Program Specialist – Community Resilience USAID/Indonesia Harmoni: Towards Inclusion and Resilience

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Program Specialist – Community Resilience

USAID/Indonesia Harmoni: Towards Inclusion and Resilience

Project Summary:

The four-year USAID/Indonesia Harmoni activity promotes tolerance and inclusion and reduces the risks of violent extremism (VE). Harmoni supports interventions that are narrowly targeted towards communities and individuals most at risk of radicalization, with an explicit mandate to build the resilience of key Indonesian institutions – governmental, civil society, religious, and community-based – that represent the front line in preventing VE in Indonesia. The majority of Harmoni assistance is delivered through grants to Indonesian civil society organizations (CSOs) and government partners, primarily at the local level.

This is a full-time, long-term position based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

This position is open to Indonesian nationals only.

Available Positions: up to two (2)

Position Description:

The Program Specialist – Community Resilience, is responsible for supporting implementation, operations, reporting, and communications of interventions under the Intermediate Results (IR) 1 Community Resilience component of Harmoni project, which focuses on increasing community abilities to identify and address intolerant, radical, and violent attitudes and behaviors.

They will work in collaboration with the IR 1 Lead and under the supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor. They will also coordinate with the Harmoni grantees and other project partners, as necessary.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Support and implement programming on IR 1: Community Resilience, working with target communities, educational institutions, government agencies, CSOs, USAID, and other project partners.
  • Support CSOs to design and implement activities in the area of IR 1: Community Resilience.
  • Plan, coordinate, and make arrangements for successful execution of Harmoni events, such as seminars/conferences, trainings, meetings, presentations and, when necessary, travel and hotel arrangement, trip itineraries and reporting.
  • Support recruitment and procurement related to program activities.
  • Monitor progress of activities to measure performance and results per the Harmoni Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Produce activity reports and briefing documents, as needed.
  • Contribute written inputs to Harmoni progress reports and ad-hoc technical documents.
  • Help ensure timely execution of activities, in accordance with grant activity objectives and implementation schedules.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned by the direct supervisor and Senior Management Team.

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree, plus minimum seven (7) years of professional experience related to the Harmoni program areas and/or responsibilities under this position.
  • Deep understanding of and experience with technical aspects of IR 1: Community Resilience, including experience with one or more project sub-IRs: promoting tolerance and diversity, working with universities and secondary schools.
  • Broad professional network of Indonesian CSOs, government, and other institutions and individuals relevant to Harmoni and IR 1.
  • Experience with project communications, including success stories and quarterly reports.
  • Experience working on international donor programs in Indonesia, USAID preferred.
  • Excellent communication and written skills; excellent spoken and written English.
  • Strong analytical skills, with a demonstrated ability to tackle complex issues.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and independently, delivering products or completing responsibilities on time and at the required quality level.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Fluency with MS Office software applications.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

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