The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance path breaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

Currently, TAF is recruiting for the position of Chief of Party (COP) for the upcoming USAID/Indonesia MAJU Human Rights project. The purpose of this anticipated five-year project will be to strengthen democratic governance in Indonesia through the promotion of human rights.

The COP will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance for the project. S/he will service as the project’s main point of contact for grant recipients, GOI institutions, USAID/Indonesia, and other stakeholders. The COP will be responsible for overall project management and technical operations and ensure that project tasks are completed on time and the project objectives are successfully met. The Asia Foundation anticipates that the Chief of Party will be based in Jakarta but with project-funded travel to other parts of, Indonesia. This position is contingent on project funding.

  • Leading the project's team and serving as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding the day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the agreement. 
  • Overseeing technical implementation and ensuring project activities are of high technical quality. 
  • Managing and supervising the work of all experts/personnel provided under the agreement. 
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all project activities. 
  • Establishing appropriate mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported. 
  • Managing the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans and all reports. 
  • At least 10 years of experience successfully managing complex international programs (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing) preferably those funded by USAID and those conducted in Indonesia. 
  • Experience working in Indonesia strongly desired.  
  • Strong understanding of issues related to human rights, democracy and governance.
  • Master’s degree in law, political science or international relations.
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively working, coordinating and negotiating with local institutions and organizations, donors, other USAID projects, U.S. embassies, and partners.
  • Ability to manage USAID agreements and all required reporting requirements.
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the project.
  • Fluency in Bahasa strongly encouraged and fluency in English required.
Please send your application letter and CV to The Asia Foundation by e-mail to by September 15, 2015. Please write “Chief of Party (COP) MAJU” on the Subject of the e-mail.
The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.