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Hivos is a Dutch non-governmental organization guided by humanist values. It aims at structural poverty alleviation with a strong focus on civil society building and sustainable economic development. Hivos provides financial support for local NGO’s, is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging knowledge and expertise.

For its Southeast Asia Regional Office in Jakarta, Hivos seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of:

Title : Project Manager Green Energy BIRU
Duty Station : Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration : One year with possibility of extension
Report to : Coordinator/Program Development Manager Green Energy

Functional context :
The Project Manager Green Energy (BIRU) will contribute to Hivos’ objective to assure access to energy for all. This implies a reduction of energy consumption in high income regions and an increase in access to renewable energy for poor men and women in developing countries to alleviate poverty, improve living conditions and propel economic development. More than 1.5 billion people are currently without access to electricity and nearly 2.4 billion people still use traditional biomass fuels for cooking and heating, causing severe health problems and the death of 1.9 million people per year from indoor pollution.
Since 15 May 2009, Hivos is running the Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme, funded by the Dutch government. This programme is undertaken in close cooperation with SNV Netherlands Development organization.

The overall objective of the Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme (also known as the BIRU programme) is to disseminate domestic bio-digesters as a local and sustainable energy source through the development of a commercial market oriented sector in selected provinces.

Roles and responsibilities :
  • Supervise the work of IDBP staff and identify and resolve problems as needed and ensure that they stick to their job descriptions, programme guidelines, budgets, implementation plans and other relevant instruction.
  • Support the recruitment of BIRU staffs at national and provincial level and to assist in the preparation of Terms of References for consultants and programme activities.
  • Establish and foster good coordination among stakeholders and donors.
  • Assist in research, studies and surveys and evaluation activities.
  • Liaise with stakeholders (government, NGOs, private sector, cooperatives) and maintain a network to support the development of a biogas sector and in charge for issuing cooperative agreement between Hivos and government.
  • Coordinate production of Provincial Programme Implementation documents and other planning documents, budgets and other provincial outputs and make sure that data collection procedures for the bio-digester MIS are followed timely and accurately.
  • Manage PBPOS three-monthly reports and Stakeholders meeting and ensure the submission of the reports within agreed deadines.
  • Responsibility to check narrative and financial reports before being submitted to donors.
  • To identify and assess problems/specific issues and work with the IDBP team to solve these issues (i.e. issues from PBPO – Lampung, issues from PBPO – Bali; issues from PBPO – Sumba).
  • Lead the national biogas programme support office team in terms of management and liaising with the provincial offices.
  • Support knowledge dissemination through training, mentoring and field visits and undertake clients’ feedback.
  • Lead regular IDBP Carbon Monitoring, Reporting & Verification activities in cooperation with consultant(s) in the Energy and Agriculture domains, under the Gold Standard certification.
  • To roll out new innovative initiatives that are relevant to IDBP development, such as but not limited to expansion of work areas.
Knowledge, experiences and competencies :
  • A degree in rural development, sustainable energy, environmental and natural resource management, economics of natural resources or other relevant field. 
  • An understanding of energy project development.
  • Profound understanding of the socio-economic aspects, including gender, of development projects.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills including public speaking in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Show successful track record working in and within multidisciplinary team.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in program design, management and evaluation.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills to effectively interact with donors, civil society organizations, government officials and community.
  • Sound experience in managing partnerships and multi actor initiatives.
  • Good understanding of and strong affinity with civil society, in particular with non-governmental organizations.
  • Previous working experience in an international environment/organization would be an advantage.
  • Having respect for humanitarian or humanist principles and willing to work in a non- discriminating, neutral, impartial and gender equal environment. 
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally for related events.
What do we offer?
An inspiring and dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the possibility to work for an ambitious new international initiative. 

How to Apply
To apply for this position please submit your CV and a cover letter to : application.id@hivos.org no later than 12 September 2015. This is an opened position at national level.

Please specify the position name you are applying for (‘Project Manager Green Energy BIRU’) in the ‘subject’ line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified