Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Project Manager for FREE TO BE ME

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial is an Indonesian organization affiliated with Hivos, born out of an active collaboration between Netherlands based Hivos and several like-minded Indonesian academics and civil society leaders who subscribe to the values and mission of Hivos. The purpose is to promote humanist values in the social, health, and cultural fields which is defined in terms of the ability for each individual to assess and decide independently and responsibly, the right to freedom, dignity and a passion to create a just and tolerant society. Yayasan Humanis seeks qualified candidates for the position of Project Manager (PM) for FREE TO BE ME.

Free to Be Me is an ambitious, daring and innovative program that will help build and maintain a vibrant gender and sexual minority groups movement that is confident and capable to lobby and advocate for their human and economic rights. The program is led by an alliance of three consortium members – Hivos (the lead party), ILGA World and Positive Vibes – and three technical partners – Sogicampaigns, The Global Interfaith Network (GIN) and Workplace Pride. Together the alliance will coach, accompany, fund and train gender and sexual minority persons and organizations to influence norms and attitudes, generate (public) support, and promote laws, policies and regulations that recognize, respect and protect gender and sexual minority people’s human and economic rights.

The program will be implemented in 14 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. In Southeast Asia, the program covers Indonesia and the Philippines.

The program is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the Power of Voices program, which is part of the Strengthening Civil Society subsidy framework. The five-year program has a budget of EUR 37 million.

Roles and responsibilities

  1. Supports the Communities of Action (CoAs) in developing their localized ToC, plans and (in coordination with the financial officer) budget, in line with guidelines
  2. Supports and guides local organizations in the development of their individual or joint plans and proposals for lobby and advocacy, and including activities on capacity strengthening.
  3. Contributes to the development of organisational’ overarching Free to be Me planning, and particularly to the design of innovative elements of the program, the functioning of the CoAs, as well as the design of a participatory grantmaking mechanism.
  4. Realizes successful implementation in accordance with the specific goals, working methods and budgets of the projects.
  5. Supports and guides local organizations in the development of their individual or joint plans and proposals.
  6. Supports and takes part in participatory grantmaking mechanisms.
  7. Ensures contracts with local organizations and host organizations are established.
  8. Coordinates with CoAs, with consortium members and with Yayasan and Hivos’ staff around capacity strengthening and advocacy activities.
  9. Ensures project’ own activities are implemented according to plan
  10. Monitors progress towards established goals in CoAs, and in the organizational level or joint project plans, and flags in the Hivos overarching management team when problems arise.
  11. Relates progress to the overarching Free to be Me plans.
  12. Throughout the process of project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, the Program Officer plays a proactive role in coordinating with the CoA facilitator, with the organizations that participate in the CoA, CoA working groups, with the host organization, with consortium members and with the regional and global Hivos team.
  13. Actively contributes to and supports activities at the national and regional level, such as research, advocacy campaigns, learning events, etc.
  14. Identifies, analyses and highlights success and good practices, as well as potential risks and problems.
  15. Proposes solutions for identified problems and follows-up on those.
  16. Contributes to identifying and sharing positive stories.
  17. Collaborates with the CoAs, the consortium members, and Hivos’ capacity strengthening officer, in the design and realization of exchange and learning events.
  18. Contributes to reflection and learning on both the national and regional level, as well as on the wider programmatic level.

Knowledge, experiences and competencies

  • Relevant degree or equivalent work experience, and professional level of working and thinking.
  • Minimum of three to five years of relevant working experience.
  • Work experience in collaborating with civil society, project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and working in international teams.
  • Expertise in working on LGBTIQ+ rights and/or economic development.
  • Keen on ensuring ownership by local organizations, and in finding innovative and creative solutions to realize goals.
  • Work experience in an international environment.
  • Flexible attitude, creative, supports organization and Free to be Me values, has a progressive and positive view on LGBTIQ+ rights and the leadership of rightsholders.
  • Full professional proficiency in English.
  • Lived experience as an gender and sexual minority person will be prioritized
  • Experience in the field of economic development is an asset.

What do we offer?

An inspiring and dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the possibility to work for an ambitious new international initiative.

PM  FtBM graded in Grade: 10-11 (from 1-14 Yayasan’s salary grade)

How to apply?

To apply for this position please submit your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]  no later than 30 April 2021.

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

Opened position for national level / Indonesian nationality.