Local recruitment: Short-term COVID-19 Risk Communications and HWWS Coordinator Advisor

Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Company Overview:

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. 

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives. 

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. 

Project Overview and Role:

Palladium is appointed by USAID to manage USAID-funded Health technical Assistance Project (BANTU), to support USAID Indonesia’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) by rapidly leveraging specialized short and long-term technical assistance to USAID, USAID-funded programs; the Government of Indonesia (GOI), and other organizations and agencies as required.

We are currently seeking a short-term Risk Communications and Hand Washing With Soap (HWWS) Coordinator Advisor to be embedded in the Satgas for the COVID-19 National Response. 

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

As part of the numerous measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Indonesia formed the COVID-19 Handling Task Force (Satgas) with the role to implement and control the strategic policies, solve the challenges of strategic policies implementation, monitoring the implementation of strategic policies, and to establish and implement other measures needed to accelerate the handling of COVID-19. One of the tasks of Satgas is to raise people’s awareness on health protocol including washing hands with soap and running water (HWWS), wearing masks and maintaining distance. Since May 2020, TSB has been supporting BNPB on hand washing with soal (HWWS) behaviour and submitted HWWS strategy and monitoring compliance protocol to BNPB, which was followed up by a presentation to the head of BNBP and USAID senior management team in a high-level meeting.

Following the submission of the HWWS documents and the high-level meeting, BNPB requests for technical advisor with strong track-record and demonstrated background in RCCE and WASH in emergencies, to be provided to strengthen the capacity of the appointed workforce to coordinate HWWS responses and other key Risk Communications and Community Engagement (RCCE) efforts, including mask-wearing and social distancing.

The technical support aims to have a holistic and coordinated approach for RCCE and HWWS implementation and monitoring compliance in Indonesia. While the stakeholders’ engagement and the capacity building of the Satgas identified team for coordination is a key component of this consultancy, it will be provided within the context of the larger RCCE effort and HWWS actors. The consultant, under Satgas leadership, will provide assistance to the identified team by:

1. Conducting an analysis of the role of HWWS effort as an integral part of the RCCE program and providing recommendations to assure coordinated efforts and messaging.

2. Conducting gap analysis and good practice on each of the components from all relevant HWWS stakeholders (UN, NGO’s, Private sector, government).

3. For each component, sharing a set of recommendations and developing an improvement plan for the identified component, to be approved by Satgas.

4. Developing a plan of actions and assisting in implementation on the agreed priority HWWS components (coordination, monitoring, regulation/enforcement, communication, resources management, information management, leadership).

This short-term position is a local hire for an Indonesian and/or applicant with right to work in Indonesia for a three (3) month, and to be seconded to the Satgas for the COVID-19 National Response Office.

Required Qualifications:

Advanced degree in environmental management, environmental engineering, civil engineering, or other relevant disciplines; a minimum of 15 years’ experience in WASH or water and sanitation sectors, substantial experience in the field of advocacy/communication of WASH or water and sanitation issues to Indonesian government; good understanding about disaster/emergency management, system and institutions in Indonesia; excellent written and verbal communication in English and Bahasa Indonesia are required.

HOW TO APPLY:   To respond to this position, please go to http://thepalladiumgroup.com/careers.

Closing date: October 29, 2020 at 5 PM Jakarta Time