Provincial Lead – Gorontalo


Location Gorontalo, Indonesia
APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 31st July 2023, 5.00 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
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The Role
The Provincial Lead will be responsible for providing leadership and ensuring quality results for SKALA’s implementation at the provincial level.  The Provincial Lead provides technical support, facilitation and activity management across their particular province. To ensure coherence and synergy in achieving program objective, The Provincial Lead will work collaboratively with other Leads and their team at the national and subnational level of the Program. The Provincial Lead will engage, and work with, the Government of Indonesia (GoI) and DFAT, particularly at the province and district level, to ensure planning and implementation is based on priorities and agenda set by program governance structures. Under direction from the Director of Implementation, the Provincial Lead will work with the Executive Team, Operations & Finance Team, Planning & Quality Team, and Performance & Learning Team to ensure SKALA is delivered efficiently and effectively. The Provincial Lead will be accountable to the Director of Implementation for province-related results. Work with the DT Global Contractor Representative to ensure that work plans align with DT Global, DFAT and best practice principles and policies.

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About You
The key roles and responsibilities of the position are to provide the following:


  • Provide leadership on engagement with GoI agencies, relating to SKALA outcome areas, at the provincial and district level .
  • Ensure strong ownership and buy-in from the GoI at the provincial and district level of the Program.
  • Manage a strong and effective working relationship with DFAT, GoI and other strategic partners at the provincial and district level.
  • Provide active support to ensure governance mechanisms are functioning and by guided by direction from the Program Steering Committee and Technical Committee.
  • Develop strong and productive working relationships with other organisations delivering Australian investments and programs in Indonesia.
  • Promote broad-based public dialogue on key themes including poverty and community development / decentralisation issues.
  • Collaborate with, and support, the Communications team with communicating program progress and achievements, as well as best practice and good news stories to relevant stakeholders. 

Implementation and quality assurance

  • Lead the design of activities in workplans that are focused on GEDSI, to ensure workplans and activities are aligned with Government of Australia (GoA) and GoI priorities, SKALA’s program logic and DFAT priorities.
  • Provide leadership and management to the implementation of SKALA’s activities at the p rovincial and district level, as agreed to in the workplan.
  • Work with the Planning & Quality Team to ensure quality of planning, implementation and outcomes.
  • Promote synergies across teams and units at national and subnational level, ensuring program coherence and cohesion across outcomes and between central level policy investments and subnational activities.


  • Provide clear direction and overall management to the provincial implementation team, to ensure strong performance and outcomes.
  • Ensure adequate resourcing and capacities for implementation teams in the provincial and district level.
  • Manage the financial resources related to program implementation in the Province.
  • Provide timely and quality reports, documentation and knowledge products.
  • Oversee reporting processes to ensure quality and timely submission to GoI counterparts;
  • Manage collaboration with strategic partners.
  • Work with the Operations & Finance Team to oversee operational aspects of the Program implementation, including HR, procurement, fiduciary and risk management processes. 
  • Work with the Performance & Learning Team to develop a program of evaluation and analysis relevant to the three end-of-program outcomes.

People Management

  • Provide leadership to Provincial Unit to ensure program activities are undertaken as per work plan, on time, of good quality, within budget and compliant with relevant manuals, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for setting performance goals for Provincial Unit both at team and individual level; undertake regular performance monitoring; provide appropriate performance feedback; and, if needed, initiate and manage Performance Improvement Plan for relevant team members.
  • Coordinate skill development and mentoring plans with the Provincial Unit to build capacity in areas of identified need to support improved Program implementation.

Other Duties:

  • 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.
  • Proactively identify and report risks and manage risks within your level of accountability.
  • Undertake other duties as required by the Program.

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 Director of Implementation and will work closely and effectively with a range of stakeholders, including all other Implementation team at National and Sub-national level, Operations team, Planning & Quality team, Performance & Learning team, the DT Global corporate team and relevant GOI counterpart.

Selection Criteria


  • A minimum postgraduate qualification in social sciences, management, public policy, or other relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of 12 years previous technical, managerial and operational experience on development programs in Indonesia.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with DFAT and/or other donor funded projects.
  • At least 5 years’ experience leading or managing small or medium-sized teams, including providing technical guidance and oversight for more junior team members.
  • Strong leadership, management, negotiation, networking and team building skills;
  • Proven capacity to manage work plans, multiple activities and tasks concurrently, work independently and take initiative;
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences and produce high-level reports;
  • Sound judgement, decision making ability and quality assurance experience; and
  • Strong technical and operational expertise and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

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 – 31st July 2023, 5.00 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.

DT Global is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. We are committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and bribery prevention. DT Global is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply. This program is funded by the Australian Government and Managed by DT Global.

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