The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) is now looking for a full-time Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO) to lead CIPS Marketing and Communications Department.

This role will lead the planning, development, and execution of CIPS’ marketing communications initiatives and has the primary responsibility to achieve the advocacy and fundraising objectives of the organization and ensure the successful distribution of CIPS’ key messages across various communications channels to its intended audiences. The position oversees, in particular, media outreach, digital marketing, audiovisual content creation, events, and partnership initiatives that serve CIPS’ communications and fundraising objectives.

Main Accountabilities

  • Provide strong leadership, management and vision for the marketing and communications efforts of the organisation.

  • Create the annual marketing communications plan and strategy with clear measurements and verifiable indicators that serve the vision and mission of CIPS.

  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities in the marketing communications team, determine and track their KPI, and systematically develop skills and expertise in the team.

  • Liaise and coordinate all plans and activities with the other departments in CIPS to align operations.

  • Lead fundraising initiatives on behalf of the marketing communications department to support institutional growth and development.

  • Formulate key messages designed for target audiences that serve CIPS’ strategic objectives, and ensure messages are effectively communicated  to the media and through all available communications channels

  • Conduct market research and build a network of reliable external agencies and marketing professionals to stay ahead of competitors’ marketing communications efforts and to contribute to new institutional development initiatives.

  • Take responsibility for the frugal and effective management of the department’s budget.

  • Periodical reporting of marketing communications results to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. 

  • Uphold an open, respectful, and collegiate work culture and environment within CIPS and ensure department compliance to CIPS internal policies and professional conduct.



  • Minimum 8 years’ experience working in the marketing and/or communications field with at least 2 years’ experience of leading and managing at least 3 staff members within a marketing and/or communications team.

  • Strong, proven communications skills and significant experience managing people and cross-channel marketing campaigns.

  • An understanding of relevant public policy issues addressed by CIPS research.

  • Exceptional communications, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • The ability to act as a mentor to direct reports and colleagues.

  • Strong written, verbal and visual communications skills, including presentation skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

  • Proven track record of successful marketing campaigns.

  • Knowledge of marketing and communications industry measurements and frameworks.

  • Entrepreneurial and creative spirit with a keen interest and curiosity for ideas to solve communications problems.

Submit your application by the latest on 7 December 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further through email.