PanEco is a Swiss-based Foundation. Since 1996, PanEco has been implementing habitat and species conservation and environmental education in Indonesia and Switzerland. PanEco’s largest programme is the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP), co-implemented with Indonesian-based Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari (YEL) under Memoranda of Understanding with the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s Directorate General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation. For over 20 years, PanEco and partners have worked on all aspects of orangutan conservation in Sumatra. Our vision is to secure wild orangutan populations and healthy, sustainable ecosystems. Our mission is saving and protecting captive and wild Sumatran and Tapanuli orangutans and their rainforest habitat, through science-based conservation, establishing new wild populations, advocacy, education and awareness building.
We are seeking a highly organised and experienced Grants Programme Manager to provide on-the-ground leadership of PanEco’s institutional grants programme by overseeing the operational and technical implementation of multiple high value, multi-year, consortium projects. This currently includes grants from UKAid (the Darwin Initiative and the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund) and other funders, including UNDP and high-value private foundations.
Grants Programme Manager, Indonesia
This full-time position is based in Medan and is working as part of a small, internationally-dispersed team and reporting to the Indonesia Programmes Director of PanEco. The Grants Programme Manager is a key role within PanEco and central to the effective delivery of high profile, collaborative work. Central to the Grants Programme Manager role will be coordination, capacity building, and sensitive oversight of technical collaboration with partner organisations involved in the project consortia. Main responsibilities:
- Oversee the operational and technical implementation of PanEco’s institutional grant programme. Ensure implementation partner workplans reflect necessary programme deliverables, programme delivery is aligned with agreed timelines and outputs, delivery is technically sound and utilising appropriate methodologies.
- Ensure monitoring, evaluation and learning plans are woven into institutional grant programme delivery, adaptive management is implemented and lessons learned are drawn out and communicated.
- Ensure restricted project finances are managed by partners in line with donor stipulation, financial reports are accurate and aligned with stipulations, and there is sufficient communication between finance and programme teams for effective financial management.
- Support timely and high quality donor reporting processes and project communications.
Qualifications and experience
- 5+ years conservation programme management experience
- Experience in managing complex, multi-partner, and high-value/profile projects
- M.Sc or Ph.D. in conservation or a related field
- Experience in illegal wildlife trade mitigation and/or sustainable livelihoods development
- Budget and financial management experience
- Experience working within a multi-cultural context
- Technical writing skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Bahasa Indonesia
Location: The position will be based in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Remote working part of the time is possible subject to negotiation. With regular travel to project locations within Indonesia and occasional international travel.
Contract type: Full-time, 12 month initial contract, permanent role subject to review
Salary & Benefits: Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience