Post Title: Project Officer for SIGAP
Supervisor: Program Manager for Civil Society and Open Governance
Indonesia faces serious challenges from corrupt practices and embezzlement of public assets, with a staggering negative impact on its political, social, and economic development. It is estimated that state losses amount to approximately US$ 9.72 billion while between 2001-2012 the total amount of assets stolen is estimated around US$ 554.89 billion. Most of these stolen assets are spread out all over the world, their transfer facilitated by improvements in financial, transportation, and communication technologies that have made it easier for corrupt leaders and other “politically exposed persons” to conceal massive amounts of stolen wealth in offshore financial centers.
On asset recovery, in 2014 Kuwait was successful in recovering USD 650 Mio of stolen state assets. In Southeast Asia, the Philippines was successful in recovering state assets stolen by former President Marcos to the amount of USD 1 Mio. Indonesia in comparison has a very low rate of success in repatriating stolen assets, partly due to the complexity of the asset recovery process. The process can be time consuming, resource-intensive and requires expertise and political will. Each measure of asset recovery such as tracing, freezing, confiscation and repatriation presents its own unique challenges. Unfortunately, Indonesia's competent authorities still have a lot to learn about the asset recovery system, for instance on capacity to launch and conduct legal proceedings in domestic and foreign courts, and to be able to provide the authorities in another jurisdiction with evidence or intelligence for investigation.
This needs to be improved in the near future because the National Strategy on the Prevention and Eradication of Corruption as documented in Presidential Instruction No 55/2012 targets to recover about 96% of the Indonesian stolen assets. This very ambitious aim is almost imposible to achieve if the current government, especially the AGO, Ministry of Law and Human Rights (MoHLR) and the KPK have no strategic development plan to improve the current situation.
Based on the above problem statement, Center for Asset Recovery (PAA – Pusat Perampasan Aset) of AGO and Kemitraan have jointly initiated a program that focuses on cross border asset recovery and MLA, namely “Capacity Strengthening of Indonesian Government on cross border Assets Recovery and Mutual Legal Assistance Program” (SIGAP). This program will be the solution to transform AGO and other relevant agencies as capable agents to implement cross border asset recovery and MLA through 2 approaches:
- Capacity development by leveraging the capacity of PPA as well as other relevant agencies on cross border Asset Recovery and MLA
- Collaborative works improvement on cross border asset recovery and MLA by regular coordination among AGO and other related agencies.
Since AGO has clear mandate on cross border asset recover according to the Regulation of the Chief of Republic Indonesia AGO No. Per-013/A/JA/06/2014 on Asset Recovery, Kemitraan will develop specific institutional strengthening and capacity development for AGO, in particular for PPA, including an improvement of the english language skills by the capacity development, Kemitraan expects the change will impact to the effectiveness of cross border asset recovery management coordinated by AGO. These two approaches will be applied by integrating resources or experts from national and international counterparts and also support from the high officials. Poliltical commitment and support ar crucial to achieve effective implementation of all activities.
Technical assistance will be provided which includes international counterparts. This technical assistances includes: (i) relevant trainings to improve knowledge and skill , (ii) developing SOP for coordination between AGO and KPK, MoF, OJK, MoLHR, PPATK, SC of Indonesia , and (iii) establishing cooperation with relevant international organizations, such as: Bureau of Asset Forfeiture of Netherland (Bureau Ontnemingswetgeving Openbaar Ministerie-BOOM) and Camden Asset Recovery Interagency Network (CARIN). Kemitraan will jointly carry out activities with AGO as leading sector or main partner of this sub project. This cooperation will be bound in the form of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Kemitraan and AGO.
In order to effectively run this program, a Project Offier needs to be recruited who will work under the guidance and supervision of the Program Manager for Civil Society and Open Governance who will act as the Project Manger for SIGAP. He/she is responsible for the management of the SIGAP and at the same time shall contribute in analyzing trends related to governance reform on relevant areas under the portfolio of the Program Manager and lead consultations with multiple stakeholders, formulation of program and projects, management, monitoring and evaluation of program and project activities within his/her portfolio. He/she shall provide policy advice services and actively participate in resource mobilization efforts.
The Project Officer shall ensure effective implementation of SIGAP activities based on the agreed plan and budget with IDLO as the donor of SIGAP. The Project Officer will be supported by Project Monitoring and Evalution Specialist and Project Assistant. He/she will also work in collaboration with other Program/Project and Operation teams including resource mobilization and communication, knowledge and resource center, and monitoring and evaluation unit, Government officials, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society elements in ensuring successful Partnership’s program implementation, vision and mission.
Functions/Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:
- Programmatic strategic direction and operation
- Project design and formulation
- Project management and implementation
- Strategic partnership and networking
- Effective use of the result of analysis and research of the political, social, and economic situation and preparation of substantive inputs to project document development, annual work plan, five year strategic plan and other documents.
- Identification of areas for support and interventions related to activities in his/her portfolio
- Identification and relationship development with stakeholders on his/her portfolio
- Recommendation on improvement business process to be reflected on the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures for project/program management.
- Contribution and participation in resource mobilization effort for the office.
Ensures implementation design and formulation of implementation strategy, focusing on quantity and quality outputs, achieving the following results:
- Effective application of results-based management, establishment of management targets, and monitoring achievement of results, translating program priorities into workable interventions.
- Development and introduction of performance indicators/success criteria, cost recovery/resource mobilization principles, targets, and milestones for projects under areas of responsibilities.
- Under the supervision of the Program Manager and coordination with other Program Units, address any relevant issues through synchronization of activities/programs from the stage of project design, work plan and proposal development, management, monitoring and evaluation.
- Develop annual work plan on his/her areas of responsibilities as per strategy set out for the management review and consideration.
Ensures project management and implementation, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Manage the day‐to‐day operations of the project(s) on his/her portfolio
- Ensuring the achievement of project(s) outputs and outcome
- Provide technical assistance to partners and executing agencies in project management and implementation, including monitoring and evaluation.
- Asses, facilitate and provide recommendations on project proposals submitted by NGOs, CSOs and other relevant partners on substantive and financial aspects based on the program priorities and Partnership’s SOP.
- Responsible for reporting of program progress (including financial status with the assistance from Program Assistant), which will ultimately be reported to the donors.
- In collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation unit, conduct monitoring of program activities, including through field visits when necessary, to assess overall program implementation with respect to project objectives, outputs, indicators and, when necessary, suggest corrective measures to be undertaken and reported the results of these monitoring activities to the Program Manager.
- In collaboration with the knowledge and research center, conduct project knowledge-extracting activities from the project under his/her portfolio as a learning from project ouputs and outcomes for further programmatic advancement and sustainability.
Ensure creation of strategic partnerships and provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government and other stakeholders, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Maintain communication and coordination with partners and executing agencies, including government agencies, privates, and civil society organizations.
- Develop strategic partnerships and networking with government agencies, privates, other projects, donor or international agencies
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the successful and timely implementation of activities within the program. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design quality, proposal development appropriateness, project document development and management oversight with regard to program implementation and organizational vision and mission.
Education and Skills:
Bachelor Degree (preferably Master degree) in relevant field of study (e.g. law, political science, women studies, sociology, etc.); having good knowledge regarding the current socio-political conditions; clear commitment to governance reform; humble in character and patient in listening to stakeholders is a must; willing to develop a good teamwork with the Partnership staff and its partners; having a good skill in report writing and presentation, and good skill on the use of ICT.
Fluency in both speaking and writing in English and Bahasa Indonesia
Minimum 4 years of relevant experience in program planning, implementation and monitoring; experience and skill in facilitating the development of multi-stakeholders forum, in pulling stakeholders such as key government agencies, political party members, civil society organizations, social-political figures, private companies and grassroots communities, etc.; and having knowledge and experience in conflict resolution is a big plus.
Please send your CV and application letter to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 9th 2016.
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