Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Project Manager

Hivos Southeast Asia (Hivos SEA) seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of Project Manager.



Hivos is seeking an experienced Project Manager to provide leadership services for an upcoming Hivos’ project on pluralism, tolerance and education. The work location for this assignment is in Jakarta. This will be a long-term opportunity. The start date for this position is early 2020. Only Indonesian National can apply.


Aim of the job

The Project Manager (PM) primary responsibilities are aimed at providing overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract. This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments. This individual shall act as the key liaison between the Donor and all other counterparts and implementing partners involved with the program. In implementing the project s/he deliver program/project results through the successful management of the Hivos project cycle; mobilizes and secures resources; acts as a dynamic and inspiring team leader; leads staff, i.e. project and financial officers; and directs the delivery of project’s results in the program implementation. The position requires significant coordination skills, broad general and technical knowledge, experience in developing countries and Indonesian context especially on pluralism and education, and skills to ensure coherence and consistency in spite of urgent deadlines.


Functional Context

The position of PM is vertically linked to Program Development Manager, Hivos Southeast Asia and coordinate and supervise project and finance officers. Within the project, s/he may work in close partnership with support functions, with advocacy, communications officers, DME&L and other functions


Roles and responsibilities

  1. Serves as the main point of contact for the contract with Donor and government representatives by providing leadership and technical guidance to all stakeholders involved.
  2. Leads and oversees the operations of the contract to achieve successful implementation of activities.
  3. Leads and manages a team of staff to meet project milestone.
  4. Provides technical leadership and oversight of all initiatives taken under this contract.
  5. Oversees project’s overall key performance indicators and ensures compliance with donor and host country regulations.
  6. Manage the portfolio team members’ day-to-day activities, as well as professional development, including periodic performance assessment, and facilitation of capacity development Action Plans to assist staff members reach their full potential.
  7. To forge strong relationships and builds supportive networks with relevant stakeholders and managing communication about the project in Indonesia and the relevant work of the project’s stakeholders.
  8. To contribute to Hivos overall organizational and policy development.


Knowledge and experiences

Level: Senior Only

  • A minimum of Master’s Degree or S2 in social sciences, development studies, or other related field, or 7 years of relevant professional experience in lieu of Master’s Degree;
  • A minimum of ten (10) years or more of progressively responsible international and/or domestic work experience implementing multi-sector development programs with demonstrated strong management and coordinating skills;
  • At least five (5) years of management experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and assembling teams working on multi-faceted international development programs;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in democratization, human rights and tolerance programs;
  • Relevant technical background in tolerance and pluralism, peace building, citizenship education and teaching in high school, or art and culture;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing engagement with multi-stakeholders and at different levels;
  • A familiarity with and commitment to addressing gender equality in project sectors as demonstrated by at least two years of senior-level experience working on projects that addressed gender-related constraints;
  • A familiarity with and commitment to addressing interfaith and interethnic tolerance in project sectors is also required, as demonstrated by at least two years of senior-level experience working on projects that addressed gender-related constraints;
  • Demonstrated excellent communications and writing abilities and superior interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Extensive knowledge of grant administrative and procurement practices;
  • Familiarity with the socio-economic landscape of Indonesia is preferred;
  • Fluent in English and Indonesia.


What do we offer?

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

Project Manager graded in Grade: 10-11 (from 1-12 Hivos’s SEA service agreement salary grade).