Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Project Officer FOCUS

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (hereinafter: Humanis), an affiliate organization of Hivos, is a Jakarta-based non-profit development organization that works across the Southeast Asia region. Humanis works with marginalized groups and frontrunners to exercise rights and freedoms, bring about changes, influence decisions and hold those in power to account. As the name itself suggests, Humanis envisions just and sustainable societies in Southeast Asia that fulfill and protect the rights of each individual, as well as respect differences and backgrounds. To achieve our vision, we focus on three impact areas: Gender Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (GEDI), Civic Rights in the Digital Age (CRIDA), and Climate Justice. Currently, we have ongoing programs in Indonesia, Timor-Leste, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Humanis seeks qualified candidates for the position of:

Title                  :  Project Officer FOCUS

Duty Station       : Jakarta, Indonesia

Report to           :  Project Manager FOCUS

Duration            :  1 (one) year


The Humanis four-year Fisherfolk Empowerment for Climate Resilience and Sustainability in Central Java (FOCUS) program aims to achieve changes in Integrated coastal management for a sustainable food system for the fisherfolk community in Central Java.

We aim to achieve this in five target districts in Central Java (Kendal, Demak, Semarang, Jepara and Batang). Program implementation will be co-implemented by partners to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Inter-sectoral coordination platform produced policy recommendation on integrated coastal management for a sustainable food system;
  2. Local stakeholders apply improved sustainable fisheries and coastal management to mitigate disaster risk & impact of climate change; and
  3. Sustainable & inclusive livelihood opportunities for coastal communities are promoted, particularly among women and the youth


Functional Context

The Project Officer (PO) aims to support the Project Manager in managing the day-to-day operations of the project, including planning, implementation, regranting, and monitoring the overall project performance.

The PO provides specific support and expertise in the area of communication, campaign, and public engagements. Within the project, s/he may work in close partnership with support functions within HUMANIS such as Communications Officer, DMEL, HR/Operations, Finance etc. He/she also represents the project when PM is not available


Roles and responsibilities

  1. Maintain high-quality documentation and coordination mechanism throughout the project. This includes budget tracking, and ensuring quarterly budget expenditure is in line with Humanis and Donor guidelines.
  2. Disburse and monitor grants for activities managed by partners, ensure scheduled payment, spending, compliance, and reporting.
  3. Provide technical support to implementing partners if required, such as for reporting and MEL related activities. This may require travelling to the project locations or other relevant locations.
  4. Lead on project communications, campaign design and strategic outreach, production of promotion materials, delivery of activities together with partners and consultant including reflection on communication results/impact.
  5. To manage good relationship with the journalists, draft press releases or news/social media updates.
  6. Assist DMEL in the execution of project baseline, midline and end line research, including monitoring the progress of the activities to measure performance and results
  7. Work closely with the PM in positioning FOCUS in external exchanges including during donor coordination meetings and networking events.
  8. To present the project in relevant events and meetings where PM is not available and contribute to Climate Justice program development agenda.


Knowledge, experiences and competencies

  • Relevant academic level of working and thinking with good understanding of coastal management, sea(based) livelihood and environment sector.
  • Relevant three to five years’ work experience in an international (NGO) context, especially in project management, partner engagement and managing project budgets.
  • Excellent understanding on communication/campaign design, delivery and measuring impact of the public engagements
  • Good understanding on food systems approach, ecosystem building, and multi-actor collaboration, preferably in coastal landscape.
  • Excellent in project management and technical tasks/event and report writing.
  • Natural person when it comes to networking and relationship building
  • Strong communicator both verbal and writing in Bahasa and English
  • Sufficient knowledge and passion on gender and social inclusion in development sector.


We Welcome You to Apply

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We particularly encourage applications from rightsholders and communities that have historically been excluded from access to employment including candidates who are gender and sexual minority, from ethnic and/or religious minority communities, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds


Confidentiality Notice:

Humanis treats all incoming CVs with the utmost confidentiality. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of all applicants. Your application and personal information will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent


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 FOCUS  graded in Grade: 8-9 (from 1-16 Yayasan’s salary grade).

To apply for this position please submit your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] no later than 22 June 2024

Please specify the position name you are applying for PO FOCUS in the ‘subject’ line of your email. .

Opened position for national level / Indonesian nationality.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information about Humanis, visit https://humanis.foundation/