Raoul Wallenberg Institute Job Vacancy: Deputy Director of RWI’s Office in Jakarta - Indonesian

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an independent academic institution established in 1984. RWI has since 1990 carried out a wide range of research, academic education, and institutional capacity development programmes internationally in the human rights field, mainly with the support of Swedish Development Cooperation.

RWI's office in Jakarta coordinates the Institute's regional interventions in Asia. RWI has been active in different countries across Asia since the 1990s and in regional programmes since 2007.

Regional cooperation in Asia has over the last ten years focused on strengthening capacities of NHRIs and academic institutions as actors of change for human rights implementation and promotion in the region. Since 2017 the office coordinates the implementation of a regional programme on human rights and sustainable development (2017-2021), which focuses on linkages between human rights and environment and climate change and the promotion of rights-based and sustainable development in the Asia Pacific. The programme supports research, synergies between sectors, and access to justice in the above fields, approached from the perspectives of RWI's thematic focus areas: economic globalisation, inclusive societies, people on the move, and fair and efficient justice.

The programme is implemented from the Institute's office in Jakarta in coordination with the RWI offices in China and Cambodia, and with a range of regional partners, including the International Commission of Jurists, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the Asia Pacific Forum of NHRIs and the ASEAN CSR Network, and relevant UN Agencies and CSOs.

Considering the recent growth of the Jakarta office and the regional programme, the Institute is currently seeking to fill the position of a Deputy Director to support the office. The position is full-time and subject to funding, with start date as soon as possible. The initial contract will be signed for the period of one year, with possible extension.

The Deputy Director's primary responsibilities are to advice and assist the Office Director to ensure the effective planning, management, coordination and follow-up, as well as the further development, of the work and activities falling under the Office's mandate so as to achieve expected results, enhancing the overall impact, quality and coordination of RWI's regional programmes in Asia, and that the Office and its resources are managed efficiently. The Deputy Director reports to the Director of Office.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
Main tasks and responsibilities of the position is to advise and assist the office director to:

  • Manage, coordinate and develop the RWI operations, across thematic areas, in the country/region in question, ensuring a strategic and relevant role for RWI also vis-à-vis global Institute priorities
  • Manage the affairs, staff and premises of the RWI Office in in the country/region
  • Maintain staff by: recruiting, selecting and orienting employees; maintaining a safe, secure, and legal work environment; and promoting personal and professional growth opportunities including through conducting annual performance and salary reviews
  • Develop and monitor budgets related to the work of the Office and oversee financial reporting from the Office
  • Regularly assess and monitor developments and results of RWI's work in the country/region preparing periodic reports on the same
  • Assess new opportunities for RWI to pursue in the country/region for resource mobilisation purposes, and develop proposals for new initiatives
  • Stay informed of relevant developments concerning the work of the Office
  • Participate in meetings of relevance to the Office's work, including with relevant Swedish and foreign authorities and organisations, representing RWI in the country/region
  • Initiate and maintain regular contact with relevant authorities, organisations, donors, etc.
  • Contribute to relevant organisational development initiatives of the Institute
  • Contribute to the development of RWI strategies and priorities for the country/region in which the Office is based
  • Coordinate with other Directors of Office and Team Leaders, as well as other relevant staff, to pursue synergies, coordination and collaboration
  • Develop work methodologies and tools for the improvement of programmes
  • Conduct relevant research that informs and enhances the quality of programmes
Periodic travel to activity sites to successfully implement the duties above


  • Solid management and leadership experience and skills, including in terms of office management as well as staff development and supervision
  • Strong knowledge of international human rights theory and practice including a university degree with specialisation in international human rights law or related field
  • Significant professional experience in the management of international development programmes, including in terms of budgets and financial control.
  • Strong experience of planning, managing and monitoring for results, including knowledge of means and methods for the same;
  • Significant knowledge of and experience from relevant work in the region or similar contexts
  • Fluency in English with excellent English language writing skills.

  • Experience working with Swedish development cooperation
  • Knowledge of other languages relevant to work in the region
Application procedure
The deadline for applications is 2 September 2018 and we continuously evaluate candidates, so please apply as soon as possible. RWI is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applicants regardless of sex/gender, disability, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or age.

For further information about the position, please contact Helena Olsson, Director of the Jakarta Office at helena.olsson@rwi.lu.se or about the recruitment process, please contact Nina Blidfors Frykman, Head of Human Resources at nina.frykman@rwi.lu.se.