The Indonesia - Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector (the Partnership) is a jointly agreed heads of government initiative underpinned by an AUD $60 million fund provided by the Australian Government over 10 years to 2024. The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) co-funded activities under the Partnership.
It brings together key decision makers, from government and industry, to benefit both countries through strengthening people-to-people, government-to-government and industry-to-industry relationships. It aims to achieve this by developing joint competitive advantages along the Indonesian and Australian cattle and beef sector supply chain, by fostering enduring bilateral relations; by promoting a stable trade and investment environment within Indonesia; and by promoting and enhancing the commercial complementarities of Australian and Indonesian industries.
The Partnership is co-chaired by Australian (Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment- DAWE) and Indonesian (Investment Coordinating Board - BKPM) representatives, supported by Partnership secretariats in both agencies and Coffey via the Advisory and Support Group (ASG).
Reporting to the Coffey Contractor Representative, the ASG Team Leader will be responsible for the overall day to day leadership of the Advisory and Support Group. This include day to day liaison with Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), DAWE, Indonesian Investment Coordination Board (BKPM) and other Partnership stakeholders, day-to-day management of technical advisers and operational staff, engagement and contracting of technical advisers and activity service providers, and the provision of management support to the Partnership secretariat.
Coffey are seeking applications from candidates with substantial experience (7 years minimum) managing complex international development programs in Indonesia. With a key focus on leading the ASG Team in the effective management of all projects and activities implemented under the Partnership, throughout project design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation, you will display a high level of strategic thinking, strong program management experieince and demonstrated high level stakeholder management skills, including extensive experience working with Indonesian government stakeholders.
You will have a very good understanding of the cross-cultural differences and commonalities between Australian and Indonesian public and private sectors, and a good appreciation of international development principles and practices. The ideal candidate will display knowledge of modern management techniques and an understanding of their application within projects.
Furthermore, you will display well developed communication and negotiation skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia and excellent report writing skills.
A good understanding of the Indonesian/Australian agriculture sector would be an advantage.
This position is Category C, Level 3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit https://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Documents/adviser-remuneration-framework-2016.pdf for further detail.