Program Governance Manager


Location Jakarta, Indonesia
APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 14th September 2023 at 5 PM Jakarta Time.

Program Background
The SKALA Program is a significant Australian investment designed to help Indonesia address regional disparities in development. SKALA will contribute to this objective by strengthening selected elements of Indonesia’s large and complex decentralised government system responsible for the delivery of basic services (Layanan Dasar). The SKALA Program’s core approach is to facilitate better collaboration (Kolaborasi) between Indonesian government stakeholders, at national and subnational levels, to help realise synergies (Sinergi) that will trigger improved service delivery. Moreover, SKALA will build on, and take to scale, the successes and learning from Australia’s previous 17 years of support to Indonesia’s decentralised government system. The SKALA Program is to be implemented through the following three pillars:

  • Pillar 1: Stronger national level enabling environment for sub-national service delivery
  • Pillar 2: Better sub-national governance for service delivery
  • Pillar 3: Greater participation, representation and influence for women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups

About DT Global
DT Global works in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative solutions that transform lives. DT Global – launched in 2019 – is built on legacy companies AECOM’s International Development Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfill its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities to improve as many lives as possible.

Our global team of 2,500 staff and experts work in over 90 countries. We bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. Together, we aim to positively impact 500 million lives by 2045.

The Role
As a member of the Planning and Quality team, the Program Governance Manager will be responsible for coordination with Government of Indonesia (GoI) partners on all matters pertaining to overall program governance such as secretariate support for the working group, technical committee and steering committee members. The Governance Manager will ensure that SKALA is compliant for all GoI BAST and other tax restitution requirements, coordination with DFAT and oversight of SKALA handover certificates and other government reporting requirements. 

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About You

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support SKALA planning processes and development of workplan, including coordination, meeting and discussion with relevant counterpart government and support relevant counterpart GoI unit in developing workplan. 
  • In collaboration with the implementation team, manage provision of regular update to the relevant counterpart GoI units on the progress of implementation. 
  • Ensure timely submission of the Handover Certificate (BAST) process and GoI required periodical reports and that they are in alignment with: 
    • Approved workplan as a basis for BAST process 
    • Sub-activity documentation and periodical updates on achieved outcomes with related program team 
    • Accurate reporting of national and subnational level financial data information  
    • All support documentations for BAST is complete and based on the financial and output data 
    • Oversight of the softcopy and hardcopy data management for BAST 
    • Be the central point of contact for the Handover Certificate and other governance reporting process. 
  • Supervise the Governance Coordinator for all tax restitution processes as outlined by the client and in line with applicable regulation, in liaison with relevant operations team and DFAT contact person. 
    • Follow up with DFAT on any queries related to tax restitution. 
  • Collaborate with the implementation team to support the organisation of and documentation for the SKALA sectoral meetings (working group meetings, Steering Committee, Technical Committee, program Provincial Committees and others as requested) including but not limited to the arrangement of invitations, liaison to relevant units within GoI, collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) for meeting documentation preparation and circulation of minutes of meeting for approval. 


  • Collaborate with SKALA’s management team in the development of six monthly and annual reports as required.
  • Proactively identify and report risks and manage risks within your level of accountability to the Planning and Quality Director. 


  • Comply with DFAT, DT Global and SKALA policies on gender, disability, fraud and anticorruption, child protection, PSEAH and the environment. 
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to various operational policies, guidelines and manuals issued by DT Global and SKALA. 

Job Requirements 

  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain. 
  • Work may require long, and flexible hours as needed. Travel is based on need. 

Relationship Management 
This position reports to the Planning and Quality Director and will work closely and effectively with a range of stakeholders, including all other Policy and Quality team members, the SLT, Implementation team, DT Global corporate team and relevant GoI counterpart. 

Selection Criteria


  • A minimum postgraduate qualification in in social sciences, management, public policy, or other relevant discipline. 
  • At least 8 years’ previous managerial experience on development programs in Indonesia.
  • Demonstrated previous working experience with the central Ministries, and a sound understanding of protocol and coordination with GoI, particularly BAPPENAS, MoHA and MoF.  
  • A demonstrated understanding of the Indonesian decentralisation processes including relevant laws, policies, regulations and the political economy of the sector.
  • Demonstrated understanding of GoI processes and ways of working including BAST reporting, with sound judgement, decision making ability and quality assurance experience.
  • Good analytical, written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences and produce good written reports.
  • Ability to work independently and to tight deadlines and produce high quality documentation.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English and Indonesian with ability to communicate with a wide range of Government stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. 


  • Knowledge and awareness of the different needs of traditionally disadvantaged stakeholders such as women, the elderly, vulnerable and people with disabilities or special mobility needs. 

Successful Indonesian nationals will be engaged under a national contract in IDR and will be subject to Indonesian employment regulations and tax obligations.

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Please submit

  1. Your CV
  2. A cover letter addressing the essential selection criteria (maximum 2 pages)
  3. Names and contact details of 2 (two) referees

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 14th September 2023 at 5 PM Jakarta Time.
Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.  Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Sinergi dan Kolaborasi untuk Akselerasi Layanan Dasar (SKALA) is an Australia-Indonesia Partnership Program aimed at supporting the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to reduce poverty and inequality by improving basic-service provisions to poor and vulnerable communities in less-developed regions.


Sinergi dan Kolaborasi untuk Akselerasi Layanan Dasar (SKALA) is an Australia-Indonesia Partnership Program aimed at supporting the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to reduce poverty and inequality by improving basic-service provisions to poor and vulnerable communities in less-developed regions.


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