IPAS Indonesia Job Vacancy: Program Manager - Jakarta

Ipas works globally so that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care. We believe in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.

The National Program Manager (NPM) will work closely with the Country Director to manage the day-to-day operations of an internationally-funded reproductive health program in Indonesia. The NPM is responsible for providing technical input into the design and delivery of program activities including project design and implementation; identification of key national policy coordination and reform needs; and vocational and technical skills development needs and priorities. The NPM demonstrates commitment to the women and girls we serve through pragmatic and effective decision-making, acting with a sense of urgency and providing timely guidance to staff. In the absence of the Country Director, the NPM will assume full responsibility for the program. The NPM will be based in Jakarta and will be responsible for overseeing daily program implementation on a full-time basis.


  • Support day-to-day management of the program, including oversight of work plans, staffing, and gathering information and data for reporting or analysis
  • Provide input on strategic direction and vision of the program, ensuring alignment with Ipas mission, values, and strategic plan
  • Oversee program design, including the identification of key national policy coordination and reform needs, as well as vocational and technical skill development needs and priorities, and identify opportunities for scaling up effective program models
  • Contribute to the leadership and management of project activities, ensuring programmatic, financial, and contractual compliance
  • Produce effective written reports and oral presentations on the program, including donor reports and program status reports, which provide updates on risks and challenges facing the program, and articulate the program’s success in meeting deliverables
  • Supervise staff as assigned, including providing regular professional support and coaching to supervisees, assessing their performance, and recommending improvements they can make to achieve their annual objectives and project’s goal in general
  • Ensure effective communication and routine collaboration between headquarters and the country office, keeping staff members abreast of relevant issues
  • Represent Ipas and overall program interests at local, national and regional meetings, workshops and conferences
  • Act as a liaison to Indonesian government partners
  • Collaborate with operations and technical leads and the Country Director regarding allocation of resources, budgetary issues, and program results
  • Work closely with the US-based Programs Support Team (PST) on program implementation, resolving field-level challenges, and developing proposals and donor reports
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key program stakeholders, including government officials, community based organizations, and civil society actors

  • 8+ years of progressively responsible work experience in managing and implementing complex internationally-funded projects
  • Expertise in award compliance, financial planning and management, procurement, subcontractor management, and other management support areas/functions
  • Working knowledge of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Relevant post-graduate degree (e.g. MPH, MBA, etc.) or comparable experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams of professionals in international environments
  • Fluency in written and spoken Bahasa and English

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