Chief of Party - Indonesia Harmoni Program

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Chief of Party - Indonesia Harmoni Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
January 04, 2018

Job Category: Program/Project

Indonesia

Organization Summary

IRI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to advancing freedom and democracy worldwide by helping political parties to become more issue-based and responsive, assisting citizens to participate in government planning, and working to increase the role of marginalized groups in the political process – including women and youth.

Position Summary

Based in Jakarta, the COP will provide overall technical and administrative leadership, including overseeing the work of local/expatriate staff, consultants, and subgrantees in completing program activities and deliverables (~50%); providing high-level technical expertise and strategic guidance (~25%); and serving as the primary liaison with USAID, the Indonesian government, and other stakeholders (~25%). Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI, and demonstrating its core values in their day-to-day operations.

Description

The International Republican Institute (IRI) is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Indonesia Harmoni Program. The purpose of this program is to support USAID, the Government of Indonesia, and local organizations in countering violent extremism (CVE) in Indonesian society and key institutions. The program will have three major components: 1) increasing community resilience to identify and actively prevent radicalization and recruitment into violent extremist organizations (VEOs), 2) developing and supporting systems to reintegrate and rehabilitate radicalized members of society, and 3) ensuring Indonesian migrant communities are more resistant to violent ideologies and VEO recruitment.

Position Summary

Based in Jakarta, the COP will provide overall technical and administrative leadership, including overseeing the work of local/expatriate staff, consultants, and subgrantees in completing program activities and deliverables (~50%); providing high-level technical expertise and strategic guidance (~25%); and serving as the primary liaison with USAID, the Indonesian government, and other stakeholders (~25%). Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI, and demonstrating its core values in their day-to-day operations.

Specific Functions & Responsibilities

  • Provides overall program leadership, management, and technical direction for the program, including managing and supervising the work of program personnel and overseeing work planning, performance management, monitoring & evaluation processes, donor reporting, and strategic communications.
  • Ensures cooperation with international and domestic implementing partners for proper and timely implementation of program according to the work plan and following donor requirements, including compliance with USAID regulations and local laws.
  • Ensures technical grounding and rigor of program activities, including drawing on local and global best practices on CVE, community resilience, reintegration/rehabilitation, work with migrant communities, etc.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for USAID; establishes regular lines of communication with USAID on all aspects of the program and ensures coordination with program partners, subcontractors, and domestic stakeholders, including non-USG donors, universities, civil society, and other potential implementing partners.
  • Represents IRI at high-level events, including collaborative design workshops involving USIAD, GOI, and/or other stakeholders.
  • Serves as the official senior IRI representative in country, developing credibility and maintaining a high degree of professionalism to ensure good relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including Indonesian government officials, U.S. and foreign diplomats and donor agencies, and other USAID implementing partners.

 

Position Requirements  

  • Advanced degree in International Development, Political or Social Science, Public Administration, Conflict Studies or other relevant field preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in a senior management role focusing on the key result areas of the proposed activity, namely community resilience, CVE, reintegration/rehabilitation, civic education, and democracy/governance.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, conflict management, budgeting and financial compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising, managing, and implementing USAID-funded technical assistance projects of similar size, scope, and complexity.
  • Thorough understanding of violent extremism environment in Indonesia, prior experience in Indonesia or South-East Asia required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of integration a gender perspective in the key delivery areas of the proposed activity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and work on a multi-partner team.
  • Demonstrated cultural and political sensitivity, included demonstrated experience establishing strong working relationships with government officials, government agencies, media, and civil society.
  • Fluency in English required, proficiency of Bahasa Indonesia preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Provides overall program leadership, management, and technical direction for the program, including managing and supervising the work of program personnel and overseeing work planning, performance management, monitoring & evaluation processes, donor reporting, and strategic communications.
  • Ensures cooperation with international and domestic implementing partners for proper and timely implementation of program according to the work plan and following donor requirements, including compliance with USAID regulations and local laws.
  • Ensures technical grounding and rigor of program activities, including drawing on local and global best practices on CVE, community resilience, reintegration/rehabilitation, work with migrant communities, etc.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for USAID; establishes regular lines of communication with USAID on all aspects of the program and ensures coordination with program partners, subcontractors, and domestic stakeholders, including non-USG donors, universities, civil society, and other potential implementing partners.
  • Represents IRI at high-level events, including collaborative design workshops involving USIAD, GOI, and/or other stakeholders.
  • Serves as the official senior IRI representative in country, developing credibility and maintaining a high degree of professionalism to ensure good relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including Indonesian government officials, U.S. and foreign diplomats and donor agencies, and other USAID implementing partners.

Requirements

  • Provides overall program leadership, management, and technical direction for the program, including managing and supervising the work of program personnel and overseeing work planning, performance management, monitoring & evaluation processes, donor reporting, and strategic communications.
  • Ensures cooperation with international and domestic implementing partners for proper and timely implementation of program according to the work plan and following donor requirements, including compliance with USAID regulations and local laws.
  • Ensures technical grounding and rigor of program activities, including drawing on local and global best practices on CVE, community resilience, reintegration/rehabilitation, work with migrant communities, etc.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for USAID; establishes regular lines of communication with USAID on all aspects of the program and ensures coordination with program partners, subcontractors, and domestic stakeholders, including non-USG donors, universities, civil society, and other potential implementing partners.
  • Represents IRI at high-level events, including collaborative design workshops involving USIAD, GOI, and/or other stakeholders.
  • Serves as the official senior IRI representative in country, developing credibility and maintaining a high degree of professionalism to ensure good relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including Indonesian government officials, U.S. and foreign diplomats and donor agencies, and other USAID implementing partners.

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