Head of Office - Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Jakarta

Closing date:  08 Jan 2012

Vacancy: Head of Office, Jakarta (ref. no. JAK12)

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an independent academic institution established in 1984. The mission of the Institute is to promote universal respect for human rights and humanitarian law by means of research, academic educationand institutional development. The vision of the Institute is to be a centre of excellence meeting the highest international standards in all its fields of operation, contributing to the development of societies based on a human rights culture. RWI has since 1990 been implementing a wide range of human rights capacity development programmes for institutions in developing countries, mainly with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The Department of International Programmes manages and coordinates RWI’s human rights capacity development programmes for institutions in developing countries. RWI’s capacity development programmes in Indonesia were initiated in 1999. In order to facilitate implementation of the projects in Indonesia and maintain and further cooperation with important partners, RWI established an office in Jakarta in 2005. The current programme focuses on cooperation with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, and in particular with the Directorate General of Human Rights to support the Indonesian National Human Rights Action Plan, and the Directorate General of Corrections on the treatment of prisoners in accordance with international human rights standards. The programme additionally advises and conducts activity in relation to the Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights between Indonesia and Sweden.

RWI is currently seeking candidates for the full-time position as Head of the Institute’s Office in Jakarta. The assignment is expected to start in February 2012 and end in December 2013, and will include a six-month probation period.

The Head of Office’s primary responsibilities are to ensure that international programmes falling under the Jakarta Office’s mandate are planned, implemented and followed up so as to achieve expected results enhancing the overall impact, quality and coordination of RWI’s activities in Indonesia, and that the Office and its resources are managed efficiently.

Tasks: Reporting to the Head of Unit for Asia under the Department of International Programmes, and in accordance with relevant templates and guidelines, the Head of Office’s tasks include: • Developing, implementing and managing programmes falling under the mandate of the Office; • Drafting and monitoring budgets related to programmes of the Office, as well as financial reporting to the Controller at Head Office; • Drafting agreements with partner institutions and external consultants; • Regularly assessing and monitoring programme developments and results; • Staying informed of relevant developments concerning the areas falling under the mandate of the Office; • Participation in meetings of relevance to the Office’s work, including with relevant Swedish and foreign authorities and organisations; • Maintaining regular contact with relevant authorities, organisations, donors, etc. • For completed programmes, preparing narrative reports that analyse the results of the respective programme carried out; • Division of labour, salary negotiations and career development talks with other staff working at the Office; • Managing the affairs and premises of the Office, including arranging for relevant contracts and supporting documents for the operations of the Office; • Providing the Head of Unit with monthly reports in writing on the plans and progress of the work as well as activity reports after each completed activity; • Coordination with the work of other Units as agreed with Heads of Units; • Contributing to relevant organisational development initiatives of the Institute; and • Contributing to the development of resource mobilisation strategies and activities to ensure the long-term future of RWI’s programme in Indonesia.

Qualifications • Strong knowledge of international human rights law, including university degree with preferably a specialisation in international human rights law or related field; • A minimum of six years of professional experience in the human rights field, including management of international development programmes; • Knowledge of and relevant experiences from programme work concerning Indonesia, South East Asia and preferably the thematic areas covered under RWI's Indonesia Programme preferred, as well as experience from working at a field office; • Proven skills in office management, including staff supervision; • Sound knowledge of means and methods of Swedish and/or other international development cooperation; • Fluency in English; • Demonstrated organisational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills; • Ability to take initiatives and prioritise work tasks; • Flexibility and ability to work independently under pressure and complete tasks within given timeframes; • Proven skills to work in teams and generate innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations; and • Cultural sensitivity and judgment.

How to apply: 
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter with CV, including references and copies of relevant certificates by e-mail to linda.hiltmann@rwi.lu.se , no later than 8 January.

RWI is an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applicants regardless of sex/gender, disability, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

For further information, please contact Mr. Andreas Ljungholm, Head of Unit, e-mail: andreas.ljungholm@rwi.lu.se , tel:+ 46 (0) 46 222 12 07, Josh Ounsted, Head of Indonesia Office, +62 21 719 0409 or Ms. Amelie Sällfors Ewing, Programme Officer, e-mail: amelie.sallfors_ewing@rwi.lu.se tel:+ 46 (0) 46 222 12 32.

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