Mercy Corps Job Vacancy: Program Manager - Micro entrepreneurship Award 2016 - Indonesian

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Micro entrepreneurship Award 

Program Summary:
In partnership with a Commercial Bank Foundation, Mercy Corps Indonesia will organize a Micro-entrepreneurship Award which will build micro enterprises positive impact on Indonesia’s economy and work to drive further awareness and recognition for the work of micro-entrepreneurs in order to promote and sustain interest, support and investment in enterprise development and growth in Indonesia. There are more than 60,000 micro finance institutions in Indonesia (CGAP) reaching more than 50 million people in forms of Cooperatives, Rural Bank, Credit Union, and BMT (Sharia based). Since the economic crisis of 1998, the contribution of micro finance institutions to the Indonesian economy has had a proven impact on the level of support for micro and small enterprise development.

Micro finance institutions have made strides in expanding access to savings and loan products, but the micro and small enterprises have additional critical needs including other financial services, business planning, financial management and marketing support, to ensure their success and growth into the future. The program will provide training to micro-entrepreneurs and will grant awards through a competitive process to 20 micro-entrepreneurs who embody the concept of “doing well by doing good,” and have shown demonstrable success both in developing their businesses over a period longer than five years, while simultaneously providing tangible social benefits to their surrounding communities.

The financial awards are aimed at both the development and capacity building of the micro enterprise and their ability to have an impact on their local communities. In addition to the awards, Mercy Corps Indonesia will provide training and utilize an Android Platform, which has been developed with support from a Commercial Bank Foundation, as a digital channel for micro-entrepreneurs to provide wrap around services to meet business needs including: sharing experiences and key learning in developing a successful business, problem solving, facilitating greater access to new market opportunities, and to provide financial and business education.

For greater amplification of the program, Mercy Corps Indonesia will engage a media company with established national network and distributions as its partner. It is intended that the selected media partner will become part of the promotion of the Micro-entrepreneurship Award from the beginning to the end of the program. The media partner will continuously feature, distribute and expose the Micro-entrepreneurship Award Program and Micro-entrepreneurs and Microfinance Institutions selected as semi-finalists to the community across the country from launching date to awarding night.
Program Manager - Micro entrepreneurship Award 2016
The Program Manager will be responsible for overall coordination and implementation of the Micro-entrepreneurship Award in partnership with Micro finance Institution Associations, Government Agencies and Business Associations to identify approximately 500 micro-entrepreneurs representing micro credit clients that are living at or below the poverty line and that are between the ages of 20-45.  She/he will also responsible to organize a half-day gathering among the micro-entrepreneurs, policy makers (OJK, BI, KEMENKOP & UKM), Business Associations, and the Press. In addition to the formal ceremony to award prizes to the winners, the events will also include an interactive policy dialogue to articulate challenges, brainstorm solutions and discuss how collectively can support the Government of Indonesia’s financial inclusion objectives.
  • More than 3 years working as program manager; 
  • Experiences to organize an event award, especially for entrepreneurship award; 
  • Experiences to build a relationship with Microfinance Associations, Policy Makers (particularly OJK, Bank Indonesia, KEMENKOP & UKM), Business Associations, Universities and Press; 
  • Experiences with boot camp, training and mentoring in a business context; experience with micro-entrepreneurship would be an advantage;
  • Highly skilled in time and people management, having good interpersonal skills;
  • Computers skills with strong familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable dealing with senior (board) management level;
  • Fluency in English verbal and written communication is essential.
This position will be hired as temporary staff for 1 year.

Please send your CV with position applied on the email subject to: 
Vacancy will be closed 27 June 2016 and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.

Human Resources Department
Mercy Corps Indonesia