USAID Computer Programmer, FSN-9 (Full Performance Level)

SUBJECT: Employment Opportunities (USAID) Indonesian Citizens, USAID Computer Programmer, FSN-9 (Full Performance Level)


ISSUANCE DATE: March 1, 2018

TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: March 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Jakarta time

POSITION TITLE: USAID Computer Programmer

MARKET VALUE: IDR 198,521,553 – 317,634,492 per annum equivalent to
FSN Grade 9. Final compensation will be negotiated
within the listed market value based upon the
candidate’s past salary, work history and educational
background. Salaries over and above the top of the
FSN-9 pay range will not be entertained or negotiated

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 5 year contract period, renewable (Indefinite – type position)

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: USAID/Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All Interested Candidates (Indonesian Citizen)


SUPERVISOR: Information Systems Manager

MEDICAL CLEARANCE: The apparently successful applicant must be able to
obtain required medical clearance as a pre-condition
for employment and/or residence in Indonesia.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: For a FSN, an Employment Authorization is required as
a pre-condition for employment.


The Computer Programmer is located in the Executive Office, Data Management Center Division. The person is responsible for providing advisory project management and training support for USAID/Indonesia staff and, as needed, to its projects. As a Foreign Service National (FSN) staff, the Computer Programmer will carry out IT technical and administrative duties directly related to USAID/Indonesia’s IT operations and projects, direct the Mission’s efforts to realize efficiencies gained via the appropriate and innovative use of IT technology (hardware & software), both for internal operations and in project design and implementation. The person will also serve as an IT trainer to internal USAID staff and, as needed, to project personnel on use of software and hardware, and management of data and database programs.

The Computer Programmer is specifically responsible for: (1) Directly undertaking activities and advising internal management and staff, program managers, and technical offices on operational and project improvements via better use of IT services and tools, including undertaking some programming work as needed; (2) Providing IT technical advice to COR/AOR’s regarding the IT administration and management of USAID projects that contain information technology-related components, including mobile app and GIS/MIS projects; (3) Primary contact for local capacity building efforts for USAID staff and, as needed, the host country and local organizations to enhance their use of modern IT standards and systems for increased efficiency and transparency within the mission and under projects; and, (4) Monitoring the use, disposition, and security of IT equipments and softwares in ongoing projects managed by USAID Implementing partners.


In order to be considered for the position, a candidate shall be a Indonesia Citizens. The candidate must meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Consideration and selection will be based on a panel evaluation of the evaluation criteria factor below. Please note that only shortlisted/finalist applicants will be interviewed or contacted. USAID does not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews unless expenses are pre-authorized. Reference checks will be conducted on those candidates selected for an interview. The applicant’s references must be able to provide substantive information about his/her past performance and abilities.

Interviews and a writing exercise may be requested. Applicants are required to prepare a brief narrative demonstrating how prior experience and/or education and training address selection criteria factors listed below.

a. Education (10 points)
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information management or related discipline is required. Additional Education in these fields is desirable.

b. Prior Work Experience (20 points)
Minimum of 3 years of experience in information technology is required. Additional experience in these fields is desirable.

c. Language Proficiency (10 points)
Level IV (Fluent) in Bahasa Indonesia and level III (Good working knowledge) of both written and spoken English are required.

d. Job Knowledge (30 points)
Knowledge of systems life cycles, including conversion planning and performance; the interdependence of software, hardware, operating systems and user requirements in a multi-vendor, multi-user environment; SQL, Windows and communications protocols; diagnostic/troubleshooting tools and techniques; current systems analysis, development, programming, testing and implementation tools and techniques; and project management tools and techniques. Additional Job Knowledge in these areas is desirable.

e. Skills and Abilities (30 points)
Good technical skills to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve hardware and software problems to maximize the capabilities of the USAID/Indonesia computer resources. Ability to teach software programs to AID staff; ability to balance workload demands between central system and individual user requirements; ability to write and debug complex computer programs using at least two computer-programming languages and design and maintain LAN, and PC configurations. Additional Skills and Abilities in these areas are desirable.

Maximum Points Available: 100

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