Tuesday, June 11, 2013

[US Jobs Vacancies] Country Director Indonesia

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Each Country Program is led by a Country Director (CD) who must develop
strategies at country level that align with Plans global vision and purpose
within the prevailing context of that country as it impacts on children. The CD
is the sole representative and leader of Plan in this country and carries the
responsibility for Plans reputation there as a legally compliant, effective and
responsible organistion, unafraid to challenge injustice and discrimination
against the poorest and most vulnerable childrenPlan Indonesia works in six key
focus areas: Early Childhood Care and Development Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Child Protection Education Disaster Management Youth Economic EmpowermentFuture
key challenges for Plan Indonesia as it rolls out its new Country Strategic Plan
will include a shift in focus to more marginalised populations, an expansion of
partnerships and an increase in grant funding. In line with regional strategy,
an additional dimension of this role is to oversee the commissioning of a
feasibility study into the potential opportunity for transitioning into a
nationally registered organisation (FCNO).Dimensions of Role: Managing the
Country Office Budget. Plan started its operations in Indonesia in 1969 and
since than has been contributing to the development of Indonesian children.
Presently about 30% of the total budget comes from grants with Sponsorship
funding projected to remain steady over the next five years. Currently the
annual budget is approximately 12 million USD which is expected to increase over
the next five yearsdue to an expansion in grant funding. Managing Plans
programmes. Ensuring that the objectives of the Country Strategic Plan are met.
Over the next five years, Plan intends to concentrate its interventions in 9
districts primarily located in eastern Indonesia and central Java with over
50,000 sponsored children and their families. Expansion of Plan program in
poorer regions of the country and undertaking advocacy work for the rights of
Indonesian children. Managing a major grant portfolio including relationships
with key donors such as AusAID, EU, Barclays Bank and other corporatedonors.
Leadership, management and development of Indonesia team comprising of over 350
staff. Six staff directly report to the CD and make up the core country
management team (see organogram at the end of the document). Leadership and
management of large-scale organisational change. The post is responsible for all
work that takes place for Plan in Indonesia including responsibility for the
delivery of work and as Plans in-country representative to government and
non-government partners. The Country Director is also responsible for managing
relationships with the donors, local partners and communities. As a member of
the Regional Leadership Team, the Country Director of Indonesia is expected to
contribute to the overall learning and strategic direction within the Asia
region. This includes sharing experience of program development and learning and
working in a post-conflict environment.Typical Responsibilities - Key End
Results of Position:Plans work will be relevant to the needs of the most
vulnerable children and youth in Indonesia A new Country Strategic Plan will be
approved by April 2012 with roll out in July 2012 Emergency preparedness and
response is a key program and the CD will need to ensures Plan Indonesia ready
to respond to emergency conditions in a timely and effective manner Plan
Indonesia is a key pilot for the global Youth Economic Empowerment programme and
is currently expanding this work and receiving funds from the World Bank (and
other major donors) for this expansion. The location of programme work is
regularly reviewed to ensure new communities are reached and existing
communities are phased-out from in a responsible, transparent and sustainable
way when appropriate The programme is registered with the relevant authorities
and compliant with local law and MoUs exist with concerned ministries giving due
recognition to Plan and its work in Indonesia Country leadership and staff are
well aware of the country security situation and programmes are developed and
implemented giving due consideration to security sensitivities.Plans work in
Indonesia will be delivered by a cost-effective and efficient team, skilled in
their area of expertise and compliant with the expectation Plan has of all staff
Creation and management of high performance teams delivering excellent technical
work, using child-centred and gender-sensitive approaches in line with Global,
Regional and Country Strategic Plans; Management of individuals across the team
to ensure full development of potential through induction, performance
management and compliance in all core policy areas Staff numbers and structures
will be designed and kept at a level that is cost effective and efficient Work
environments will be monitored to mitigate risk from health, safety and security
hazards Creation of budgets and disbursement of all resources will be efficient
and compliant with relevant internal and external policies and procedures.Plans
work will be well funded and growing Identification and exploitation of funding
opportunities in partnership with NOs and in line with agreed Resource
Mobilisation strategy Delivery of programs, grant and sponsorship
responsibilities on time with clear measurable impact on children and youth and
in full compliance with donor requirements. Plans work in Indonesia will be
recognised locally and internationally as effective and relevant to the needs of
highly vulnerable children and youth Representation of the work to all key
stakeholders (advisory group, local leaders, workshops, cluster groups, INGOs
locally and internationally etc) regularly promotes the issues being addressed
and the work addressing them; Timely communications work keeps Plan at the
forefront of the issues affecting children and youth in Indonesia; Sharing
Indonesias experience with other countries in the region/globally regarding
programming in post-conflict environments.Dealing with Problems Complexity of
Plan organisational structures and decision-making Dealing with emergency
conditions the Country Director has to be actively involved in having security
information and providing clear guidance for the safety and security of staff,
assets and programmes Flexibility to support other Country Offices Sponsorship
requests this includes finding out new ways of managing sponsorship, retention
of sponsors and children.Communications and Working RelationshipsInternal:
Regional Management Team National Offices International Headquarters External:
Government relations are important and need to be well maintained particularly
with the host Ministry of Home Affairs. Other INGO leaders and networks, Cluster
group members Government, UN and donor representatives Plan Indonesia is also
working with many national and international NGOs. In addition, Plan Indonesia
has strong partnership with districts government and line departments.
Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours Required to Achieve Roles ObjectivesKnowledge
Demonstrable knowledge as a result of study, training or practical experience on
the key debates in development and emergency response methods and effectiveness;
Knowledge of Indonesia; the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty and the
situation of youth in the country and the political, social and environmental
opportunities for change is an advantage; Knowledge of the requirements of donor
compliance and financial management;Skills Proven skills in the development and
management of effective and motivated teams, including distance management and
capacity development of national staff; Effective working with and through
partners; Communications, comfortable with the media, presenting and arguing a
case; Proven analytical skills in identifying any significant issues,
communicating and addressing them; Ability to establish robust operational
systems and structures; Excellent written skills in English for the development
of proposals and the review of reports. Bahasa Indonesian language skills are an
advantage.BehavioursStriving for high performance Strongly drives performance
forward in area of the business for which they are responsible Involves others
in setting and achieving goals Creates strong sense of purpose within own part
of the business and with stakeholders Holds self and others to account to
deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviourStrategic thinking and
innovation Sets strong strategy in own part of organisation Makes a strong
contribution to wider strategy Sees contribution of own part of the organisation
in wider Plan and external context Balances future vision with practical
delivery Interrogates work effectiveness and searches for finds better ways of
workingDecision making and risk management Alert to risks inside and outside the
organisation ready to make judgements to manage risk and take responsibility for
judgementsInfluence and communication Effective communicator using clear
messages drawn from Plans work Cross-culturally adept Ready to work to influence
leaders in governments, international bodies, partners and communities Can reach
out and influence large groups of people Can communicate with children and young
peopleBuilding effective teams and partnerships Collegiate, acting as a team
player in the country and across the region even if this results in adjustment
of own priorities Develops mutual trusting relationships with complex
partnerships that have excellent business outcomesDeveloping people Supports
learning and a sense of mutual purpose in diverse teams Sets a strong learning
culture in their part of the organisation Uses opportunities across Plan to
develop othersSelf awareness and resilience Remains calm and positive under
pressure and in difficult situations Plans own learning and development Aware of
impact on others and adjusting own behaviour accordingly Has a positive impact
on those around them Leads major change while keeping staff and partners on
boardQualifications and Experience Proven and extensive senior management
experience leading complex development programs in Southeast Asia. Proven and
extensive experience of providing leadership through complex change programs. A
post graduate degree in relevant field. Demonstrate experience in areas outlined
in KSB above.Physical EnvironmentBased in the Country Office, located in
Jakarta, with extensive local and some international travel. An abilityto travel
to remote areas.Type of Role: 5 year fixed term contractReports to: Regional
DirectorSalary: US$60,000 to $72,000. This is an accompanied position and a full
expat package will be available.Closing Date: Friday 3rd May 2013 Please use the
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