Project Manager: Indonesia

by EM News March 30, 2018

The Project Manager ensures the effective implementation of EngageMedia initiatives in Indonesia, specifically focused on strengthening the media capacity of activists, curating and distributing video for social impact, and coordinating film festivals and screenings.

The person has excellent managerial and community organising skills.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we request that you apply as soon as possible, as we seek to fill the position immediately. Applications should be emailed to jobs@engagemedia.org with the title "Project Manager: Indonesia".

Position aims

  • Support film-makers to produce, distribute and create impact from their media
  • Link film effectively with campaigns and advocacy organisations
  • Increase the exposure of human rights and environmental issues in remote communities in Indonesia
  • Improve the networks and relationships of video activists in remote regions in Indonesia
  • Develop the management skills of local activists and partner organizations

Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Develop and monitor project plans for all activities
  • Coordinate a variety of events and public engagement opportunities
  • Mentor and assist activisists in organizational development including budget planning, program planning and monitoring, and general management.
  • Oversee and delegate logistics arrangements for events, including travel and transportation, visas, security, venues, catering and technology
  • Build effective communication with partner organisations to ensure projects are well executed
  • Manage project spending and work with the finance team to track project budgets
  • Maintain and file documentation in an organized and efficient manner on EngageMedia intranet
  • Development partnerships and collaborations
  • Assist the Director in fundraising efforts, including proposal writing, managing relationship with donors, and report writing

Engagement and Impact

  • Collect and curate video content for distribution on and offline
  • Assist in or coordinate the subtitling and translation of videos
  • Implement strategic distribution and communications plans, ensuring content is used by campaigners and advocates to create social impact
  • Develop link between local video activists with web-based news sites, media outlets, film festivals, campaign groups, etc. within Southeast Asia.
  • Coordinate film-screenings in Indonesia and globally
  • Coordinate media engagement to assist with promotion
  • Working with the Communications Coordinate to promote work to through social media and other channels
  • Blog regularly about your work with EngageMedia

Experience, skills and selection criteria

  • A commitment to social justice and environmental issues
  • Excellent project management skills and evidence of successful project management
  • Excellent Bahasa Indonesia, strong English an advantage
  • At least 5 years experience in a related field
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work across cultures
  • Experience working with online media initiatives
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong technology literacy
  • Event management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal

Location and hours

  • The position is contracted at 5 days per week.
  • The position is based out of any major Indonesian city, or Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Office hours are between 9am and 6pm, however it is expected the position will often outside these hours, given its critical role in organisational management.

To Apply

  • Send An application letter in English expressing your interest in the position (maximum 300 words)
  • Provide a current CV in English
  • Include two referees

Applications should be emailed to jobs@engagemedia.org with the title "Project Manager Indonesia".

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we request that you apply as soon as possible, as we seek to fill the position immediately. Applications should be emailed to jobs@engagemedia.org with the title "Project Manager: Indonesia".

All applications with be kept strictly confidential. Only short-listed applicants will be notified.

About EngageMedia

EngageMedia uses the power of video, the internet and open technologies to create social and environmental change. We harness old and new media to assist movements challenge social injustice and environmental damage, as well as to present solutions.

EngageMedia works with independent film-makers, video activists, technologists, campaigners and social movements to generate wider audiences for their vital messages and move people to action.

For a fuller view of EngageMedia's work please see our projects page and blog.

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