VACANCY – PROGRAM MANAGER

Job Title : Program Manager
Location : Jakarta
Languages Required: English
Duration of Contract : 24 months
Application deadline: 23 June 2013

I.聽聽聽聽聽聽 Background

The enactment of Law No. 14 of 2008 on Disclosure of Public Information (abbreviated UU KIP) has significantly transformed the governance of the country from closed to open government. In 2004, civil society organizations formed Civil Society Coalition for Freedom of Information to help push the Disclosure of Public Information Bill into a national legislation.聽After the passing of the Law, the coalition transformed itself into聽Freedom of Information Network Indonesia聽(FOINI), which聽has overseen聽the establishment of the Central Information Commission and a number of Provincial Information Commissions and provided assistance to public institutions to comply with the Law. There have been no other laws in Indonesia that has attracted so much civil society participation since its inception.

The Law, however, has not been implemented effectively. On the one hand, many local governments still consider budget documents, for example, as government secret, and only a handful of government agencies have appointed Documentation and Information Management Officer (PPID) and developed a system to respond to public demand for data and information. On the other hand, civil society groups are not aware of their rights to access public information. Therefore, demands for public information remain scanty.

At the global level, there have been efforts to promote information transparency and public information disclosures as well, such as the Open Government Partnership (OGP). OGP started as a collaborative effort of several countries, such as Brazil, USA, the Philippines, South Africa, Mexico, England, Indonesia, and Norway.聽The collaboration that was launched in September 2011 in New York has attracted 58 countries to join OGP by early 2013. A key component of OGP in Indonesia is to accelerate the implementation of Freedom of Information Law聽(FOI Act).

Indonesia has assumed a聽co-chair position with the UK since September 2012, and will become the lead chair in September 2013. The聽government has called the program to implement OGP as Open Government Indonesia (OGI). Four NGOs are members of the OGI Core Team, namely聽聽PATIRO (Center for Regional Information and Studies), FITRA (Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency), ICEL (Indonesian Center for Environmental Law) and Transparency International Indonesia (TII). As the coordinator of two coalitions that promote information transparency in Indonesia, namely the FOINI and PWYP聽(Publish What You Pay),聽聽PATIRO has been appointed by civil society organizations to become the聽coordinator of the Civil Society OGI Secretariat.

To carry out the function of a Joint Secretariat for FOINI and OGI鈥檚 civil society components,聽聽PATIRO needs to set up a joint secretariat with clear organizational structure and working procedures.聽聽PATIRO also needs to facilitate the development of program planning to implement FOINI鈥檚 strategic plan within the context of OGI implementation in Indonesia.

The Joint Secretariat would need a working procedure to regulate its works in carrying out its five functions in administration,聽public education,聽capacity building, networking and resource center.聽The Civil Society鈥檚 program planning to implement FOINI鈥檚 strategic plan within the context of OGI implementation in Indonesia version would be a civil society鈥檚 contribution to help accelerate the implementation of OGI, which is currently considered as slow and too cautious. Effective implementation of OGI partly depends on the effective implementation of the Disclosure of Public Information Law, especially the creation of public demand for government information and development of system and procedure within government bodies to respond to the demands, which is a crucial component of FOINI鈥檚 strategic plan.

II.聽聽聽聽 Duties & Responsibilites

1.聽To lead the program implementation聽in聽order to carry out聽its role聽in:聽Developing 聽synergy between the implementation of FOINI鈥檚 Strategic Plan and OGI鈥檚 national action聽plan;聽The Establishment of聽Documentation and Information Management Officer (PPID)聽in Health, Education and Agriculture Departments聽at the appointed program areas;聽Strengthening the capacity of citizens and communities to access and utilize public information; To provide聽Civil Society Independent Report on the Indonesian National Action Plan of OGP

2.聽Works independently and collaboratively with all team member and coalition members to plan other responsibilities include supporting communications activities, serving as liaison and representative at meetings, and establishing and maintaining partnerships to advance FOINI鈥檚 / OGI鈥檚 missions.

3.聽To manage all team members and other available resources to achieve all program milestones and proper budget allocation as well as to provide accountable and qualified reports.

4.聽聽To lead the program implementation in聽Central Kalimantan Province, Banten聽Province, Ambon City (Maluku Province), and Kendal Regency (Central Java Province)

III.聽聽聽Qualification聽

1. 聽 Academic Requirements:

Master /聽Bachelor degree in聽public policy, economics, management, communication,聽law, public administration, governments聽and聽other聽related 聽areas聽or equivalent聽professional work experience in聽program management.

2.聽聽 Experience and qualification

路聽聽 Minimum聽3聽(three)聽years of working experience聽as a聽Program Manager in a non-profit project (preferebly international NGO)

路聽聽 Solid understanding on disclosure of public information聽issues聽and good governance

路聽聽 Show strong leadership and effective management skills to manage available resources and implementing partners.

路聽聽 Ability to liaise and affiliate with government partners working in the area of聽programs

路聽聽 路Ability to work under pressure聽dan meeting deadlines.

路聽聽 Ability to work well in a cross cultural team and environment

路聽聽 Excellent communication and human relation skills

路聽聽 Proficieny in current computer office software

聽3. 聽 Languages : Fluency in oral and written English and Bahasa Indonesia

IV.聽聽聽聽聽聽Application Submission

Interested candidates should submit a CV and a covering letter clearly stating their relevant skills, experience, vacancy and professional references by e-mail to:聽info@pattiro.org聽聽Submission DEADLINE: 23 June 2013. On the subject of email / letter, write 鈥淧rogram Manager FOINI/OGP鈥

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further recruitment process.

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