Search for Common Ground Job Vacancy: Program Manager - Jakarta, Indonesian

Program Manager
Search for Common Ground, Indonesia, a non-profit, independent, secular, non-government organisation, dedicated to conflict transformation and peace building, is seeking a Program Manager.
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international conflict transformation NGO with a mission to transform the way the world deals with conflict away from adversarial approaches towards collaborative solutions. SFCG has been working in Indonesia since 2002 engaging with a range of stakeholders to promote peace and democracy.
SFCG-Indonesia works primarily with teachers, students, youth, governmental bodies, religious leaders and groups, and general community in Indonesia to promote peace and tolerance to end violent conflict in Indonesia.
SFCG’s headquarters are in Washington DC, USA and Brussels, Belgium.
POSITION: Program Manager
LOCATION: Jakarta (with possible travel to other regions)
STATUS: Full time
Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan the program
  • Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization.
  • 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 a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement.

Organize the program
  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization and donors.
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards.

Lead the program
  • Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback.
  • Communicate with clients and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program.
  • Liaise with the Leadership and Management Team to ensure effective and efficient program delivery.
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ensure all program staff receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational standards.

Control the Program
  • Write reports on the program for management and for funders.
  • Ensure that the program operates within the approved budget.
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted program expenditures.
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures.
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks.
  • Monitor all program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework.
  • Report evaluation findings to the Country Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Qualifications Required:
  • At least five years experience in program and grant management including design & strategic planning, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and communicating results. Fundraising experience will be considered a bonus.
  • Expertise and previous work experience in peacebuilding and conflict transformation related work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, ‎as well as the ability to conduct professional working relationships and to lead and manage a program team.
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism, creativity and impartiality, highly organised and detail oriented, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fluid environment.
  • BA or MA (completed or in progress) in international relations, conflict resolution, international development, or a related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and other data base and analysis software, as well as social media and online platforms.
  • Written and oral proficiency in English and Indonesian language.
  • Excellent English writing and presentation skills.
  • Comfortable in working with those from different ethnic groups and across political lines.
  • Ability to travel and work in the field when necessary.

  • Experiences in the peacebuilding /conflict resolution field.
  • Knowledge of the use of behaviour change communications and media.
  • Experience in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of behaviour change communications programmes.
To apply: please send an updated CV along with a cover letter stating your history and why you want to work for Search and expected salary to  ([email protected]), noting the job title in the subject line, “Program Manager” before 22 May 2017. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as we hope to fill this position immediately. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.