Search for Common Ground Job Vacancy: Program Manager, Jakarta - Indonesian

We are Searchers.

We are over 600 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict.

It’s our purpose- our call to action.

A Searcher understands our vision of a world where:
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence
Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values. Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality.  Inclusivity. Courage.  Hope. Humility. Audacity. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.

We are searching for…
A Program Manager who will work closely with the Country Representatives/ Senior Program Manager by leading the implementation of multi-pronged peacebuilding and media projects, hiring, training and mentoring staff to become leading peace-builders, and developing strong collaboration with implementing partners. The position is located in Jakarta but will require some travel to remote regions.

Your contribution
The roles and responsibilities include:
  • Facilitate the design, implementation and monitoring of evidence-based, high impact interventions relating to conflict transformation, religious freedom and preventing/countering violent extremism in Indonesia.
  • To lead the program in a social media project focused on preventing/countering violent extremism (P/CVE) and ensure quality delivery of the program in line with the donor/ partner, expectations, agreement and budgets.
  • Manage project cycle including project start up and close down, developing and executing work plans, preparing costed work plans, and budget management
  • In close collaboration with Finance team in accordance with standard operating procedure and donor guidelines and regulations ensure strict financial monitoring and controls of the program.
  • Develops regular and quarterly reports detailing progress in line with funder and Search guidelines and requirements in coordination with Country Representatives/Senior Program Manager.
  • Support conceptualization of new projects and project budgets.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with all stakeholders including government, donors, media, local civil society and partners to further Search’s mission in the country.
  • Train and lead a strong, healthy and inspired program team.
  • Provide capacity building and support to staff and partners.
  • Provide oversight and coordination of partners’ project implementation.
  • Ensure high-caliber program methodology across all areas of work.
  • Contribute to the development of Search’s country strategy in Indonesia and ensure Search’s programs are relevant.
  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

You are…
You meet the following qualifications:
  • Strong familiarity/experience of the conflict transformation, religious freedom and preventing/countering violent extremism (P/CVE) context and key players in Indonesia.
  • 3 to 5 years project management experience working with persons from diverse ethnic, gender and religious backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience in peacebuilding/conflict resolution.
  • Excellent program/grant management skills.
  • Common grounder – able to build relationships across dividing lines.
  • Outstanding writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Excellent management, interpersonal, networking and facilitation skills.
  • Natural coach and trainer, able to bring out the best in team players and build a cohesive team.
  • Proactive, detail oriented and highly organized with ability to multi-task.
  • Financial management skills, including budget management.
  • Solution-orientated positive personality.
  • Computer literacy proficiency, including solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Desirable:
  • Advanced Degree in relevant subject.
  • Demonstrated experience in media production, particularly through radio and television.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and education, with excellent benefits.

Sound good?  To apply, interested candidates should:
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We are looking to fill this position with the right candidate. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.