Project Officer (Indonesia)

Bogor, Indonesia
Position Type: 
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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The Organisation

The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is a global multi-stakeholder organisation comprising businesses, government and non-government organisations. Our members unite under our mission to protect and enhance the sustainability of water resources through water stewardship.

The AWS approach to water stewardship is embodied in the International Water Stewardship Standard, also known as the AWS Standard. The AWS Standard is a globally applicable framework that drives, recognises, and rewards good water management practices. As the custodian of the AWS Standard, AWS oversees the governance and management of the AWS Standard and its quality assurance systems.

AWS Asia-Pacific is a founding member and regional partner of AWS. AWS Asia-Pacific leads the development of water stewardship in the region by training, advising, and supporting organisations in implementing water stewardship. Our staff are based in Australia, China and Indonesia.

We are establishing a full-fledged Indonesian entity and building our in-country project portfolio as part of the regional network. We aim to develop in-country water stewardship capacity to promote uptake of good water stewardship in Indonesia through continued engagement with the private sector, public sector and civil society.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to support the growth of AWS in Indonesia and the uptake of water stewardship through demonstration and learning projects in a fast-paced start-up environment.

As Project Officer Indonesia, you will support the day-to-day coordination of the Indonesia Program, in addition to managing and supporting the implementation of projects.

Reporting to the Director Indonesia, your responsibilities include:

  • Manage and support implementation of projects, including technical support for companies and other stakeholders, gap assessments according to the AWS Standard, site risks assessments, site and company level interviews and hydrological analysis (including GIS mapping). This will include desk research as well as site visits ranging from several days to several weeks in Java, Kalimantan and/or Sumatra;
  • Support the promotion of the value of water stewardship to relevant industries, industry associations, regulators, governments and relevant non-government organisations in Indonesia through partnership building and technical support;
  • Support acquisition and proposal development to expand the Indonesia project portfolio of AWS A-P, in close collaboration with the Director Indonesia;
  • Support increasing the number, scale, and diversity of certified water stewards in Indonesia;
  • Support and deliver appropriate high quality training programs for potential water stewards and service providers;
  • Present and contribute to presenting the work of the AWS A-P during key events, like workshops, trainings or conferences; and
  • Contribute to and development of communication materials, like news items, presentations and case studies.

This is a full-time role based in Bogor (and potentially several days a week in Jakarta) for a limited term appointment (April – December 2019). The appointment may be extended subject to your performance and the growth of the Indonesia Program. Regular domestic (Java, Kalimantan and/or Sumatra) travel is required for this role for periods between several days to several weeks. Work outside of regular business hours (8:30am – 5:30pm) may be required, depending on project requirements or to accommodate partner time zones in the region and globally.

Skills Required

You are a highly motivated young Indonesian professional with at least 3 years’ working experience in water management. You are creative, independent and solution-oriented. You have excellent communication skills and are fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Selection Criteria
  • A Master’s degree in environmental management, water resources management, or related topics,
  • At least 3 years working experience;
  • A passion for sustainable water management and commitment to water stewardship;
  • Knowledge of and preferably experience with certification standards and environmental / water laws and legislation in Indonesia;
  • Demonstrated record of working in water management related projects in Indonesia, preferably for key private sector actors;
  • Demonstrated record of providing trainings, preferably on water or other sustainability topics;
  • A strong and relevant network with key private sector actors, national (and local) government, (I)NGOs and other key organizations in Indonesia is a plus;
  • Ability to work independently, while also being a passionate and trustworthy team player;
  • Strong organisational, analytical and reporting skills and good communication skills;
  • Excellent reading and writing in both Bahasa Indonesia and English;
  • Able to work in Bogor and Jakarta (until July 2019);
  • Experience and understanding of working in the Asia-Pacific region would be an advantage.
How to Apply

You must have the right to work and live in Indonesia to apply for this role.

Please submit a cover letter or an e-mail stating your motivations and a CV with the subject line “Project Officer Indonesia Application” to recruitment(at) by 5 p.m. Thursday 28 February 2019.

Applications without a cover letter or e-mail will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in the first half of March 2019.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact recruitment(at) with the subject line “Project Officer Indonesia Inquiry”.