Project Lead

at Vital Strategies
Published April 29, 2022
Location Jakarta, Indonesia
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


About the project: The UK PACT project titled ‘Enhancing Sustainable Urban Mobility of Coastal Metropolitan Cities Towards Safer, Inclusive, Resilient, and Ambitious Low-Carbon Development Pathways’ aims to address the twin challenges of post-Covid-19 recovery and climate change mitigation action by supporting Makassar and Surabaya to improve and implement the targets and scope of their sustainable urban mobility strategy to be more inclusive, resilient, and safe with lower carbon emissions. It is part of the Future Cities –Low-Carbon Transport Portfolio of UK-PACTin Indonesia.


Job Purpose


The Program Lead is responsible for the overall management of the project in Makassar and Surabaya, as well as managing key stakeholder relationships, facilitating and coordinating technical assistance, providing project management support, maintaining regular communications, monitoring, and reporting on progress for the overall national outputs across Indonesia. Duties and Responsibilities


Work closely with Makassar and Surabaya city government focal points to realize the successful implementation of the cities’ chosen intervention

Manage project personnel which will include city coordinators, communications officer, and any other project consultant/s as needed.

Develop, jointly with city focal points, project goals, budgets, timelines, and milestones

Monitor cities’ progress toward milestones and objectives, and compile data and narrative accounts of accomplishments

Submit monthly financial and program management reports as updates.

Coordinate and support technical assistance provided by Vital Strategies

Develop mechanisms for transfer of funds, and manage direct procurement of goods and services

Lead stakeholder meetings and deliver presentations

Conceptualize, lead, and manage country and city level workshops

Help gather information for potential publicity opportunities and support communications teams to highlight those

Respond to information and assistance requests from management and the donor

Identify, surface, and troubleshoot bottlenecks and delays

Support efforts for coordination and collaboration among VS programs across public health in the APAC region as assigned.

Undertake any other related duties as assigned by the Project Director and Regional Director.



Education and degree


Graduate degree in public health, public policy, public administration, or a relevant field of study, or equivalent experience/education

Experience required:


Minimum of 8 years of experience and progressive responsibility

Comprehensive project management skills, with the ability make sound, informed judgments

Understanding of public health and related policy interventions

Strong understanding of municipal government structures and policymaking in relevant geographies

Outstanding written and spoken communication skills in English and Indonesian Bahasa

Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external partners



Detailed understanding of and experience working with government structures and policymaking in Indonesia.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:


Willingness to travel to support on-site engagement in participating cities

Willingness and ability to work across different time zones


How to apply


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