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Project Associate

Project Associate

The company

Communication for Change (C4C) is a social enterprise that helps reformists become better persuaders. In our work, we combine rigor and creativity in social change communication.
We never hire people to be our little assistants. We prime them to replace their bosses and eventually become equity partners.
We don’t care about which schools you graduated from, or the degrees you hold. What we care about is what your skills are and you can enrich our work culture.
Communication for Change is founded by minorities and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and genetics.
To support the work of the Consultant or Principal Consultant in managing projects, communicating with clients and partners, and providing suggestions to improve processes and outputs.

The objectives of Project Associate

To support the work of the Consultant or Principal Consultant in providing consulting services, in terms of project management, client relations, and some level of substance.


1. Conduct secondary research
  • Desk research to synthesize secondary data about the issue or the audience and to curate evidence in behavioral science or best practices from social change communication
  • Make sense of the analytics of digital media for monitoring and evaluation.
2. Contribute to the writing of strategies and reports

3. Develop the content and design the visuals for presentations, and deliver low-stake ones

4. Handle the technical and logistical aspects of workshop or training facilitation

5. Manage work collaboration with our creative or media partners:

6. Give input to the Principal Consultant in all aspects of the business.

7. Others tasks that supports the entire project ecosystem.

Expected qualities and requirements

Since communication in C4C always combines rigor and creativity, we expect the same qualities from our Project Associate. We know that it’s rare to expect someone who is equally strong in both; but to thrive in C4C, everyone must possess strong analytical and writing skills.
The expected qualities and requirements are
1. Highly-skilled in written communications in both English and Indonesian
  • Read in advanced English (for example, articles in scientific journals, or The Economist, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic) and comprehend the content accurately
  • Write well in both English and Indonesian: synthesize theses or main points, arrange outlines, construct paragraphs and pen strong sentences (C4C has specific styles to write reports, presentations, proposals, even emails)
2. Highly-skilled in analytical thinking, in other words apply the fundamentals of scientific method in day-to-day situations: ask good questions, observe, identify patterns, generate hypotheses and their counterfactuals, methods to test the hypotheses, draw interim conclusions.

3. Sufficient numeric reasoning skills to decipher the meaning behind numbers, weigh probability, and make decisions or predictions; those who understand statistics for social science will have advantage.

4. Self-disciplined: 100% accountable remote workers who are worthy to have 100% autonomy in how they deliver their job: break down their work into progressive milestones or checkpoints, resolve loose ends and lack of clarity, meet deadlines, anticipate obstructions to plans.

5. Appreciation toward creativity and aesthetics in both art and pop culture we don’t seek people who produce them, but who find joy in seeing or experiencing them and recognize their power in communication.

6. Calm and confident communicators
  • Speak clearly and intelligently about complex ideas and strategies
  • Persuade clients and colleagues to see the situation as they see it
  • Adapt their approach in real-time to ensure a winning outcome, regardless of the situation or dynamic

Behavior and skills we value from our employees

In Communication for Change, people who are rewarded and promoted are those who
  • Consistently refuse to do mediocre jobs: we want team members who put serious effort into their work and tie in their professional pride with the quality of their output. We hire those who want to disprove the myths of unprofessional Indonesians.
  • Are respectful to others: we respect others’ time. We are punctual and come to meetings prepared. In meetings, including virtual ones, we don’t multitask so we can pay full attention and listen carefully to others. Lastly, we don’t believe brilliant jerks exist: nobody can be so brilliant she or he can get away with treating others rudely.
  • Make things happen, not wait for things to happen: we promote people who take initiatives. We anticipate and prevent, instead of reacting and fixing.
  • Are intellectually hungry and humble: we never stop learning about topics that are related to work and ones that give us personal satisfaction. We publicly admit when we don’t know and deliver on the promise that we’ll find out as soon as possible.

Work conditions

  • We operate in full remote mode from Day 1
  • We minimize meetings by maximize written communications in asynchronous context
  • We provide allowance to use workspace for people who need them
  • We open our financial data to everyone in the team, and this includes each other’s salary
  • Our structure is flat with almost no hierarchy, as our company is small; this may make us unsuitable for those who seek to climb up the corporate ladder.

Remuneration and other benefits

  • The monthly salary for Project Associate ranges from Rp 7.500.000 to Rp 9.000,000. All numbers are after-tax (but you have to pay your part for BPJS Ketenagakerjaan). BPJS Kesehatan included.
  • We provide good health insurance max 25% above monthly salary per-year, in-patient and out-patient that in most cases extend to family members.
  • You have a training allowance with the freedom to choose the programs you want to enroll in.
  • There are no limitations on annual leaves. We will treat C4C team members as adults who can take care of themselves and not let their teammates down.
  • There is a track to become equity-partners for employees who consistently perform, deliver business results, and stick around with us after certain years.
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