Newton Senior Programme Manager - Indonesia
East Asia
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade F
Vacancy Description
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia; Salary: Local Grade F; Contract: 12 Months Contract; Closing Date: 25 September 2014 at 23:59 (UK Time)

Please note that you must be able to work in Indonesia in order to apply for this role.

Purpose of job:

To lead the planning, stakeholder engagement, and initial implementation and monitoring of the British Council Newton Fund programmes in Indonesia.

Context and environment:

In December 2013 the UK Government announced the establishment of a new £375 million five-year Emerging Powers Research and Innovation Fund, to promote scientific capacity building in emerging economies on a match-funding basis. The Fund forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment and its primary purpose is to use science and innovation to promote the economic development and welfare of partner countries. Indonesia has been included within the list of countries to benefit from the Fund..

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) which manages the fund for HMG, has appointed the British Council as one of the main delivery partners of the Fund, and approved six programmes under the British Council offer, to be managed in partnership with UK stakeholders:

- PhD Programme (including scholarships, placements and PhD partnerships)
- Researcher Links – workshops and travel grants (as part of an overarching researcher mobility strand)
- Institutional Links – higher value awards to stimulate partnerships at the group, department or institutional level
- Professional Development and Engagement (including skills training for researchers, support for research governance and management, and community engagement in research)
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education (including curriculum development in schools
- Technical Training and Employability (including in vocational schools and polytechnics)

In Indonesia we will be initiating and running all of the above programmes in the first year, with the potential option to include other areas subsequently dependent on demand.

The British Council Newton Team consists of a central Programme Management Team (based in the UK) and country officers based in each of the Newton Fund countries.

Starting Date: October 2014
Closing Date: 25 September 2014

For more information please see Role Profile and British Council Behaviours and Generic Skills.

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