Vacancy: Program Manager

 IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies. IFES promotes democratic stability by providing technical assistance and applying field-based research to the electoral cycle in countries around the world to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil societies, governance and transparency. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.


Currently we are seeking a Program Manager to lead project implementation in IFES’ Jakarta office.


Primary Responsibilities: The Program Manager will work under the direction of the Country Director to lead the development and implementation of IFES’ activities to advance the advocacy work of anti-corruption civil society partners within ASEAN countries.


Scope of Work:

·        Liaise closely with IFES’ subaward partners in six countries to support IFES’ ongoing technical assistance;

·        Oversee the planning, administration and logistics for special events, conference, workshops or trainings;

·        Manage day-to-day project activities in an efficient and effective manner;

·        Provide political and program activity updates as well on a regular basis to Country Director and HQ Program Manager;

·        Lead the preparation of briefing notes, status and analytical reports, draft research and policy papers, technical reports/studies on IFES’ technical assistance topics;

·        Direct staff in the timely completion of tasks, reports and other materials, and conduct final review of all project technical and narrative reports;

·        Oversee financial oversight of projects in collaboration and partnership with Finance Team;

·        Establish, maintain and develop relationship with peers, subordinates, donor and consultants at large for the purpose of business development and information dissemination;

·        Alert management of programmatic concerns, challenges and difficulties;

·        Work collaboratively with IFES technical experts and partners as needed;

·        Oversee monitoring and evaluation exercises;

·        Provide any other support as requested by Country Director and HQ Program Manager.


·        Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations or related field; Master’s degree preferred;

·        At least 8 years or comparable of experience working in an international environment, ideally in the field of democracy, governance or international program management, with a strong preference for legal/anti-corruption programming experience;

·        Experience in team management and overseeing single or multiple projects strongly preferred;

·        Strong analytical and reporting skills;

·        A high level of self-motivation and ability to work autonomously within a fast-paced environment under deadlines;

·        Ability to maintain collaborative working relationship with team members, other staff, and IFES’ partners.  Partnerships require a high degree of diplomacy and judgment, with ability to address conflicts or difficulties in a constructive manner. Represent IFES with external contacts at professional and government levels;

·        Experience in monitoring and evaluation an asset.

·        Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia, both written and oral;

·        Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office programs, Excel, internet) required;

·        A high level of self-motivation and ability to work autonomously within a fast-paced environment;

·        Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to make independent decisions.

Deadline for applications: September 17, 2021.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your letter of application and detailed resume as soon as possible to: vacancy@ifesindonesia.orgPlease put the position you are applying to in the subject of the email. Only applications in English will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone inquiries.

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