Business Contract Manager
Be part of a team working to unlock the vast opportunities for trade and investment between Indonesia and Australia
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Overview of the Role:
The Business Contract Manager will assist Katalis in identifying, managing communication with, and brokering partnerships between businesses in Indonesia and TVET providers in Australia. The role will take lead responsibility for gauging interest from Australian TVET providers to partner with Indonesian businesses, especially on the development of customised and localised course content for their Indonesian customers. The Business Contract Manager will broker the identified partnerships that will become legally binding business contracts and oversee the implementation of the agreed contracts.
About the Program:
The Governments of Indonesia and Australia have entered into the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), creating a framework to unlock the vast potential of the bilateral economic relationship. To support this ambition, the IA-CEPA includes a new program – Katalis. Katalis’s goal is to maximise the benefits of IA-CEPA, support trade and investment, improve market access, and promote inclusive economic growth in Indonesia. The primary objective is to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of IA-CEPA to increase two-way trade and investment that is broad-based and inclusive.
Through a “Collaborative Hub”, Katalis will leverage existing Australian investments in Indonesia by working in partnership with other DFAT Programs, the whole government partners such as Austrade, and other sectoral partners, to deliver new activities.
Katalis combines sound trade and development practice by supporting Indonesia to maximise the benefits of IA-CEPA, addressing regulatory challenges (through technical assistance), while resourcing innovative industry engagement in sectors of mutual interest, such as agriculture; and by investing in standards, skills, and private sector development in new areas (such as digital services and advanced manufacturing).
About the Role:
Katalis is looking for a Business Contract manager to assist in identifying, managing communication with, and brokering partnerships between businesses in Indonesia and TVET providers in Australia. The role will take lead responsibility for gauging interest from Australian TVET providers to partner with Indonesian businesses, especially on the development of customised and localised course content for their Indonesian customers. He/She will report to Lead Adviser (Skills). The role is based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and open for international and national (Indonesian) candidates.
Responsibilities and duties:
The key roles and responsibilities of the Business Contract Manager are to provide the following:
- Identify, research, and make effective initial contact with prospective Australian TVET providers that are able to deliver services in Indonesia
- Gauge the interest of the targeted Australian TVET providers to partner with Indonesian businesses, including digital platforms, especially for the development of customised and localised course content for Indonesian customers, including through the Indonesia-Australia TVET Clearinghouse mechanism
- Facilitate negotiations and support the development of agreements (legally binding commercial/business contracts, Memoranda of Understanding, etc.) between Australian TVET providers and Indonesian businesses on the skills-focused partnerships supported by Katalis’s investment, through to signing and implementation
In addition to these formal responsibilities, the position will be required to comply with all DFAT and Cardno policies, including Child Protection Procedures, and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (SEAH) Procedures.
Any offer of employment will require criminal record clearance.
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It is expected that the successful candidate will possess the following:
- Degree in Business, Corporate Law, International Law, or a related field
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in contract management and/or developing business partnerships, and a proven track record in managing commercial partnerships
- Deep understanding of contracting processes with a focus on improving business relationships
- Understanding of the Australian TVET system and Indonesian labour market, existing networks with Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)
How to apply?
We welcome your interest in joining the IA-CEPA ECP Katalis team. Please click ‘apply’ and submit your CV including a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria (no more than three pages). Kindly note that applications that do not include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria will not be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Cardno provides equal employment opportunities. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.
Applications must be submitted by 5pm Jakarta time, 9 August 2022
Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, Exploitation and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection, Fraud and Bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach, you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.