Lowongan RESPECT Vacancy: Project Officer

The Asia-Pacific Regional Support for Elections and Political Transitions (RESPECT)

Project Officer

Scope of Work

Perludem (Perkumpulan untuk Pemilu dan Demokrasi/The Association for Elections and Democracy) is an independent nonprofit organization that conducts research, advocacy, monitoring, education, and training in the areas of electoral and democratic for policy makers, organizers, participants, and voters.

Since 2018, Perludem has been managing The Asia-Pacific Regional Support for Elections and Political Transitions (RESPECT) Program, a USAID-funded five-year program, with purpose to support improved election integrity and electoral justice in the Asia-Pacific region. Perludem is the recipient of this Leader with Associate Awards Cooperative Agreement and is responsible for the overall management of the award and for ensuring achievement of the program objectives.

Perludem is collaborating with the Indonesian Association for Media Development, (PPMN), in implementing this program, and partnering with The Asia Foundation for organizational and capacity support. Perludem will also partner with key national and regional organizations across Asia and the Pacific to achieve program results on the following objectives:

•      Improved enabling environment for electoral governance and political processes

•      Increased citizen participation in elections and political processes, including political transitions

•      Effective election observation and oversight of electoral processes 

In addition, this program also supports a fourth objective—enhanced participation, leadership, and political empowerment of women, youth, and other marginalized groups—but through a cross-cutting approach across all objectives.

PERLUDEM invites qualified and highly motivated Indonesian candidates to fill the position of Project Officer for RESPECT project with following objectives and qualifications:


The Project Officer will work to assist the Chief of Party in managing the project on daily basis, delivering activities within the programs, and communicating with related stakeholders and partners. She/he will directly report to the Chief of Party and will coordinate with other Perludem Program team to ensure successful performance of the program as detailed in the Work Plan. The Project Officer is expected independently liaising with national and regional partners on the implementation level

The responsibilities for the Project Officer are, but not limited to the following duties:

·        Analyze information on RESPECT’s baselines and together with the Chief of Party, Perludem program team and M&E Specialist, develop program strategy with focus on exchange learning across regional countries;

·        Lead Perludem program team on the implementation of RESPECT program activities and ensure quality delivery of the program in line with donor expectation in coordination with Perludem’s Program Manager;

·        Monitor detailed implementation plan for grantee and ensure it consistently carried out by implementing partner in proper way, ensure integration on women, people with disability issues within the program;

·        Coordinate with M&E Specialist in assessing the impact of program activities based on the strategy and implementation;

·        Contribute to the reporting of program activities and project deliverables;

·        Maintain network with donor, project partners, and regional stakeholders;

·        Carry out other duties as may be assigned related to project activities.


·        University Bachelor Degree or equivalent in social/political sciences, legal studies or related field;

·        Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in Civil Society Organizations/Non-Government Organizations or familiar with development works;

·        Excellent understanding of Project Management Cycle and experience in managing research;

·        Good understanding of democracy and electoral issues;

·        Strong affinity with civil society, in particular with non-governmental organizations and marginalized groups;

·        Ability to use analytical tools and to perform analyses for the assessment and implementation of projects/programmes;

·        Prior experience in grant management and working with organizations across Southeast Asia region will be regarded as an asset;


·        Very good communication skills and in administrative;

·        Proficiency in English both oral and written is a must;

·        Team player with excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills;

·  Work with a high level of self-responsibility, reliability, multitasking and service orientation with good attention to details and constantly willing to learn and accept change;



This position will be stationed in Jakarta, Indonesia with frequent travel to Southeast Asia countries


The Project Officer will report to the RESPECT Program Chief of Party


Interested applicants are invited to send their CV in PDF version to admin@perludem.org with standard file naming as [yourname] – CV. Please send applications as soon as possible. Due date for this application is February 16, 2020. Applicants are instructed to write “RESPECT Project Officer – [your name]” as the Subject line of their email. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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