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Decentralization of the Indonesian education system in 2003 has left the education sector with substantial governance gaps to fill. Function assignments at the national, provincial, and local levels were unclear; information infrastructure was uncoordinated and not tied to performance; and power was unevenly shifted to the city/regency level with no clear accountability mechanisms. These resulted in systemic vulnerabilities to corruption, which the government resolved to address in recent years.
GIZ has been actively supporting the National Strategy to Improve Anti-Corruption Education and Culture (ACEC) and its efforts to establish a culture of integrity in government agencies and education institutions, mobilize mass media and CSOs to actively participate in anti-corruption, and build integrity capacities and systems at many levels. While the ACEC has been largely successful in bringing corruption awareness into mainstream society, the fundamental weaknesses of post-devolution governance remain. Beyond anti-corruption education, systems that allow for greater transparency, accountability, and participation in government programs and processes need to be established. In doing so, programs can be corruption-proofed at the outset and essential good governance reforms can take root.
Meanwhile, the GIZ Fit for School Program in Indonesia has been working through existing structures of the education sector to institutionalize evidence-based preventive measures like hand washing with soap and tooth brushing as part of daily routines in public elementary schools. The overall goal of the program is to create templates and human capacity development tools while strengthening governance systems that will allow government partners to manage, sustain, and scale up the program using their own manpower and financial resources. The Fit for School Approach recognizes the crucial role of transparency, accountability, and participation as sources of “Clean Energy”, or integrity-based incentives, for driving partner action while setting the ideal preconditions for sustainability and scale-up.
The Indonesian Education sector is implementing school based management by downloading substantial funding directly to the schools. This allows for decision making on school level but also requires strong governance and management capacities of school heads to manage the funds on one hand, and capacity of the school community to demand transparency on how the funds are spent.
Recognizing a mutual interest in good governance, the GIZ Assistance in Preventing and Combating Corruption in Indonesia (PCC) and Fit for School Programs have thus agreed to collaborate on developing the anticorruption and public finance management capacity of public elementary schools and their respective school communities, with a specific focus on management of School Operational Funds (BOS).
GIZ Assistance in Preventing and Combating Corruption in Indonesia (PCC) and Fit For School Programs is seeking 1 (one) qualified NATIONAL ADVISOR
The National Advisor will be responsible for:
- Strategizing and coordinating the development and piloting of anti corruption measures on school level and the evaluation hereof. The advisor should also support initiatives to scale-up, and institutionalize the anticorruption capacity development concept for public elementary schools and their respective school communities. The measures will include an instrument which will support the school community to manage their BOS funds in a transparent way.
- Establishing a support network for program implementation and coordination with key stakeholders within the education and good governance sectors at various levels (e.g., school communities, local governments, relevant ministry and
- Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the results of the GIZ PCC project
The National Advisor reports directly to the Principal Advisor of the GIZ PCC Program and coordinates closely with the Regional Program Coordinator of the GIZ Fit for School Program in Manila.
In carrying out his/her role, the National Adviser performs the following major functions/duties:
- Liaise with local implementers and national government and development partners
- Establish a strong working relationship with responsible KPK partners and within the Education sector
- Collaborate closely with the national consultant to develop the training concepts on good governance (transparent management of BOS funds) for school communities
- Regularly provide an overview of project/program activities, deadlines, etc., and updates concerning the progress of the project
- Periodically document, assess, and report the results of activities
- Plan, organize, and coordinate meetings, workshops, seminars and other activities of the project
- Assists in writing reports and translations
- Contribute to and/or develop technical documents (concept notes, proposals, manuals) and IEC materials
- Provides inputs in subject/area of expertise to program activities, meetings and training settings
- Constantly improves and runs the M&E system of the PCC project and collects and compiles the relevant data
- Performs other tasks relevant to the job or organization unit when the need arises and participates in task teams and other corporate entrepreneurial or strategy-linked endeavours.
- Demonstrates good communication and organization skills
- Skills or experience in program management, project piloting and scale-up
- Knowledge of anti-corruption policies and strategies in Indonesia
- Knowledge of M&E systems and practises
- Good working knowledge of information technology and telecommunication systems, (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, teleconferencing, file storage and sharing, major search engines, etc.)
- Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia (essential). Knowledge of the German language would be an advantage
- University degree in a public administration, Law, Political or Social Science and/or education, or a related subject
- At working experience in implementing anticorruption and/or public finance management programs, preferably in the education sector, would be an advantage
- Experience in working with GIZ or Indonesian ministries of education, finance, and/or home affairs and/or KPK would be an advantage
- 1 April 2015 until 30 September 2015 with the chance of an extention of the contract until the end of September 2017
Interested candidates shall submit comprehensive resume to firstname.lastname@example.org before26 March 2015; Please put : NA-ACEC as your email subject.