Chief of Party, Economic Growth, Indonesia
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The Indonesia Integrity Initiative’s goal is to support the Government of Indonesia in its corruption prevention efforts through strengthening a culture of integrity for both the public and private sectors. The objectives are as follows: 1) to increase the implementation of policies and practices that reduce conflicts of interest; 2) to improve cooperation among key actors engaged in anti-corruption efforts; 3) to strengthen public education on, awareness of, and participation in anti-corruption efforts.
The activity will respond to recognition among stakeholders that the fight against corruption is shifting focus from prosecution to prevention, echoing the government’s policy prioritization and public pronouncements. Aside from the political and economic imperatives driving this shift, stakeholders emphasize that it also signifies an overarching need to change mindsets and instill a culture of integrity and ethics. The proposed approach evolves accordingly, from a current focus on institutions and technical systems to a focus on beliefs and behaviors, agreeing that after years of assistance, the basic values and norms of government, business, and the general public need to change before laws, regulations, and other mechanisms can be sufficiently effective.
Purpose of Position
The Chief of Party is a full-time position for an upcoming award being solicited through USAID/Indonesia to support the Government of Indonesia in its corruption prevention efforts through strengthening a culture of integrity for both the public and private sectors. This position will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium.
Duration: 5 years
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Role and Responsibilities
- Provides overall leadership, strategic guidance, vision, and management to staff and the overall project team, including staff, consultants, and partner organizations.
- Plan, direct and coordinate technical and operational activities to ensure that project goals and objectives are met ad prescribed timeframes and funding parameters are in compliance with USAID regulations and Palladium’s policies.
- Provide overall technical and administrative leadership to the project implementation team, including development of strategies, budgets, work plans, MEL plans and reporting
- Ensures the strategic and functional integration of all technical areas as well as strong collaboration with government counterparts, donors, private sector, and other implementing partners.
- Oversee budget implementation and financial management, working closely with the Director of Finance & Operations/Grants Manager; ensure the project’s preparedness for USAID audit.
- Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets, and achieving project results as specified by USAID.
- Provide technical assistance to the national and local governments and CSOs on anticorruption and good governance reforms.
- Serve as principal liaison with USAID, host country government, counterparts, beneficiaries, and donors. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with them.
- A Degree in international relations, political science, law or a related field.
- USAID or other donor funded program experience as a Chief of Party.
- Technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing anti-corruption/good governance programs.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with USAID or other donor planning and reporting systems, operations, programming, and structure.
- Extensive experience managing and leading technical and administrative teams for complex development projects
- Excellent interpersonal, writing, presentation, organizational and computer skills required (Outlook, Word, Excel).
- Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.
- Ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.
- Experience in the Asia-Pacific region is preferred.
- Must be willing to live and travel within Indonesia.
- Fluency in English; proficiency in local languages is preferred.