Swisscontact Job Vacancy: Senior Program Officer TVET System Development, Jakarta - Indonesian

Swisscontact promotes economic, social and ecological development by supporting people to successfully integrate into local commercial life. Swisscontact creates opportunities for people to improve their living conditions as a result of their own efforts. The focus of its systemic intervention in the private sector is the strengthening of local and global value chains. Through its projects, Swisscontact works to enable access to professional training, promotes local entrepreneurship, creates access to local financial service providers and supports the efficient use of resources with the goal of successfully promoting employment and income generation. The foundation is based in Zurich, Switzerland. With 86 million in annual turnover in 2016, Swisscontact is now implementing more than 100 projects in 34 countries with more than 1,200 staff. Swisscontact has been active in Indonesia for the past 43 years.
The Skills for Competitiveness (S4C) Program is a Swiss Indonesian Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the Government of Indonesia setting up 5 polytechnics and the Swiss government providing technical assistance through a consortium led by Swisscontact together with the Association for Swiss International Technical Connection (SITECO) and the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH-CDC). The Program is built on two main components: one focusing on the strengthening of 5 selected Polytechnic Institutes (School Development Component) operating in three different economic sectors (metal, wood, food processing) and a second component targeting the strengthening of the overall Poly system (System Development Component).
The Swisscontact Skills for Competitiveness (S4C) in Indonesia is currently accepting applications for the position of: Senior Program Officer TVET System Development
Based in Jakarta (Job Code: SPOTVET)
The Senior Program Officer TVET System Development is responsible for supporting the implementation of TVET System Strengthening, including assisting selected sector associations and the Association of Polytechnics and Industry Indonesia (APII) to collaborate to develop and strengthen a tertiary dual Vocational Education and Training System in Indonesia.
Task, Authority, and Responsibility
  • Supporting the S4C Project Manager to assist APII and selected sector associations in their efforts towards involving in vocational skills training.
  • Establishing regular knowledge management and learning mechanisms between all key system stake holders incl.
  • Organizing capacity building measures to policy and decision-makers
  • Assisting the development of TVET system-relevant reforms
Employee Requirements
  • At least 10 years working in vocational training, School Management, VET reforms, private sector, etc.
  • Experience in managing / coordinating project teams
  • Knowledge about the Indonesian Poly and TVET system
  • Communication skills in English
  • Desirable: Experience in Development Work
Please submit your application letter addressing the above qualifications and experience with your CV until: November 29th, 2017 at the latest with a JOB CODE on Email subject to: