Thursday, September 20, 2012


Recruiter : Hivos Regional Office Southeast Asia
Location : Jakarta 
Purpose : Programme Manager for a Programme to be implemented by Hivos (grantee) with support from the Omidyar Network (grantor) in Indonesia and the Philippines
Contract : The contract will be with Hivos Regional Office Southeast Asia (ROSEA)
Offer :

- From 1 October 2012 onwards an employment for two years (the initial appointment will be for one year with a possible extension depending on performance and programme continuation)
- a salary depending on experience.
- if applicable participation in pension fund;
- Hivos Terms and Conditions for Indonesian staff are applicable

Organisation, Programme description

Omidyar Network Fund and the SouthEast Asian Technology and Transparency Initiative (SEATTI)
will support technology-driven civil society organizations working in areas of media and government transparency in South East Asia. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, SEATTI will aim to build a vibrant ‘technology for transparency’ sector in Southeast Asia by investing in approximately 16 organizations over the three-year grant period. Investments will be in small early-stage organizations and range in size from $10,000 to $100,000. Detailed criteria on investment selection will be developed on selection of the fund’s programme manager.

Hivos is a Dutch non-governmental organisation inspired by humanist values. Together with local organisations in developing countries, Hivos seeks to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world in which citizens - women and men - have equal access to the resources and opportunities for their development. These people are empowered to actively and equally participate in decision-making processes that determine their lives, their society and their future. Hivos is committed to the poor and marginalised in Africa, Asia and Latin America. A sustainable improvement in their conditions is the ultimate benchmark for Hivos’ work and efforts.

Job Description
The Regional Program Manager will be responsible for the overall management including planning, implementing and monitoring of the programme in both countries. S/he will provide senior leadership to the overall operations and take responsibility for the overall performance and management of the programme. S/he will lead a small team (3 professionals including the PM). The position is Jakarta-based with frequent travel in the SEA region, especially the Philippines.

Job Specification & Requirements
- Ample programme management experience along with planning and time management skills
- Vision on transparency and accountability as values and their implementation
- Thorough understanding of social media, civil society and online communities
- Experience in managing grants and sub-grants
- Knowledge and experience applying monitoring and evaluation tools in programme management and using information gathered to improve programme performance
- Experience in building capacity of partner organizations and demonstrated success in interacting with government agencies, such as blogger communities.
- Ability to work in multi- cultural environment and with a wide range of stakeholders.
- Outstanding English oral and written communication skills
- Working experience in at least one of the participating countries of the project.
- Ability to ensure that program schedules and objectives are met
- Ability to travel to programmes areas in the two programme countries (Indonesia, Philippines), and international meetings/conferences as required

Expression of Interest
If you are interested in this job, please send a current cover letter and CV latest by 28 September 2012 with subject: “ProgManOmidyar” to: Hivos Southeast Asia, e-mail:


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