ASEAN-ACT - Country Manager

About the organisation

Cardno is a global consulting organisation that manages projects for major donors, delivering aid work in various disciplines such as education, health, governance, resource and environment management and infrastructure. Our work expands across Europe, Latin and North America, Asia, the Pacific and Africa. With over 6,000 staff worldwide, our vision is to be a world leader in the provision of professional services to improve the physical and social environment.

About the program

ASEAN–Australia Counter Trafficking (ASEAN-ACT) continues Australia’s long running collaboration with ASEAN and its member states to end human trafficking in our region. The program will principally work on strengthening the justice sector response to human trafficking, while opening up new partnerships with allied government agencies, civil society and business. It will engage all 10 ASEAN Member States in some capacity and will continue national-level programming in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Role and responsibilities

The Country Manager represents the program at the country level; leads the planning, delivery and monitoring of activities; manages key counterpart relationships and oversees the country office team.

This senior position is the main liaison point between the program and its key country-level partners represented at the National Program Steering Committee (NPSC) and their stakeholders. The Country Manager will assist the NPSC to prepare annual work plans and budgets for the use of ASEAN-ACT resources; ensure activities supported by ASEAN-ACT are implemented effectively; and ensure that results are appropriately monitored and reported. The Country Manager will provide strategic advice to regional and national counterparts and engage with them in a meaningful manner.

Specific duties

Stakeholder Management
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with all stakeholders, including NPSC members based on mutual accountability and respect.
Manage communication between ASEAN-ACT and senior national and regional officials, program partners and other stakeholders.
Provide strategic and technical advice to counterparts based on program results and developments in the justice response to trafficking in persons.

Activity Management
Lead preparation of annual country-level work plans and associated budgets with counterparts, ensuring it aligns with ASEAN-ACT priorities and implementation principles.
Lead implementation of program-supported activities, ensuring they are implemented effectively, and that results are appropriately monitored and reported.
Support mainstreaming of gender equality, social inclusion and victim rights throughout all program activities.
Work collaboratively with other ASEAN-ACT Program Country Managers in other countries and with the regionally based program management team.
Keep abreast with national developments in TIP and via program communication systems regularly provide updates.

Administration Management
Supervise the ASEAN-ACT country office team, including oversight of financial, administrative and logistics functions, and cooperation with regionally based operations team.
With the Deputy Team Leader, manage country-level risks, respond to incidents (e.g. security, safety, fraud, reputational, etc) and ensure compliance with the child protection and safeguards framework.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Prepare written reports of program activities and results.

Selection Criteria
Strong understanding of the local context in relation to human trafficking, including national legislation and the roles of the justice sector, civil society, private sector and allied government institutions.
Understanding of human rights and rights-based approaches in development, particularly as these relate to human trafficking
Established networks with relevant partners in the justice sector, civil society, private sector or government.
Ability to liaise with senior officials, demonstrating high-level communication and interpersonal skills, political acumen, strong advocacy skills and communicating with influence.
Understanding of development principles and approaches, including the skills and capacity of counterparts; monitoring, evaluation and learning; and mainstreaming of gender equality and social inclusion.
Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including the ability to provide timely and reliable advice to program managers and counterparts.
Competent information technology skills.
Position Status

This position is a locally engaged position.

How to apply

Send an email to with :
The words ‘Country Manager-Indonesia in the email subject.
Your CV.
A completed Application Form, which describes how your skills and experience are applicable to the selection criteria. Please copy and paste this link: to download the application form.
The names and contact details of three professional referees.
Applications close at Sunday, 5PM Bangkok time, 23 February 2020. Late applications will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted in English.

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