Hivos Job Vacancy : Project/Advocacy Manager (P/A Manager)

Hivos Southeast Asia is a Dutch 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 seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of:

Title : Project/Advocacy Manager (P/A Manager)

Duty Station : Jakarta, Indonesia

Duration : One year, with possibility of extension subject to
good performance and

funding availability

Report to : 1). Program Manager for Open Contracting Program
in Hivos Global Office;

2). Program Development Manager –
Transparency Accountability, Hivos

Southeast Asia

Functional context

Open contracting is an approach to improving public procurement through
three core elements:

(1) disclosure of open data, documents and information about the planning,
procurement, and management of public contracts, (2) participation and use
of contracting data by non-state actors, and (3) accountability and redress
by governments agencies or contractors acting on the feedback that they
receive from civil society and companies.

Hivos and its implementation partner for this program, ARTICLE 19, are
launching a new 5 year program on “Transparency, Accountability and
Participation: Open Contracting Data”. The vision of the program is that
governments are increasing transparency of public spending; non-state actors
are engaging in the planning, procurement, and monitoring of public
contracting; and mechanisms have been created to receive and act upon
related feedback.

The program will begin with scoping studies in 15 countries, and will work
in 5 – 6 countries that promise high potential for achieving the key
institutional changes. The first tier countries are countries where Hivos
and/or ARTICLE 19 has existing programs, good government relations and/or a
strong network of existing partners who would clearly profit from and be
interested in working on open contracting data. The program will also
operate in a set of second tier countries where Hivos will consider to work
depending on the political climate and the outcomes of initial scoping
studies and outreach during the first two years of the program. Within the
first six months of the programme, Hivos, OCP and Article 19 will engage in
detailed scoping studies in 1st tier countries, and a light scan review of
2nd tier countries to determine the concrete opportunities in the local

Roles and responsibilities

The Project/Advocacy Manager (P/A Manager) should have a strong track record
of building effective relationships with a variety of actors in relevant
institutions (state, private sector, tech, academia, media) and an active
network of relevant contacts in the country they will be responsible for.
The need to be the ‘movers and shakers’ that can make things happen on the
ground, building and activating vocal and effective coalitions.

Grant Management: The P/A Manager builds, monitors and manages the quality
of the Open Contracting grant portfolio and initiates adequate measures to
maintain this quality, resulting in a portfolio. The P/A Manager identifies
potential grantees, broker’s relationships between grantees and other
stakeholders (e.g., local or central government institutions, tech actors).
The P/A Manager is responsible to supervise the Country Engagement
Developers (CED) to support the grantees in the proposal preparation phase,
appraises grant applications, and provides continued support throughout
implementation, both virtually and through monitoring visits.

Reporting: The P/A Manager is responsible to produces both narrative and
financial reports in accordance with internal and external contractual and
other requirements, assesses progress, analyses actual and potential risks
and problems; and integrates solutions regarding work in progress in
consultation with relevant stakeholders.

Financial oversight of the countries under his/her supervision: The P/A
Manager must have the ability to identify and assess problems related to the
financial oversight of the countries under his/her supervision.

Regional Advocacy: The P/A Manager liaise with stakeholders (government,
NGOs, private sector, cooperatives) and maintain a network to support the
development of the Open Contracting Program and in charge for issuing
cooperative agreement between Hivos and government.

Base of Work: In Indonesia the P/A Manager works from the local Hivos
Office, which provides logistical and administrative support. The P/A
Manager may also support a small number of grants in a second country in the
region, which may require occasional travel to that country.

The Project/Advocacy Manager reports to the Program Manager Open Contracting
Programme at the Hivos Global Office and Program Development Manager of
Transparency and Accountability at the Southeast Asia office.

Knowledge, experiences and competencies

This is a mid-level to senior position for nationals or residents of the
concerned country:

. Master’s degree or equivalent in development studies, governance
or another relevant field;

. Experience with technology-driven Transparency and Accountability
initiatives is an advantage;

. Minimum of five years working experience;

. Solid knowledge of transparency and accountability, citizen
engagement and the use of technology;

. A keen understanding of country political and social dynamics;
analytical and conceptual skills, and ability to translate these into Open
Contracting Program;

. Excellent networking, relationship building and negotiation

. Excellent verbal, writing and communication skills in English and
have native speaker ability of the main language of the country where they
are based. A writing test will be part of the selection process.

. Experience overseeing projects to ensure the effective design,
implementation, monitoring & evaluation

. Experience of designing monitoring and evaluation plans and

. Ability to analyses information

Expected Competencies

. Experienced and diligent project manager

. Financial reporting

. Strong writing skills (including professional English)

. Local language skills

. Financial and narrative reporting

. Advocacy experience

Key Influences

. Internal

. Management

. Hivos Regional and Global Office Staff

. Consortium partner staff

External Influences

. Civil Society organisations

. Government departments

. International developmental organisations and foundations

. Private sector

. Media

. Knowledge institutions

What do we offer?

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

Hivos Salary Grade: 10

How to apply?

* To apply for this position please submit your CV and a cover letter
to [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> no later than 30th of June
* This is an opened position at national level.
* Please specify the position name you are applying for
(‘Project/Advocacy Manager – Open Contracting Program’) in the ‘subject’
line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
* For more information about Hivos Southeast Asia, visit

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