Assistant Program Officer (APO) – Environmental Governance

Position Description



Program Officer (APO) Environmental Governance Program for Papua and West



Indonesia Office



Director of Environmental Governance Program






The APO will work as part of the environmental
governance program team responsible for proposal and program development,
administration of grants, and provision of technical assistance to partners under
the SETAPAK program. The APO will also be responsible for program
implementation and budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, that mainly focus in
Papua and West Papua provinces and drafting report to donors.  The APO will support the Program Officer (PO)
to provide technical assistance to partners to program objective by Papua and
West Papua province partners and others SETAPAK’s province partners.  S/he is also expected to represent the
Foundation in public forums and to raise the profile of the environmental
governance program.



Internal Relationship

•      Regular contact with all SETAPAK team member and
TAF’s Jakarta staffs

•      Support SETAPAK Director and Deputy Director and
Program Officer for Papua and West Papua

•      Contact with other program and theme staff in the
Foundation’s offices in the US and Asia.


External Relationship

•      Develop
and maintain contacts with other local and international NGOs and government
agencies including in Papua and West Papua

•      Maintain
and develop relationships with existing donors and funding agencies, especially

•       Attend
conferences, events and donor coordination meetings on behalf of the

•       Assist
in developing and maintaining good public relations.



  • Participate
    in strategic planning to develop, plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate the
    Foundation’s environmental governance program.
  • A main
    responsibility of the Assistant Program Officer is to assist Program Officer of
    managing a portfolio of Papua and West Papua partners as well as assist
    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to managing monitoring and evaluation
    activities. S/he will assist Program Officer for Papua and West Papua on
    developing program activities; identify partner and government agencies; ensure
    that deliverables are clear, monitor and facilitate programs so they are met on
    time and within budget; obtain timely and compliant reports; and critically
    evaluate outcomes. S/he will also assist M&E Officer to implement
    monitoring and evaluation activities such monitor log frame achievement,
    M&E plan, compile regular partners report on M&E activities and
    findings and coordinate within SETAPAK teams and others units.
  • Prepare
    letters of agreement, internal narrative reports, correspond with grantees,
    troubleshoot any emerging difficulties in reaching deliverables, and supervise
    preparation of grant administration by the Program Assistant. Drafting of terms
    of reference for consultants and coordination of technical assistance to local
  • Develop
    and maintain contacts with other local and international NGOs working on environmental
    governance issues, and raise the profile of the Foundation’s activities and
    ensure coordination.
  • Maintain
    and develop relationships with existing donors and funding agencies.
  • Develop
    working relationships with government agencies at national levels, in order to
    assist and strengthen SETAPAK’s program.
  • Assist
    in preparation of quarterly and annual reports to donor.
  • Understand
    and comply with requirements placed on the Foundation by donor.
  • Represent
    the Asia Foundation at conferences, events and donor coordination meetings.



•      Minimum of three years progressively responsible
experience in an international development environment.

•      Knowledge
of governance, anti-corruption, democracy, human rights, legal reform,
environmental issues in Indonesia;

•      Experience
working with Indonesian NGOs especially in Papua and West Papua;

•      Excellent
program management and organizational skills. Ability to juggle a range of
projects simultaneously with little supervision. Demonstrate sound judgment in

•      Experience
working on budgets and handling routine financial management;

•      Prior
experience on an international donor-funded program highly desirable.



•       Minimum
of Bachelor Degree in political science, law, public policy, development
studies, or other relevant area. 



Written and verbal fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia

Strong inter-personal and communication skills preferred.

Ability to work independently.

Attention to detail, the ability to multitask, and organized work
practices an asset. 

Team-building and networking skills an asset.



•      Will
be base in Jakarta Office



Please send your
application letter and CV to The Asia Foundation by e-mail to [email protected] by September
2, 2016
. Please write “ Assistant
Program Officer – Environmental Governance”
on the subject of the e-mail. The
Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.




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