Canada World Youth Job Vacancy: Country Manager, Surabaya - Indonesia

Indonesia HUBS - Country Manager

Location: Surabaya, Indonesia
Project Title: EQWIP HUBS: Powering Youth Innovation for Sustainable Livelihoods
Start: May 2015
Status: Manager Lever, contract
Schedule: Full-time
Salary:Competitive Salary and Benefits

Initiative Description:
EQWIP HUBS will be a dynamic platform of diverse actors and young people working together to develop solutions to both local and global social, economic and environmental challenges in six countries around the world. EQWIP, an innovative youth serving partnership between Canada World Youth (CWY) and Youth Challenge International (YCI) has brought together a global consortium including UN-HABITAT, TakingITGlobal (TIG) and the Education Development Centre (EDC) to collaborate on this initiative.

Through 17 youth centered HUBS in urban areas, participatory programming will support young people in accessing a sustainable livelihood. Through the engagement of a multi-stakeholder HUB Network, EQWIP HUBS will foster a supportive and responsive enabling environment for youth livelihood activities by providing mentorship, coaching and access to capital. The HUB Network will strengthen the capacity of public and private sector stakeholders and civil society related to youth mainstreaming for policies, products and services.

EQWIP HUBS is building a team of energetic, skilled and passionate individuals who are motivated by the prospect of exploring new and creative approaches to solving complex global challenges.

Position Description:
The Country Manager, reporting to the Chief of Party, will provide leadership and management of the HUB project, across the three (3) national HUB locations, including management of personnel, project activities and financial and material resources, S/he will support activities to build partner capacity and multi-stakeholder networks. S/he will establish and maintain positive, collaborative and productive relationships with project staff, implementing partners, consortium partners, sector stakeholders and private sector actors.

  • Provide leadership and management for the delivery and oversight of the project in country, across all three national HUB locations
  • Monitor annual and multi-year program budgets, ensure compliance with donor regulations and requirements
  • Identify areas of risk and take steps to reduce vulnerabilities
  • Ensure preparation and submission of financial and project activity reports
  • Manage a staff team
  • Provide guidance regarding tools and strategies to ensure that programming is based on input from stakeholders, a thorough understanding of the context, and technical best practices
  • Ensure program quality through implementation of project review systems, comprehensive M&E systems, and staff/partner development
  • Remain well-informed about national and regional issues affecting youth
  • Lead the development and update of sector strategies in relevant areas of programming and ensure it is complimentary to strategic planning at both the country level and globally
  • Provide strategic support to ensure that activities are meeting their goals and targets, recommend program adjustments when necessary to keep the project on track
  • Oversee project monitoring and evaluation to ensure activities are meeting outcomes and are aligned with youth and partners’ needs
  • Liaise and coordinate with technical consortium partners, implementing partners and key local/national actors (public and private sector) to ensure effective delivery of activities
  • Carry out management responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; in accordance with project’s policies and applicable laws
  • Engage private sector and relevant actors in forming a multi-stakeholder network to support youth employment/entrepreneurship objectives
  • Perform other duties as delegated by the Chief of Party
  • University Diploma
  • 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible management and leadership experience at a management/director level
  • Understanding of and compatible vision for effective community development with a focus on networking and organizational management skills development
  • Ability to work with and through partners
  • Passion for working with youth; an understanding of the current situation for young people
  • Comfort with linking work to a range of stakeholders, including civil authorities, community group leaders, donors, private sector and other international NGOs on initiatives
  • Experience with current approaches to adult learning, participatory methods for M&E and partnership development.
  • A successful track record in supervising, designing, managing and implementing donor-funded projects
  • Proven ability to develop and monitor work plans and training plans
  • Demonstrated mentoring abilities and experience supporting staff teams
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong verbal and written English skills required
  • Applicant must be citizen of Indonesia
How to apply:
Deadline to apply: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 5pm EST. Applications will be considered upon submission. Please submit your cover letter and CV as a one document Word or PDF e-mail attachment to [email protected] with “Indonesia HUBS Country Manager”in the subject line. No phone calls about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.