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One of the Sustainable Development Goals is sustainable development, and the private sector has a critical role in this endeavour. Corporate sustainability – defined as ‘the delivery of long-term value in economic, social and environmental terms’ – is the most important contribution that business can provide to sustainable development.
It is widely accepted that women’s empowerment yields strong economic returns and may be the most critical enabler to achieving a wide range of sustainable development and other objectives. Representing 49.5% of world population, women represent untapped potential resources for accelerating the economic growth. They are underrepresented in many sectors, including in employment and business opportunities. It has been reported that the global workforce participation rate of women still averages 50% of the population and the trend is declining over the years for age 15 to 24 years, which is likely linked to expanding educational opportunities at the secondary and tertiary levels.
Business, along with other actors, has a key role to play in advancing gender equality across the workplace, marketplace and community.
Indonesia is a member of the G-20 major economies and its economy is the largest in Southeast Asia. Approximately 52% of the population lives in rural areas. Although challenges remain in terms of efficiency and outreach, over the years, Indonesia has improved some key areas related to gender inequality, such as health and education, opportunities, voice and agency, and stipulating the necessary legislation for gender mainstreaming.
According to World Bank’ data, female labour force participation in the formal market was 49% in 2015, while male participation reached 83%. Although Indonesia has achieved good economic growth (averaged 5.35% from 2000 until 2016), to maintain this growth and take more of its people out of poverty, Indonesia must increase workforce participation.
About our organization
Using a business coalition model, eight prominent companies in Indonesia have agreed to form a business coalition for investing in women initiative named Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE). The coalition is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to bring together leading private sector companies in Indonesia to commit to gender equality (defined as equal employment opportunity and equal recruitment as well as promotion of women at all levels). The founding members are: (1) Sintesa Group; (2) PT Gajah Tunggal, Tbk; (3) PT Bank Tabungan Pensiun Nasional – BTPN; (4) PT Pan Brothers, Tbk; (5) PT Accenture; (6) PT Adis Dimension Sportswear; (7) PT Mitra Adi Perkasa, Tbk; (8) PT Unilever, Tbk.
Please visit our website for more detail: www.ibcwe.id
About the position
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Finance & Admin Coordinator has responsibility for overall financial management of the organization and oversight of human resources, administration, and procurement services. In addition to leading the effective and appropriate use of financial resources of the project, monitoring of expenditures, and preparation of financial reports, she/he will oversee the human resources and procurement activities of IBCWE.. She/he will ensure implementation of financial, human resources and procurement policies in line with IBCWE policies. Key Responsibilities:
Lead and implement policies, guidelines, and criteria for the management of project finances and sub-grants in accordance with IBCWE standards and DFAT regulations.
Provide leadership on all budget, expenditure monitoring and monthly financial reporting.
Develop project budgets and identify and implement strategies to ensure spending is on track and in line with project implementation.
In collaboration with Program Manager, prepare and submit financial reports and cash requests to donors.
Work closely with Investing in Women team to ensure compliance and effective and proactive fiscal management of IBCWE.
Provide technical assistance and training to staff on financial policies and procedures for grants management, reporting, procurement, and other compliance practices associated with the program.
Ensure financial monitoring systems provide timely and relevant reports to IBCWE team, including analysis and tracking of grant commitments (e.g. cash advances), obligations, awards and liquidations, to support efficient accountable grant implementation.
Human Resources & Procurement
- Supervise Admin & Finance Assistant and ensure that s/he properly carries out his/her responsibilities.
- Ensure HR & personnel policies and procedures are in line with the best practices and compliant with IBCWE policies and Indonesian Labor Law.
- Ensure personnel & recruitment files are kept up-to-date, secure and confidential.
- Ensure transparency of the staff recruitment and hiring process and that established policies and procedures are followed.
- Coordinate with staff and other senior management to resolve staff conflict.
- Ensure administrative policies and procedures are in line with best practices and compliant with IBCWE policies.
- Oversee management of IBCWE office premises and assets.
- Oversee the travel and logistical arrangements for staff to operate effectively.
- Training staff on IBCWE administrative policies and procedures.
- Ensure procurement and property management policies and procedures are in line with best practices and compliant with IBCWE regulations and policies.
- At least hold Bachelor Degree (S1) in Accounting
- Minimum 5 years of experience in finance & accounting, with exposure in human resources, procurement and general administration.
- Understanding project management
- Strong team player and ability to work with diverse individuals and organizations.
- Well organized; able to meet deadlines
- Proficiency in English and Bahasa Indonesia; demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in multicultural environment.
- Having conceptual and analytical thinking to identify key issues, underlying problems, and how they relate
- Generates creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations
Terms of offer
IBCWE is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. This is a NATIONAL POSITION and will be for an initial period of 1 (one) year, renewable subject to assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.
How to apply
Applications for the position must include:
- A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations
- Detail curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses.
All correspondence should be addressed to Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and should indicate “Application for IBCWE Finance & Admin Coordinator” on the application letter and email subject.
Applications will be considered until January 19, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.