Hivos Job Vacancy : Field Project Manager -SII

Hivos Southeast Asia is an International
non-governmental organization guided by humanist values. It aims at structural
poverty alleviation with a strong focus on civil society building and
sustainable economic development. Hivos Southeast Asia provides financial
support for local NGOs, is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging
knowledge and expertise. For its Hivos Southeast Asia (Hivos SEA) seeks
qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of:

Title                  :  Field Project Manager -SII

Duty Station      : 
Sumba, Indonesia

Duration            : 
One year, with possibility of extension

to          :  Project Coordinator – Sumba Iconic Islands



In 2010 Hivos Southeast
Asia started the Iconic Island initiative. The Indonesian island of Sumba was
chosen as the ‘Iconic Island’. Hivos Southeast Asia aims to provide access to
reliable renewable forms of energy to the population of this island, and in
doing so, ending their dependency on fossil fuels and support development and
economic activities of the local population. With years of experience working
with partner organizations to establish access to sustainable energy in
developing countries, Hivos Southeast Asia is convinced that converting to
sustainable energy while combining poverty reduction, is possible on a large
scale. The results of the Iconic Island initiative should become an example for
other parts of the world.


In December 2015, Hivos
Southeast Asia signed a partnership agreement with the Millennium Challenge
Account-Indonesia (MCA-I) which allows Hivos Southeast Asia to rapidly scale up
renewable energy access and income benefits by replicating the successful
approaches and business models developed under our Sumba Iconic Island (SII). The
partnership agreement is working to achieve two outcomes; improvement of rural
livelihoods through utilization of renewable energy in rural communities; and sustainable
business models to create market (energy market and energy appliances market)
of off-grid RE technologies adopted.


The Field Project
Manager will be responsible for the well run day-to-day project delivery in the
field, provide leadership to field team members and partners including
implementation, coaching/mentoring, donor reporting, documentation and

facilitating local partners in implementing a successful renewable energy
projects in Sumba according to Hivos’s standard and donor’s requirements. S/he
will provide senior leadership to the project’s field implementation team. This
position will be full-time based in Sumba office, NTT.


Roles and



play a proactive role in the implementation of the multi stakeholders Sumba
Iconic Island initiative which aims at realizing 100% renewable energy at Sumba

Leading and supervise the day-to-day field work of
Sumba Iconic Island project staffs, identify and resolve problems as needed

Leading the field coordination of consortium project
members (Winrock International, Village Infrastructure Angel and Yayasan Rumah

Ensures that field staffs are performing according
to their job descriptions, programme guidelines, budgets, implementation plans,
deliverables and other relevant instruction.

5.     To create financial planning, budgeting,
performance, capacity development and risks management of projects.

Establish and foster good coordination and
communication among team members, consortium partner’s staff member/consultant

7.     To forge strong relationships and build

supportive networks with relevant stakeholders and managing communication at
the local level.

8.     To be responsible for the progress of the
project, including:  delivering high quality and timely project outputs as planned, monitoring and evaluation of the impact and
outcome and providing regular progress reports.

Provide input to the Deputy Project Manager for
quarterly project narrative reports based on the field team inputs, accordingly
donor requirements and
ensure the submission of the (draft) reports within agreed deadlines.

10.  Responsibility to check financial reports to be sent to the Jakarta

To identify and assess problems/specific issues and
work to be resolved together with PM Green Energy (Sumba)

12.  Support knowledge
dissemination through training, mentoring and field visits

13.  To contribute to Hivos Southeast’s overall
organizational and policy development.

14.  To be a reliable and
supportive team member to the whole team.


Knowledge, experiences and competencies


A degree in rural development, sustainable energy, environmental
and natural resource management, economics of natural resources or other comparable

5 -7 years of experience in leading energy project development,
project management and community engagement.

Good understanding of the socio-economic aspects, including
gender, of development projects.

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills including
public speaking in Bahasa Indonesia, and English.

Show successful track record working in a team and within
multidisciplinary team.

Knowledge and
experience applying monitoring and evaluation tools and using information
gathered to improve project performance.

Experience in building
capacity of partner organizations and demonstrated success in interacting with
government agencies.

Strong interpersonal communication to effectively interact with
donors, civil society organizations, government officials and community.

Sound experience in contributing to partnerships and multi actor

10.  Good
understanding of and strong affinity with civil society, in particular with
non-governmental organizations.

11.  Previous
working experience in an international environment/organization would be an

12.  Having
respect for humanitarian or humanist principles and willing to work in a non-
discriminating, neutral, impartial and gender equal environment.

13.  Willing to
stay at Sumba and travel to other places in Indonesia for related meetings.



What do we offer?

An inspiring and
dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the possibility to work
for an ambitious new international initiative.

Field Project
Manager-SII graded in Grade: 10
(from 1-12 Hivos’s salary grade)


How to apply?

To apply for this
position please submit your CV and a cover letter to no later than 21 October 2016.

This is an opened
position at national level.

Please specify the position name you are applying
for (‘Field Project Manager-SII’) in
the ‘subject’ line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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about Hivos Southeast Asia, visit

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