ChildFund International Vacancy : PROJECT DIRECTOR


Reporting Relationship:  Country Director  

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

December 2020

Effective with the release of this position announcement, ChildFund is recruiting applicants for the Project Director's position for an anticipated Countering Religious Intolerance in Indonesia project. The anticipated 24 to 48 months project will be implemented in Java. It will increase awareness of shared challenges and build capacity to coordinate efforts to mitigate intolerance and human rights abuse against minority religious communities and, engage supportive religious leaders in interfaith and intrafaith actions and government officials to reduce intolerance and human rights abuse against minority religious communities and other minority groups. 

The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. The position is contingent upon approval of the grant application/donor funding.


The Project Director is expected to have strong background and experience in managing projects related to countering religious intolerance in Indonesia. S/he will be responsible for managing a diverse project team, ensuring that administrative and financial procedures comply with donor requirements and project deliverables are achieved based on established program criteria and standards.  S/he will coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders which includes key government agencies, subgrantees and/or subcontractors, short-term technical support providers, and local training/academic institutions. S/he will lead collaborative initiatives to ensure all approaches are sustainable and evidence based. Essential responsibilities include:


Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Oversee the day-to-day project implementation and ensure achievement of targets as outlined in the project work plan. 

Facilitate and nurture relations and collaboratively work with the Indonesian Government to advocate project objectives.

Lead timely and high-quality implementation of project activities including managing project budget to assure timely spending  and ensuring that monitoring and evaluation are at the required quality standards.

Ensure timely submission of periodic reportorial requirements to donors and support field staff to produce well-written, accurate and timely reports on the project status.

Document best project practices to promote organizational learning; collaborate with the program team for experience sharing opportunities.

Build relations, maintain constant communication, and provide technical oversight and guidance to the subcontracts/subawards, project staff and partners to ensure that project activity are implemented as planned.

Represent the project to external stakeholders, including the donor, local and national government entities, media, NGOs, and the local business community. 

Lead and supervise project team, builds team coherence and establishes clear roles and responsibilities among team members.

In coordination with ChildFund’s communication unit and other relevant counterpart communications department, strengthens the communication of the project in order to communicate results, deepen stakeholder knowledge and buy-in to the project, and to facilitate resource mobilization for the project.

The key duties/responsibilities have an impact on the smooth implementation of the Countering Religious Intolerance in Indonesia project through effective and efficient project management and proper coordination with all related stakeholders.


Master or Bachelor Degree in Conflict and Peace Studies, Development Studies, International Relations, Public Administration, Law, Human Rights or equivalent in relevant fields of Social Science.  

5+ years of experience in peace building or similar development cooperation programs, preferably on countering religious intolerance. 

Knowledge of conflict prevention/ peace building programmes and experience in implementing de-radicalization/ countering violent extremism projects and programmes highly desirable.

Strong knowledge and experience in project management are essential and ability to write high-quality reports.

Must have a track-record in financial management, budget design, and budget management experience.

High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including the ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, social, and political issues. 

Above-average knowledge and skills on project-based accounting, negotiation, analytical, facilitation, organizational and time management skills, and the supportive attitude towards strengthening local organizations and building local capacities for self-management. 

Familiar with USDRL donor requirements is a plus

Assertive, detail-oriented, technology savvy, has financial and operational management skills.

Fluency in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia required and English is an absolute necessity.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities of the position.

ChildFund requires electronic lodgment of applications. 

To apply, please click on the following link:

Deadline for Applications: 06 January 2020 

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