USAID - JAPRI Project Job Vacancy: Program Manager, Jakarta - Indonesian

The Program Manager will support the anticipated 5-year, USAID-funded JAdi Pengusaha mandiRI (JAPRI) program in Indonesia. The primary objective of the JAPRI program is to equip poor and vulnerable youth aged 18-30 with entrepreneurship and other basic skills, provide them with seed funding, and link them to additional financing and ongoing support that will help them start and grow businesses.

The Program Manager is responsible for the overall program management and administration; external representation; and coordination with USAID, program partners and stakeholders, and other donors and other program contractors. S/he must be based in Jakarta in order to serve as the primary point of contact for USAID/Indonesia, program partners, the GOI, and other donors and key stakeholders. Work is carried out independently under general supervision. Position is contingent on funding. Position is for Local Hire, in Indonesia.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Provide vision and strategic oversight to the program.
  • Oversee development and updating of annual work plans.
  • Manage the program’s day-to-day activities against the work plan, ensuring high quality, timely delivery of all deliverables.
  • Coordinate activities with USAID, GOI, program partners, and other donors and stakeholders.
  • Oversee in-country finances, budgeting and procurement, ensuring that all finance and procurement is compliant with USG and IIE policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the implementation of the performance monitoring plan and supervise program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Manage provision of technical assistance to JAPRI partners to ensure partnership objectives are achieved.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of marketing strategies to promote the program among potential program participants and stakeholders.
  • Travel to targeted locations throughout Indonesia as required and appropriate.
  • Responsible for complying with applicable award and sponsor requirements and following all IIE policies and procedures.
People Management
  • Manage and lead a team of 4 direct reports and 5 technical specialists provided by partners.
  • Prioritize, organize, distribute, and coordinate the flow of work. Assess workload based on priorities and level of complexity.
  • Guide individual performance via timely feedback and support. Make recommendations to higher level supervisor concerning employment, termination, performance evaluations, salary actions, and other personnel actions.
  • Train team on all policy and program updates; identify appropriate training and development opportunities.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area such as Workforce Education, Organizational Development, Human Resources, or Business Administration.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience managing development projects of a similar size and scope; experience managing USAID projects strongly preferred.
  • Experience working on youth entrepreneurship or other related programs in developing countries; Indonesia experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience successfully managing diverse teams to achieve results.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the Indonesian context, including challenges facing poor and vulnerable youth and aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • Ability to build the capacity of local partners to meet programmatic and financial requirements.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the award.
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Ability to work under pressure, to meet tight deadlines, and to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Problem solving and trouble shooting skills.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:  Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Closing Date: 12 September 2016