Raoul Wallenberg Institute Job Vacancy: Deputy Director, Jakarta - Indonesian

Deputy Director of RWI’s Office in Jakarta
(Indonesian nationals only)

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an independent academic institution established in 1984. Since 1990, RWI has 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 global thematic foci are economic globalisation, inclusive societies, people on the move and fair and efficient justice.

RWI’s office in Jakarta coordinates the institute’s programmes and activities in the Asia Pacific region. RWI has been active in different countries across Asia since the 1990s and has coordinated regional programmes since 2007. Our regional focus has been to strengthening the capacities of NHRIs and academic institutions to be actors of change for human rights implementation and their promotion across the region.

From 2017, the Jakarta office commenced a five year regional programme focusing on the linkages between human rights and environment, climate change and sustainable development. The programme supports research, synergies between sectors and RWI’s thematic foci.  The programme is implemented in close coordination with RWI’s offices in China and Cambodia along with a range of regional partners, including the International Commission of Jurists, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the Asia Pacific Forum of NHRIs, relevant UN Agencies and community based organisations.  The programme is supported by the Swedish Development Cooperation.

Position Description
RWI is seeking applications to fill the position of a Deputy Director to support the Jakarta office and the programmes across the region. The position is full-time and subject to funding, with an immediate starting date. The initial contract will be for 12 months, with possible extensions based on performance and funding.

The Deputy Director’s primary role is to assume responsibilities for the daily management and quality assurance of the RWI programmes coordinated from the Jakarta office, in close collaboration with the Director of the Jakarta office, programme officers, administration and logistics functions, and RWI’s staff across the region and in Lund, Sweden.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Manage, coordinate and develop RWI’s programmes in the country/region, ensuring a strategic and relevant role for RWI’s global priorities.
  • Forge, manage and maintain strong collaboration and partnerships relative to RWI’s programmes.
  • Manage, develop and monitor the quality assurance of RWI’s programmes, including the embedding of monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Develop and monitor budgets related to RWI’s programmes.
  • Prepare annual or final programme reports in coordination with the director, programme officers and administration functions.
  • Lead and prepare annual workplans and relative documents to enable the smooth operation of programmes.
  • Maintain regular coordination and collaboration with RWI’s administrative and logistic functions, ensuring the efficient and accountable operation of the programmes.
  • Maintain and build upon RWI’s institutional memory and learning relative to programmes and its thematic foci.
  • Liaise and actively participate with donors, authorities and partners relative to the RWI programmes under his/her responsibility.
  • Represent RWI professionally with donors, networks, partners or authorities.
  • Stay informed of relevant developments concerning RWI’s programmes and thematic foci.
  • Coordinate with other Directors of Office and Team Leaders, as well as other relevant staff, to pursue synergies, coordination and collaboration. 
  • Identify and develop methods and tools to improve RWI’s programmes.
  • Conduct relevant research that informs and enhances the quality of programmes. 
  • Regularly travel to activity sites to successfully monitor and quality assure RWI’s programmes under his/her remit.
  • Identify, report and act upon any risks or potential risks that could jeopardise RWI’s programmes or organisational reputation.
  • Identify and report new programming opportunities for RWI to pursue in countries or the region.
  • Prepare donor focused programme concepts notes or proposals as required.
  • Ensure the principles and practices of RWI’s workplace relationships are maintained, prioritising: RWI’s policies, RWI’s matrix management commitment, a team work environment, trusting roles and responsibilities ownership and inclusive decision making. 

Essential Criterion
  • University degree, preferably Master level, relative to human rights, human rights law, humanitarian development, project management or related fields.
  • Proven experience in results based management and project cycle management.
  • Significant senior level experience in the management of regional international development programmes, including quality assurance, M&E systems, remote management and financial control.
  • Proven experience in senior level representation and writing project proposals and generating interest in new programmes with a variety of donors.
  • Significant knowledge and experience of the Asia Pacific region or similar contexts.
  • Fluency in English with an advanced level of English language writing skills.
  • Experience working with Swedish development cooperation (Sida)
  • Knowledge of other languages relevant to working in the region
  • Experience/knowledge about human rights, environment and SDGs.
Application procedure
Please provide your curriculum vitae, a covering letter addressing the essential criterion (max. 2 pages) and a sample of your English writing capacities.  Submit the documents by clicking on "APPLY" and following the instructions.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2019 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 Jason Squire, Director of the Jakarta Office at Jason.squire@rwi.lu.se or Nina Blidfors Frykman, Human Resources Officer at nina.blidfors_frykman@rwi.lu.se