SNV Netherlands Job Vacancy: Project Manager V4C - Indonesian

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Project Manager, Voice for Change Partnership

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organization founded in the Netherlands more than 50 years ago. It has built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America working with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. Using market based approaches; SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalysing environmentally sustainable solutions for the poor in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and climate change.

The Voice For Change (V4c) Partnership Program
With the support of The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, SNV is implementing since early 2016 a five year programme entitled Voice for Change Partnership (V4C). This is a multi-country programme managed by SNV’s Head Office in The Hague that is implemented in 6 countries: Burkina-Faso, Honduras, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Indonesia. The programme’s main goal is to support progress in globally challenging topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals, with a specific focus on inclusion and equity issues. This goal is to be achieved by increasing Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) capacities to participate, contribute and influence strategic debates and policy-making processes and support its efficient implementation.

The specific objectives of the Voice for Change Partnership programme are determined as follows:
  • Increase CSOs capacities in leadership, advocacy, utilisation of data and evidence, sector knowledge and business development
  • Improve enabling environment in terms of improved policies, frameworks, regulations, budget allocation, services, inclusive business and accountability/collaborative mechanisms

In Indonesia, the two topics that are being addressed through the programme are Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Food and Nutrition Security (FNS). The first year of the programme (2016) was dedicated to the selection and engagement of the local partner CSOs; to the capacity building of these CSOs in the areas critical for the success of advocacy activities (including leadership, content knowledge on WASH and FNS, advocacy and use of evidence for advocacy purposes) and to the development of the programme’s guiding documents: Context Analysis, Theories of Change, Advocacy Plans, Action Plans and Baselines.

Moving forward, the V4C programme will focus on supporting the evidence based advocacy activities of the 9 CSOs that partner with the programme in the Provinces of Lampung, West Sumatra, East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. Also, it will continue to plan and deliver capacity building activities that support the partner CSOs in achieving the advocacy goals both at local as at national level.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to SNV’s Country Director, under the supervision of the global V4C Programme Director in The Netherlands and in close coordination with Indonesia’s WASH and Agriculture Sector Leaders, the V4C programme manager has the following responsibilities:
  • Project Management & strategic alignment: sound and detailed project planning and smooth project implementation. High quality and timely delivery of planned results within pre-determined budget allocation; adequate risk management; alignment with strategic guidance as provided by SNV’s Head Office. Ensure coordination and promote synergies between the advocacy project activities and other ongoing WASH and FNS interventions of SNV in Indonesia.
  • Content guidance: oversee and provide guidance regarding programmatic approaches in Food and Nutrition Security, national policies and targets, challenges and potentials, key stakeholders in the sector and the related SDGs. Provide guidance on WASH issues. Ensure coherence between the two themes
  • Contract Management & Project Accounting: Manage and account for full compliance of administrative, finance and HR components of the project with SNV internal procedures and requirements specified in the contract signed with the donor, ensure that approval for, coding and booking of all expenditures is done according to the relevant procedures and authorization levels, prepare and account for project budget (and revisions thereof) internally and externally and manage/ report on depletion and forecasting, corrective actions and financial security and/or risk (mitigation), discuss and obtain approval of donor for contract / budget deviations.
  • Daily project management & team steering: lead, manage relationships and motivate the project team, plan and assign deliverables and activities, review their progress and address deviations in terms of timelines and quality, based on project planning, deliverables agreed and budget set. Provide coaching that addresses the team needs in moving successfully and timely towards programme planned outcomes.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting: implement M&E plan (including external and internal reviews and evaluations) and (donor) reporting for project, including risk monitoring and reporting on changes, deviations and taking corrective / mitigation actions if needed to keep project on track in line with project management standards, M&E framework and donor reporting requirements
  • Knowledge, documentation and communication: Ensure full synthesis, analysis and documentation and sharing of project insights and results, signal potential for positioning, innovation, upscaling and potential follow up projects. Provide strategic guidance and quality control of all knowledge deliverables (reports, researches, data collections)
  • Network and Relationship building: Build and maintain effective relationships with SNV’s team in the Head Office and other countries where the project is implemented, IFPRI, partner CSOs, local and national Government stakeholders, Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of The Netherlands and other partners. Ensure a high level of SNV visibility and branding according to donor guidelines in all appropriate activities working with and drawing on available communication support. Identify and follow up business development opportunities for SNV and/or partner CSOs.
The V4C programme manager has direct responsibility for the following programme outputs:
  • Annual project planning design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including budget planning and appropriate depletion, in line with overall V4C programme goals and in coordination with SNV’s Head Office
  • Quality, timely delivery, within budget for all planned programme activities, including approval of all ToRs and budgets, supervision of activities delivery, mid term evaluations and final quality control. Key activities include research and data production, organization and delivery of capacity building activities (workshops, trainings, coachings), guidance and supervision of the advocacy activities conducted by the CSOs, coordination with local, national and international level stakeholders.
  • Delivery of CSO advocacy action plans in line with Theories of Change, Context Analysis and Advocacy Plans strategies and targets and based on sound evidence collected/produced in the context of the V4C programme
  • Strategic design & quality control of research activities to be used as evidence in advocacy activities
  • Strategic guidance & expert support on Food and Nutrition Security issues, including research and advocacy activities. Generic guidance on WASH issues.
  • Regular monitoring in line with M&E framework and annual narrative and financial reporting in line with SNV and donor guidelines
  • Regular coordination with strategic partner IPFRI and the Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of The Netherlands
  • Profiling of the V4C programme national and internationally in line with SNV’s and donors visibility guidelines
Candidate profile

  • Masters degree in Agricultural Economics, Nutrition, or another related field.
Work Experience
  • A minimum of 10 years’ related work experience with at least 5 in a managing role and proven technical expertise in delivering and managing nutrition and food security programs in Indonesia with a strong advocacy or governance component
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies
  • Sound Knowledge of current academic thinking regarding nutrition and food security, food and nutrition policies in the region and in Indonesia and food and nutrition security programmes in Indonesia.
  • Sound experience in conducting evidence based advocacy activities targeting different audiences and engaging multiple partners
  • Experience with capacity development strategies and methods, notably targeting Civil Society Organisations
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with National, Provincial and Local Government counterparts, private sector and Civil Society Organisations in Indonesia
  • Excellent Programme/Project management skills, including activities and budgets planning, delivery, monitoring, evaluation, and team management
  • Affinity with research and experience in overseeing research or knowledge related activities including the ability to write and assess TORs for research, assess studies and reports and use evidence for advocacy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to successfully listen to, interact with, and communicate clearly with people from diverse nationalities and backgrounds.
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and database software.
  • Experience in Business Development is an added value

Language Skills: Indonesian native speaker, fluent in English (writing and speaking)

Working Environment: Fast-paced work environment requires ability to work within a team as well as independently. Extensive travel to V4C project locations (Lampung, West Sumatra, East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara required.

Duty station: Jakarta with frequent travel to the site areas (West Sumatra, Lampung, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara). Occasional travelling to SNV’s Head Office in The Hague.

Contract duration: 12 months, starting from April 1st, annually renewed up until the V4C programme endline.

How to apply?
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by sending your CV  and letter of motivation (in English) to before 26 January 2017 with “V4C Project Manager” as email subject.