[DevJobsIndo] Various opportunities with upcoming USAID program (Institute of International Education)

IIE Job Opportunities
 
IIE is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions for an
anticipated 5-year, USAID-funded Sustainable Higher Education Research
Alliances (SHERA) Program in Indonesia. 
 
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Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Expert
·       
Partnership Specialist
·       
Grants Officer
·       
Finance and Administration Manager
 
Details of the job responsibilities and required qualifications are
included below.
 
The primary objective of SHERA will be to increase the research
capacity of faculty, staff, Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers at
selected public and private higher education institutions in Indonesia through
partnerships with U.S. universities.  All
positions are contingent upon award and approval by USAID. These will be local
hire positions and will not be eligible for expatriate allowances.  Qualified
applicants are encouraged to submit a resume to: [email protected] and specify the position you are applying to
in the subject line.
 
About IIE
IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international
exchange organizations, dedicated to increasing the capacity of people to think
and work on a global and intercultural basis. Founded in 1919 as an
independent, not-for-profit organization – and working with Indonesian partners
since 1982 – IIE is committed to delivering program excellence to a diverse
range of participants, sponsors, and donors. For more information, visit www.iie.org
 

Performance Monitoring and
Evaluation Expert (PME)

 
The PME will be responsible for ensuring robust performance monitoring

and evaluation that supports the achievement of the SHERA program objectives.

 
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
·       
Ensure that the contractor and subcontractors
develop and employ effective performance management plans and work plans
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Monitor the performance of partnerships
·       
Identify partnership implementation challenges
and opportunities and develop effective ways to address such challenges and
engage such opportunities
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Identify and disseminate best practices among
the SHERA partners and other interested parties
·       
Comply with applicable contract and sponsor
requirements and follow all IIE policies and procedures
·       
Perform other related duties and functions as
assigned
 
Education/Experience:
·       
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area
such as Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics or Research Methods; advanced degree in monitoring
and evaluation preferred
·       
At least seven (7) years of experience monitoring and evaluating
development assistance programs, developing and implementing work plans and
PMPs, assisting contractors in performance improvement, and writing
assessments, lessons learned and best practice guides in support of improved
program implementation and design
·       
At least five (5) years of experience monitoring and evaluating
higher education programs
·       
At least three (3) years of 
experience monitoring and evaluating development assistance programs in
Asia; Indonesia experience preferred
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
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Ability to design M&E tools, surveys and
evaluations
·       
Strong analytical skills
·       
Excellent presentation skills
·       
Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, excellent written and oral English

 

Partnership Specialist

 
Reporting to the
DCOP, the Partnership Specialist will oversee formation and cultivation of
partnerships between U.S. and Indonesian institutions to advance research
related to science and technology

 

Essential duties and responsibilities include:
·       
Identify and conduct outreach to potential U.S.
and Indonesian university partners
·       
Facilitate collaboration between U.S and
Indonesian partner institutions to produce quality research on science and
technology issues relevant to Indonesia’s development
·       
Establish and cultivate mentoring relationships
between faculty of U.S. and Indonesian partner universities
·       
Oversee provision of technical assistance by
U.S. universities to Indonesian counterparts to increase research capacity
·       
Comply with applicable contract and sponsor

requirements and follow all IIE policies and procedures

·       
Perform other duties related duties and
functions as assigned
 
Education/Experience:
·       
Advanced degree in relevant area (such as Higher
Education Management, International Education, Research Methods, STEM), or Bachelor’s
degree with equivalent managerial experience
·       
At least seven (7) years working in the higher
education sector, including experience promoting partnerships among higher
education institutions
·       
Experience working with Indonesian universities
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
·       
Demonstrated ability to promote cross-cultural communication and
cooperation
·       
Strong interpersonal skills to interact with faculty and
administration of partner institutions in a professional manner
·       
Strong organizational skills to plan and implement partnership
activities
·       
Demonstrated understanding of Indonesian higher education sector
·       
Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, excellent written and oral English
 

Grants Officer

 
The Grants Officer will provide leadership to administration of the
grant award process.
 
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
·       
Design and disseminate partnership solicitations
·       
Work with prospective grantees to ensure
financial resources plans are consistent with the objectives of the individual

partners and finalizing grant agreements

·       
Administer large multi-year grants in compliance
with USAID regulations to include leading the monitoring of sub-grant
implementation, tracking sub-grant deliverables; tracking fund transfers to
grantees and providing regular status reports
·       
Comply with applicable contract and sponsor
requirements and follow all IIE policies and procedures
·       
Perform other related duties and functions as assigned
 
Education/Experience:
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​Advanced degree in accounting, business, public
administration or a related field
·       
At least five (5) years of relevant work
experience; USAID experience preferred
·       
At least three (3) years of experience managing grants
programs including facilitating the completion of all administrative steps
required for the implementation of the full grant lifecycle process from
solicitation to award to final closeout
·       
Experience working with high and low capacity
organizations
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
·       
Extensive knowledge of USAID rules and regulations (FAR, AIDAR and
ADS 303)
·       
Excellent management and administrative skills; ability to
negotiate budgets, reviewing financial vouchers, and expense reports
·       
Administrative experience with NGOs and NGO procedures
·       
Excellent communication skills and ability to work on teams
·       
Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
·       
Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, excellent written and oral English
 

Finance and Administration
Manager    

 
The
Finance Manager will provide financial and administrative management to SHERA. Areas
of program responsibility include, but are not limited to: accounting,
budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, payroll and procurements. The
Finance and Administration Manager will direct and oversee all financial
aspects of SHERA operations with significant interaction with IIE stakeholders
in NY and DC.
 
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
·       
Perform finance and accounting functions in
accordance with Indonesian Financial
Accounting Standards (IFAS), GAAP, IIE financial policies and procedures, donor
requirements, partner requirements, and all other applicable laws, rules and
guidelines; Includes budgeting, payroll, tax issues, variance and accounts
analysis
·       
Prepare and maintain the general ledger/trial
balance/financial statement in excel or financial software, as applicable
·       
Prepare a variety of financial records and
reports including those related to the general ledger, accounts payable,
accounts receivable, inventory control and valuation and fixed assets.
·       
Prepare the Monthly/Quarterly/Midyear reports
and Annual Financial Statements and provide financial reports to donors and
stakeholders
·       
Ensure that all documents and processes for
Account Receivables/Payables are fulfilled and accurately recorded based on set
schedules.  Prepare and present annual
financial statements and other reports and documents for audits.
·       
Manage banking and cash-related activity for
the office
·       
Conduct subcontractor financial and compliance
monitoring in order to ensure proper stewardship of project funds
·       
Maintain personnel and pay records and trainee
disbursement records
·       
Ensure compliance with USAID rules and
regulations, IIE policies and procedures, and local labor and taxation laws;
ensure adherence to time and expense policies and procedures, including timely
and accurate timesheet and expense reporting
·       
Review all disbursements for programmatic and
administrative activities to ensure that supporting documentation is always
available
·       
Review travel advances and travel expense reports
for accuracy
·       
Provide financial guidance to relevant project
partners to ensure that activities are compliance with IIE and USAID finance
regulations
·       
Provide support to Program Officers to ensure
that program activities are budgeted in line with IIE and USAID cost norms and
regulations
·       
Comply with applicable contract and sponsor
requirements and follow all IIE policies and procedures
·       
Perform other duties related duties and
functions as assigned
 
Education/Experience:
·       
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or
like degree
·       
A professional accounting qualification, such
as a CPA, preferred
·       
At least five (5) years of hands on experience
in accounting, including general ledger, cash management, financial planning,
budgeting and monitoring of grant compliance required
·       
Combination of commercial and not-for-profit
financial administration experience highly preferred.
·       
At least three (3) years of experience
managing finances  for USAID contracts in
excess of $5 million, in accordance with FAR and AIDAR
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
·       
Knowledge of Indonesian Financial Accounting
Standards (IFAS), GAAP, Tax, and International Financial Reporting Standards
(IFRS). Familiarity with accounting software. 
Experience with contracts, sponsor rules and regulations and current
standards and guidelines. Knowledge of USAID Operational Policy (ADS) preferred
·       
Excellent critical thinking skills and
judgment and proven willingness to make timely and sound decisions
·       
Strong oral communication skills, ability to
communicate, advise, and resolve issues that are complex and sensitive in
nature and ability to communicate
effectively with persons on all levels both inside and outside the company
·       
Strong written communication skills, including
demonstrated ability to write in a clear, concise and well-organized manner
·       
Proven ability to effectively use Microsoft
Office, spreadsheets, word processing and position-specific software
·       
Accuracy and attention to detail
·       
Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English,
written and oral
 
IIE is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/ Individuals with
Disabilities.
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