The Asia Foundation - Peduli Project Job Vacancy: Program Officer - Jakarta, Indonesian

Position Title: Program Officer – PEDULI
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Job Type and duration of contract: Full-Time, 1 year contract period
Closing Date: June 16, 2017

Peduli is a Government of Indonesia (GoI) initiative to promote social inclusion as a pathway out of poverty. The Coordination Ministry for Human Development and Culture (Kemenko PMK, also known as PMK) created Peduli in 2010. The program is funded by the Australian Government through its Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The first phase of the program was managed by The World Bank from 2011 to 2014. The Asia Foundation (TAF) was awarded a grant in 2014 to manage the second phase of Peduli. Based on strong performance, DFAT has extended the grant for a further two years. TAF will continue to manage Peduli until the end of 2018.

The Asia Foundation seeks qualified candidates for Program Officer – PEDULI to work as part of a team to support and oversee funding to Executing Organizations and local level CSOs. Responsibilities include program development, capacity building through facilitation and coaching, monitoring and evaluation, external communications, reporting, grants management and monitoring of program spending. Program Officers have regular contact with other related Asia Foundation good governance programs to foster cross-learning. They also represent the program to partners, government counterparts, donors and other international agencies.

The focus of this function is short-range in nature, concerned with ensuring that (a) the Eos and CSOs are achieving the agreed outputs and outcomes within the agreed budgets; and (b) implementation issues are addressed appropriately and in a timely manner. The function is primarily concerned with effectiveness of the work undertaken by the Eos and CSOs.


  • Assist SPO to set a pillar-level strategic plan that aligns with the overall strategic direction of Peduli (in conjunction with relevant stakeholders) then implement and report on the execution of the plan at the individual pillar level;
  • Promoting and supporting EO(s) to take on a more strategic role with government, including brokering partnerships (coalitions for inclusion) at the pillar level;
  • Assisting EO(s) to support the changing role of CSOs in promoting and facilitating the mainstreaming of inclusive development;
  • Undertake continuous contextual analyses and updates on local developments, and ensure these inform program implementation, including collaborating with specialist staff and good governance advisors in the development of relevant strategies;
  • Implement effective risk management activities (as identified in conjunction with Deputy Team Leader and Senior Program Officers) with partners to reduce the likelihood of risk, and monitor and address any breaches in a timely and appropriate manner;
  • Collaborate with grants management staff to ensure an integrated approach with Eos;
  • Collaborate with monitoring and evaluation staff to set appropriate pillar-related performance indicators and measures, and monitor and report on these;
  • Supporting data and documents for SPO to approve annual work plans of the EO(s), in conjunction with those with grants management functions;
  • Assist SPO to monitor and oversight the annual work plan of the EO(s), ensuring outputs and outcomes are met and budgets are expended efficiently and appropriately;
  • Provide organizational capacity to EOs, particularly in areas such as: program planning and budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management; and
  • Contribute to ongoing knowledge generation and learning.


  • Minimum of 3 years work experience designing and implementing international development programs, with a strong background or specialization of the Peduli target groups, and experience in community-based social inclusion strategies;
  • Experience in project management and strategic grant-making;
  • Experience in developing and managing capacity building programs;
  • Solid understanding and extensive experience with the civil society movement working on issues related to social of excluded minorities;
  • Knowledge and experience working with women and people with disabilities is a benefit;
  • Experience working with government counterparts, including Kementerian PMK, Bappenas, TNP2K, and Kemensos;
  • Prior experience working for international organization or donor agencies a plus.

Please send your application letter and CV to The Asia Foundation by e-mail to [email protected] by June 16, 2017. Please write “PO – PEDULI” on the Subject of the e-mail. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.