Delterra is an environmental nonprofit on a mission to create a world where human activities protect and restore a healthy planet. Delterra’s founding partner is McKinsey & Company, and its flagship initiative, Rethinking Recycling, works with communities in emerging economies to build rapidly scalable, self-sustaining waste management and recycling ecosystems that redirect waste into productive use while improving the lives of the people it touches. In the coming years, Delterra will add other initiatives to its portfolio, all with a view to developing innovative scalable solutions that redesign human systems for the good of people and the planet. Learn more at:



We are looking for a passionate, entrepreneurial, high-performing people leader to lead a collaborative program team of Delterra colleagues, external staff, and local partners as Program Manager in Indonesia. 

Responsibilities include : 

  • Together with the global leadership team of Delterra, define our strategy and set clear objectives and direction for the team 
  • Provide strategic and day-to-day problem solving, leading a collaborative process to prioritise between tradeoffs, manage risks and respond to emergent opportunities  
  • Prepare high quality, actionable syntheses of program work to help frame decision-making and for regular meetings with stakeholders, including memos and presentations 
  • Manage and develop collaborations with partner organisations, building trusted, collaborative relationships to ensure strong ownership and sustained support from key stakeholders 
  • Coordinate and set priorities across team members, ensuring collaboration between workstreams (e.g., Behavioural Change, Operations) and steering progress through tracking of key performance metrics 
  • Oversee finances and investment prioritization decisions (e.g., new equipment), with the support of the Regional Director
  • Oversee business case analysis and recommendations to ensure financial sustainability, including return on investment modelling and sensitivity analysis 
  • Codify learnings from the program to ensure replicability and scalability, as well as cross-geography learnings 
  • Contribute to organizational and operational growth as a core member of the global leadership team and working with our central team to drive improvements in systems and processes for our small but fast growing organisation
  • Oversee the development of our diverse and talented team, coaching team members on a regular basis and delivering targeted trainings  

As we are a young and rapidly growing non-profit, there will be opportunities to grow as a leader within the organization as we expand our scope beyond Rethinking Recycling and Plastic IQ. 



  • Native or professional fluency in Bahasa preferred 
  • 8+ years’ experience managing a high performing and large diverse team to deliver complex projects with diverse stakeholders, including implementation and transformations
  • Strong track record as an inspirational team leader (managing 10+ people), who fosters a non-hierarchical, high-performing and supportive culture, with extensive experience coaching others to become effective leaders themselves and a passion for improving ways of working
  • Strong track record building respect and credibility with senior decision makers, such as government officials, corporate executives, major donors, and community leaders
  • Ability to structure and communicate complex information effectively to a highly diverse set of audiences – particularly context, main points to understand, implications for strategy/project delivery, asks and next steps
  • Ability to thrive in “build the plane as you fly it” environments: comfortable managing the ambiguity and risks inherent to innovation; adapting to the situation at hand, helping teams prioritize dynamically based on new information; staying positive and creative in the face of setbacks and driving rapid progress
  • Minimum a Bachelor Education in Environmental, Public Policy, Development, Economics, Business, and/or relevant fields. Master’s Degree preferred 
  • Pluses include: 
    • Experience working in social impact and emerging economy contexts, especially building inclusive solutions in partnership with local stakeholders 
    • Experience ideally in waste management, or broader related sustainability topics (e.g., circular economy, corporate social responsibility, economic development) and/or related industries (e.g., fast-moving consumer goods, municipal services) 
    • Experience in a start-up environment (i.e., resource constrained, fast evolving, flexible) 
    • Existing relationships in Indonesia (and/or Asia) in the public sector or circularity space that can be drawn upon to accelerate our growth and impact 


Further details: 

All nationalities are welcome to apply but the role is based in Bali, Indonesia.  


Read more about our work and see a video of our program on our website: and on

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