Lutheran World Relief Job Vacancy: Country Director - Denpasar, Indonesian - Kerja Ngo

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Lutheran World Relief Job Vacancy: Country Director - Denpasar, Indonesian

Position title: Country DIRECTOR (only for Indonesian nationals)
Based in: Indonesia (Denpasar)
REPORTS TO: Regional Director

The Country Director is the leader-manager for LWR’s office in Indonesia and the official spokesperson for LWR in the country. Her/his primary responsibility is to manage the existing country program and develop both short-term and long-term strategies for sustainable development, provide direction and vision to LWR operations, staff and coordinate with peer international NGOs in a manner that comports with LWR’s vision, values, and strategy and acquisition of  donor  funding  to build, sustain and expand country program. LWR has been working in Indonesia for last several years and now LWR is transitioning its role in supporting the long-term development and local capacity building. One of the major responsibilities of the country director is to build on and scale up the current program portfolio. S/he plays a key role, working with other LWR HQ Departments to link programs and partners to donor and constituent. The Country Director also has overall responsibility for ensuring that the office is efficiently and effectively managed and liaising with local government. The position is expected to be based in Denpasar, Bali.


Program Leadership
  • Provide leadership in developing and managing a program that is consistent with LWR’s regional and country strategies.
  • Provide technical assistance and oversight in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs activities in the areas of sustainable livelihoods, capacity strengthening and peace-building, etc.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and distill lessons learned from project and program implementation. Report to the Regional Team at LWR HQ on lessons learned and use that information to improve practice and to inform the next planning cycle. Promote learning among LWR staff and partners in the country.
  • Work in close coordination with the Regional Team based in the US and other locations to ensure highest standard of program implementation and new business development and use of LWR resources and best practices.
Representation and Coordination
  • Initiate and strengthen relationships with host Govt. authorities, UN Agencies, Donors, community of international organizations, local partners and other local NGOs, community-based organizations, and grassroots organizations in Indonesia. Represent LWR on the ACT Alliance Forum and during drafting and implementation of Appeals. Coordinate non-appeal projects with ACT members to ensure non-duplication of efforts.
  • Keep abreast of, and report on social, political, environmental, and economic trends in Indonesia. Work with the Public Policy Department to guide and strengthen LWR’s advocacy work in the US by sharing timely information from partners and about developments in the country.
  • Identify and develop relationships with people, organizations and institutions that can enrich country programs and help achieve LWR’s strategy. Participate in relevant networks, forums and other coordination and learning spaces.
New Business Development
  • Work with the LWR Regional Team to develop an annual grant-seeking strategy including country specific New Business Development strategic plan and pursue funding opportunities to build on and expand the program portfolio.
  • Build on and expand the country program portfolio. In this process, he/she will aggressively but strategically pursue new sources of donor funding and maintain adequate donor funding levels to sustain program activities. He/she will remain aware of donor funding intentions and strategies in the country and region.
  • Build LWR’s program through donor engagement, project design and proposal development, in collaboration with HQ. He/she is responsible for in-country fundraising with institutional donors including U.S. Government or other bilateral or multilateral donors, foundations and corporate philanthropies.
  • Support and/or lead the development of proposals to donors in coordination with the Regional Team and Strategic Partnerships unit. Coordinate with External Relations Dept. on organization-wide fundraising efforts, constituent engagement efforts, and related information.
Financial / Office Management & Compliance:
  • Oversee the preparation and monitor implementation of the budget and cash flow for the office; ensure that generally accepted accounting principles are adhered to in areas including: (a) authority and approval, (b) proper documentation, and (c) physical security.
  • Ensure compliance with LWR policies and procedures. Oversee the development and/or updating of country program specific policies for personnel, finance, administration and security and assure compliance with local law.
  • Coordinate with F&A on country office financial and budget management and monitoring, and address audit findings.
  • Ensure that country offices are in compliance with host government rules and regulations regarding registration, taxation, payroll/human resources, and reporting.  Ensure that staff comply with donor regulations for all projects funded by restricted grants.
  • Responsible for ensuring all staff are given a security briefing, and required documentation and ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies.
  • Ensure that country security guidelines, SOP’s and policies are in place and they are strictly followed. Responsible for ensuring that Incident Report Forms are completed and submitted to HQ in a timely manner (within 12 hours).
  • Oversee and develop a strong office team, organized around operational outcomes and priorities. Ensure team learning and individual and team performance standards and accountability. Provide frequent feedback to, and support for, the country office team. Identify training needs, and plan training opportunities for team members to enhance their skills and expertise.
  • Deep commitment to LWR’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Familiarity and experience addressing key development and economic and social justice issues (including humanitarian assistance, long-term development that includes rights-based and gender programming) at a practical and policy level. Practical and intellectual familiarity and experience in Indonesia, required.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of humanitarian assistance and long-term sustainable development programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage an office, program, and budget and to supervise staff.
  • Master level education in social sciences, agriculture, forestry, climate change, economics or relevant education.
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in Indonesia and with humanitarian assistance, livelihoods, gender, self-help groups and/or conflict resolution.
  • Proven experience working with international donors and NGOs.
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa languages is required for this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Prior experience in working in Indonesia with multi-sector development experience and track record of donor funds acquisition is required to be successful in this position.
This position is only for Indonesian nationals.

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