Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR), with headquarters in Amsterdam, is a professional organisation working in the field of leprosy and disability in 16 leprosy endemic countries. Each year, around 219,000 people globally are diagnosed with leprosy. Indonesia ranks number 3, with relatively high disability rates. NLR has been supporting projects in Indonesia since 1967. The main partner of NLR Indonesia is the Ministry of Health (MoH). Activities are coordinated with MoH and are aligned to MoH requirements and priorities. At provincial level, the provincial health services are important partners.
Next to supporting leprosy control, NLR Indonesia’s inclusion and disability program aims to support and advance holistic, community-based rehabilitation and sustainable inclusive development for persons with disabilities, including children with disabilities and people affected by leprosy.
Prevention of disability, home-based (self-) care and access to referral for children with disabilities and persons affected by leprosy is one important part of our work. Promoting Disability Inclusive Development – DID, Community Based Rehabilitation - CBR, mainstreaming of disability and inclusion of persons affected by leprosy into general disability and development programs is another focus.
NLR also works with a number of local Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Disabled People Organisations (DPOs) and with other important stakeholders such as Universities and Hospitals. In 2017, we will aim at expanding our disability work to include special focus for children with disabilities. For this, we hope to collaborate with a major donor organisation from the Netherlands called Liliane Fonds.
We are looking for an Inclusion and Disability Technical Advisor, starting as soon as possible.
Duties and Responsibilities
The technical advisor will be involved in the creative development, implementation through local partners, and monitoring of programs/project in the field of Includion and Disability. This may include prevention of disability (POD) for persons affected by leprosy, medical rehabilitation, socio-economic development for persons with disabilities, stigma reduction, rights-based approaches to mainstreaming and access, including CBR approach. Advocacy and networking with stakeholders on district, provincial and national level, participation in meetings and continuous updating and learning is an important part of the technical advisor’s work. He/she will be involved in the identification of needs for training in partners and beneficiaries. The Technical advisor will also play the role of advising and coaching partners and/ or organising and implementing of capacity building, the development and piloting of innovative strategies, and in research.
The technical advisor will furthermore have a role in institutional fundraising by actively looking for funding opportunities and assisting in proposal design and writing.
We are looking for an Indonesian National with a working background in disability or in leprosy, willing and open to upgrade any gaps in knowledge and experiences in either field. He/she should have working experience with children with disabilities, CBR approach, project organisation, partnering and strengthening capacity of DPO/CSO/NGO, M&E and training.
The candidate should at least have a bachelor degree, be fluent in Indonesian and have good English skills. Creative and analytic thinking is required, good report writing skills, and good computer skills.
The technical advisor will be reporting to the programme manager of Inclusion and Disability at NLR Indonesia. Good teamwork and collaboration skills are required. Cooperation with all relevant stakeholders, including persons affected by leprosy and those with other disabilities, and close contact and regular communication with MoH is a prerequisite.
Regular traveling throughout Indonesia will be the norm and can take up to 50% of the working-time. The technical advisor must accept occasional work and travel outside regular office times.
The station of duty is in Jakarta. During a 6-month trial period the consultant may also be based outside Jakarta. We are offering a full-time job, however flexibility in the 6-month trial period is possible (part-time). Remunerations are competitive.
We encourage persons with disabilities or persons affected by leprosy to apply.
How to Apply
Application letter together with updated CV and reference letters should be submitted via email to: Widya Prasetyanti (email@example.com), with cc to firstname.lastname@example.org