Hours: 40 hours per week
Duration: 12 months
The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that oversees Wikipedia, is committed to providing free knowledge for every single person on the planet. The Partnerships and Global Reach team builds partnerships with the goal to increase awareness and usage of Wikimedia projects in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe. Partnership and programmatic work in Indonesia can increase Wikimedia’s reach and accelerate the growth of our free licensed content in local languages and cultures in the country. This role will be crucial to design and implement a partnerships strategy for Indonesia, with special focus on increasing usage, access, and awareness of Wikimedia projects. The Country Consultant will also work closely with the Regional Manager and the team actively supporting ongoing projects growing scale in the region. Join us and help grow the number of people who can freely share and participate in the sum of human knowledge.
We’d like you to do these things:
- Develop scalable country growth strategies that increase the impact of Wikimedia's activities in Indonesia. Articulate plans within larger regional growth strategies forged by the team and the organization.
- Secure and manage strategic partnerships with mission-aligned governments (ministries, regulatory agencies, public institutions, etc), international organizations, educational institutions, and other private and not for profit relevant stakeholders in the knowledge ecosystem.
- Strategize and provide support for scaling ongoing partnerships in other countries to be implemented in Indonesia.
- Explore and evaluate new partnerships and initiatives that can significantly increase Wikimedia projects' presence in Indonesia.
- Build positive relationships with the local Wikimedia communities in Indonesia and the region, and collaborate with them around partnership opportunities.
- Represent Wikimedia in internal and external conferences and events as needed.
We’d like you to have these skills:
- Mission-driven individual with passion for reducing the access to knowledge gap in Indonesia and the region.
- Alignment with Wikimedia’s values; comfortable working in a highly transparent, collaborative, and remote/distributed team environment.
- 5-8 years experience in business development, marketing and/or strategy, including work in emerging countries work, ideally in both consumer and B2B.
- Previous experience on setting and executing strategic business development plans in the region, particularly in Indonesia.
- Experience building and managing relationships with governments, international organizations, educational institutions, mobile operators, phone manufacturer's, relevant technology and internet players, and other private and not for profit relevant stakeholders in the educational ecosystem.
- Problem solving skills and flexibility to work cross-functionally and cross-culturally.
- Capable of managing multiple priorities and deadlines; have a structured approach and be geared to deliver results.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills needed to pitch and secure partnerships opportunities for local and global audiences.
- Be a truly team player; enjoying working with a small and highly collaborative team.
- Work and/or life experience in emerging countries. Writing and speaking proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia (other local languages a plus).
- Currently residing in Indonesia.
- Full time availability for 12 months.
- Must be willing to travel internationally (roughly 20%-30% time) and work flexible hours to meet the requirements of global partner relationships.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent; MBA preferred.
And it would be even more awesome if you have this:
- Passion for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects
- Understanding of free culture / free software / open source principles
About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia, the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects, and our mission of free knowledge for every single person. We help bring new knowledge to people around the world, lower barriers to participation, and make it easier for everyone to share what they know. We do this by keeping the Wikimedia projects fast, secure, and available to all, protecting the values and policies that allow free knowledge projects like Wikipedia to thrive, building new features and tools to make it easy to read, edit, and share from the Wikimedia sites, and by supporting the communities of volunteers who make the projects possible.
At the Foundation, we build technology to help people everywhere access Wikipedia, across devices and in nearly 300 languages. We engineer privacy for our readers and editors so they can safely and securely explore Wikipedia. We create programs and initiatives to make Wikipedia freely available to more people in more parts of the world. We build new tools for the community of editors so they can continue to improve and grow Wikipedia. Roughly a quarter of our budget goes to supporting the community that make the site possible, including through grantmaking programs that enable volunteers and enrich the information on the sites.
The Wikimedia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.