The Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) program is a joint initiative between the Australian Government and BAPPENAS (The National Planning Agency) to improve the quality of public policies in Indonesia through the use of research, analysis and evidence. The program seeks to achieve this by supporting the capacity building of think tanks, to improve the quality of their research to meet policy maker’s needs, improve systems and regulations in government to support research-based policy making, and to develop effective models for procuring and using research to strengthen policies in education, health and social protection that will benefit the country’s poor. The program, projected to be 15 years in duration, will begin implementation in May 2013.
The overall goal of KSI is that Indonesia has the capacity to develop effective and socially accountable policies that meet priority development needs. Revitalising the Indonesian knowledge sector is an enormous effort, well beyond the scope of any one agency or development partner. AusAID’s objective in supporting this program is to catalyse reform efforts by providing its partners with a framework and resources to drive a reform process. It does not do everything. Designing the program interventions required striking a balance between the need for a comprehensive approach to knowledge sector reform and realism about what can be achieved with limited capacities, resources, and timeframes. Nevertheless, analysis suggests that in Indonesia the time is ripe for launching this change.
Essentials Duties and Responsibilities :
Grants Officer will perform grants administration duties for grant awards implemented under the KSI project, from grants solicitation to grants closure from Pre-Award, Implementation and Post Award.
Full job description and qualification requirement is available thru this link: http://goo.gl/RKgxHb
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, International Relations, or related field.
- At least 6 years relevant experience in grants management/administration and international development projects, preferably AusAID-funded, or relevant work experience in projects supported by international organisations (UN, World Bank, USAID)
- Background in management and administration, finance or accounting
- Experience providing training and developing capacity building/sustainability plans for local organisations
- Knowledge of AusAID Grants Management Guidelines and/or USG assistance-related regulations
- General knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Functional fluency in English (both oral and written)
Interested candidates should send the following documentations:
- A maximum of one-page Statement Letter in English on how and why Applicants are suitable for the position.
- Most updated CV with salary history and reference letters from previous employers.
Please indicate the position you are applying for in the email subject, and submit the application by 12 November 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org
RTI values equal employment opportunities. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.