Position Title: Program Officer – Environmental Governance
Location : Jakarta, IndonesiaJob Type and duration of contract: Full-Time, 1 year contract period
Closing Date: September 14, 2015

The Program Officer for Environmental Governance provides direct management and implementation of three components of the SETAPAK program – transparency and accountability, policy reform, and the rule of law. S/he is responsible for the day-to-day management of partner programs within these three components, in close cooperation with the other Program Officers within the unit and with the Director of Environmental Governance. S/he is responsible for program development and conceptualization, implementation, and reporting, and will contribute to monitoring/evaluation and research activities in cooperation with the Monitoring and Evaluation / Research Program Officer.

  • Contributing to day to day management of the Foundation’s SETAPAK program --including liaising and providing input to partners, developing themes for new programs, monitoring program implementation, reviewing all modules, books, or other items for publication, providing technical assistance where necessary by serving as facilitator, speaker, editor and such, for partner programs and products, and, along with the Director, representing the programs to donors.
  • Work with existing and prospective grantees to develop program activities; determine project feasibility; monitor and facilitate programs; obtain timely and useful report; critically evaluate outcomes; review incoming proposal, manage proposal tracking systems, and work with local organizations to refine proposals and program designs.
  • Prepare proposal review forms, letters of agreement, budgets and manage process of developing a program from proposal to issuance of Letter of Grant (LG) to monitoring and reporting on program to donors. 
  • Design and implement SETAPAK 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. 
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the research component of the Program, including selection of topics for research, design of key studies, technical support and training to research partners, supervision of research activities, analytical and write-up phases, and dissemination activities. 
  • Actively utilize the research outputs to improve program implementation, both within the Foundation and with program partners at the national and local levels. 
  • Prepare, along with other SETAPAK team members, donor reports. 
  • Coordinate with other units as needed to facilitate cross-fertilization and internal networking. 
  • Provide Annual Report highlights and other information on Foundation programs. 
  • Assist the Director to manage all aspects of funding source financial management. 
  • Assist the Director to manage annual program budget, spending processes, and internal grant administration.  
  • As a key member of program 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.   
  • Advanced degree in public policy, social sciences (international relations, political science, gender, sociology), development studies, environmental sciences or law;
  • Advanced degree in public policy, social sciences (international relations, political science, gender, sociology), development studies, environmental sciences or law;
  •  Minimum of eight years work experience designing and implementing international development programs;
  • Experience in project management and strategic grant-making;
  • Knowledge of environmental governance issues (national and local levels);
  • Interest in the political-economy dimensions of environmental governance in Indonesia;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Bahasa Indonesia;
  • Strong written and analytical skills;
  • Willingness to travel to remote regions.
Please send your application letter and CV to The Asia Foundation by e-mail to by September 14, 2015. Please write “Program Officer – Environmental Governance” on the Subject of the e-mail. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.