Hivos Vacancy: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (G&I) In-Country Lead

 Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies. For its Hivos  seeks qualified candidates for the position of:

Title                  :  Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (G&I) In-Country Lead

Duty Station      :  Jakarta, Indonesia

Report to           Program Development Manager

Duration             1 (one) year



Hivos is a non-governmental organisation, rooted in the Netherlands and guided by humanist values, that aims to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world where citizens, women and men, have equal access to resources, opportunities and markets and can participate actively and equally in decision making processes that determine their lives, their society and their future. Hivos' basic commitment is to poor and marginalised people - and their organisations - in countries of the global South and East, and Eastern Europe.  A sustainable improvement of their situation is the ultimate benchmark for the work and efforts of Hivos. The empowerment of women in order to achieve gender equality is a primary directive in Hivos' policy.

In December 2019 Hivos signed a four-years partnership agreement with Palladium in rolling out the Prosperity Fund’s Menuju Transisi Energi Rendah Karbon Indonesia (MENTARI) funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The program main goal is focusing on renewable energy as a transformative platform for green and inclusive economic growth in Eastern Indonesia through:

1.         Improved Policy and Regulation

2.         Brokered Investment

3.         Demonstration Projects, and

4.         Collaboration and Networking.


The G&I In-Country Lead position is aimed to provide support on mainstreaming applicable gender and social inclusion into the four main strands in MENTARI. Together with other consortium members from Palladium and Castlerock. The G&I In-Country Lead plays a role in ensuring that gender components are well-represented and implemented in the policy and regulatory recommendation, financial & investment, renewable energy project implementation and collaboration knowledge learning agenda. The position is full-time (40hrs/week) Jakarta-based with travels, primarily to Eastern Indonesia.



Roles and responsibilities

1.         To play a proactive role in the implementation of the MENTARI Program which overall aims on renewable energy as a transformative platform for green and inclusive economic growth in Eastern Indonesia.

2.         Work in a team, support Strand Leads in mainstreaming G&I in all MENTARI’s four key deliveries.

3.         Ensure and actively advocate that gender and social inclusion approach is integrated in all strands’ targets and commitments.

4.         Prepare gender awareness programs for team members, partners and technical assistance of G&I mainstreaming to target groups as deemed needed.

5.         Contribute to the development and implementation of G&I sensitive monitoring and reporting systems according to donor’s requirement.

6.         Develop G&I gap and impact analysis reflecting the current situation and trends in Indonesia, G&I brokerage funnel and other MENTARI program design documents.

7.         Develop G&I manuals/tools as required to the project needs.

8.         Coordinate, collect and contribute to G&I knowledge development, good practices and lessons learned, action research etc.

9.         Responsible to a successful deliveries of G&I workplan, indicators, reports and service credits.

10.      Annual G&I health check, including routine awareness creation and capacity building, screen activities across all Strands using G&I assessment tool and monitor progress along the G&I sensitivity scale through out project implementation.

11.      Participate and represent the program as G&I expert in meetings and conferences.




Knowledge, experiences and competencies

·               Minimum bachelor degree in social sciences. A master degree will be of advantage.

·               A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in gender and social inclusion mainstreaming in development programs.

·               Strong knowledge of gender, women empowerment and social inclusion in Indonesia including the challenges with respect to gender mainstreaming within renewable energy sector.

·               Experience in capacity building (training), technical assistance, mentoring and knowledge development.

·               Experience in developing technical recommendation document

·               Must have excellent communications skill, able to express views clearly and have strong relational skills in lobbying and advocating G&I

·               A good listener who can identify gender issues and bring these into discussion in the work environment and among team members.

·               Experience in coordination of research activities and Monitoring and Evaluation.

·               Strong organizational administrative and proven report writing skills.

·               A good team player, strong personality, assertive initiatives.

·               Can indicate his/her limits in time, plan well, be assertive and decisive and independent.



What do we offer?

An inspiring and dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the possibility to work for an ambitious new international initiative.

The Gender & Inclusion In-Country Lead graded in Grade: 11 (from 1-12 Hivos’s SEA service agreement salary grade).


How to apply?

To apply for this position please submit your CV and a cover letter to no later than 31 January 2021.

Please specify the position name you are applying for (G&I In-Country) in the ‘subject’ line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information about Hivos Southeast Asia, visit

Opened position for national level / Indonesian nationality.    

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