The William & Lily Foundation is currently looking for the best candidate for the following position: 

Position Title: Program Officer


To support programs development and management that promote the strategic objectives of the William & Lily Foundation.

About the William & Lily Foundation (WLF)

WLF is an Indonesian-based philanthropic foundation established in 2009 as an outgrow of the philanthropic legacy of William and Lily Soeryadjaya. As an active grant-making foundation, WLF works closely with implementation partners on three focus areas: education, health, and economic empowerment. WLF is committed to impactful and responsible interventions in its efforts to empower underprivileged communities across Indonesia. Although the scope of WLF philanthropic endeavors is countrywide, its current geographical focus centers on eastern Indonesia.


The Program Officer will be based in the Foundation office in Jakarta. However, she/he will likely be required to travel occasionally to project locations (estimated 4-6 times per year), which may be as far as eastern Indonesia.


Key Responsibilities

·         Manage the Foundation’s program portfolio through regular coordination with grantees and the Foundation’s field team on project implementation and all related activities as well as provide technical support and assistance to grantees throughout project cycle

·         Support program design and development processes including but not limited to managing and facilitating the processes for assessments, grantee selection and evaluation activities

·         Support grant management processes and procedures including but not limited to managing procurement, tracking grant performance and disbursements as well as reporting

·         Support development of knowledge products for the Foundation as well as other communications needs

·         Support the team in ensuring synergies across programs and alignment with strategic plan to maximize impact and efficiencies within the Foundation’s portfolio

·         Establish and maintain good partnership principles and communications with grantees and the Foundation’s stakeholders

·         Other tasks as assigned


Candidate Profile & Qualifications

Required Education/Experience:

·         Bachelor’s degree minimum in relevant field

·         At least five years of experience in managing programs in development sector

·         A demonstrated ability to build relationships in order to work effectively within a complex environment involving both external and internal stakeholders


Essential Skills:

·         Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English (verbally, reading, and writing)

·         Strong analytical & critical thinking skills

·         Self-motivated and proactive

·         Excellent organizational, planning, and coordination skills and strong attention to detail

·         Passionate about sharing knowledge and skills

·         Ability to work within a team and independently

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

·         Proficiency with online collaborative work approaches


Interpersonal Skills:

·         Team player, high commitment to work and good interpersonal communication skills

·         Independent thinking with an openness to and enthusiasm for learning and new ideas and approaches

·         Passionate about Indonesia’s development and excited about the Foundation’s desire to help marginalized communities through education, health, and economic empowerment

·         Ability to work under pressure and maintain a sense of humor




·         Competitive salary in the non-profit sector

·         A nurturing learning environment with opportunities for professional development (opportunities in the form of courses or training workshops)


How to Apply
Interested applicants are invited to send complete application (cover letter, most updated CV and samples to a portfolio of your work that you believe best reflects your passions, competency, and skillset) through the following link, https://tinyurl.com/prog-officer.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview process.


The William & Lily Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.