Hivos Southeast Asia Job Vacancy: Program Development Manager, Sustainable Food Hivos Green Society – Jakarta, Indonesian

Posting Job


February 11, 2019

Expired Job


August 20, 2019



Hivos Southeast Asia is an International non-governmental
organization guided by humanist values. It aims at structural poverty
alleviation with a strong focus on civil society building and sustainable
economic development. Hivos Southeast Asia provides financial support for local
NGOs, is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging knowledge and expertise.
For its Hivos Southeast Asia (Hivos SEA) seeks qualified Indonesian candidates
for the position of:

Title: Program Development Manager (PDM), Sustainable
Food Hivos Green Society
Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia
Report to: Regional
Director, Hivos Hub Southeast Asia (SEA)
Duration: 1 (one) year

  • The PDM Renewable Energy and the PDM Sustainable
    Food together coordinate Hub SEA’s Green Society Program. Both PDMs are tasked
    with ensuring communication and information exchange within the Green Society Program,
    with Green Society PDMs based in other regions, and between Hub SEA’s Green and
    Open Clusters.
  • The PDM Sustainable Food works closely with the
    finance team on the design of project budgets, and with the Design, Monitoring,
    Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) officer on project design, implementation and
    reporting and knowledge management.
  • S/he works closely with the leads of other Hivos
    themes and other Hivos Hub SEA staff on strategic direction, program and
    business development.
  • S/he collaborates horizontally with the PDMs in
    other Hivos Hubs and at the Global Office to share experiences and strengthen
    each other’s portfolios and networks.
  • The position is Jakarta-based with some travel for coordination
Roles and

Working with internal (Hub SEA colleagues,
Sustainable Food colleagues in other hubs) and external stakeholders and
frontrunners developing innovative ideas for new projects and programs in line
with Hivos strategy.

Business Development
  • To develop strategic
    and long term sustainable food portfolio for Hub SEA, as well as smart business
    models and fundraising.
  • To identify and access
    funding sources for the sustainable food program and together with the Global
    Office, to develop and implement a fundraising strategy to support a successful
    implementation of the food program.
  • To provide input for
    funding proposals, communication materials etc. for stakeholders and audience,
    both in Hub SEA and in the Global Office.
  • To
    take a lead on fundraising initiatives in close coordination with program and
    finance departments, including carrying the responsibility of coordinating
    proposal writing and submission procedures, ensuring full compliance to the

To ensure that projects after
contract signing are properly started up and managed well.

Planning, report-writing
  • To coordinate internal
    planning and report-writing of the Sustainable Food theme in Hub SEA.
  • To ensure knowledge
    exchange among staff.

Representing the

To present Hivos’ vision on Sustainable Food
in an attractive and leading way during conferences and seminars.

  • To provide input to
    the financial planning, budgeting, performance, capacity development and risks
    management of projects.
  • To contribute to Hub
    SEA’s overall organizational and policy development.
experiences and competencies

Knowledge and experience
  • An
    advanced university degree in a relevant field (social science, agriculture,
    natural resource management).
  • At
    least five years of working experience in the field of sustainable food and/or
  • Strong
    affinity for Hivos’ vision and mission and for social and environmental
  • Strong
    motivation to contribute towards real and lasting change.
  • Able
    to ‘think out-of-the-box’ and connect to various actors (facilitating of
    multi-actor initiatives) to develop new solutions.
  • Have
    a convincing track-record in program development and resource
  • Experience
    with developing smart business models.
  • A
    leader as well as a reliable and supportive team member.
  • Excellent
    – externally oriented – communication skills, both verbally and in writing in

Institutional: Cooperation; Influence; Conceptual
skills; Persuasiveness; Decisiveness.

Functional: Innovative; Networker; Entrepreneurial.

General: Professionalism; Respect
each other’s role; Accountable’ Level of initiative; Transparency.

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

PDM Sustainable Food
Hivos Green Society Program Cluster, grade in Grade 12 (from 1-12 Hivos’s SEA
salary grade)

How to apply?
To apply for this
position please submit your CV and a cover letter to no later than 24th February 2019.

Please specify the position name you are applying
for (PDM Food – SEA) in the
‘subject’ line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Opened position for national level / Indonesian
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