Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Project Support Consultant VCA

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (Yayasan Hivos) is an Indonesian organization affiliated with Hivos, born out of an active collaboration between Netherlands based Hivos and several like-minded Indonesian academics and civil society leaders who subscribe to the values and mission of Hivos. The purpose is to promote humanist values in the social, health, and cultural fields which is defined in terms of the ability for each individual to assess and decide independently and responsibly, the right to freedom, dignity and a passion to create a just and tolerant society.

Yayasan seeks qualified candidates for the position of:

Title                      :  Project Support Consultant VCA

Duty Station       :  Jakarta, Indonesia

Report to             :  VCA Country Engagement Manager

Duration              :  April to September 2023



The mean global temperature has increased by +1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial baseline with increasingly frequent and extreme climatic events, threatening to drive another 100 million people into poverty by 2030. COVID-19 may greatly exacerbate these impacts, resulting in significant backsliding against the Sustainable Development Goals. Climate change affects the enjoyment of indivisible, interdependent and interrelated human rights, hitting the most vulnerable, the hardest and threatening to increase existing inequalities. Civil society needs to engage and have a voice to influence climate change policies. Business as usual will no longer suffice and is no longer appropriate.


In response, an alliance of 6 organizations: WWF Netherlands, Hivos, SouthSouthNorth, Akina Mama wa Afrika, Shack Dwellers International, Fundacion Avina have joined hands to create the “Voices for Just Climate Action”. The program is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the “Power of Voices” framework. The five-year strategic objective of the alliance is “By 2025, local civil society groups have claimed a central role as empowered innovators, facilitators and advocates of climate solutions”. We intend to build wide societal support for locally shaped climate solutions through an inclusive and rights-based approach. This includes building a broad-based climate alliance at country and local level, bridging divides (urban-rural, gender, youth), that amplifies voices in new, unusual ways.

In Indonesia, Voices for Just Climate Action aims to amplify the voices especially in relation to the following thematic outcomes areas:

  • Local civil society and marginal groups’ capacity and collective action are strengthened for inclusive policy dialogue and leadership for climate solutions.
  • Powerful narrative and shared platform established to effectively amplify the voice of local and national level civil society for just transition.
  • Locally-shaped climate solutions (including local food systems, decentralized renewable energy, new financial schemes, technology innovation and access, local knowledge and wisdom, governance of natural resources) are documented, formally recognized and adopted

The programme in Indonesia will focus on the national and local level especially starting from the targeted area with the urban and rural settings such as Jakarta, East Nusa Tenggara, and Papua. In East Nusa Tenggara, the program is being implemented by Yayasan Hivos in collaboration with four coalition partners, namely Koalisi ADAPTASI, Koalisi SIPIL, Koalisi KOPI, dan Koalisi Pangan Baik


At this stage, VCA has been running for more two years and series of activities and events will be prepared and carried out to achieve desired outcomes. To this end, Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial is seeking a Project Support Consultant to provide administrative and logistical support for the offline and online events implemented by YHIS as well as any activated conducted jointly with VCA Global Office, VCA alliance members and local partners.

The consultant is responsible for providing a comprehensive range of project implementation, especially administrative and project support tasks. She/he is responsible of assisting Country Engagement Manager in the preparation of VCA events and forums and any other related activities to hosting successful events. Working in close coordination with the Country Engagement Manager and other VCA team members, the consultant will ensure the activities run smoothly and able to meet its objective.

Scope of work

The consultant is expected to:

  • Plan event from start to finish according to requirements, target audience and objectives;
  • Lead the execution for the events and actively propose new ideas for events/workshop for programme’s objectives;
  • Provide diverse administrative and related project support tasks including: accommodation, flight and venue bookings;
  • Provide financial and logistic supports in the preparation and implementation of VCA events by ensuring quality of services including, venue, entertainment, catering, event facilitator and media coverage;
  • Selection and procurement of possible vendors, processing payments to vendors/partners in accordance to Yayasan’s procedures;
  • Provide secretariat support to project team meetings and working groups, including compilation and distribution of agenda papers, provision of reports, minute/note taking;
  • Draft and prepare general correspondence, liaising with partners and checking progress and deliverables;
  • Supporting the communication officer/consultant in the preparation of stories and content for website, news media and other channels and the organization of internal and external events;
  • Other Duties: the post holder is required to work in a flexible way and undertake any other duties reasonably requested by line management which are commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility of this post.

Qualifications and Experiences :

  • Relevant academic level of working and thinking.
  • Passionate about environment and climate issues, previous background and professional experience in environment/climate issue is preferable.
  • Should demonstrate a thorough track record of not less than 3 year of event or project management.
  • Demonstrate professional verbal and written communication skill in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • A self-starter, creative thinking, good organizational skills, details oriented, drive for results and strong commitment.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team and able to perform well with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to travel to others regions in Indonesia.
  • Having respect for a humanitarian or humanist principle and willing to work in a non-discriminating, neutral, impartial and gender equal environment.