Ashoka - Youth Years Associate - Indonesia



Position at Ashoka

ASHOKA INDONESIA is looking for Youth Years Associate

Position Time: Full-Time
Location: Hybrid (Online and Jakarta Office)
Period: 12 Months (with opportunity to continue)
Scope: Indonesia

About Ashoka
Ashoka is on an audacious mission – to create a world where everyone is a changemaker i.e. a world where everyone has the agency and skills to make a positive change in their families or communities. It is only in such a world where the solutions will outrun our social problems. With its global network of over 3.500 leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows), 10,000 youth ventures, 180+ changemaker schools, and 30+ changemaker campuses – as well as a community of 20,000+ innovators on – Ashoka works with strategic partners to empower people with the skills to create solutions for the good of all in a world of constant change.

Role and Responsibilities  

As a Youth Years Associate, your main tasks will be to:

  • Manage co-creation with workflow and deliverables between Ashoka and key global partners.
  • Manage all aspects of technical project lifecycle of Purpose Team 2 - Youth Years from initiation to close for multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Gather requirements from cross-functional organization to define the scope, schedule, resourcing, and budget for projects, identifying risks and dependencies in advance
  • Maintain tracking and reporting, report about project status, and consistently deliver on time and within budget
  • Actively foster healthy relationships in cross-functional organization; facilitate trust, positive team morale, communication, and conflict resolution
  • Share insights from the team to help clarify program vision align with Everyone a Changemaker mission and improve partners’ experience.
  • Ongoing stakeholder engagement, and operations support
  • Ensure on-time deliverables in adherence to the timeline of the programs
  • Ensure ongoing improvement of the journey in liaison with the strategic partner.
  • Create a routine of regular two-way engagements: discussions, idea-exchange forum, networking spaces, events, etc. with Jujitsu partners
  • Support impact measurement
  • Monitor, track and report feedback from partners.


  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Able to work on own initiative, proactively and independently and under minimal supervision
  • Required 1-2 years of prior experience program development and implementation, and or partnership in the development or social sector
  • Proven ability to influence without authority
  • Strong organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills
  • Prior experience in managing a team of people and external agencies
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to set clear guidelines and deadlines
  • Comfortable managing multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced, non-stop environment
  • Personal and professional interest in different areas of Ashoka programs, zest for learning and leveraging the latest trends, channels, and tools
  • Strong interest in accelerating the movement building ecosystem across Southeast Asia.

Personal Qualities

Ashoka has a rigorous screening process for hiring staff at all career stages. All applicants for all positions must possess the following qualities along with the appropriate degree of experience:

Understanding and Belief in the Everyone a Changemaker: Understands and believes the Everyone a Changemaker vision at a gut level. To be able to innately ‘get’ this, candidates should have a broad and inquisitive intellectual and a thinking pattern that connects the dots between historical trends and current social context.

Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship: Compelled to take creative initiative and ownership (e.g. founding an organization or company, starting a movement, or re-shaping the work of an existing organization). Demonstrates relentless and realistic how-to-thinking and passion for seeing their ideas come to life.

Emotional and Social Intelligence: Ability to work efficiently and respectfully in teams, putting organizational/team goal first (personal glory second).

Ethical Fiber: Exceptionally strong ethical behavior. Is self-reflective and has strong empathy skills. Trustworthy.

Ashoka looks for entrepreneurs with a track record of generating new ideas and bringing them to fruition. We ask please consider the following questions in your COVER LETTER (required) :

  1. New Idea
    1. What significant idea did you create and bring to fruition?
    2. How was this idea new and different from others in the space?
    3. What was the impact of this new idea? What new system was created?
  2. Youth Entrepreneurship

What was your earliest youth changemaker experience and how did it impact your career?

Submit your RESUME and COVER LETTER by clicking “Apply”.

Submission Deadline: 15th September 2022