Lowongan Country Project Manager for Indonesia

For the Regional Office in Denpasar (Indonesia), we are inviting experienced candidates to apply for the position of:

G4AW Country Project Manager (1 fte) for Indonesia

About ICCO

ICCO Cooperation is a Dutch organization with more than 50 years of experience and global presence of five regional offices. The regional office in South East Asia implements programs in Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam. Together with our partners from the public and private sector ICCO works towards a just and dignified life for all, by promoting opportunities for economic empowerment and inclusive development. Responsible and inclusive growth is connected to ICCO’s two core principles: Securing Sustainable Livelihoods and Justice & Dignity for All. Our regional office is based in Denpasar, Indonesia.

The aim of ICCO’s current program is to empower men, women and youth so they can fulfil their economic, social and civil rights. To successfully alleviate poverty, injustice and exclusion we cooperate with civil society stakeholders, public institutions and the private sector. ICCO focuses on empowering rural poor and excluded people by connecting them to inclusive and sustainable value chains, to generate income and to improve their food and nutrition security. We do this with a broad range of value chain actors including CSOs, producer organizations, local small and medium enterprises, international companies and financial institutions. In its economic development programs, ICCO improves productivity, works towards fair prices for smallholders, and lobbies together with partners for a better enabling environment.

About the G4AW programs

Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) projects are public-private partnerships with the objective to improve food security in developing countries by using satellite data. Netherlands Space Office (NSO) is executing this programme, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  For more information, see G4AW program. 

The G4AW Spice up program will implement a financially sustainable information service that supports 100,000 pepper farmers to increase their production, income, food security and reduces the inputs of water, fertilizer and pesticides.. The service will eventually be owned and hosted by the company Verstegen with support from the public-private Dutch and Indonesian partners.

Purpose of the job

The main purpose of this position is to lead 2 work package and keep overall oversight of the implementation of the program in close collaboration with the project manager. 

The project manager is responsible for providing overall oversight and administration for the G4AW program in the Indonesia Spice up program. The manager will serve as a country focus point to ensure all elements of the program are executed while ensuring compliance with the Netherlands Space Office requirements and systems.

Knowledge of ICT, Geodata and business development is a must, and he/she needs to have an affinity with development cooperation. Important for implementation will be the balance between development project interests and (sustainable) business interest.  The manager is the central person for implementation in the country and knows the way of working in the country.


·         Program management

-          Manage, supervise and coordinate the work packages of the program in close cooperation with the consortium members from Indonesia and The Netherlands.

-          Plan and organize the country program in accordance with the NSO program deliverables.

-          Analyze and advice the design and implementation of information (IT) systems.

-          Establish and maintain effective working relationships with consortium members.

-          Supervise and coordinate the work packages of the different project in close cooperation with the consortium members.

-          Coordinate reporting of the project including work plans and deadlines, performance indicators, progress reports, evaluation.

-          Prepare reports on M&E findings, working closely with technical staff and implementing partners.

-          Advise partners and target groups on making informed decisions about appropriate ICT solutions; use professional network to identify new opportunities.

-          Establish and maintain effective working relationships with consortium members, donors, private sector partners and government agencies.

-          Represent the project inside the country, i.e. towards the private sector, governmental officials, embassies/consulates, international and national organizations, donor representatives, as well as national media.

·         Financial management

-          Provide guidance, quarterly check and coaching to the program staff so financial requirements are met.

-          Review, master, and finalize the financial progress reports.

-          Ensure that budgets are spent and administered in accordance with donor and requirements and within the appropriate timeframes; be accountable for the achievement of financial targets.

·         Business development

-          Builds, strengthens and manage strategic partnerships with national governments, key partners, institutions and stakeholders.

-          Interact with business stakeholders and subject matter experts in order to understand their problems and needs. He/she will evaluate the business need and identify and design the appropriate solution.

-          Advise partners and target groups on making informed decisions about appropriate ICT solutions; use professional network to identify new opportunities.

·         Communication & Marketing

-          Guide knowledge development, documentation and communication and branding in close collaboration with the donor and the country project managers.

-          Represent in cooperation with the ICCO regional manager, the program with different actors from private and public sector, including media.

Position in the organization

The G4AW country project manager is a member ICCO Regional Office South East Asia and reports to the regional manager and the G4AW overall program coordinator.

Qualifications needed

·         MA in the field of Development Studies, Business administration, Computer information systems or related degree.

·         More than 5 years of relevant working experience in business and system analysis, program management and financial management in an international development cooperation context.

·         Relevant work experience within the South East Asia region and a relevant network in Indonesia

·         Up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in international development and ICT4D-related issues

·         Development organization (NGO) background with experience in private sector cooperation, or private sector background with an understanding of NGO ambitions.

·         Have some exposures in Public-Private Partnership projects and in working with European donors.

·         Highly motivated and motivating individual who can lead teams, manage conflict and develop negotiation of team members consisting of the public and private sector actors in a multicultural work environment.

·         Willingness to spend time in the field and work closely with program target groups.

·         Knowledgeable about Agriculture (Spices/pepper) and current spice and pepper market in Indonesia.

·         Fluent in both English and Indonesian.

Terms of Employment

This position is for the length of project period (end in April 2021). The ICCO Regional Office South East Asia Terms & Conditions are applicable.  The duration of assignment is 12 months with the possibility for extension until end of project period.


For information about the vacancy you can contact Lenneke Braam, Regional Manager ICCO-ROSEA (+31 6 4305 6919).

Please send your motivation letter and CV (up to 4 pages maximum and in English) by e-mail before Oct 27th, 2019 to N.Aeni@icco.nl.  When shortlisted, you will receive an invitation. A reference check will be part of the procedure. 

ICCO gives an equal-opportunity employment regardless of race, gender, religion, or political affiliations.

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