversee quality program implementation delivered by the based on the agreed program design and SOW.
  • Be the point of person representing Save the Children at District level
  • Conduct a regular field visit to the project area as needed to monitor program implementation and provide input/feedback for program delivery improvement.
  • Ensure Implementing Partner apply Program Quality Indext (PQI) in implementing the program.
  • Support the Program Manager to provide the timely report and related project documentations as required by National Office and the Donor
  • Actively working with the program team to advocate the government and other relevant parties for remediation of worst forms of child labour including in the targeted area.
  • Maintain the strong relationship with the Supply chain of Cargill in ensuring the sustainable approaches and strategy to remediate the child Labor.
  • Provide the technical capacity of the Implementing partners to Strengthen the capacity of local community in addressing child protection cases in particular child labor.
  • Leverage the program impact by increasing the local government’s awareness and support for remediation of child labor.
  • Leverage the program impact and sustainability by developing Partnership with local NGO’s, CBO’s or Private Sector that exist in district level to ensure sustainability of the project.

Financial Management

  • Support Program Manager in developing the annual budget and monthly projection.
  • Manage financial resources assigned for the target district to support program operations.
  • Ensure the application of appropriate controls for project resources including accurate tracking of all expenditures.
  • Coordinate with the Program Manager to produce accurate and timely financial reports.

Partnership Management:

  • Work closely with the implementing partners at the district level to ensure high quality programming and on time program delivery.
  • Ensure the on-time reporting with high products of the monthly narrative and financial report of implementing partners.
  • Under the direction of the Program Manager to develop capacity strengthening plan for the partners
  • Under the direction of Program Manager to lead the join monitoring visit with the implementing partners and capture the lesson learnt of the partnership works
  • In a close coordination with Program Manager to document the journey of partnership works
  • Initiate and maintain the collaboration and networks with diverse of partners including local civil societies, strategic partners, and coalitions.
  • Maintain daily management (on time delivery and program quality) of working with the local implementing partners.
  • Under the strategic directions of Sulawesi Field Managers to provide technical supports required to develop the partner’s capacity

Child Safeguarding

  • Contribute to the overall implementation of Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP) within CO including ensure CSP integration in all project activities including for target beneficiaries in Bone and Poso.

Emergency Response

  • Under the guidance of Program Manager to support the humanitarian team in strengthening the Indonesia National Office on readiness to respond to emergencies in South Sulawesi in line with global SCI emergency policies. This includes ensuring optimal Programs staff participation the Indonesia Emergency Response Team and that these staff members receive proper training.
  • Coordinate the response to any prioritized emergency in Indonesia.


  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economic, social development, or other relevant studies.
  • Recommended a minimum of 3 years of management experience in a contractor, corporate, or NGO environment, including significant field implementation experience.
  • Proven experiences in managing local implementing partner are preferred.
  • Experience in direct working with children, woman, youth are preferred.
  • Working Experience with rural community, particularly in South and Central Sulawesi context is a plus.
  • An understanding of children’s issues in Indonesia. This could include deep knowledge in child protection and child labour are preferred.
  • Experience working with an international NGO or similar organization.
  • Solid project management skills with a proven history of delivering results.
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills Fluency in written and spoken Indonesian, strong English written and spoken skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality reports and other project documents in Indonesian and English
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