Employment Opportunities


We currently have two vacances available. Please read Terms of Reference and submit your application through February 2021 Recruitment web form.

  1. Human Resource Officer
  2. Junior Program Administration Officer


Job Title: Human Resource Officer

Terms of Employment: Full time, 1 year contract, with possibility of permanent posting
Work Location: Jakarta
Reporting to: Head of Office Secretariat Department

The Human Resource Officer will play a major role in working to administrate and manage all aspects of the Institute’s human resources ranging from permanent full-time staff, temporary staff as well as interns.  The Human Resource Officer will work under the supervision of and report to the Head of Office Secretariat Department.


Tasks and responsibilities

  1. Carrying out and facilitating recruitment and selection process, which extends to the responsibility of contracting and induction upon selection of suitable candidate for the Institute
  2. Managing the administration of human resource including staff database (both permanent and temporary as well as experts pools), staff capabilities heat map as well as interns management
  3. Managing staff workloads and assignments to ensure high productivity from all staff
  4. Carrying out monthly payroll calculation including computation of all benefits, taxes as well as overtime payment for supporting staff and provide such data for further processing by finance
  5. Providing support to coordinate with external parties on managing staff benefits including health insurance, pension plan and other compulsory benefits
  6. Administering and managing systematic trainings and capacity building both internal and external, relevant for staff ensuring all staff is of high quality as expected from individual KPI
  7. Managing the release of staff, as necessary, by administering handover notes and calculation of compensation (if any)
  8. Managing staff grievance and disputes and advising on conflict resolution (if any)
  9. Organizing regular performance evaluation, in consultation with the management
  10. Advising the management on any matters relating to human resource management
  11. Carrying out any other tasks as directed by supervisors and Director.



  1. S1 degree in Psychology
  2. At least three years’ experience in HR function;
  3. Good understanding of Labor Law, Industrial Relations, Income tax and its application, as well as staff development system
  4. Experienced in managing researchers and consultants is a plus
  5. Fast learner and able to work independently or in a team with limited supervision;
  6. Excellent communication (written and verbal) both English and Indonesian, facilitation, interpersonal skills;


Job Title: Jr. Program Administration Officer

Terms of Employment: Full time, 1 year contract, with a possibility of permanent posting
Work Location: Jakarta
Reporting to: Head of Finance and Program Administration Department

The Junior Program Administration officer will be supporting the administration of all SMERU’s programs, including core funding projects, multi-year projects, and short term projects.  Working under the directions of and reporting to the Head of Finance and Program Administration Department, the junior program administration officer will support and work together with the Program Administration Officer to ensure that SMERU’s programs are operating efficiently and effectively. 


Tasks and responsibilities

  1. Supporting the administration of all programs ranging from seeking ethical clearance and research permits in the national and regional level, arranging logistics necessary for field works and esearch dissemination events
  2. Supporting proposal development, including preparing supporting documents to proposals for submission to funding donors, in collaboration with Program Administration Officer
  3. Writing up minutes of program meetings and other relevant meetings
  4. Supporting regular programs report writing required by the funding donor and the Institute, on a timely manner
  5. Supporting the Institute secretary and communication team on the programs’ outreach and promotional activities.
  6. Carrying out any other tasks as directed by supervisors and Director.



  1. D3/S1 degree in management or other relevant disciplines, with a minimum two years of relevant work experiences, preferably in a research or nonprofit organization institutional setting;
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of issues working with international donors and experts;
  3. Demonstrated managerial skill in managing multiple programs, and familiarity with finance and accounting is preferable;
  4. Fast learner and able to work independently or in a team with limited supervision;
  5. Excellent communication, facilitation, interpersonal skills;
  6. Fluency in verbal and written English;
  7. Excellent word processing computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and familiarity with project management software is desirable.


The SMERU Research Institute applies equal opportunities in its recruitment process. We offer attractive remuneration and excellent working conditions.

Please send your application with a detailed resume, and the names and contact details of three people who will provide references.

Applications close on 26 February 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Outside the process outlined above, no communication by any means regarding this recruitment will be received.