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Field Director

Date: November 1, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Principal Investigator, READI Project
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles):
  • Program Officer: Co-op Education/ Work Integrated Learning
  • Program Officer: Outreach
  • Program Officer: institutional Development and Training
  • Office Manager
Department: Dean of Mathematics




USG 14
35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

Working in parallel with the Project Director in Canada, the Canadian Field Director has management responsibility for the planning, coordination, execution, management, and monitoring of the Project’s human, financial and material resources needed to support effectively all the Project’s key development objectives.

The Field Director is fully accountable for the Indonesia READI Project Office and the operational execution of its Indonesia-based activities. 

Key Accountabilities:

1. Project Operations in Indonesia:





2. Project programming and implementation, including but not limited to:

  • Working with the Project Director, developing long-range strategies, operational plans, annual work plans and budget to ultimately meet project outcomes and outputs as defined in the Project Implementation Plan
  • Monitoring and reporting results from the strategic and operational plans
  • Coordinating plans with the need for resources, including space, human resources, and information technology infrastructure
  • Manage design or scheduling modification procedures
  • In participation with the Project Director, negotiate and oversee arrangements for the participation of Indonesian government agencies, participating universities, financial sector institutions, professional associations and individuals in the delivery of the Project's interventions to maximize the probability of realizing project goals and objectives
  • Working with the Project Director, ensuring reports are provided as required




3. Oversight of the Long-Term and Short-Term Training programs of Indonesian faculty, including but not limited to:

  • Developing/proposing new policies and procedures
  • Coordination of departure and return programs, including providing resources, debriefing, and on-going linkage arrangements
  • Tracking and monitoring progress of trainees through the process; recommending changes to programs and processes as needed, to ensure best practices and current knowledge are being transmitted to, and absorbed by Indonesian faculty
  • Advising during study programs in Indonesia to ensure high quality academic outcomes of programs and for participants
  • Arranging professional development funds
  • Reviewing research grant proposals
  • Ensure timely design and delivery of all in-country short-term training




4. Financial and administrative oversight, including but not limited to:

  • Providing information for use in reviewing budgets
  • Providing financial input to the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and annual work plans
  • Ensure compliance with DFATD and National Joint Council (NJC) financial regulations
  • Managing the data-collection and document-creation processes for reporting and similar activities




5. Human resources administration and oversight, including but not limited to:

  • Overseeing the recruitment, evaluation, promotion, professional development, and retention processes of all Project staff in Indonesia, while keeping with appropriate workplace and labour legislation
  • Directing technical advisors from Canada or elsewhere while they are on assignment in Indonesia
  • Directing staff to ensure project and personal objectives are met in accordance with the Project Implementation Plan
  • Maintaining strong working knowledge of, and ensuring compliance with, University policies and government regulations in all operations and activities
  • Ensuring processes are in place for recruitment, evaluation and pay of temporary employees, co-op students, interns and graduate students

Position Requirements


Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred. Extensive experience in financial, technical and human resource management. Experience working with bilateral (e.g. CIDA, DFATD) or multilateral (e.g. World Bank, Asian Development Bank) funding agencies. Participation in an international development project.




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Nature and Scope

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Frequent travel required throughout Indonesia

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Risks  – physical and psychological:

Physical risks

Psychological risks