Winrock International Job Vacancy: Local Team Leader, TERANG - Jakarta & Sumba - Kerja Ngo

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Winrock International Job Vacancy: Local Team Leader, TERANG - Jakarta & Sumba

Position Title: Local Team Leader, TERANG – Winrock
Location: Indonesia
Group: Clean Energy Group
Reports to: Winrock Indonesia Country Director & Home Office Coordinator
Hivos Project Director

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

TERANG (Investing in Renewable Energy for Rural, Remote Communities in Sumba) project is part of Green Prosperity partnership cooperation between Winrock/Hivos and Millenium Challenge Account – Indonesia started in January 2016, to rapidly scale up renewable energy access and income benefits by replicating the successful approaches and business models developed under the Sumba Iconic Island (SII) program.

Under TERANG, Winrock International will lead development on a number of proven, community based solar PV technologies to off grid locations throughout Sumba, to include school electrification and charging stations for lanterns and batteries (at schools and kiosks).

The project team will establish Renewable Energy (RE) Service Kiosks in central locations in Sumba to provide RE sales and services to community groups throughout the island. As technical and institutional capacity is developed within each kiosk, responsibility for revenue and operations will be gradually handed over until each kiosk is running independently. By the end of the project, the network of RE Kiosks will be a financially self-sustainable mechanism for the introduction, distribution, management, and effective utilization of small and micro RE technologies in Sumba.

The Local Team Leader, will be responsible for oversight and management of activities noted above, in close coordination with Hivos and Winrock senior leadership in Jakarta and DC. The Local Team Leader will develop the project work plan and schedule, mobilize and oversee staff and consultants, oversee and monitor day-to-day tasks and deliverables, manage the Winrock budget, provide technical expertise and direction, and liaise with Hivos, local NGOs, and stakeholders. This position is only for Indonesian nationals. 

The position will be for Jakarta but a substantial part of the time will be spent in Sumba.

The project will run for two and a half years. The contract will be a full-time contract for one year with option to extent till end of the project.

  • Lead and implement project scope in a proactive manner
  • Identify and implement tasks and activities required for project success
  • Provide technical direction and leadership
  • Manage the overall schedule to ensure work is on time
  • Manage the overall team to ensure tasks and responsibilities are clear
  • Provide timely and helpful performance feedback to team members
  • Facilitate a productive team environment
  • Identify, track, manage, and resolve project issues
  • Disseminate project information to all stakeholders
  • Identify, manage, and mitigate project risk
  • Ensure that project deliverables are on time and of acceptable quality
  • Champion the project and promote buy-in
  • Work effectively with an array of implementing partners
  • Understand and navigate complex development environments
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent in engineering, sustainability, natural resource management, international development, project management.
  • 5 -10 years of relevant experience managing rural off grid renewable energy projects.
  • Experience training and facilitating development of sustainable business models for local entrepreneurs.
  • Experience working on major donor-funded projects.
  • Experience working in rural communities.
  • Experience managing technical and administrative personnel.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong and effective relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including writing.
  • Team player and willingness to learn
  • Fluent in English and Bahasa strongly preferred
Please send your applicants and resume to with Local Team Leader, TERANG – Winrock in the subject line by May 14, 2016.

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