Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Media Specialist for SPEAK


Hivos is an international development organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. Founded in 1968 and inspired by humanist values, Hivos works in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East at a local, regional and global level, together with local civil society organisations in developing countries to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world. Through smart projects in the right places, Hivos opposes discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources.

Hivos is leading SPEAK (Strengthening Public Services through Empowerment of Women-led Advocacy and Social Audit Networks) project with the overall objective to institutionalize constructive and effective citizen participation in the planning and implementation of local budgets to better address structural poverty.

As media plays an important role in making public procurement more transparent and accountable, a stronger and a more data-driven groups of journalists and media is required. Hivos will work to develop a network of local journalists to report on corruption in public procurement, and follow up on citizen journalist reports.

At the same time, there is an opportunity of collaboration between journalists and citizen journalists to reduce potential of corruption in public budgeting and procurement processes. For this reason, citizens need to be actively encouraged to carry out citizen journalism activities that will support the monitoring process.

Activities for both the fellowship for journalists and coaching for citizen journalists will be held in 6 cities in Indonesia with the main focus to monitor public budgeting and procurement in education and health sectors.

Media specialist will support the activity implementation, the development of the data-based journalist network in 6 cities, and help citizen journalists from 6 cities to partner with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to raise awareness on corruption risks in the Health and Education Sector.


Scope of area

Semarang, Bojonegoro, Jakarta, Makassar, Bandung, Mataram


Roles and responsibilities

Project coordination and supervision

  1. To arrange the preparation and implementation of SPEAK journalism activities
  2. To ensure alignment with the media fellows and mentors in the journalist training and fellowship
  3. To ensure alignment with SPEAK consortium partners on citizen journalism activity
  4. To ensure that the budget and expenses for SPEAK journalism activities are aligned as per Hivos and the European Union guidelines
  5. To coordinate with related stakeholders under the SPEAK consortium as well as its co-financed project of Open Contracting programme.

Communication and Branding

  1. To help produce/to assist communication products at national and in respective cities particularly in ensuring communication outreach and visibility to target groups.
  2. To ensure all communication products produced are aligned with SPEAK communication plan & visibility guidelines
  3. To ensure mass media and social media coverage of each activity related to SPEAK journalism activities
  4. To monitor, collect, and curate mass media coverage on SPEAK journalism activities and related topics (governance, transparency, and corruption in education and health sectors, in particular, and procurement of public services in general);

Administration and logistics support

  1. To ensure compliance on Hivos administrative regulation for each activity
  2. To produce documentation on each training / meeting / events conducted with the media partners / stakeholders
  3. To ensure the following outputs are achieved and aligned to the EU and Hivos quality standard
    • Journalist training module
    • Citizen journalism training materials
    • At least 6 journalist reports are published on local and/or national media outlets in 2019
    • At least 6 citizen journalism stories are published and submitted to JAGA KPK Platform in 2019
  4. To assist in the recruitment process of consultants when required
  5. To provide documents and support for SPEAK annual report in relation to SPEAK journalism activities


Knowledge, experiences and competencies

The requirements for the Candidate are the followings:

  • Experience working with journalists and/or media
  • Good understanding in media fellowship and citizen journalism projects
  • Experience in transparency issue is an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and take initiatives, but also a team worker
  • Knowledge of major software applications (Excel, Word)
  • Able to travel as required
  • Working knowledge of English


What do we offer?

An inspiring and dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the possibility to work for an ambitious new international initiative.