GEPI is Hiring! Looking for a Program Officer.
December 20, 2011
Job Description – Program Officer
GEPI seeks a Program Officer for its programs to identify, support, and sustain entrepreneurs in Indonesia. The Program Officer will report directly to the Executive Director.
We are seeking a professional that is passionate about entrepreneurship and its potential to catalyze growth and change in Indonesia. The Program Officer will be well positioned to take on leadership roles for exciting programs around developing and launching entrepreneurship incubators, business accelerators, and business plan competitions.
Working at GEPI provides a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment where initiative is both expected and required. Based on the high profile nature of our mission and work, GEPI also provides and requires access to influential members of Indonesia business community, international government institutions, and multilateral organizations.
If you are a self-starter, enjoy an open and challenging environment, and possess a passion for making a difference in Indonesia through catalyzing entrepreneurship, we encourage you to consider joing GEPI as a Program Officer.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Develop workplan and strategies to support entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial ecosytem through programs including but not limited to incubators, business accelerators, and business plan competitions
• Manage and execute programs including project management, budget setting, and some administrative tasks
• Ensures that events are successful in execution and support GEPI’s mission
• Develop high level strategies and proposals concerning new programs and activities to better support entrepreneurship in Indonesia
• Design training programs and develop materials
• Provide direct support, coaching, and training to supported entrepreneurs
• Work closely with external partners to launch and design new impactful programs
• Maintain and enhance GEPI’s online presence through social media and networking
• Develop new partnership with private and public sector, individuals, and others
• A minimum of an undergraduate degree. A degree in business or public administration, economics, finance or a related degree desireable but no a requirement
• Possess professional work experience of 3-5 years in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors with a strong track record of achievement
• Substantive knowledge and a passion for entrepreneurship
• Experience managing complex project and event management helpful
• Familiarity with a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a willingness to share in strategic thinking and administrative tasks
• Comfort with web applications, social media and networking
• Fluency in Indonesian, Highly proficient in English
How to apply:
If you are as excited about entrepreneurship as we are, please submit a cover letter with a detailed CV and a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will only be contacting short-listed candidates that meet the above specified criteria.
WINNERS OF EDEL SHOWCASE ANNOUNCED AT SUMMIT IN BALI
The following winners were announced at the Award Ceremony of the EDel at the Regional Entrepreneurship Summit in Bali on Friday 22 July
The Winner in the NON-TECH CATEGORY with $10,000 Prize Money is Nadiem Makarim and Team of GO-JEK
The Winner in the TECH CATEGORY with $10,000 Prize Money is Donald Wihardja and Team of INDOMOG
In Second Place in the NON-TECH CATEGORY with $5,000 Prize Money is Edwin Widjaja and Team of PT Arah Environmental Indonesia
In Second Place in the TECH CATEGORY with $5,000 Prize Money is Andy Sjarif and Team of SITTI
The Two Runners-Up in the NON-TECH CATEGORY with $2,500 Prize Money each are Rinny and Team of Integrated Waste Management AND Nurana Indah Paramita and Team of Marine Current Turbine
The Two Runners-Up in the TECH CATEGORY with $2,500 Prize Money each are Fatkul Amri and Team of Game4Smart AND Steven Surojo and Team of ProHukum
Jakarta, 20 July 2011: GEPI Entrepreneurship Delegation Selects TOP 8 Fiinalists for Award in at Summit in Bali
Afer two intensive days of pitching by 32 EDel Finalists, the Entrepreneurship Delegation from the US has selected the TOP 8 Finalists to take part in the award ceremony on 22 July at the Regional Entrepreneurship Summit in Bali.
The TOP 8 include four companies from the Tech Track and four from the Non-Tech Track. See list
Before the leaving for Bali, the Entrepreneurship Delegation will select one winner, one second prize getter and two runners-up from each of the Tech and Non-Tech Tracks. These will not be made public until the award ceremony which is scheduled after the Opening Dinner.
Each of the 32 Finalists spent nearly 25 minutes pitching before the Delegation members starting with a 15 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers.
After their selection of the TOP 8 Finalists today, the Entrepreneurship Delegation made a visit to the Merah Putih Incubator in West Jakarta and discussed the future of entrepreneurship in Indonesia with leading Indonesian enterpreneurship insiders at a special one-hour Roundtable.
The Enterpreneurship Delegation later participated in a "Town Hall" meeting @America in Pacific Place with more than 200 Indonesian enterpreneurs getting first hand tips and advice on entrepreneurship and how to meet the challenges of growing a successful startup business.
In the evening, the Delegation attended an Investors Dinner hosted by Mr Gita Wirjawan, Chairman of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) to discuss with local Indonesian investors the importance of building a network of angel investors in Indonesia so that enterpreneurs could gain greater access to finance.
Media Release, 2 March 2011: Business Leaders take New Initiative to Boost Entrepreneurship in Indonesia
Fourteen prominent business leaders in Indonesia today formed a new association to boost national development of entrepreneurship and open new global opportunities to emerging Indonesian entrepreneurs.
The association, called the Global Entrepreneurship Program –Indonesia (GEP Indonesia), aims to catalyse Indonesia’s entrepreneurship strategies by working in partnership with existing programs and linking aspiring Indonesian entrepreneurs to global developments and investment prospects.
At GEP Indonesia’s first Board of Founders meeting today, two of Indonesia’s long-standing patrons of entrepreneurship, Ciputra and Jakob Oetama, were elected as Honorary Chairmen. The Board also elected Chris Kanter, as Chairman, and Shinta Widjaja Kamdani and Giuseppe Nicolosi, as Vice Chairs (see Board of Founders below).
To launch the program in Indonesia, GEP Indonesia is planning two major events in July this year in cooperation with the Indonesian Government and GEPI’s global partners in the United States.
The first event will be an Entrepreneurship Delegation of investors and mentors from Indonesia and the US to showcase the business plans of aspiring Indonesian entrepreneurs and to introduce promising Indonesian start-up companies to the Delegation for further investment.
The second event will be a Regional Entrepreneurship Summit which will bring prominent local and international speakers to Bali and participants from 10 ASEAN countries along with India and China. The Minister of Trade, Dr Mari Pangestu, as the formal host of the Summit, has slotted the event into the ASEAN calendar as one of the key ASEAN activities hosted by Indonesia in 2011.
GEP Indonesia will also take part in a special session on entrepreneurship development at the annual Investment Conference on Access to Opportunity in South East Asia hosted in Jakarta on 3-5 May by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which aims to facilitate trade and investment financing with partner countries.
The international dimension of GEP Indonesia will enable Indonesian entrepreneurs and start-up companies to gain greater access to the large number of global entrepreneurship networks, mentors and angel investors including those in the United States.
At the inaugural Board meeting, the Founders stressed the critical importance of new initiatives to expand entrepreneurship in Indonesia for jobs, economic growth and national development.
The Founders urged all related government agencies and education institutions to work alongside the business sector on entrepreneurship development with dedicated and properly-funded programs.
GEP Indonesia will aim to work with partner organisations and groups around six main programs of activities including:
• Seed Fund for Early Stage Start Ups
• Mentoring Workshops
• Support Groups for Entrepreneurs
• Annual GEP Conference
• Scholarship for Students
• Policy Studies of Impediments to Entrepreneurship