OXFAM International Job Vacancy: Program Manager for Empower Youth for Work Program - Jakarta, Indonesian


OXFAM is an International Non Governmental Organisation working across the world with a vision of "a just world without poverty"; a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally. 

This position is for Indonesian Nationals only, based in Jakarta Office, Fixed Term Contract for one year (extension possible). And on D level.

Program Manager for Empower Youth for Work Program

Oxfam would like to start the program ‘“Empower Youth For Work!”, starting June 1st (5 years) pending on funding. The program’s ambition is that young people in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Indonesia are empowered and have improved skills and jobs. This program focuses specifically on Small Medium Enterprise (SME) development; improved jobs; skills development for youth; climate change, and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR). For this position you need to have the expertise on economic empowerment with a combination of passion for youth rights and skills. You need to be a creative thinker who enjoys innovating but at the same time is organized and can deliver a project with high standards. This will involve a great deal of coordination and problem solving therefore you need excellent cross cultural communication skills.

Despite their growing numbers - 1.2 billion of the world's population is now aged 15 to 24 - young people are often excluded from (decent and paid) work and decision making. Young people especially in the rural areas face similar challenges including lack of economic opportunities, worsened by the impact of climate change, drives them into already overcrowded and stressed urban centers. This threatens the future viability of rural areas, and food security.

This program addresses these problems holistically, with three key elements:
  • Agency, capacity & skills
  • Economic opportunities
  • Policy & norms
Youth will be co-creators and co-implementers. Through civil society partners, and close links with the private sector and government, we ensure that improved skills training is adopted within local structures and innovative social enterprises; unemployment is tackled through improved private sector practice, increased market access and new enterprise development; an enabling social environment is created through grassroots and mass media action. Climate change, resilience, gender and youth empowerment are mainstream. 70% of beneficiaries will be rural young women.

Oxfam in Indonesia will have the lead in implementing ‘Empower Youth for Work’.

Pending on funding the project will be over five year from June 2016 in the following regions:
  • West Java
  • South Sulawesi
  • South East Sulawesi
Job Purpose:
  • Responsible for the leading, coordinating, planning, supervising  and supporting to the Empower Youth for Work Program within Indonesia to ensure an effective team and enabling environment to achieve project results.
  • Contribute to Oxfam’s national, regional and global work influencing the private sector to be more gender sensitive and youth inclusive.
  • Contribute to Oxfam national, regional and global work on Youth as Active Citizenship
  • Support Oxfam’s work on corporate accountability in Indonesia, including technical assistance for private sectors to improve working conditions and accountability standards, in various value chains
  • Leading, coordinating and delivery of agreed plans and strategies 
  • Required to make sound judgements using management, technical knowledge, good understanding of the teams and cost effective use of the available resources.
  • Problem solving related to the defined project - problem-solving and analysis involves decision-making with the Supervisor and other relevant stakeholders especially youth themselves.
  • Knowledge required includes understanding on youth employment, private sector, climate change and SRH.
  • Produce clear and quality reports that demonstrate good accountability with focussing on innovation, youth and other key stakeholders including private sector.
  • Good and effective partnership with implementing NGOs, government and the private sector.
  • Use a human centred design approach as much as possible through co-creation and involving stakeholders especially youth
Skills And Competence:
  • Degree in a relevant field required;
  • Strong understanding of SME development and youth employability issues especially in Indonesia
  • Proven analytical, strategic planning, project design, project cycle and financial management skills;
  • Understanding and passion on involving youth in a meaningful way within the planning and implementation of this project;
  • Sound understanding of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) principles and practice;
  • Proven people management skills, with experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams, supporting and coaching individuals
  • Strong communication and influencing skills, with proven ability to build relationships with a diverse range of local and national stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender perspective and experience with gender, sexual and reproductive health issues campaign.
  • Sound understanding on climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture and coastal areas.
  • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills.
  • Have experience raising funds from international donor agencies;  
  • Have a results oriented approach;
  • Experience with financial management and administration
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, prioritize, meet deadlines, and hold self and others to account; 
  • Willingness to travel regularly within the country and globally
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English, both verbal and written; an understanding and fluency in local language would be an advantage.
  • You can demonstrate 5 years experience in managing complex projects/programs;
  • Experience of working with partners and with establishing partnerships with national/local actors including private sector and financial institutions.
  • Proven experience in representing an organization at the level of local partners, local administration, ministries and donors at senior level.
Able to work with minimum supervision and provide solutions to problems as they arise. This job description is not incorporated into the employment contract.  It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussions with the post holder.  The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives which should facilitate the achievements of the key responsibilities in accordance with the Performance Review Process.

Closing date for all applications is: May 31st, 2016

Send your complete application along with your CV to jakarta@oxfam.org.uk  and mention the position title (PM-EYWP) in the subject of the email.

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