CIPG is looking for a kindred spirit

We are looking for candidates to fill in the role of our Executive Director. If you believe that you can direct, manage, lead and light up the spirit of a dynamic think tank, tell us. The ideal candidate will have:

  • a Bachelor degree with at least six years of work experience OR
  • a Master’s degree with at least four years of work experience OR
  • a Ph.D. with experience in a managerial role
  • At least two years of experience in doing research
  • Good understanding of research methodology
  • General experience in managerial role
  • Good ties or experience working with Government of Indonesia (central or local), the knowledge sector (higher education institutions, public research institutions) and civil society (local and international).
  • Great capacity to collaborate and deal with a variety of stakeholders
  • Be maximum of 37 years old by 3 September 2017

How to Apply

  • Carefully read the assignment* on our website
  • Write an essay on why you are eager to lead a think tank. Outline your ideas on CIPG’s organisational development. Include your individual future plans within the essay. Your essay should be between 800 (min) – 1000 (max) words
  • Outline your ideas in the essay into a PowerPoint presentation. Elaborate your overall development plan, including annual performance indicators in trying to achieve the organisation’s objectives. This should include the possible number of research, key research areas, potential funders and the research topics themselves.
  • Submit your CV and CIPG Bio**


  • Assignments, CV and Bio should be returned before Sunday, 3 September 2017, 23:59 WIB to
  • Submission of essay and PowerPoint is the first stage of the selection process. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed within the second week of September 2017
  • Successful candidate will commence the work in January 2018 after a tentative apprenticeship
  • The post is open for Indonesian nationals only
  • We encourage both female and male applicants
  • Informal inquiries may be made to the same address. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

*Download assignment here

*Download CIPG Bio here

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