Partnership Coordinator, GEDSI, Indonesia (National) (Re-advertised)

Date of Publication: 
9 November 2021
Application Deadline: 
19 November 2021
Cowater International
Brief Description: 
Cowater International is recruiting a locally-engaged Partnership Coordinator for its Australia-Indonesia Partnership Towards an Inclusive Society (AIPTIS) Program.

The Australia-Indonesia Partnership Towards an Inclusive Society (AIPTIS) is a $120m, 8-year investment (2020-28) that will contribute to the broader development goal of No one is left behind – more marginalised people participate in and benefit from Indonesia’s socio-cultural economic, and political development.

AIPTIS continues Australia’s support to Indonesia’s prosperity, building on advancements in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment, social inclusion, and civil society strengthening. This includes experience and lessons working in community-driven development, civil society programs, women’s empowerment, and inclusive development programs – most recently through MAMPU and Peduli. It also builds on decades of work by Indonesian CSOs and social movements, including the women’s movement to advance GEDSI.

AIPTIS supports the shared policy priorities of GoI and GoA. It is aligned with Pillar One of the Indonesia- Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and the associated Plan of Action, which commits to cooperation to “address poverty and inequality, promote women's leadership and empowerment on disability-inclusive development; the Stability Pillar of the Australia-Indonesia COVID-19 Development Response Plan; and the Government of Indonesia (GoI) Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN IV 2020- 2024). AIPTIS supports the RPJMN agenda of “enhancing the quality and competitiveness of human resources”, and specifically the RPJMN’s Gender Equality and Women Empowerment policy and its Social Inclusion policy direction. It also supports Indonesia’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the call to “Leave no one behind” in development, while responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the disproportionate socioeconomic impacts on women and communities experiencing marginalisation as well as the potential threats posed to civil society spaces.

The objective of this role is to support implementation of AIPTIS partnership with our CSO partners. Strong and open relationships with CSO partners are vital to our work. As Partnership Coordinator, you will be the primary contact with designated CSO partners, responsible for supporting the partnership principles of mutual accountability, transparency and inclusion. 
Reporting to the Head of Partnerships and Policy, the Partnership coordinator will be responsible for the following:

  • Build good rapport and a strong relationship with the CSOs partners
  • Assist the CSO partners to achieve their objectives by coordinating advice, technical expertise, and capacity building, in consultation with and involvement of related technical leads and advisers;
  • Facilitate linkages with other organisations as appropriate;
  • Coordinate with other members of the AIPTIS team to ensure CSOs key grant obligation are met;
  • Undertake strengths-based assessment, risk analysis, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Coordinate with other Partnership Coordinators in the implementation of collective action agendas;
  • Report verbally and in writing against a monitoring and evaluation framework;
  • Organise regular partnership meetings, including work-planning meetings, technical working groups and collaborative events;
  • Facilitate monitoring visits by DFAT and the Government of Indonesia, as required.
  • Travel as required to ensure effective monitoring of activities and understand issues and conditions faced by Partners in the field;
  • Ensure all stages in project development and management are adequately documented and project files are maintained.
  • Other duties as requested by management.


  • Degree in gender, sociology, international/community development, project management, communications or another relevant field.

Minimum Experience:

  • At least 5 years working on large donor, (or other) funded programs in a program management, grants management or partnerships management role, and proven capacity to work in a matrix organisation;

Essential Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively broker, collaborate and build strong networking relationships with a variety of organisations at international, national, and subnational level to achieve agreed deliverables and performance objectives;
  • Ability to communicate effectively across multi-stakeholders and different type of organisations ranging from civil society, government, think-tank, research institution, media and private sector actors;
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate consolidated work plans and collective actions among multiple stakeholders in Indonesia;
  • Proven experience in sourcing and managing high quality institutional capacity building;
  • Understanding of DFAT program (or donor) requirements
  • Understanding of and personal championship of GEDSI;
  • Proven ability to analyse, plan and develop appropriate responses to complex situations and highly developed problem-solving skills

Language Proficiency: Written and verbal communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia are desirable.

Employment Conditions: Women, people with a disability or people from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by Friday, November 19th, 2021/as soon as possible on our Careers Page.

For your application to be considered, please upload your documents as followed: Candidate Last Name, First Name, date, Title of the Position.

Required documents include cover letter outlining relevant experience, CV and list of three references  (including one from current, or most recent, employer)
We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.

With more than 35 years’ experience, Cowater International is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development and has managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Cowater International also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec; London, United Kingdom; Nairobi, Kenya; and Brussels, Belgium, in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow with Cowater International.


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