In her role as Senior Grants Manager, she leads the office's grants management work to ensure that all grants are made on a timely basis, that all grantees and grants are in compliance with local as well as US requirements for the Foundation, and that all reports are received and reviewed properly. In addition, she also participates in program monitoring, which also includes site visits to the grantees offices and on-the-ground work, facilitates collaboration across grant programs and is involved in the assessment as well as program discussions for the office's BUILD grantees, which is Ford Foundation's large grant program for institutional strengthening of organizations.
Esther is also responsible for liaising with the Foundation's government MoU partners in Indonesia, which is now primarily the Ministry of Home Affairs. As Human Resources Manager, she is responsible for handling all HR matters for the office, reporting to the New York HR office and working together with other regional offices to ensure that each office is in compliance with local manpower regulations and all employees are provided benefits in accordance with Foundation policy.
Esther is also a member of the Jakarta office Senior Management Team which is responsible for ensuring that the office operates smoothly, making management decisions for the office together in discussion with the Country Director. The team is also responsible for the business continuity and security management of the office. Esther did her undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia, majoring in Accounting. In 2015 she received a full scholarship from AMCHAM Indonesia to complete a Master of Management degree at Universitas Pelita Harapan, which she completed in December 2016.