Red Nose Foundation Job Vacancy: Program Director - Jakarta, Indonesian - Kerja Ngo

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Red Nose Foundation Job Vacancy: Program Director - Jakarta, Indonesian

Program Director

Red Nose Foundation
Red Nose Foundation’s mission is to support the educational and personal development of children living in underprivileged circumstances, and to promote the empowerment of youth through arts while assisting them to become positive contributors to society.

Red Nose Foundation strives to be the pioneering force behind creative education advocacy and rehabilitation. Red Nose Foundation offers a safe place for children to explore, experiment and learn.

Red Nose Foundation currently works with 320 children offering over 120 hours of education and arts classes each week. Since 2008, Red Nose Foundation programming has affected over 75,000 children across Indonesia.

Red Nose Foundation uses circus as its main approach in developing the youths and children’s skills. The Social Circus approach is implemented in all its program to build self-confidence, discipline, teamwork, and good character. In addition to that, Red Nose runs many alternative education classes such as Science and Art, English and Drama, Hotel Vocational, Sport and Healthy Lifestyles, to support the students’ personal and educational development.

We are looking for a PROGRAM DIRECTOR to be part of our leadership team.
Position Available: Program Director
Contract Duration: 3 years
Reporting Supervisor: Chairman of Board
Application Deadline: April 7, 2017

Job Description
The Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of all ongoing programs including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, reporting, and reviewing program activities. As part of the leadership team, the Program Director will take part in leading the organization’s 2017 review and strategic planning process. S/he will liaise with donors and other Red Nose Foundation supporters. The Program Director as a member of the Board of Directors is responsible for timely reports and attending governance meetings. The Program Director usually work in an office environment with frequent travels to the sites. S/he will work a standard work week but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to monitor program activities.


  • Bachelor or Master Degree Education/Educational Psychology/Educational Management/Curriculum and Instruction
  • At least 5 years’ experience of knowledge and demonstrated experience in program management related to children and education.
  • Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated experience in leading 20-30 people.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both in English and Bahasa Indonesia
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of Indonesia national curriculum SD-SMA and international curricula that are relevant to alternative education
  • Possess general knowledge and demonstrated experience of Human Resources and financial management
  • Able to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Interest in art and use of any art form in achieving educational objectives


  • Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization
  • Lead the organizational review in 2017 and co-lead the strategic planning process.
  • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program
  • Develop annual budget and operating plan
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement
  • Develop funding proposals for the program to ensure the continuous delivery of services
Organize the Program

  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all Red Nose pedagogy and professional standard
  • Develop forms and records to document program activities
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the program for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization
Staff the Program

  • In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit, interview and select well-qualified program staff
  • Implement the human resources policies, procedures and practices of the organization
  • Ensure that personnel files for the program are properly maintained and kept confidential
  • Establish and implement a performance management process for all program staff
  • Engage volunteers for appropriate program activities using established volunteer management practices
  • Ensure that all program staff receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the programs
Lead the Program

  • Ensure all staff members receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational standards
  • Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback, that in accordance with Red Nose pedagogy, age-appropriate objectives and activities
  • Communicate with sponsors/donors and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program
  • Liaise with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency
Financial Management

  • Write reports on the program for Board of Directors and for sponsors/donors
  • Communicate with sponsors/donors as outlined in funding agreements
  • Ensure that the program operates within the approved budget
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted program expenditures
  • Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to the Executive Director on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly)
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all financial records for the program are up to date
  • Ensure financial reports and supporting documentation for sponsors/donors are prepared as outlined in funding agreements
  • Provide required information to have invoices generated and submitted to sponsors/donors according to the established timelines
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework
  • Report evaluation findings to the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate
How to Apply


  • Monthly salary of IDR 12.000.000 – 16.000.000 depending on qualification
  • Health Insurance
  • Generous Leave Arrangements

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