WASH Specialist (Cargill Tropical Palm)

Save the Children

Ketapang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia 🇮🇩

LOCATION: Ketapang District – West Kalimantan
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people


Cargill Tropical Palm (CTP) and Save the Children have a shared vision to improve the lives of palm oil farmers and their communities by improving their quality of life through better access of sanitation and hygiene facilities, additional income to support the main corps and better economic opportunities for youth. The program will be focusing the overall intervention with youth as the agent of change in community with targeted of 40,000 beneficiaries for 3 years of program implementation in Ketapang District of West Kalimantan. The main objectives of this program are:

  1. To increase household income through inclusive and diversified income generating sources/activities.
  2. To leverage the Youth Education program impact by linking the design to the existing Vocational Schools program and Youth program in village, along with those in Livelihood and WASH program
  3. To improve access to and use of appropriate WASH facilities and infrastructure and behaviour/practices among children, adolescent/youth, farmers families, and wider community member

The post holder will:

  • support the design, planning, capacity building, implementation, coordination and monitoring of integration WASH activities within Save the Children programmes in Indonesia with consideration to Social and Hygiene behaviour change theories and practices.
  • support the Program Manager, Livelihood Advisor, WASH Advisor, Health and Nutrition Advisor, Head of Education, MEAL Coordinator and other program team to ensure the high quality of program delivery.


Reports to: Project Manager with dot line with Health & Nutrition Advisor
Direct Reports: –
Dimension: Save the Children works in 10 provinces of Indonesia with current expenditure of approximately twelve million USD each year.


The main responsibility of the Livelihood Coordinator will provide the technical knowledge and support for Save the Children Staffs with Its local implementing partners to empower youth to improve the well-being and promote good hygiene practices and healthy living condition of 40,000 individuals of local farmers and communities in the targeted program area. The post holder will be accountable to:

  • Support Project Manager and Work with Health & Nutrition and WASH Adviser in national office to develop KAP Survey and FGD to map out the current WASH practices and critical issues related to WASH gaps and collecting baseline data in targeted area
  • Provide technical supports, guidance for the local implementing partners and internal team to roll out evidence based capacity building and hands on WASH training to the youth group and identified existing WASH committee (including woman group and people with disability), the training module will include Covid-19 prevention and awareness /IPC Control
  • Equip the team with strategic directions, guidelines and tools to lead the behaviour changes activities which related to WASH component.
  • Provide technical support to local partner piloting community based sanitation through adopting both STBM ( Sanitasi Total Berbasis Masyarakat) and CLTS ( Community Led Total Sanitation) where the youth will be the champion /agent of changes to influencing and triggering community awareness.
  • Scaling up Community based sanitation programming to reducing percentage of open defecation practices in targeted area
  • Lead the exposure knowledges and advocacy plan to capturing best practices and promote to replicate the positive evidence of Youth engagement to contribute to the Musrembang process /community action plan in WASH related.
  • Work with Livelihood team to explore potential youth business opportunity which related to WASH outcome.
  • Under the direction of program manager to lead the strategic activities with partners to promoted community driven WASH program that led by Youth School based Club and Youth CBO as agents of change in society
  • Together with the internal staffs and partners to develop the solid plan to Improved WASH services and good hygiene practices at individual, household, and community in the targeted program area.
  • Ensure gender considerations are incorporated into WASH interventions.
  • Advise staff on design and implementation of activity, material, and tool development, review, pretesting, refinement, and finalization. Review draft tools and materials before finalization.
  • Support on proposal development and technical guidance and the use of communication to create that change linked to improved Health, Nutrition, FSL and Protection outcomes.
  • Work closely with M&E and project staff to ensure data is captured, understood, and used to improve SBC programming
  • Ensure quality of project implementation, including synergy of Cargil project with other existing programs implemented by Save the Children and other government and non-government entities.
  • Conduct regular use of Quality Benchmark to ensure program activities meet a basic standard and needed improvements are identified and acted upon
  • Contribute technically to other Save the Children in Indonesia proposals and projects on a limited basis
  • Provide monthly report to line manager and together with MEAL team, provide feedback, inputs and lesson learn to be share to the team
  • Support project to deliver high-quality periodic reporting in line with Cargil and SC requirements.
  • Will allocate 10 % to support WASH National strategy under direction of Health & Nutrition Advisor in Jakarta


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health , Civil Engineer , hydrology or other relevant studies.
  • Minimum 3 years of management experience in a contractor, corporate, or NGO environment, including significant field implementation experience.
  • Proven experiences in providing the technical support to the local implementing partner is preferred.
  • Former working experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene -WASH, STBM & CLTS with the urban and rural community.
  • Working Experience with rural community, particularly in the area of West Kalimantan is a plus.
  • Experience working with an international NGO or similar organization.
  • Solid project management skills with a proven history of delivering results.
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills Fluency in written and spoken Indonesian, strong English written and spoken skills.
  • Former experiences in providing strategic advice to integrate WASH Program with Child Poverty, livelihood and youth employability with the proven experience in conducting market assessment, developing modules and guideline, lead the technical training, etc
  • Commitment to and understanding of Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality reports and other project documents in English
  • Experience working in humanitarian settings

Location: Indonesia

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Aug 19, 2021