Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Project Officer Holistic Security Feminist (PO Holsec Fem)

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (Yayasan Humanis) 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 humanistic values in the social, economic, 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:

Title                      :  Project Officer Holistic Security Feminist (PO Holsec Fem)

Duty Station        : Jakarta, Indonesia

Report to             :  PDM CRiDA

Duration               :  1 year



Yayasan Humanis has been implementing the Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP) program to advance Internet freedom and to keep the Internet open and free. The program 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. To improve the capacity development and support toward the HRDs and relevant rightsholders further, the Yayasan has established a dedicated program for building holistic security capacity within women and minority rights defenders’ communities.


The crackdown on civic actors in defending their rights has been growing over the years in Southeast Asia. The rising authoritarian and semi-authoritarian regimes in several countries in the region that devised the COVID-19 pandemic for their interests have exacerbated the threats and attacks toward civil society organizations and human rights defenders (HRDs). The growing political polarization has fueled intolerance towards and incited violence against minority groups, while actors who make data available to the public, including journalists, bloggers, community media, communicators, and whistle-blowers, have been attacked by conservative groups and autocratic sympathizers. In the case of Indonesia, discrimination and violence against minority groups, the politicized use of defamation laws, disinformation campaigns targeting activists and escalated control over social media platforms are the most pressing challenges. While more women and minority communities coordinate and express their opinions on the internet during the pandemic, the anti-feminist and misogynistic movements intimidated and attacked the communities through different forms of online Gender Based Violence (OGBV). In the upcoming election and post-election, those who are intersectionally marginalized are at particular risk of being scapegoated, targeted, and attacked for electoral and other ends.


Position within the organization

The PO HolSec Fem will work with Program Development Manager (PDM) Civic Rights in a Digital Age and be in close collaboration with Digital Defender Partnership (DDP) program team.


Roles and responsibilities

Coordinating the national fellowship

  • Coordinate the fellows’ recruitment process
  • Organise and conduct the Training on Trainers (ToT)
  • Administrative tasks: travel arrangement for participants of the training, assisting facilitators and mentor fellows in planning and preparing the training
  • Supporting the trainers on syllabus and learning materials development
  • Creating contracts with national fellows, assessing monthly reports
  • Maintaining close contact with the regional fellow team; regular (Weekly) calls and ongoing availability via secure communication channels.


Grants management

  • Assessment of applications, due diligence, and vetting (in close cooperation with PO DDP
  • Guide and support (potential) host organizations as grantees
  • Partner management (creating contracts, assessment of quarterly reports, payments, communications, etc.)
  • Outreach: scouting for potential new national partners through conferences and your own network
  • Advice and Referral: Due diligence of those who are asking for support

 M&E, Reporting, lessons learned, networking

  • Implementing M&E activities
  • Contributing to the official reporting structure to the back donors
  • Contributing to fundraising efforts to back donors
  • Actively involved in collaboration and synergy with broad security and proception service providers
  • Presenting the Yayasan Humanis at relevant meetings and conferences

Knowledge, experiences, and competencies

  • Excellent communicator (written and verbal) in English
  • Minimum a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, humanities, or other relevant disciplines or equivalent of a minimum of 3 years of working experience in NGOs, media, research/think tank organizations, or other relevant institutions.
  • Good organizer and able to work with people from different (cultural, religious) backgrounds.
  • Have knowledge of issues related to protection, internet freedom, digital security, and working directly with human rights defenders under threat
  • Experience in grants management and network coordination within the women’s rights movement (preferable)
  • Result-oriented and a practical thinker: able to deal with emergency requests that come up, don’t mind taking on any administrative tasks.
  • Independent team player; able to work independently on program elements, as well as in collaboration with the DDP team and partners in the field.
  • Strategic, critical, analytical, like improving and co-creating project elements together with the DDP team, fellows, and (local) stakeholders
  • Open communicator: able to communicate clearly and not afraid to address any ambiguity or insecurity
  • Able to use encryption and secure communication channels (preferable).


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.

What do we offer?

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

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