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Deputy Director - Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion - Indonesia

Cardno Emerging Markets

Program Background

The Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur (KIAT) is a 10-year facility supported by the Australian Government and implemented by Cardno. KIAT’s overarching goal is to support ‘sustainable and inclusive economic growth through improved access to infrastructure for all people’.

The Role

The Deputy Director – Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion will lead KIAT’s portfolio of activities focusing on GEDSI including both stand-alone GEDSI targeted activities and mainstreaming across all other KIAT activities in support of the Government of Indonesia’s targets.

As a member of KIAT’s Senior Management Team, the Deputy Director will promote collaboration and innovation across the activity portfolio and identify opportunities to strengthen performance and overall impact, including through mainstreaming of GEDSI. The Deputy Director will represent KIAT and work with a range of partners across government, the private sector, civil society and industry associations.

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About You

You will be a motivated and proactive GEDSI Senior Manager/Director with the right combination of great project administration and operations, teamwork, and a commitment to technical excellence.

Specifically, you will meet the following selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in social sciences, gender studies, public policy, management, development studies or related area.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in the design and management of high-level advisory international development programs focussed on GEDSI (within Indonesia desirable).
  • Ability to effectively manage a multi-disciplinary team of long and short term international and national advisers and sub-contractors, as well as a small support team of project and administrative staff.
  • A strong technical background in GEDSI ranging from policy and strategic advice to civil society engagement and activity implementation (within the infrastructure sector desirable).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to communicate complex and technical information to a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (and Bahasa Indonesia desirable). Demonstrated experience in briefing and working closely with senior government officials in a donor context.
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds including people with disabilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the different needs of different stakeholders such as women, the elderly, people with disabilities and others with special mobility needs.

Qualified female candidates and candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


The Deputy Director – GEDSI role has been classified as D4 in the Australian Remuneration Framework (ARF).

Why join KIAT?

The Australia Indonesia Infrastructure Partnership (Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur - KIAT) offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.
By joining KIAT, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.

How to Apply?

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter addressing selection criteria
  3. Names and contact information of two (2) referees

About Cardno

We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Notice to recruitment agencies:

Please note that Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies.

Cardno is an equal opportunity employer.

Cardno is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment and may include relevant criminal record checks.

Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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