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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Asia Foundation: Program Officer - USAID CEGAH

POSITION INFORMATION

 
Position Title
: Program Officer – USAID CEGAH  
Location
: Jakarta, Indonesia
Job Type and duration of contract
: Full-Time, 1 year contract period
Closing Date
: March 15, 2017
 
PROGRAM BACKRGOUND
USAID CEGAH is an initiative by USAID/Indonesia that seeks to address the complex phenomenon of corruption by attacking a wide range of its contributory causes. Working with a diverse group of partners including both governmental and non-governmental organizations, USAID CEGAH focusses on strengthening Government of Indonesia (GOI) efforts that reduce corruption vulnerabilities in existing systems, complementing Indonesia’s Impressive and ongoing corruption enforcement achievements.
 
USAID CEGAH’s three components include:
  • Effectiveness of the justice sector to prosecute and adjudicate corruption cases increased;
  • Key GOI corruption prevention institution strengthened; and 
  • Civil society initiatives on accountability increased.
The Asia Foundation (TAF) together with MSI International, a subsidiary of Tetra Tech., a global multi-specialist consulting business, headquarters in the USA, have been selected to implement CEGAH project, a five-year program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Indonesia. TAF is responsible for the implementation of component 1 and 2 Required Task under component 3. Main GOI partner for CEGAH activities under these 2 components are Supreme Court, Attorney General’s Office and KPK. As for CEGAH CSO partners.
 
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The Asia Foundation seeks qualified candidates for Program Officer – USAID CEGAH position to provide direct management and implementation of USAID CEGAH Program especially under component 2 on the rule of law. S/he is responsible for the day-to-day management of partner programs within the component, in close cooperation with the other Program Officers within the unit and with the Director of Law and Program Coordinator (Component Leader) and program team management at MSI International. S/he is responsible for program development and conceptualization, implementation, and reporting, grants management and program spending. S/he will also contribute to monitoring/evaluation in cooperation with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager of USAID CEGAH Program.  

JOB FUNCTIONS
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
  • Conduct day-to-day management of USAID CEGAH program – including liaising and providing input to partners, developing themes for new programs, monitoring program implementation, reviewing program outputs, providing technical assistance where necessary by serving as facilitator, speaker, editor and such, for partner programs and products, and, along with the Program Coordinator (Component Manager), representing the programs to USAID CEGAH management, donors and government counterparts.
  • Work with existing and prospective grantees to develop program activities; determine project feasibility; monitor and facilitate program; obtain timely and useful reports; critically evaluate outcomes; review incoming proposals, manage proposal tracking system, and work with national and local organizations to refine proposals and program designs.
  • Conducting preparatory work of procurement/bidding process (e.g. prepare TOR for procurement of activities, announcement, bidders conference (etc), manage process of developing program proposal to issuance of Letter of Grant (LG), budgets and cost analysis to monitoring and reporting on program to donors and all related documents of the process.
  • Under the supervision of Program Director, design and implement USAID CEGAH program work plans and contribute to the development and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation measures.
  • Provide technical assistance as needed to local partners to develop work plans and M&E measures.
  • Manage good relations with various program stakeholders (TAF and its CSO partners, MSI, government counterparts and other relevant stakeholders).
  • Coordinate with other units as needed to facilitate cross-fertilization and internal networking.
  • Provide annual and semi report highlights and other information on Foundation programs.
  • Represent The Asia Foundation at conferences, events and donor coordination meetings as required. Public speaking and contributing to publications on our work may be required.
GENERAL
  • As a key member of staff, participate in team meetings to contribute to ongoing program planning, problem-solving, and knowledge sharing.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of program activities and research results.
  • Monitor important social, political and economic developments in-country.
  • Understand and comply with requirements placed on the Foundation by our donors. Respond to periodic requests from the Foundation’s San Francisco or Washington offices for program updates or examples of program impact.
  • Other relevant tasks as required.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in designing and implementing international development programs, with a strong background or specialization in justice sector, anti-corruption, legal reform and civil society development; 
  • Experience in project management and strategic grant-making;
  • Knowledge of and experience with Indonesian law and justice reform process, including anti-corruption initiatives;
  • Experience supporting the development of CSO networks and interactions between these networks and government counterparts, including judiciary and law enforcement agencies such as KPK, AGO, Judicial Commission, and Prosecutorial Commission;
  • Experience and high skills as well as knowledge in facilitating, project report writing;
  • Prior experience working for international organizations or donor agencies is a plus;
  • Advanced degree in Law or social and political science; have a strong network with judicial and legal reform community;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Bahasa;
  • Strong written and analytical skills;
  • Pro-active and responsive in nature;
  • Able to work in tight schedule, high pressure working environment;
  • Able to work in a team or independently with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to maintain good relations with government representative, CSO’s, donors and colleagues.
HOW TO APPLY

Please send your application letter and CV to The Asia Foundation by e-mail to hrd@tafindo.org by March 15, 2017. Please write “PO – USAID CEGAH” on the Subject of the e-mail. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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