Project Manager – opportunity closed (deadline: 09 Apr 2017)

Seefar is seeking a talented bi-lingual Bahasa and English speaking Project Manager in Indonesia. The position is full-time for an initial 18 months, with the possibility of extension. You will manage an awareness raising campaign targeting first-time Indonesian migrant domestic workers. You can be home-based in Indonesia and will be required to travel to project locations in Java.

Job Description

We are a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe.

Seefar is a leader in behaviour change campaigns in the development sector. We have developed an innovative model of communications which is measurable and highly effective. We are looking for an exceptional and passionate candidate to be responsible for managing the implementation of a communications campaign in Indonesia targeting overseas domestic workers in Indramayu, Malang and Cirebon. In the role, you will be required to be outcome focused, proactive and organized at communicating, managing personnel and completing project administration for the project.

The ideal candidate would have at least four to five years of management experience, with exposure to awareness raising campaigns, strategic communications, migration or labor-related themes.  Experience working with people from different cultures and countries is also valued. You will be highly capable in project management, organization, implementation and oversight. The Project Manager will work under the direction of the Head of Strategic Communications and will manage a team of local consultants.

This role will see you working with several field-based teams on the issue of low-skilled migration, social inclusion and modern slavery

Working with Seefar

Project coordination & management at Seefar
  • The following is a list of questions for you to consider in relation to your suitability:
    Planning and organizing. Are you a natural at defining objectives, planning actions and organizing resources necessary to accomplish tasks? Are you able to manage time effectively and perform under pressure? Do you take responsibility for actions, staff/colleagues and interventions?
  • Working with others. Are you empathetic towards target groups? Are you highly engaging and credible with donors/clients? Can you create a sense of team through effective cooperation and communication?
  • Communicating. Can you communicate fluently verbally and in writing in both English and Bahasa? Are you able to identify important information required for deciding and initiating actions? Can you structure information logically and in a way that speaks to your audience?

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
  • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritized over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
  • Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.
  • Travel schedules can sometimes be heavy.
  • A high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve quickly.

An Excellent Candidate

In order to succeed in this position, you will have demonstrated experience in a similar project management role . Other qualifications and experience expected are:

  • Exposure to awareness raising campaigns, migration or labor related themes.
  • Excellent oral and written English and Bahasa Indonesian.
  • Ability to work independently with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are required to build relations with local networks and stakeholders.
  • A relevant undergraduate university degree as a minimum.
  • Strong work ethics and a passion for improving conditions of underserved populations.

To apply for this Role

On or before 9 April 2017, send a CV and introductory email or cover letter to [email protected].

Your email introduction or cover letter should include only the following:

  1. A paragraph describing your role managing a successful project or program. What did your management duties and functions entail? Why was the project successful? How was it made a success? How was success evidenced, or how was the project monitored and evaluated?
  2. Detail on your level of fluency in English, Indonesian and any local languages.
  3. Include mention of your university qualifications and any professional associations in your CV.

If you do not follow the instructions above, you will not be considered for short-listing.

We have extended the deadline. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

We will screen your application within one week. If short-listed, we will invite you to an interview. Remuneration is set through discussion in the recruitment process.