Indonesia: Capacity Building Specialist


About the organization

Internews empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. We seek to realize the potential of a digitally connected world: a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels vibrant civic debate.

For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.


The Capacity Building Specialist provides strategic direction, project management leadership, and technical expertise in organizational development to support effective and streamlined programming in Indonesia. The Capacity Building Specialist is a key member of the Senior Leadership team and works closely with the Chief of Party, Media Engagement Specialist, and M&E Specialist. The Capacity Building Specialist is responsible for the successful engagement and coordination of local media partners, as well as management and communication of impact across all activities for Internews in Indonesia.

This position is based in Jakarta, with some travel to field locations across Indonesia.

Key Responsibilities can be found on our website:


-BA, MPA, or MA in Business, non-profit management, social science, development, evaluation or related field OR equivalent standard of education
-Knowledge of and interest in technological solutions for increasing project and team efficiency, productivity, collaboration, engagement, communication, accountability and morale
-Strong hands-on media and/or capacity building background in a development context
-Experience in monitoring and evaluation for social programs and/or media
-Familiarity with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and M&E database systems
-Exceptional and inspired English writing skills, to a publishable standard. Writing samples and portfolio required.
-Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the workplace and experience supervising diverse staff
-Must be self-reliant, resourceful, good problem-solver, good humored, and flexible
-Experience living and working in Asia
-Ability to travel within Indonesia. Willingness to spend extended time in the field, with limited facilities, often under harsh conditions.
-Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values.
-Fluency in English required; knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia a plus.

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