for UNDP Aceh Emergency Response and Transitional Recovery (ERTR) Programme

CPRU / Aceh Emergency Response and Transitional Recovery (ERTR)

Deadline for submission of applications: 26 June 2007

Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online and should submit a one-page cover letter and updated curriculum vitae together with complete contact details of three professional referees as the attachment. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.Background
Immediate support by UNDP in response to the Aceh crisis is being linked into medium-term recovery programming, in order to support an effective transition from immediate emergency relief activities towards sustainable livelihood recovery and economic development from the crisis. The programme, providing grant and technical support to enhance the response and recovery efforts of Government and civil society in Aceh, is being undertaken through partnerships with local and national Government authorities, national, civil society groups, the private sector, and international organizations.

The livelihoods programme comprises of three main components namely:

1. Immediate employment through cash for work.
2. Recovery of Livelihoods.
3. Partnership for Economic Development.
4. Livelihood recovery for conflict affected communities

Main Responsibility

The Programme Coordinator specifically is responsible for the efficient and proper management of UNDP’s Livelihood and Economic Development Programmes on the respective areas in respect to programme planning, programme management, needs assessment, implementation, monitoring and reporting.

Organizational Structure

The Programme Coordinator reports directly to UNDP ERTR Team Leader in Banda Aceh. The Programme Coordinator supervises Programme Officers, Programme Associates and Programme Assistants under the component. Programme Coordinator will also monitor and supervise livelihoods and economic development project implementation through district offices.

Specific Duties

The Programme Coordinator will carry out the following specific tasks:

* Undertakes monitoring, evaluation and reporting on projects supported by Livelihoods component;
* Review and analyze livelihoods and economic development proposal and programme;
* Undertakes trouble-shooting of project problems and suggest corrective actions where necessary;
* Develops productive working relationships and coordination with Government, BRR, BAPPEDA Aceh, Non-Governmental institutions and other livelihoods and economic development project partners;
* Review project progress both narrative and financial from implementing agencies;
* Manages and Promote the overall ERTR programme strategy, objectives and activities;
* Coordinates with partners and ERTR Banda Aceh on identifying project initiatives for support within the other programme components;
* Conducts regular meetings with partners to discuss and document lessons learned;
* Prepares periodical programme reports for UNDP ERTR Team Leader;
* Provides leadership to the programme team of UNDP ERTR Livelihoods component;
* Serves as Acting Team Leader in his absence; and
* Performs other relevant duties as required by Team Leader.


* Bachelor degree in development economics, sociology, business administration, or other relevant field; however Master’s degree is desirable.
* For Bachelor's degree : minimum 7 (seven) years of professional experience, preferably in the field of development
* For Master's degree : minimum 3 (three) years of professional experience, preferably in the field of development ;
* Knowledge of the socio-economic conditions of Aceh region is required;
* Broad network and contacts with key economic development actors in Aceh i.e. government, BAPPEDA Aceh, NGO and private sectors is essential;
* Full working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and English;
* Ability to speak Acehnese is an asset;
* Strong ability to draft, edit and produce written results-focused reports in English;
* Strong skills in project management including basic finance and budget;
* Proven capabilities with computers to keep records and produce reports;
* Possess pro-active attitude and sound judgment;
* Commitment to the United Nations principles and demonstrated ability to work in harmony with persons of different national and cultural background;
* Good communication, interpersonal and liaison skills;
* Able to work under pressures, handle multi tasking situations, and travel to project sites; and
* Familiar with UN rules and regulation;
* Ability to negotiate and troubleshoot relationships with national and international stakeholders.