Job Title: Technical Team Lead for Strengthening the Evidence to Policy Process.
Job Ref: 17832
Employer: FHI 360
Job Location: Indonesia-Jakarta Pusat
Closing Date: 24/11/2016
Job Description:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Team Lead for Strengthening the Evidence to Policy Process.


FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Technical Team Lead for Strengthening the Evidence to Policy Process (Component 1) for the upcoming USAID/Indonesia Bukti Untuk Kebijakan dan Advokasi (BUKA) – Evidence for Policy and Advocacy Activity. The primary objective of BUKA is to support the use of high-quality evidence in decision-making, by building up the components of an improved evidence-to-policy ecosystem, within the Indonesian context, that will help implement that process. The Technical Lead for Component 1 will assist the Program Director in leading the design, management and implementation of the component 1 of the program, with a focus on improving and strengthening organization’s capacity to analyze and synthesize research in response to policy needs.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Work in close coordination with the Program Director to manage activities related to strengthening the capacity of researchers, program supported policy research organizations, government policy- and decision-makers, and advocacy-oriented civil society organizations.
  • Collaborate with project leadership and partners to identify needs and design and deliver timely and high quality technical assistance experiences and resources provided by FHI 360 and program partners.
  • Serve as a member of the project’s leadership team for the purpose of activity and work planning, resource utilization, and staff management.
  • Lead organizational and other assessments and contribute to the project’s learning program throughout the project;
  • Facilitate positive working relationships between scientists, research institutions, Indonesian policy makers and private sectors to ensure significant positive impact.
  • Manage the technical quality of processes and activities conducted by Indonesian partners under grants and sub-awards in accordance with applicable USG regulations.
  • Foster a collaborative, positive, efficient, and impact-focused work environment for staff.


  • Master's degree or its International Equivalent • Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • Significant expertise in the promoting the use of research, evidence, and/or knowledge in Poilcy- and decision-making in Indonesia.
  • A combination of experience totaling at least five years of progressively responsible roles in one or more of the following areas: providing capacity-building support through training, consultations and other mechanisms, working with Indonesian research and policy organizations; working with Government of Indonesia policy processes on research, evidence, and/or data issues; strengthening Indonesian CSOs, particularly with respect to their capacity to use research and evidence in advocacy activities; and promoting women’s participation in non-traditional professional roles and fields.
  • Minimum 3 years substantive training experience, including the design, facilitation and delivery of participatory trainings and training-of-trainer workshops for adult learners;
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience with capacity strengthening activities or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working in/with Indonesian CSOs preferred.
  • Current and extensive knowledge of the evidence-to-policy process in Indonesia.
  • Strong familiarity with Indonesian research institutions, government decision-makers, and related and supporting institutions.
  • Master’s degree in science, education, governance, or a related discipline. PhD preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively working, coordinating and negotiating with local institutions and organizations, donors, other USAID projects, U.S. embassies, and partners.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to bridge US and Indonesian cultures in the workplace.
  • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day-to-day operations of the project.
  • Professional Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English Languages.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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