Project Manager

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Last update: Aug 17, 2022 Last update: Aug 17, 2022


Deadline: Oct 16, 2022
Location: Indonesia Indonesia
Organization: Pact , Inc.
Sectors: Fisheries & Aquaculture, Programme & Resource Management Fisheries & Aquaculture, Programme & Resource Management
Job type: Contract, 4 to 12 months
English English
Work experience: From 8 years
Date posted: Aug 16, 2022


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Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.


Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.

Position Overview

Pact is launching a new project in Indonesia focused on sustainable aquaculture in Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The project will run for an initial eight-month period, with a possibility of extension, with four key workstreams:

  1. Strengthen local and international market access for shrimp farmers by delivering business skills training, improved market linkages and access to finance.
  2. Improve traceability and enable international sustainability certifications by providing certification training, and by supporting collective action.
  3. Improve the efficiency and productivity of shrimp farming through electrification, mechanization and use of enhanced feed.
  4. Build local government buy-in for carbon finance and accelerate verification of the carbon mitigation benefits associated with the project by hosting workshops and simulated verification of carbon credits.

The project team, led by the Indonesia Sustainable Shrimp Farming Project Manager, will work in close coordination with other nonprofit organizations, the client, government officials and Pact staff globally.

Pact seeks a part-time (2-3 days per week) Indonesia Sustainable Shrimp Farming Project Manager who will lead the project team and be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and delivery of the project. As part of the Pact team, you will have an enormous impact on supporting the implementation of a sustainable model for shrimp production, which will contribute to climate change mitigation and improving the lives and livelihoods of rural communities in Indonesia.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the project is delivered on time, on budget, and meets all client expectations.
  • Develop and manage project timelines, workplans, and detailed implementation packages. Track project team progress on multiple deliverables.
  • Identify and manage technical consultants, including development of detailed scopes of work, contracting, and accountability for deliverables.
  • Manage the project budget using Microsoft Excel, ensuring that the project is delivered within the established timeline and at the expected level of quality.
  • Lead the monitoring and evaluation of the project and manage the development of case studies in close coordination with Pact’s results and measurement department.
  • Produce written deliverables for the client detailing progress and outcomes.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business or a related field.
  • 8-10 years of project management experience in a relevant sector (energy, environment, aquaculture/agriculture, sustainable supply chains).
  • Experience using project management software and tools.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, and a demonstrated ability to work comfortably with a wide range of individuals cross-functionally at multiple levels.
  • Ability to discuss deep technical concepts, evaluate trade-offs and devise innovative solutions with engineers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain inter-personal and professional relationships with consultants, Pact staff, clients, local partners, local government and other implementing organizations.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions and recommendations.
  • Excellent written and oral communications in English and Bahasa, including strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with other time zones (some early morning and evening work calls).
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including excellent PowerPoint skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed within Indonesia.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of GAP and GMP certification; familiarity with ASC standards.
  • MBA and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in capacity building, sustainable agriculture and/or solar project finance.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.