Hivos Southeast Asia Job Vacancy: Project Officer - Digital Defenders Partnership, Jakarta

Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies. For its Hivos seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of:

Title: Project Officer - Digital Defenders Partnership
Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia
Report to: Program Development Manager Open Freedom and Accountability
Duration: 1 (one) year

The Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP) was initiated late 2012 by the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC)  to advance Internet freedom and to keep the internet open and free. DDP provides emergency response and sustainable protection funding; strengthens rapid responders and local protection networks and capacities, and contributes to long-term organizational safety through Fellowships. The program team consists of a Program Manager, six Project Officers, seven Digital Integrity Fellows, a Financial Officer, and an Admin officer.

DDP’s Digital Integrity Fellowship (DIF) provides organizations, collectives, and networks with a tailored program of accompaniment from at least one DIF Fellow for between six and 18 months, working with at least two organizational focal points. The DIF program supports their awareness of digital security issues, the development of effective and resilient practices for digital security, and a positive contribution to the overall protection and well-being of the collective. The DDP hosts 7 fellows in different regions.

Building on the success of the DIF project to date, DDP will support the spread of this model in the coming period through the development of three regional communities of individuals and organizations who can offer this type of accompaniment to human rights organizations and networks.

DDP’s Mentorship and Field Building Project will be prototyped in 3 regions (Southeast Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa) in 2020-2021. In each region, DDP will establish networks of Fellows who will receive training and mentorship from experts in order to carry out accompaniment following the DIF model with organizations, activist networks and collectives. An initial fellow cohort in each region will undergo a two-week training and, subsequent to this, receive mentorship from two regional mentors as well as benefitting from InterVision within the cohort while carrying out their accompaniments.

Roles and responsibilities
The PO SEAsia reports to the DDP Project Manager and has the following responsibilities;
  • Coordinating the regional fellow team
    • Attending the field-building trainings (you have to be available in Aug 2019)
    • Administrative tasks (travel arrangement for participants of the training, assisting the lead facilitator and regional mentor fellow in planning and preparing the training)
    • Creating contracts with regional fellows, assessing monthly reports
    • Maintaining close contact with the regional fellow team; regular (Weekly) calls, ongoing availability via secure communication channels
  • Grants management
    • Assessment of applications (Emergency and sustainable Funding), due diligence and vetting (in close cooperation with the DDP grants officers in The Hague)
    • Guiding and supporting (potential) grantees
    • Partner management (creating contracts, assessment of quarterly reports, payments, communications, etc)
    • Outreach: scouting for potential new regional partners through conferences and your own, a regional network
    • Advice and Referral: Due diligence of those who are asking for support
  • M&E, Reporting, lessons learned
    • Implementing DDP M&E activities
    • Contributing to the official reporting structure to the back donors
    • Contributing to fundraising efforts to back donors
    • Presenting the DDP at regional conferences

Knowledge, experiences and competencies
  • Excellent communicator (written and verbal) in English
  • Relevant (Master’s) degree
  • Good organizer, and able to work in different time-zones and with people from different (cultural, religious) backgrounds
  • Have knowledge of issues related to internet freedom, digital security, and working directly with human rights defenders under threat
  • Experience in grants management, network coordination
  • Result-oriented, and a practical thinker; you are able to deal with emergency requests that come up, you don’t mind taking on any kind of administrative tasks
  • Independent team player; you are able to work independently on program elements, as well as in collaboration with the DDP team and partners in the field
  • Strategic, critical, analytical; you like improving and co-creating project elements together with the DDP team, regional fellows and (local) stakeholders
  • Subscribe to the DDP core values (Holistic understanding, Human rights & Internet freedom, Confidentiality & Trust, Mentorship & Partnership, Inclusivity & Diversity, Not claiming but Facilitating, Quality & Expertise)
  • Open communicator; you are able to communicate clearly, and you are not afraid to address any ambiguity or insecurity
  • Able to use encryption, and secure communication channels
What do we offer?
  • An inspiring and dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the possibility to work for an ambitious new international initiative.
  • Project Officer  Digital Defenders Partnership graded in Grade: 9 - 10 (from 1-12 Hivos’s SEA service agreement salary grade).
How to apply?
To apply for this position please submit your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] no later than 17 May 2019. We will consider to close the procedure before this date in case we receive a lot of applications and/or have found the matching candidate before this date.

Please specify the position name you are applying for PO DDP in the ‘subject’ line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Interviews will take place in the weeks of 22 and 27 May 2019 and can take place over secure online communication means.