Job Vacancy of Swisscontact Indonesia - Senior Program Officer for Private Sector Cooperation


·        Swisscontact promotes economic, social and ecological development by supporting people to successfully integrate into local commercial life. Swisscontact creates opportunities for people to improve their living conditions as a result of their own efforts. The focus of its systemic intervention in the private sector is the strengthening of local and global value chains. Through its projects, Swisscontact works to enable access to professional training, promotes local entrepreneurship, creates access to local financial service providers and supports the efficient use of resources with the goal of successfully promoting employment and income generation. The foundation is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Swisscontact has been active in Indonesia for almost 50 years.


Skills for Competitiveness (S4C)

The S4C-Project is implemented by the Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (Swisscontact), the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH-CDC) and the Association for Swiss International Technical Connection (SITECO) working in close collaboration with the Agency for Industrial Human Resource Development (AIHRD) of the Ministry of Industry (MoI) and Directorate General of Vocational Education (DGVE) of the Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC). Through the strengthening of Polytechnic institutes (Polys) in selected sectors and geographic locations and the improvement of structures and services at the interface between Polys and industry to improve quality and relevance of the overall dVET system in Indonesia.


·        Senior Program Officer for Private Sector Cooperation

·        Based in Makassar,  Sulawesi Selatan (Job Code: ADV.000067)


·        Job Brief


She/he will be stationed in an S4C field office in Makassar, with expected travel in Sulawesi and, on demand, to project sites across Indonesia.


·        Task, Authority & Responsibility


·         Liaise, negotiate, plan, implement, and monitor activities with private sector companies, chamber of commerce/associations, polytechnic schools, government ministries/agencies, with a focus on Sulawesi area.

·         Actively and regularly visit and engage private sector to involve in dual VET.

·         Enable knowledge-sharing and peer learning among dVET key stakeholders.

·         Monitor and evaluate overall progress in achievement results.

·         Reporting of performance and results, providing regular activity reports to Program Manager (PM) and Technical Advisors (TA).

·         Assist the PM and TA in preparing relevant reports.


·        Employee Requirements


·         Relevant working experience in dual Vocational Education and Training (dVET) in a company and/or with an association or chamber (KADIN)

·         Knowledge of the Indonesian dVET landscape, policies, and stakeholders

·         Ability to consult and advice private sector on dVET and its implementation (structured internships, apprenticeships)

·         Strong communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia

·         Desirable: Degree/working in a technical and/or tourism sector

Please visit for further application submission.

Please send your application latest by September 29th, 2023, however we are continuing shortlist and conducting interviews for the right candidate before the deadline.

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