Vacancy : Program Officer

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Program Officer


Jakarta, Indonesia



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Project Description:


IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies. IFES promotes democratic stability by providing technical assistance and applying field-based research to the electoral cycle in countries around the world to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil society, governance and transparency. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative solutions in more than 120 countries. IFES is currently seeking a Program Officer to help project implementation in IFES Indonesia



Job Responsibilities:


The Program Officer will be responsible for the following tasks and activities:

a)     Coordinate and oversee the implementation of gender-related programming by IFES and its partners;

b)    Support and assist IFES’ international experts/consultants in implementing IFES’ gender-related activities in Indonesia;

c)     Proactively seek out ways to assist electoral partner organizations in all areas related to the conduct of elections;

d)    Undertake research and write reports on issues related to the conduct of elections, based on IFES experience and/or international best practice;

e)     Liaise closely with members and officials of Indonesia’s civil society actors, and partner organizations within the public and private sectors, and electoral institutions to support ongoing working relationships;

f)     Coordinate the planning, administration and logistics for special events undertaken by IFES in the area of election management trainings, workshops or other events;

g)    Assist with the translation of technical documents from Bahasa Indonesia to English (and vice versa) in standard electoral wording, as required;

h)     Report regularly on project activities to the Head of Program, the Deputy Chief of Party and the Chief of Party;

i)      Compile and review bi-weekly reports for donors, partners and internal purposes;

j)      Undertake such as other duties as may be requested/directed from time to time; and

k)     Travel as required;




·         At least 3 years’ experience working in an international environment, ideally with significant experience in implementing democratic development projects and international program management;

·         Previous experience working on gender related issues strongly preferred;

·         Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia, both written and oral;

·         A high level of self-motivation and ability to work autonomously within a fast-paced environment;

·         Strong analytical and writing skills;

·         Ability to take initiative and work within tight deadlines;

·         Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs, Excel, Internet) required;

·         Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to make independent decisions; and

·         A degree in political science or related field is an advantage.



Interested candidates may send their application to:

[email protected]  latest by 20 June 2016

along with a two (2)-page writing sample

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No phone inquiries.





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