Technical Lead – Scholarship Management for USAID/Indonesia – TEMAN LPDP Project

Indonesian International Education Foundation – IIEF is seeking a Technical Lead – Scholarship Management for the anticipated USAID/Indonesia – TEMAN LPDP project.

IIEF is a respective Indonesian institution with a long-standing experience in designing and implementing various global and national programs in education and capacity building, including significant experience in serving as the USAID contractor for some notable projects. IIEF is committed to promoting the development of the Indonesian people and institutions by expanding access to opportunity, and it offers expertise in scholarship and fellowship management, educational services, institutional capacity building, and testing and certification.  For more information about IIEF, please visit .

Project and Position Description

The USAID Technical and Management Support to Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (USAID TEMAN LPDP) Activity is a five-year project that aims to enhance the effectiveness of LPDP and strengthen its capacity to manage scholarships, build university networks, and undertake sustainable system-level reforms of policies and practices. The goal of this project is to increase the number of Indonesian students receiving LPDP scholarships to U.S. graduate programs.

The Technical Lead for Scholarship Management is responsible to devise and implement a plan to support LPDP for its scholarship management to achieve its annual target and become more transparent and consistent in the identification, recruitment and selection of candidates. S/he will formulate the overall recruitment reforms strategy, including developing or updating the relevant Standard Operating Procedures to create consistent, efficient, and effective scholarship management.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop, and coordinate comprehensive needs assessment aiming to provide assistance to LPDP and its stakeholders, beneficiaries and counterparts to identify areas for improvement and performance gaps, particularly in the area of the scholarship management, including the implementation of their affirmative scholarship which will increase accessibility/opportunity for the under-privileged groups.
  • Develop the overall recruitment strategy including developing or updating the relevant Standard Operating Procedures to create more consistent, efficient and effective scholarship management;
  • Work with LPDP team to provide necessary technical assistance to assist them implement the agreed strategy on management reforms;
  • Plan, develop, and coordinate a gender-responsive pre-academic preparation to facilitate cultural and adaptation learning for the scholarship candidates, covering topics such as academic life, banking, staying healthy while overseas, and American custom and cultures;
  • Ensure that the pre-academic preparation will effectively prepare the scholarship candidates to obtain placement at the U.S. graduate programs and smoothly assist them in transition to enter the U.S. university education system;
  • Plan, develop, and implement (in coordination with LPDP) outreach activities to reach scholarship candidates from disadvantaged communities and areas, including expanding access to the scholarship program for the target beneficiaries from the Eastern part of Indonesia and other communities that have limited access information such as people with disabilities;
  • Plan and implement counselling sessions and other related activities for LPDP candidates who are interested in studying in the United States, and ensure that these sessions will provide the candidates with opportunities to identify, rank approved universities listed by LPDP and get sufficient information on the student visa application process;
  • Ensure that the counselling efforts will also include knowledge transfer to the LPDP team members, so that by the end of the program, a pool of U.S. university admissions advisors to facilitate the admissions process in the future will be established.
  • Monitor and report on progress of project objectives.


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required;
  • At least eight years of progressively more responsible and relevant work experience in identifying and placing participants in appropriate U.S. training programs. Four of these eight years must be in a managerial or team leader capacity;
  • The candidate should be able to identify the best matched universities for participants with the consideration of field of study, university requirements, university size, participant’s background, and the like;
  • Excellent understanding of the unique needs of participants coming from geographically diverse regions, rural areas, and underserved populations is an advantage;
  • Knowledgeable in outreach strategies in the effort to recruit people from remote and disadvantaged areas as well as people with special needs;
  • Experience in working with people from disadvantaged areas and people with special needs is preferred;
  • A demonstrated ability to work collegially and productively with a variety of partners and stakeholders is essential;
  • Ability to participate in all representation and technical meetings in English and Bahasa Indonesia;
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the technical responsibilities proposed;
  • Strong English writing and speaking skills.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send your CV to and specify “Technical Lead – Institutional Management”  in the subject line. Deadline: 26 April 2021.

This position is contingent upon contract award, and open to Indonesian nationals and foreign country nationals residing in Jakarta. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.