SurfAid International Job Vacancy: Program Manager, Mentawai - West Sumatera

SurfAid International is a nonprofit organization working towards healthy and resilient communities in remote areas connected to us through surfing. We have community based health and food security programs in Nias, Mentawai, Sumba and Bima.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, resilient, community orientated  and driven


To manage the strategic development, implementation and successful delivery of the SurfAid Mentawai Program to bring positive changes to target communities of Mentawai in line with SurfAid values and donor contracts. The current program in Mentawai includes food security, mother and child health and water and sanitation.


You are passionate about community development and food security / agriculture and it would be great if you have experience in community health and sanitation issues. You are an experienced and independent manager, who loves to work in a team and is not afraid to try new things.You have loads of practical experience in motivating field staff and delivering good results for rural communities. You are used to deal with issues and challenges and have interest in remote areas and communities.

The JOB:

  • Deliver a program that makes the lives of our target communities more food secure!
  • Manage, mentor and motivate the field and office staff to undertake their roles and responsibilities effectively;
  • Ensure a culture of doing “what is relevant, what fits and what makes sense” – rather than copy & paste previous experiences
  • Implement, reflect and revise the activities and interventions with the team to ensure our activities deliver results and foster sustainability
  • Advocate the local government in Tuapejat and where else needed,for important issues relevant to the program implementation
  • Report effectively, on time, for different stakeholders, both in Indonesian and English
  • Analyse monitoring and evaluation data from the field and discuss with the team
  • Track budget spending and support the preparation of financial reports
  • Ensure you have the right resources to implement the program, and maintain them
  • Keep staff and assets safe and sound
  • Represent SurfAid Indonesia
You will be based 75% in our Field Office in Sikakap (with weekly visits to the program site and field base camp), and 25% in Tuapejat – the capital of Mentawai District, or in Padang.

If you fulfill the criteria, and are an Indonesian national, please request a SURFAID APPLICATION FORM from with “PM Mentawai” as your email subject. Submit your application for before 30 January 2018.  DO NOT SEND CV/RESUME.

We encourage women to apply! This is an accompanied post.