Indonesia Inquiry

Looking for employment in Indonesia or Southeast Asia?

June 8, 2011 Communities and Cultures Travel & Living Abroad Travel Advice 0


Hopefully the following list of websites will be helpful to you in your search for employment in Indonesia or other countries in Southeast Asia.  For foreigners in particular, remember that it is important to secure the appropriate government visas and permissions before starting a position.  Companies and organizations may be able to assist you in the process, so be sure to ask about what resources they can offer.  Note that sometimes you will be required to travel to a different embassy for a visa run.  For example, you may have been staying in Jakarta for a period of time, but later have to take a quick trip to Singapore to finalize paperwork before actually working in Jakarta.



== Useful Websites ==

Advice from Expats Looking for a Job in Indonesia:

Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA): See the “Jobs” tab in case there is a position of interest listed.  Alternatively, you can join the Asian Currents listserv to read about potential job leads.

Association for Asian Studies (AAS): Their website was not up as of June 8, 2011, but readers should check back every so often at once it is functioning.  You have to be a current AAS member to view the job listings.  If you or someone you know has access to the hard copies, you can check the classifieds listings, which are typically located near the end of the publication.

Best Jobs Indonesia: Click on “Job Search.”  From there you can search by job category or location.

The Communication Initiative Network: http://www.comminit.comDevelopment Classifieds includes listings of job vacancies, consultants, requests for proposals, training, conferences, and meetings, and books, journals, and videos for sale – related to all development issues and strategies.”

Devex – International Development: “Founded in 2000, Devex serves a global community of 500,000 development professionals and one thousand donors, companies, and NGOs.”  Click on the “Jobs” tab, sign-up for a free membership, and then get access to job postings.

Escape Artist: Portal with various website links for job listings in Indonesia.

H-NET Job Guide: “The Job Guide posts academic position announcements in History and the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition, and serves a broad audience of administrators, faculty members, archivists, librarians, and other professionals in the humanities and social sciences. The Job Guide is fully sortable and searchable, and is available via email and the web at no cost to the jobseeker.” International job search engine for academia, professional/managerial/support services, and studentships (Masters and Ph.D.).

Monster: The familiar site, but for Indonesia and nearby countries.

Relief Web: “ReliefWeb is your source for timely, reliable and relevant humanitarian information and analysis.”  Click on the “Jobs” tab to do a search for relevant positions.  Country-specific searches are possible via the country tabs.

Times Higher Education: Click on the tab “Jobs” for access to an advanced search page with various academic employment categories.  You can narrow your search by geographic location by clicking on “Asia Pacific.”

*** If you are looking for jobs related to teaching English, you can go through international businesses such as English First or go the more local route (see classified ads in the national and local newspapers) or try obtaining sponsorship through an organization such as Fulbright.