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Search for Common Ground Indonesia, is a non-profit, independent, secular, non-government organization dedicated to conflict transformation.

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Search Indonesia is searching for A Program Manager (PM) for “Building Resilience through Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration to Prevent Violent Extremism in Indonesia” project. The anticipated, 24 months- State Department funded. This project will build Indonesian government and local capacity to address factors related to the spread of violent extremist ideology in Indonesia, with a focus on enhancing local resilience to foreign and domestic religious narratives used to spread violent extremist ideology, promoting alternative positive narratives, and improving national rehabilitation and reintegration (R&R) programs to decrease the risks of returnees to embrace violent extremist ideologies. The project will focus on at-risk communities and vulnerable population groups.

The Program Manager will work closely with the Country Director by leading the implementation of multi-pronged peacebuilding and media projects, hiring, training and mentoring staff to become leading peace-builders, and developing strong collaboration with implementing partners. The position is located in Jakarta but will require some travel to remote regions.

Your contribution:

The roles and responsibilities include:

●      Facilitate the design, implementation and monitoring of evidence-based, high impact interventions relating to conflict transformation, religious freedom and preventing/countering violent extremism in Indonesia.

●      To lead the program team and ensure quality delivery of the program in line with the donor/ partner, expectations, agreement and budgets.

●      Ensure detailed and effective program planning, including developing and executing detailed work plans, and budget projections.

●      In close collaboration with Finance team in accordance with standard operating procedure and donor guidelines and regulations ensure strict financial monitoring and controls of the program.

●      Support conceptualization of new projects and project budgets.

●      Support the consolidation of reporting procedures and lead donor reporting.

●      Develop and maintain excellent relationships with all stakeholders including government, donors, media, local civil society and partners to further Search’s mission in country.

●      Provide capacity building and support to staff and partners.

●      Provide oversight and coordination of partners’ project implementation.

●      Ensure high-caliber program methodology across all areas of work.

●      Contribute to the development of Search’s country strategy in Indonesia and ensure Search’s programs are relevant.

●      As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

You are…

If meet the following qualifications:

●      Strong familiarity/experience of the conflict transformation, religious freedom and preventing/countering violent extremism (P/CVE) context and key players in Indonesia.

●      3 to 5 years project management experience working with persons from diverse ethnic, gender and religious backgrounds.

●      Demonstrated experience in peacebuilding/conflict resolution.

●      Excellent program/grant management skills.

●      Common grounder – able to build relationships across dividing lines.

●      Outstanding writing, presentation and communication skills.

●      Excellent management, interpersonal, networking and facilitation skills.

●      Natural coach and trainer, able to bring out the best in team players and build a cohesive team.

●      Proactive, detail oriented and highly organized with ability to multi-task.

●      Financial management skills, including budget management.

●      Solution-orientated positive personality.

●      Computer literacy proficiency.

●      Excellent written and spoken English.

●      Advanced Degree in relevant subject.


To apply, interested candidates should:

Submit an application letter explaining why you are the best fit for the position and resume/CV, with minimum salary requirements (or current salary) and projected start date with the email subject is “Program Manager” at the latest on 12 October 2020 to

 As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.


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