The office in Jakarta was established in 2005, with the purpose of supporting the expanding collaboration with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights at the time. We have a Memorandum of Understanding with the Directorate General of Corrections (DGC) under the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in Indonesia for its work in the justice and corrections sectors.
As of 2015, this office has also supported regional activities, notably the regional study on juvenile justice, and as of 2016, our regional Asia-Pacific programme has been coordinated from Jakarta.
A process of upgrading the office to a regional office will continue in 2017, when a main task will be to consolidate and coordinate the implementation of the new regional programme and other planned activities and cooperation.
Staff in Jakarta
Jason Squire worked in law enforcement and prosecution for 16 years before entering the humanitarian development world. He worked as a police officer in South Australia. Later, he uncovered mass graves as an investigator of crimes against humanity with the UN. He then moved into the children’s rights field throughout Asia, the Middle East, eastern Europe and north Africa.
Jason then stepped away from humanitarian work and completed a PhD with Universiti Sains Malaysia, focused on where human/child rights and the philosophy that guides Shariah law can be better integrated into Malaysian civil law responses to vulnerable children in custody. He has now joined the Raoul Wallenberg Institute as Director of the Regional Asia Office in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Wulan holds a bachelor degree in Mass Communication from Universitas Indonesia, a degree in German language from the same University and a postgraduate diploma in Events Management from Switzerland. Wulan has previous work experience as Administrative and Finance department of the 6th ASEAN Para Games, Account and Promotion Executive in FEMINA group and as an Au-pair in Austria.
Lina has been working with RWI since December 2017. She has ten years of experience in various international development projects as an administrator. She performs administrative functions concerned with RWI’s projects.
Utama is an experienced senior manager and international development expert with over 15 years of experiences in the areas of democracy, local governance, gender equality and empowerment, human capacity development, civil society engagement and public policy. He has extensive conceptual and practical experiences in working on the areas of local governance, policy advocacy and civil society empowerment through program implementation and partnership management.
Utama holds a PhD in Organizational Psychology and his recent work focuses on private sector engagement and multi-stakeholder partnership achieving SDGs and village’s socio-economic development. Prior to working on SDGs theme, Utama was a program lead for Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) a DFAT funded-project to promote the development of knowledge sector and the use of evidence-informed policy in Indonesian government’s development program.
In addition, Utama has long experiences in managing good governance program portfolio with focus areas on democracy development, electoral support, women’s political empowerment, and civil society engagement.
Utama has collaborated with various donor agencies and has had managed donor-funded programs from DFAT, USAID, the Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of Netherlands, UNDP Indonesia, EU, DANIDA, SIDA, and Open Society Foundation.
Sri Aryani has over 15 years of experience in managing programs, particularly in the areas of labour migration, access to justice, and civil society empowerment. Prior to joining RWI, she worked for UNDP Indonesia, facilitating engagement with the private sector and other stakeholders. She also has experience in conducting research and providing assistance for CSOs in collaboration with various organizations, including the Open Society Foundation, OXFAM, UN Women, and ILO. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology from University of Indonesia, focusing on gender and migration.
Yudha is a Communication Officer at RWI Jakarta office, who manages the media and communication for RWI Jakarta. He joined the RWI in 2020 and he has experience in managing media and communication for 10 years.
Before joining the RWI, Yudha is a former journalist at Indonesia state-owned news agency ANTARA. He also joined the UN FAO as Communication Specialist and working closely with farmers from the East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia and Timor Leste on the issue of conservation agriculture. Later, he worked as Communication Officer for UNDP and has managed the reports, media campaign, and publications for the National Parks and Protected Areas conservation in Sulawesi island of Indonesia.
Yudha holds Master Global Media Communication from The University of Melbourne, Australia. He finished his Bachelor`s degree in Sociology at University of Indonesia.
KMO Building, 6th floor, Suite 610
Jl Kyai Maja No.1 Jakarta Selatan
12120 Phone: 021-27092823