The Center for Public Policy Transformation Job Vacancy: Research Coordinator, Jakarta - Indonesian - Kerja Ngo

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The Center for Public Policy Transformation Job Vacancy: Research Coordinator, Jakarta - Indonesian

The Center for Public Policy Transformation (Transformasi) is a non-profit organization established in 2014 with the vision promote better policy making in Indonesia. The organization’s mission is (1) promoting high quality, collaborative studies that engage government, the public and domestic and international partners, (2) strengthening active knowledge networks between national and local policymakers, scholars and communities to promote evidence-based policymaking and (3) harnessing capacity of policymakers in policy making process. Transformasi works with think tank groups and various partners to conduct policy research, case study analysis and facilitate policy forum in order to identify the best possible recommendations for policy makers.

Transformasi is hence committed to building awareness of policy makers to recognize the importance of good information to address critical issues, deepening their understanding of existing problems and using such evidence to explore alternative policy options for an improved decision making.

Transformasi is seeking a dynamic Research Coordinator who can be the lead person in conducting, overseeing and supervising various research activities in-line with Transformasi program. The person will be in charge to develop strategic research program, steering research and assessment activities, supervise research consultant, ensure research quality and disseminate research result. The position will report to Executive Director and work closely with the Program Director and the Policy Advisor in developing and implementing the research activities. The duty station will be at Transformasi Headquarters in Jakarta (with travel to research and project sites).

Summary of duties and responsibilities

Lead the Transformasi Research Activities

  • Lead policy research at national and subnational levels, and conduct research tasks by preparing proposal and methodology, collecting, compiling, processing and analyzing data.
  • Composing policy briefs (in English) with the support of the consultants and other team issues as determined by the Directors.
  • Oversee and appoint research consultant, peer reviewer, enumerator, and surveyor.
  • Ensure the quality of research through expert consultation, peer review and other mechanism as required.
  • Oversee the development of database obtained from research and assessment activities (if needed).
  • Preparation publication of research results/reports, including but not limited policy briefs, op-ed, info graphic and journal publications.
  • Deliver presentations internal and external to Transformasi as required.
  • Contribute to other research activities as required.
Provide project management and cross coordination with other team

  • Coordinate meetings and dialogues in relation to the research work and activities.
  • Organizing public dialogues content, identifying speakers, oversee the preparation of proceedings with the support other team member.
  • Establish collaboration and cooperation with other experts and think tank organizations.
  • Organize workshops, field work, training of and knowledge sharing with key stakeholders and partners as required.
  • Maintain appropriate communications with key stakeholders and partners as required. These may include local and national government agencies; environmental and development, social advocacy NGOs; private companies if applicable; and donor organizations.
  • Represent Transformasi in meetings as required.
  • Other duties as deem necessary.

  • Master’s degree in economics, policy studies, social sciences, natural resources, other related disciplines.
  • Minimum 10 years previous experience in research work and related fields.
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge on natural resource economic or fishery are an advantage.
  • Competent in personal organization and priority setting, with the ability to work effectively under time pressure, tight deadline and to manage multiple priorities.
  • Has initiative and is capable of working independently as well as being an effective team player.
  • Has good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with people in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
  • Has experience working with a wide and diverse network of groups and individuals.
  • Knowledge in qualitative and or quantitative research in policy, socio, and economic studies.
  • Knowledge in comparative studies.
  • Excellent in written and spoken English.
  • Good computer skills with database application.
Please submit your application letter addressing the above qualifications and experience with your curriculum vitae on 27th March 2017 at the latest to:

Human Resources Department

Please indicate on the subject heading: Research Coordinator

Only short listed candidates will be notified

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