Jln. Inong Bale No. 34

Darussalam 23111

Banda Aceh

Aceh – Indonesia

Phone: +62 813 6278 9911

Email: habib.habiburrahim@fulbrightmail.org




Name                                      : Habiburrahim

Place and Date of Birth        : Aceh Timur, August 6th, 1972

Nationality                             : Indonesian



–      March 2010 to February 2014

Doctor of Philosophy, Majoring in Curriculum Development

Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia


–     August 2006 to December 2007

Master of Science (M.S), Majoring in Higher Educational Management

Texas A&M University, Texas – USA


–     January 2001 to December 2002

Master of Human Resources Management

Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia


–     1991 to 1996

English Education

State Islamic University (UIN) Ar-Raniry

Darussalam – Banda Aceh, Indonesia


Honors and Awards:

–     2010 to 2014 Aceh Government Graduate Scholarship

–     2006 to 2007 Fulbright Graduate Scholarship

–     2001 to 2002 ADS Graduate Scholarship


Professional Experiences:


  1. February 2015 to current time

Director, Center for Language and Teaching Staff Development of UIN Ar-Raniry Darussalam – Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage language training programs and courses (English, Arabic, and German) to students, lecturers, staff of UIN Ar-Raniry, and all surrounding communities;
  • Manage education training to SMP/SMU teachers throughout Aceh Province;
  • Design specific education training curricula in line with current education development;
  • Provide academic consultancy for those who intend to study abroad;
  • Manage TOEFL training programs and tests;
  • Manage IELTS training programs and tests;
  • Link and consult with international scholarship providers (ADS, DAAD, NEC, STUNED, ERASMUS, FULBRIGHT, etc);
  • Foster a strong cooperation with national and international universities in educational exchange programs;
  • Disseminate significant information about the opportunity to study abroad;
  • Manage study abroad fairs.


  1. December 2008 – March 2010

      Human Resource/Admin Manager, United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT) Banda Aceh – Indonesia

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage the works required to ensure the office is fully functioning;
  • Manage staff planning;
  • Deal with recruitment & selection process;
  • Prepare particular trainings for staff;
  • Deal with government, funding institutions, and community;
  • Deal with daily administrative issues;
  • Produce monthly report;
  • Cooperate with other UN/agencies in doing rehab & recon in Aceh & Nias.


  1. July – November 2008

Training Specialist, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) NAD – Nias, Indonesia

Main responsibilities:

  • Identify Training Needs Assessment (TNA) in terms of spatial planning to executive and legislative members, Dinas Head, and Camat/Mukim in Aceh Besar District;
  • Identify Training Needs Assessment (TNA) in terms of educational empowerment to teachers, ustaz (teachers at Pesantren), and other related organizations and bodies;
  • Design training curriculum and syllabi;
  • Select appropriate training materials;
  • Conduct appropriate trainings after TNA is carried out;
  • Evaluate the training output;
  • Provide fortnightly progress report to BRR;
  • Provide final report.


  1. May to June 2008

ECD (Early Childhood Development) Researcher, UNICEF Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Main responsibilities:

–     Evaluate the quality of ECD services for 0-6 years children provided in 30 selected ECD centers supported by UNICEF in two districts; Aceh Besar and Aceh Jaya;

–     Assess the capacity (financial, human resources, management) of the local government (province and districts) to expand and sustain ECD services.

Evaluate the following aspects of UNICEF supported ECD program:

  • Training for ECD cadres and parents;
  • Community participation and affordability of the services;
  • Districts’ capacity of scaling up and sustaining the ECD services;
  • Role of government (financial support, guidance, monitoring, management of building) in providing ECD services.


  1. August to December 2007

Store Manager, EZ food mart, College Station, Texas – USA

Main responsibilities:

– Supervise staff members in fulfilling their duties;

– Cooperate with suppliers to deliver ordered stocks;

– Ensure all stocks are sufficient at least for one week;

– Make sure all delivered stuffs and goods are in good quality;

– Liaise with finance officer to provide monthly salary for staff/stokers;

– Provide daily report to the store owner in terms of selling and buying record/incoming and outgoing cash movements;

– Communicate with costumer services officers in dealing with returning products;

– Provide consultancy if grievances arise both from staff and costumers;

– Controlling budget/cash flows.


  1. August 2005 to March 2006

Human Resource/Administrative Manager, United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN-HABITAT), Banda Aceh – Indonesia.

Main responsibilities:

– Manage the works required to ensure the office is fully functioning;

– Manage whole administrative and human resource procedures in 5 offices: Banda Aceh, Aceh Besar, Calang, Simelue, and Nias;

– Establish tracking and purchasing systems for office supplies;

– Liaise with the owner of the office for any works to be carried out;

– Manage the telecommunication systems, working with IT team to ensure all IT systems work properly;

– Keep records all UN facilities throughout 5 offices;

– Manage the work and delegate tasks as necessary to the Human Resources assistant;

– Filing referencing systems need to be established for both classified and non classified information;

– Manage the incoming and outgoing post and correspondence;

– Prepare in co-ordination with head of operation monthly and project expenditure forecast for 5 offices;

– Provide monthly reports reviewing actual expenditure against forecasted expenditure for all 5 offices and send them to main office in Nairobi;

– Carry out briefing of all national and international staff on UN procedures in matters of finance and administration.


  1. April to July 2005

Office/Human Resources Manager, Medical Emergency Relief International (MERLIN), Banda Aceh – Indonesia.

Main responsibilities:

– Ensure the office is financially compliant with all MERLIN and donor regulations;

– Manage the work of the finance officer, monitoring the incoming and outgoing cash movements and cash book management process;

– Ensure documentation is completed and is sent each month to the financial coordinator;

– Assist with training and development of the finance officer as required;

– Report to the head of operation complaints, problems and/or other related issues expressed by national and local staff;

– Ensure that national and local staff members are fully aware of security procedures and are compliant with MERLIN and national procedures;

– To supervise that principles contained in the national staff guidelines are observed;

– Prepare offers of employment, contracts, job descriptions, and organize interviews in conjunction with line managers for all new positions;

– Prepare new office contract yearly, and make new revision if any;

– Assist with the training and development of national and local staff;

– Keep time-sheets updated for national and local staff;

– Liaise with Departemen Tenaga Kerja Banda Aceh Office.


  1. January to March 2005

Program Officer, MERLIN, Banda Aceh – Indonesia

– Manage whole MERLIN health projects in 4 offices: Banda Aceh, Aceh Besar, Calang, and Bireun;

– Liaise with provincial and district government in determining project locations;

– Liaise with Dinas Kesehatan in determining appropriate health programs;

– Communicate with community whenever any constraints/complains come up;

– Socialize the intended health programs to community throughout the decided areas;

– Work closely with contractors to ensure that the programs meet MERLIN policies.


  1. September 1996 – Current time

Lecturer and Research Assistant, State Islamic University (UIN) Ar-Raniry Darussalam – Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Main responsibilities:

  • Teach English course to English department students;
  • Teach research methodology course to Education Faculty students;
  • Conduct research on educational issues;
  • Design curriculum/syllabi of the handled courses;
  • Teach Research Methodology to the faculty of education students;
  • Conduct training on teaching methodology to young lecturers at UIN Ar-Raniry;
  • Supervise English department students in writing thesis;
  • Supervise students in performing public community services;



  • Habiburrahim, Orrell, J., Conway, R. (2016). Integrating graduate attributes into Islamic higher education curricula in Aceh, Indonesia. In Orrell, J. Curtis, D (Eds.), Publishing higher degree research: Making the transition from student to researcher. The Netherlands: Sense Publishers
  • Habiburrahim, H. (2014). Curriculum Development in an Islamic University. Banda Aceh: Ar-Raniry Press
  • Habiburrahim, H. (2014). Curriculum Development: Guidance to successful Teaching and learning Outcomes. Al-Mumtaz: Jurnal Kajian Ilmu Agama dan Ilmu Sosial, 3(2) pp. 203-211
  • Fadliadi, F., Habiburrahim, H., and Bartholomaeus, P.A. (2012). Our unique journey in pursuit of a PhD. In Margaret Kiley, ed. Naratives of Transition: Perspectives of Research Leaders, Educators and Postgraduates (Proceedings of the 2012 Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference) Canberra, ACT: The Australian National University. 10th Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Narratives of Transition: Perspectives of Research Leaders, Educators and Postgraduates. Adelaide, SA. Apr 2012, pp. 71-81.
    [Web Link]

–    Habiburrahim, H. (2009).The Analysis of Online Study and Face-to-face Classroom Instructions in Current Educational Context in Indonesia. Progressive: Journal of Multi Perspective Education, 1(12) pp.26-38.


Professional Training and Development Programs:

  • November 16 – 18, 2007, Dallas, TX, USA

Fulbright Retreat in Leadership Development

  • April 12 – 14, 2007, Washington, DC, USA

International Leadership Development Symposium

  • July 11 – 14, 2005, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

MERLIN Human Resource Management Symposium


Committee Memberships:

–     January 2015 – Current Time

Research Team, Ar-Raniry, International Journal of Islamic Studies

Banda Aceh, Indonesia


–     November 2006 to December 2007

Human Resources Head, PERMIAS-College Station (Persatuan Mahasiswa Indonesia di Amerika, Divisi College Station, Texas)


–     January to December 2007

Educational Head, ASAUS (Acehnese Students in USA)


–     2015 to current time

Member of the Indonesian Muslim Intellectuals (ICMI), Banda Aceh

Language Competencies:

  • Acehnese (Mother tongue)
  • Indonesian (Excellent)
  • English (Excellent)
  • Arabic (Fair)




Janice Orrell


Education Faculty

Flinders University

Adelaide, South Australia

+61 8 8278 8811



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