Lowongan The International Budget Partnership (IBP) - Program Officer, Indonesia - JAKARTA - SPARK - FULL-TIME

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) is the leading organization that works with people and governments to promote public budgets transparent and inclusive. We strive to reduce poverty, improve governance, and ensure human rights. Established in 1997, the IBP collaborates with civil society organizations in countries around the world to use budget analysis and advocacy as a tool to improve governance and reduce poverty.  In addition to its support of civil society efforts within countries to improve budget policies and implementation, IBP and its partners conduct research and advocate at national and international levels for improvements in budget transparency, participation, and accountability.

IBP is looking to appoint a Program Officer to be part of its Indonesia team for a new multi-year multi-donor supported initiative called the Strengthening Public Accountability for Results and Knowledge (SPARK).  Indonesia is one of seven priority countries where this program will be implemented, and this position will support the Country Manager plan and execute the country strategy. The duration of this project is 2018-2022.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Program Officer for Indonesia is primarily responsible for supporting the implementation of the Indonesia country strategy and for providing direct support to the Country Manager. The implementation of the Indonesia country strategy is directed to in-country civil society organizations and other partners working on entry points and campaigns that have been identified and prioritized.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

Participates in and supports the refinement of the IBP Country Strategy for Indonesia, including developing specific annual work plans and contributing to budgeting exercises, and collaborating with other colleagues to ensure that the SPARK program in Indonesia best contributes to the realization of IBP’s mission
Supports the implementation of the country strategy for Indonesia, including mapping out the technical assistance and other support that IBP will be providing
Provides substantive support to coordinate the IBP supporting partners and consultants to organize the provision of training, technical assistance and other capacity-building support required by partners
Plays a key role in supporting partners in the processes of applying for, and overseeing the use of their SPARK grant resources, as appropriate and/or required
Collects information that contributes to the documentation, and evaluation of the Indonesia country strategy, including participating in periodic review meetings and initiatives to work through process improvements for the Indonesia country strategy, the SPARK program, and partner support
Collects and writes up information on the Indonesia country strategy for IBP’s annual report and donor reports
Supports cross-team collaboration within IBP as may be required by priorities of the SPARK Program, or other institutional priorities

Other Responsibilities:

Serves as the contact person and liaison with the global PMEL and Action Research teams
Participates in IBP all-staff retreats, and in all SPARK team meetings
Supports other SPARK team colleagues to ensure that SPARK model and standards of providing support and technical assistance to partners are evenly applied
Contributes to drafting terms of reference for consultants; supports the execution and monitoring of consultants’ performance
Coordinates closely with the IBP Administrative team for all administrative and logistical needs 
Complies with all administrative and financial protocols, policies and procedures


Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Economics, Public Policy and Management, any of the social sciences, or a related development field, required. Master’s degree or Postgraduate Diploma preferred


2 to 5 years of experience in public finance management, policy and strategy, gender transformative approach, poverty or related development field
2 to 5 years of experience implementing and monitoring programs that support civil society organizations to analyze public budgets, and to engage and advocate for greater transparency, accountability and participation in public budget processes
High familiarity with development issues at the local and national levels in Indonesia
Experience with community organizer and facilitator
Previous experience in the grant management process
Experience with gender analytical tools will be an added advantage


A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
Strategic thinker; strong analytical skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills: high-level ability to communicate effectively with partners, colleagues, and consultants
Proficiency in English and Bahasa
Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision while maintaining regular and frequent communications with IBP/SPARK colleagues geographically dispersed around the world
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment
Demonstrates a high level of organization; a strong ability to prioritize tasks to meet multiple deadlines
Proficiency with Microsoft Office package required; proficiency with other specialist software applications, desirable


Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for IBP’s mission
Highly flexible and adaptable to shifting environments and works well under pressure
Motivated to learn and willing to contribute to learning initiatives
Strong ability to work meaningfully with members of citizen-led campaigns and movements
Considerate, humble yet strategic in sustaining a relationship with key stakeholders and role players


Extensive travel in-country required; limited travel internationally

Terms of Appointment

This is a full-time position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. IBP offers a generous vacation and leave program and competitive benefits. Candidates must be eligible to work in Indonesia.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume. Applications will be accepted until 25 September 2019.

Applications should be submitted online via following job portal: International Budget Career Page.

For more information about IBP, please visit: https://www.internationalbudget.org/

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