Join Our Team as an Advocacy Manager of IBCWE

One of the Sustainable Development Goals is sustainable development, and the private sector has a critical role in this The private sector plays a critical role in the realisation of gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals especially through goals  five (gender equality) and eight (decent work and economic growth). Corporate sustainability – defined as ‘the delivery of long-term value in economic, social and environmental terms’ – is the most important contribution that business can provide to sustainable development.

Leading businesses have significant power to effect change and influence society towards gender equality. The workplace benefits of gender equality include: increased staff motivation; better talent management; higher productivity and performance; and improved reputation. Studies show that companies with more equal representation of female and male board members outperform those with fewer women board members on return on invested capital by 26%. Yet, only 9% of directors on global corporate boards are women, and only 4% of Fortune 500 companies have a female CEO.

Business, along with other actors, has a key role to play in advancing gender equality across the workplace, marketplace and community.

Why Indonesia?

Indonesia is a member of the G-20 major economies and has the largest economy in Southeast Asia. Approximately 52% of the population lives in rural areas. Although challenges remain in terms of efficiency and outreach, over the years, Indonesia has improved some key areas related to gender inequality, such as health and education, opportunities, voice and agency, and stipulating the necessary legislation for gender mainstreaming.

According to World Bank’ data, female labour force participation in the formal market was 49% in 2015, while male participation reached 83%. Although Indonesia has achieved good economic growth (averaged 5.35% from 2000 until 2016), to maintain this growth and support citizens to enjoy access to health care, education and employment opportunities, leading economically empowered lives, Indonesia must increase workforce participation.


The Advocacy Manager will be an integral and senior member of the Indonesia Business Coalitions for Women Empowerment (IBCWE) and help lead the IBCWE team to realise the goal of building and disseminating a body of knowledge that can be used to influence business leaders, leading private sector companies, inform Government policies and advocate for policy change.  The role will be responsible for:

  1. Stablishing IBCWE advocacy strategy on promoting and disseminating knowledge of workplace gender equality (WGE) in Indonesia
  2. Developing and coordinating a network of collaborators, partners, advocates and stakeholders for WGE promotion and policy dialogue in Indonesia
  3. Supporting advocacy partners in different ways to advocate for change through a range of research, training, analysis and tools.
  4. Providing and coordinating technical assistance to policy advocacy
  5. Supporting the Executive Director to oversee the projects implementation


Work closely with member companies to:


Analysis and advice

Acts as technical expert for issues in own area of expertise

Functional expertise

Has a solid understanding of the whole function and business processes and the link between own function and others.

Has a solid understanding on gender equality and women economic empowerment issues and the programmatic operations.  

Stakeholder Management

Interacts with a large group of stakeholders on a strategic and tactical level

Process improvement

Drives continuous improvements in processes throughout own function

Autonomy and supporting colleagues

Coaches junior colleagues, checks the work of others and provides feedback and input for appraisal



  • Min. Bachelor degree in International Relation, Socio & Politics, Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field (essential).
  • Min. of 10 years of experience in advocacy, policy reform and government relation.
  • Effective communication and negotiator.
  • Ability to lead and manage multiple partnerships and networks.
  • Strong program management, including monitoring results and achievements, as well as managing risks.
  • Experienced in advocacy or communication strategy development and interventions.
  • Excellent in writing a brief/report or other communication materials in Indonesian and English.
  • Proficient in presentation applications and different social media platforms.
  • Understanding of and commitment to women’s economic empowerment.
  • Experience in working with private sectors is an advantage.
  • Understanding of government system is an advantage.

Core Competencies

  • Delivers results
  • Communicates with purpose and clarity
  • Builds teams and cooperation
  • Sets vision and direction
  • Efficient management of partners and stakeholders
  • Promotes diversity and inclusion
  • Promotes technical excellence and quality
  • Acts as a role model

Terms of offer

IBCWE is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. This is a NATIONAL POSITION and will be for an initial period of 11 (eleven) month, renewable with subject to assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.

How to apply

Applications for the position must include:

A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations. Detail curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses. 

All correspondence should be addressed to Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment via email: and should indicate “Application for IBCWE Advocacy Manager” on the application letter and email subject.

Applications will be considered until March 6th, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected.  Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.