Friday, 17 July 2009




Duration and hours: This position is planned as a long term position. The successful applicant will initially be contracted for 6 months and an extension will be considered pending funding and a satisfactory performance evaluation; 40h a week

STARTING DATE:as soon as possible, ideally by the middle of August 2009

Please note that we are unable to pay any relocation expenses or meet the costs of the successful candidate's travel to Yogyakarta.

Peace Brigades International (PBI) is a grassroots, non-partisan human rights organisation dedicated to the non-violent transformation of conflict. It maintains teams of volunteers in Jakarta and Papua who accompany local human rights organisations and facilitate peace education programs with local organisations and communities. For more information see

In close collaboration with the 'People Committee' (entity dealing with HR subjects), the International Volunteer Coordinator (IVC) is responsible for carrying out the related tasks on-the-ground in relation to management and support of volunteers and staff, with a focus on supporting the teams volunteering out in the field. This position plays an integral role in ensuring the IP has the necessary human resources and that staff and volunteers have the support they need to fulfill the mandate of the IP.

HR-related tasks:
- Recruit and select field team volunteers
- Manage the deployment of field team volunteers
- Track relevant volunteer and staff data (contracts, insurance, holidays accrued/ taken, etc.)
- Assist with recruitment of staff
- Ensure timely and constructive completion of volunteer evaluations, including follow-up
- Ensure completion of exit-interviews

- Organise and facilitate Pre-deployment trainings
- Coordinate and attend selection-trainings

Supporting volunteers:
- Support incoming volunteers attending language school with updates on PBI work, logistical and other questions and answer their enquiries
- Recommend/coordinate volunteer support-programme from external organisations, including counselling services
- Provide support to individual team members by maintaining regular contact through the use of 'phone, email and visits to the teams
- Respond to teams in crisis situations through individual or team-support

- Coordinate/ensure the IP has policies and procedures that are up-to-date and that meet the needs of the project
- Maintain regular contact with the Project Coordinator and People Committee and provide regular reports to the People Committee regarding current issues
- Participate regularly in People Committee Calls and, if needed, in Project Committee and other conference calls; participate in face-to-face meetings and other meetings as necessary
- Provide timely and accurate financial accounts and monthly staff reports

person specification:

Knowledge and experience
- Relevant practical experience (preferably within Human Resources in the NGO sector)
- Qualifications or experience in areas such as stress management, conflict resolution and multi-cultural group dynamics
- Knowledge, understanding of and commitment to the principals of Peace Brigades International
- Commitment to human rights

Personal attributes
- Ability to cope with a broad range of demands
- Willingness to work flexibly in response to demands
- Ability to work under pressure
- Self motivated, responsible, confident, empathetic, independent, collegial

Interpersonal skills
- Good team player with strong team and relationship-building skills
- Strong interpersonal and non-violent communication skills
- Excellent and creative problem-solving skills
- Excellent understanding of consensus and non-hierarchical principles including a commitment to empowerment
- Ability to work with culturally diverse groups and to empathise with international volunteers working in Indonesia

Communication and technical skills
- Excellent oral and written English language skills
- Strong computer and internet skills (experience with Microsoft Excel and Word programmes)

- A relevant tertiary qualification
- Experience in supporting international field volunteers
- Experience in running workshops and/or trainings
- Knowledge of Indonesia, especially with regard to politics and human rights
- Ability to communicate in Bahasa Indonesia
- Experience of working or volunteering abroad

Salary 8.745 Million Rupiah (IDR) per month
Health insurance
4 weeks holidays per annum, pro rata

To Apply:
See the attached application form
Applications accepted until July 31st 2009
Interviews held 3rd – 7th August 2009

Submit your Application materials to:

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