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Consultancy: Grant Management Training for Indonesia Civil Society Organizations - Indonesia

Asia – Jakarta, Indonesia
Department Asia
Employment Type Consultant
Minimum Experience Experienced

Project Summary 

Search for Common Ground Indonesia is implementing a 24-month project under the global SOIC Phase II project with the U.S. Department of State Global Engagement Center (GEC) to reduce the influence of violent extremist narratives among internet users - particularly youth - in Indonesia, as a response to growing intolerance and unchallenged hate speech online in recent years. ISIS and other violent extremist (VE) organizations continue to recruit heavily, using transmedia messaging at multiple levels, spreading a violent ideology, building support, and encouraging acts of terror. Despite the changing VE landscape, efforts to counter the messaging of these groups will remain important to decreasing support to, and recruitment into these groups. Evidence-based global efforts suggest that supporting locally credible messengers plays a key role in reducing the appeal of VE messages and providing at-risk individuals with viable alternatives.

Key Responsibilities

The Consultant will work collaboratively with Search in developing a training curriculum designed to strengthen the capacity of local CSOs to manage administration and ensure compliance with the requirements of US Government contracts and cooperative agreements. In addition to developing the training curriculum, the Consultant will organize and carry out a three-day training for 25 CSO staff in Jakarta, Indonesia, and arrange documentation of the training.


  • A three-day length training curriculum on topics such as -but not limited to: writing an effective proposal; project risk management; monitoring and evaluation; program reporting; the Code of Federal Regulations 2 CFR 200 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; the Department of State’s Standard Terms and Conditions; and US perspective on Counter Violent Extremism (CVE).
  • Organize and deliver a 3-day in-country grant management training in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Provide pre and post-test to participants and tabulate the results
  • Final report


    You meet the following qualifications:


    • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, conflict studies, peace building or a related field 


    • Strong understanding of program financial management, specifically for USG-funded NGO projects
    • Experience of working with civil society organization in Indonesia
    • Seasoned experience in providing capacity building on grant management, specifically US government grants
    • Possess extraordinary knowledge on US Government grants
    • Proven ability to work with diverse environments, good understanding about Indonesian culture and socio-political environment is preferable.
    • Excellent training and facilitation skill
    • Adequate knowledge on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) will be beneficial

    Term of Consultancy: 1st October-31st October, 2018

    This consultancy listing will close on August 31, 2018

    To apply: 

    Please read the application instructions below carefully.

    Combined into ONE document, please send us  the following three items:

    1. a technical proposal (including proposed deliverables)
    2.  financial proposal (detailing the cost calculations)
    3. similar past experience

    In a separate document, please send us:

    1. Your CV

    There are two ways to submit your materials.

    1. Please send materials within the two documents as described above to
    2. Please upload the documents to our employment portal here.  Use the "cover letter" upload function to submit your proposal documents, and use the resume upload function to submit your CV.

    Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.

    Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.

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