USAID - JAPRI Project Job Consultant: Project Management, Indonesian

Project Management Consultant JAPRI Program Overview JAdi Pengusaha MandiRI (JAPRI) is a USAID-funded project implemented by IIE (Institu... thumbnail 1 summary
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Project Management Consultant

JAPRI Program Overview
JAdi Pengusaha MandiRI (JAPRI) is a USAID-funded project implemented by IIE (Institute of International Education) with sub implementers: Prestasi Junior Indonesia (PJI), Mien R Uno Foundation (MRUF), and Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF). As Indonesia’s economy continues to grow, economic inequality is also increasing, and the population living near or below the poverty line is at risk of being left behind. Entrepreneurship provides an important avenue for poor and vulnerable (P&V) youth to improve their livelihoods, create economic opportunity for themselves and others in their communities, and contribute to Indonesia’s economic development. However, P&V youth face barriers to launching their own businesses. Existing entrepreneurship programs rarely address challenges particular to this group – including foundational skill gaps, difficulty obtaining financing, and the need for intensive coaching and mentoring to help them start and grow successful enterprises. JAPRI will leverage and tailor existing entrepreneurship resources to develop, test, and scale an approach to promoting entrepreneurship among P&V youth. JAPRI will work with local governments and other stakeholders as appropriate (i.e. university, small business owners) to identify potential P&V youth, develop modules of training, as well as modules of coaching. JAPRI will also take advantage of youth representatives to ensure a youth-friendly entrepreneurship module.

This project is under the agreement between USAID/Education Office and the Ministry for Research Technology, and Higher Education, therefore USAID JAPRI must also provide capacity building to education institutions, in particular higher education institutions. The project needs to secure buy-in from all stakeholders to ensure sustainaibility at the end of the project.

Project Purpose and Objectives:
The purpose of the JAPRI program is to equip P&V youth aged 18-30 with entrepreneurship and other basic skills, provide them with seed funding, and link them to additional financing and ongoing support that will help them start and grow businesses. We will achieve this purpose through the following objectives:

  • Objective 1: Generate interest in entrepreneurship and willingness to take risks among P&V youth and support within their families and communities
  • Objective 2: Equip P&V youth who have entrepreneurship potential with knowledge and skills to start and grow businesses that respond to local market conditions
  • Objective 3: Provide ongoing support to P&V youth entrepreneurs including coaching, seed funding, access to market analysis and financing, and linkages to the business community

Objective of Consultancy
The objective of the consultancy is to programmatically support JAPRI. The JAPRI team currently consists of four, full-time staff in Jakarta and three sub recipients.  The consultant will report directly to the Chief of Party.  The scope of the consultant will include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Traveling to the project sites in Bandung and Trenggalek to meet with partners and stakeholders to  monitor project activities.
  • Work in close collaboration with the JAPRI team in drafting and revising programmatic documents submitted to USAID.. The documents include but are not limited to: regular reports (i.e. annual report, quarterly report), study report, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) Plan, Scaling-Up Plan, and other reports as required.  Revisions to the programmatic documents will be based on feedback from USAID, and in coordination with the JAPRI team.
  • Work in close collaboration with the ME&L Specialist to gather data from the field.
  • Work in close collaboration with PJI and MRUF to ensure continued support from potential university partners to JAPRI program.
  • Work in close collaboration with IIEF to draft marketing and promotional materials to ensure proper messages are conveyed to a variety of stakeholders (i.e. local governments, education institutions, youth organizations, small business associations, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Indonesian nationals residing in Greater Jakarta.
  • Bachelor degree.
  • Solid English language verbal and written skills required.
  • 5 years of experience in the area of economic development and demonstrated understanding of entrepreneurship programs.
  • Solid understanding of the socio-economic conditions in Indonesia and region.
  • At least five years of experience working for donor-funded projects as project management specialist, particularly USAID, demonstrating detail orientation, proactive attention to outcomes and expectations.

Period of performance
This is a full time position (40 hours per week) from June 1, 2018 – September 30, 2018. The consultant is expected to submit a biweekly report outlining the works performed in the past two weeks and will be performed in the next two weeks. Payment will be made monthly.

How to Apply:

  • Send your CV with cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to japri.recruitment@gmail.com no later than Friday, 26 May 2018
  • Indicate Project Management Consultant (your name) in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interviews. All incoming CV will be treated confidential
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