Vacancy: (BB5) IAWP Program Manager

Vacancy: (BB5) IAWP Program Manager

Applications are invited for the above position in the DAFF section of the Australian Embassy, Jakarta. The position is a full-time fixed-term position with an immediate commencement date required.

The duties of the position and selection criteria are listed below. The successful applicant will meet the selection criteria as detailed below. Applicants should ensure their application includes comments on how they meet each of the selection criteria and should be no longer that three (3) typed A4 pages. Applicants should also include a copy of their curriculum vitae (resume), and details of two referees who may be contacted if necessary. Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for interview.

A monthly salary of IDR 23,133,535, which includes 15 % loading in lieu of paid leave and Lebaran bonus, will be offered to the successful applicant dependent upon qualifications, relevant experience and demonstrated skill.

Applications should be directed to Yulius Siahaan, HR Supervisor (Training and Recruitment) at the following email address: jakartajobapplications@dfat.gov.au with subject: IAWP Program Manager before close of business 16.00 hours on 30 December 2011. Please note that no phone call inquiries will be taken and only short-listed applicants will be notified.

Duty Statement

Position No.: TBA
Designation and Classification: LES / BB5
Local Designation: IAWP Program Manager
Department: The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)
Section: DAFF
Branch: Australian Embassy, Jakarta
Continuing, Fixed Term or Part Time: Fixed Term
Immediate Supervisor: Counsellor (Agriculture)
No. of subordinates: 0
Highest subordinates: N/A

Background

In response to recommendations of the independent Farmer review of Australia’s livestock export trade, the Australian Government introduced reforms designed to assure animal welfare for Australia’s live animal exports. As part of these reforms, the Australian Government announced a $10 million assistance package to improve animal welfare in countries that receive Australian animals and are eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding. This package is known as the Improved Animal Welfare Program (IAWP), and there is a position available in the Australian Embassy in Jakarta as the IAWP Program Manager (Indonesia).

IAWP will be implemented over the period 2011-12 to 2014-15 with a significant portion of the $10 million available to support priority activities in Indonesia. Consultations between the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture and DAFF are underway regarding the development of a program of activities to be undertaken over the life of the program.

IAWP aims to assist Indonesia’s live animal import trade and domestic meat and livestock industry achieve animal welfare improvements as set by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) animal welfare guidelines. The main focus will be on the cattle supply chain, which provides meat for consumption in Indonesia. Promotion of animal welfare standards for other livestock imports such as imported breeder cattle would also be considered. The Program will also seek to promote improved food hygiene practices at Indonesian slaughter facilities and the benefits of cold supply-chain technology.

Duty Description

The program manager will:

Oversight the delivery of projects to improve animal welfare in Indonesia under IAWP

Establish relevant networks and build mutually beneficial relationships with government, key industry stakeholders and appropriate service delivery agents

Liaise with key Indonesian Government officials and meat and livestock industry members on key issues affecting the live animal trade in Indonesia

Undertake regular monitoring of program activities, prepare regular reports on progress and update data on projects including finances.

Provide policy and program advice using specialist knowledge. In particular, contribute to current knowledge of government and industry approaches to improving animal welfare

Head the regular working level meetings with the Ministry of Agriculture and other involved Government of Indonesia agencies

Apply sectoral or specialist knowledge to discrete aspects of the identification, design, implementation, evaluation and review of activities, reports, strategies or policies

Assist activity managers to prepare advice, submissions and briefing regarding existing activities

Coordinate the preparations of 6 monthly progress reports to the Project Coordinating Committee (PCC) for IAWP jointly chaired by Indonesia and Australia

Duty representing highest function : 1 , 2 and 3.
Qualifications :

Desirable

Qualifications in a field related to animal welfare, veterinary medicine, livestock handling, animal husbandry or agricultural development

Knowledge of the live export trade or animal welfare efforts in Indonesia

An Australian Confidential Security Clearance

Selection Criteria

Demonstrated program management experience (preferably in a capacity building context under bilateral/multilateral donors or NGOs)

Highly effective leadership and management skills and demonstrated capacity to work in a team environment

Strong communication, negotiation, liaison and representation skills, in written and spoken English and Bahasa Indonesian, including an ability to maintain effective linkages with Australian and Indonesian stakeholders

Practical understanding of Program Monitoring and Evaluation and approach to Program Quality

Experience managing finances

Knowledge in Indonesian government systems and approaches and experience working collaboratively with senior level Government officials and international organisations

A university degree

Addressing the Selection Criteria

Outline your skills and abilities that relate to the criterion you are addressing.

Do not simply address the criterion by saying that you possess the required skills but highlight your skills, experiences and achievements. Describe how you utilise these skills and provide examples.

Think broadly and diversely when addressing the criterion. For example: if the criterion relates to an employer seeking a person with good communication skills, think about the different forms of communication (in person, in writing, over the telephone and communicating with persons from different ethnic backgrounds/cultures, language barriers, non verbal communication skills etc).

Make sure that your response is clear, succinct and concise. Remember, there is no need to impress by providing an overly complicated response that the employer is will have trouble interpreting.

Use positive action words.

Ensure that your response to each criterion is no longer than half a page.

Run a spell check on your computer before anyone sees your application.

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