Available position in KOMPAK: Deputy Implementation Director

 Deputy Implementation Director 

KOMPAK Program

KOMPAK is an Australia-Indonesia government partnership supporting the Government of Indonesia's efforts in reducing poverty through improvements in basic service delivery and creating opportunities for work. KOMPAK focuses its efforts on three result areas:

  1. Supporting Local Governments and Service Units to better address the needs of basic service users;
  2. Supporting the poor and vulnerable to benefit from improved village governance; and
  3. Supporting the poor and vulnerable to benefit from increased opportunities for employment and economic development.


The Opportunity

The Deputy Implementation Director is responsible in providing support to the Implementation Director, and to ensure effective implementation of KOMPAK activities across outcomes and across KOMPAK’s 7 provinces, with specific focus on managing technical support and day-to-day program management.

The position will work closely with Outcome Leads and Provincial Managers to ensure activities and projects are aligned with Government of Indonesia (GoI) priorities and are implemented on schedule and are context specific.

The advertised position is a full-time role expected to continue till June 2022. However, candidates with suitable qualifications who are willing to take a part-time and/or job-share role, are encouraged to apply (please mention your preference within the statement addressing the selection criteria).


Key Duties

The Deputy Implementation Director’s duties will include (although not limited to):


  1. Work with Program Implementation Director to ensure strong ownership and buy-in from GOI partners (national, subnational level)'
  2. Manage an effective working relationship with strategic partners;
  3. Coordinate with Program Governance Unit to ensure regular meetings, quality materials and effective governance mechanisms (Steering Committee, Technical Committee, Technical Working Group);

Implementation and quality assurance

  1. Coordinate work plan implementation and ensure integration and synergies across KOMPAK projects and activities at national and sub-national level, ensuring alignment between outcomes and between central and sub-regional KOMPAK’s policies;
  2. Manage daily activities to ensure effective and timely implementation and results;
  3. Manage daily activities and technical support from advisors;


  1. As part of Senior Management Team, provide input to the overall strategy and direction of the KOMPAK program, contribute to key milestones (PPA, workplan, progress reports);
  2. Monitor and manage adequate resources and capacities for all implementation teams (national and sub-national) by considering value for money and quality;
  3. Coordinate other operational aspects related with program implementation;

Program Risk Management

  1. Coordinate and update the risk matrix on a regular basis;
  2. Develop and manage mechanisme to monitor and report on program risk and implement mitigation measures; and
  3. Keep the Director advised of an issue that may affect the satisfactory progress of the program.

A full list of key duties is included in the Information for Applicants.


Key Requirements

  1. Minimum of 10 years’ managerial and operational experience on development programs in Indonesia
  2. Post-graduate qualifications in a relevant field and fluency in written and spoken English and Bahasa Indonesian
  3. Good leadership, negotiation, networking and team building skills
  4. Proven capacity to manage work plans, multiple activities, and tasks concurrently, work independently and take initiative
  5. Good analytical, written, and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, and produce good reports
  6. Sound judgement, decision making ability and quality assurance experience
  7. Good technical and operational expertise and experience
  8. Understanding of gender equality and social inclusion issues
  9. Demonstrated experience in people management including performance management, coaching, and mentoring support to team members


Further Information & Application Details

Further information regarding this opportunity can found in the ‘View Position Description’ link.

Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associates’ website and MUST include a CV and covering letter addressing the key requirements listed above. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from experienced and capable women.

Applications close: Sunday, 26 September 2021 – midnight (AEST)

We welcome and thank all applicants however; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Abt Associates – Who We Are

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women. Abt Associates is a child safe organisation and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children. For more information about our company and what we do visit our website at www.abtassociates.com

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