Short-term Consultancy – Research/Knowledge Communicator for Small Grants Initiative
For RUTGERS INDONESIA
|Location||Jakarta, Indonesia (not a remote work)|
|Application deadline||19th June 2022|
|Category||Child Marriage, Teenage Pregnancy, Sexual and Gender based Violence|
|Type of contract||Short consultancy|
|Language required||Indonesia and English|
|Expected duration of the assignment||June 2022 – July 2022|
Rutgers Indonesia is an organization that believes that sexuality and human reproductive health should be viewed positively without being judgmental and free from violence. Our vision is to create a conducive environment (gaining support from the government and the wider community) in realizing an Indonesian society free from all forms of violence, fulfilling the rights of sexual health and reproductive rights to be equal and non-discriminatory. Rutgers Indonesia also operates in some areas across Indonesia such as Lampung, DKI Jakarta, Central Java, Yogyakarta, Bali, North Sumatera, West Java, East Java, Central Sulawesi and NTB. For more detail about the program see the link: https://www.rutgers.id/
Power to You(th) is a 5 year international partnership between consortium partners Amref Flying Doctors Netherlands (in collaboration with Amref Health Africa), Rutgers and Sonke Gender Justice, technical partners Choice for Youth and Sexuality and the Dutch Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and Country Management Teams in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Ghana, Senegal and Indonesia. The programme is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and focuses on the eradication of harmful practices, such as Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and child marriage, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and unintended pregnancies. The partnership believes change starts in communities. To trigger this change, Power to You(th) will strengthen civil society organisations (CSOs) to empower and increase the voice of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). The Consortium fosters ownership at the country level, with locally formed coalitions and representation of beneficiaries in our governance. The Power to You(th) Consortium will support AGYW to increase their agency, claim their rights, address gender inequalities, challenge gender norms and advocate for inclusive decision-making.
One initiative within the Power to Youth program is the Small Grants Initiative. The Small Grants Initiative (SGI) is an initiative of the Power to You(th) program in providing small grants that can support and reach a wide range of professional individuals, civil society organizations, and informal groups or organizations to be able to have more impact on main issues of the program. SGI is expected to capture and address issues related to the Power to You(th) program which will enrich and strengthen the work and capacity of Rutgers Indonesia together with all partners involved, as well as accelerate the impact of program objectives. There are five main themes of SGI, which were: 1) Religion or faith-based perspective on Power to Youth issues, 2) Study/education and dissemination of information on the prevention of FGM/C in Indonesia 3) Research or campaigns led by young people and/or women 4) Government initiatives or joint government initiatives 5) Disability issues. The research and initiatives were conducted in various locations in Indonesia. Since January 2022, this Small Grants Initiative has been finished and resulted in many outputs that need to be disseminated to certain communities and targeted groups.
- Position Summary
The Research/Knowledge Communicator will be a crucial member of the Power to Youth, reporting directly to the Project Manager of Power to Youth. The Research/Knowledge Communicator will provide sound dissemination support of the grantees’ researches and initiative activities as the results of the Small Grants Initiative. The Research/Knowledge Communicator will work closely with Project Officer and all the grantees.
3. Roles and Responsibilities
The Research/Knowledge Communicator is working under the direction of the Power To You(th) Project Manager. The duties and functions that a research officer handles are as follows:
- Functions as a primary point of contact for Small Grants Initiative dissemination events/activities;
- Sort the grantees’ output deliverables, such as fact sheets, graphs, and reports on each of the research results in order to summarize them based on the related themes;
- Prepare databases as well as manage and manipulate themes whenever needed;
- Design the dissemination research outputs: writing, editing, online multimedia synthesizing, and sharing;
- Facilitate and ensure knowledge exchange between researchers through dissemination;
- ‘Broker’ existing SGI academic knowledge by making this knowledge available and accessible to relevant audiences;
- Develops and implements concepts and strategies to ensure proper dissemination event/activities;
- Communicates regularly with the Finance, Admin, HR and PMEL team, as well as the Program team;
- Adheres to internal controls and policy on financial management, administration and recruitment;
- Time Management – Working to deadlines to meet contractual obligations;
- Problem Solving – being able to solve problems and think critically are key skills of the role;
- Maintain working knowledge of the Power to Youth program and priority funding areas and remain abreast of current research, activities, and trends in the development and SRHR issues.
The main deliverable would be the dissemination events/activities planned and conducted. This will be proved by the monthly timesheet and invoice submitted.
- Requirements and Qualifications
The Research/Knowledge Communicator will be motivated by a passion for Rutgers Indonesia’s mission and a drive for continuous learning and improvement. S/he/they will be a consultant, analyst, and problem solver with exacting standards and an eye toward creativity and innovation. This role requires an individual who can balance strong attention to detail and analytical skills with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people. Essential skills for consideration include a highly-tuned detail orientation and strategic and creative thinking.
To qualify as a Research/Knowledge Communicator you will have
- Preferably a Master’s degree in social science, public health, gender studies, sociology, anthropology, development study, or related subjects;
- A Minimum 3 (three) years of experience in research activities. Research for public health, sociology, and anthropology will be an advantage;
- A critical social science and/or public health perspective;
- Strong analytical skills;
- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research instruments;
- Ability to summarize complex research information in clear non-specialist language;
- Demonstrated experiences writing web articles, press releases; newsletters, briefs are an advantage;
- Proven capacity to engage with academia, policymakers, civil society and other relevant stakeholders;
- Strong computer skills and proficient in hosting virtual meetings;
- Strong organizational skill as well as attention to detail;
- Proficiency in English verbal and writing is an advantage
- Affinity with and knowledge of the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in development and/or lobby and advocacy is an asset.
- Interested and qualified applicants could send:
- Your CV; and
- A cover letter with a brief paragraph addressing each of the selection criteria in the Term of Reference.
- Related portfolio(s) (if you have)
- Duration of Assignment:
Approximately two months starting from June 2022 to July 2022 with approximate 24 work hours/ 3 days per week. Interested applicants could send the cover letter and CV at the latest on June 19th, 2022, to email@example.com with the title of “Research/Knowledge Communicator – Small Grants Initiative” in the subject line and specify your availability date in the CV. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Rutgers Indonesia gives equal opportunity employment regardless of gender, sexual orientation, different ability, and religion.