Community Development Specialist (Bali based)

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World Resources Institute

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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30+ days ago

Program Overview
The Bali Climate and Green Development initiative believes that fostering the agency and leadership of local government and broader segments of the society is key to ensure that the climate neutrality agenda remains strong and becomes a way of life and pathway for development, regardless of national and local political transitions. It will require concerted efforts amongst various actors to create breakthroughs with long-lasting climate, social, and economic impacts. Our main targets in this project consist of local government, especially in the field of energy and transportation, electric vehicle (EV) and clean energy business owners, coastal communities, and sustainable tourism communities. While most of them have already had a common understanding towards the urgency of climate transition, they need to be equipped with more information, knowledge, and thought-leadership avenues to build ideas and make actions.

World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia has co-designed a multi-year’s program for Bali Climate and Green Development Initiative with our partners in Bali, to demonstrate how a rapid, province-scale effort with a focus on energy decarbonization and climate solutions can benefit local people, the economy, and the environment, while at the same time providing a strong foundation for the province’s climate neutrality by 2045 and contributing to national climate targets. This project’s theory of change is adapted from the program to ensure synergy and collaboration between partners to achieve our overarching goal.

Job Highlig h ts
The Community Development Specialist will pursue collaborations with partner organizations, local communities, and relevant institutions to achieve Bali Climate and Green Development Initiative goals, leveraging their strengths and setting clear mutual expectations. The main responsibility will include; stakeholder mapping; implementing project plan; conducting and facilitating regular discussions; strengthening capacity of the implementing partners; assisting and organizing events and engagements related to the Bali Climate and Green Development Initiative. The Community Development Specialist will also support partner organizations, local communities, and relevant institutions with capacity building and technical assistance activities to ensure strong ownership and increased capacity in delivering the program initiative.

This post will report directly to the Senior Lead, Bali Program Management Office (PMO) and be well coordinated with E-Mobility Senior Program Lead and Engagement Officer. The post holder will be based in Bali with high travel frequencies around Bali. The Community Development Specialist is required to complete his Covid-19 booster vaccination.

What You Will Do
  • Conduct stakeholder mapping and assessment to determine local partners’ readiness for implementing Bali Climate and Green Development Initiative.
  • Develop Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) and support the institutional setting, capacity building and community empowerment, as well as facilitation process to accelerate program implementation.
  • Provide capacity building and technical assistances for communities and/or local community group, and local government agencies to ensure achievement of targets as outlined in the programmatic workplan.
  • Actively develop and maintain communication and coordination with partner organizations, local communities, and relevant institutions to ensure successful program implementation.
  • Ensures that the quality of the programmatic deliveries by partner organizations, local communities, and relevant institutions meet the expected standards and are sufficient to produce project outputs and targets.
  • Assist the Senior Lead to organize and facilitate periodic reviews, activity monitoring, and ensure project deliverables periodically.
  • Manages critical issues, troubleshoots problems and develops solutions to the overall processes of project implementation that involves partner organizations, local communities, and relevant institutions.
  • Work with Research and Development (R&D) team and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) team to support initiatives related to research, communication, capacity building, and the improvement of women and youth participation
  • Support the program/project lead in data collection, developing report, working paper, and other communication.

What You Will Need
Master’s degree in sociology, anthropology, urban planning, regional development, environmental studies, geography, or any other relevant subjects is preferable.
Minimum five years of professional working experience in community facilitation/empowerment, and working with international organization, government, and Civil Society Organization (CSO). Prior engagement in environmental or climate/oceans/cities/forests/energy focus areas is desirable. Experience with Balinese culture and customs is a plus.
Skills and abilities:
  • Strong ability to work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders in the areas of stakeholder mapping, community empowerment and community-based participatory planning process.
  • Ability in facilitating discussion, interview, and ability to communicate and collaborate with local governments, community, NGO/CSOs, and relevant partners.
  • Ability in developing capacity building materials and conduct trainings related to climate and energy topics.
  • Strong knowledge and have a direct experience on working with CSO, universities, village officials, government institutions at national and sub-national levels.
  • Strong technical understanding of natural resources management especially on climate, energy and sustainable transport.
  • Demonstrate expertise on social and environmental issues, especially pertaining to local wisdom.
  • Familiarity with low emission carbon development, sustainable development, and other relevant environmental-social economic topics.
  • Ability to travel when needed.

Performance Standard
  • Provide technical and operational aspects of community development, facilitation, research, and consultation in related to Bali Climate and Green Development Initiative.
  • Build communication and partnership with partner organizations, local communities, and relevant institutions as well as continually support project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Can see hidden problems in organization and recommend solutions to problems with confidence.
  • Apply creativity and innovation as appropriate and integrates input from others sources to find solution.
  • Present and organize internal and external meetings, workshops, conferences, and other dissemination.
  • Support problem identification in projects and can recommend solution.

ontract Arrangement
Full-time with fixed-term employment agreement for 1 (one) year period with 3 (three) months of consultancy contract apply before the fixed-term employment agreement started.

What we offer
  • Salary that is commensurate with experience and skills
  • Competitive and comprehensive benefit package
  • Access to the WRI global network
  • Opportunity to join and/or get involved in different working groups
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work
  • A chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization

Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.

Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.

How to apply:
In order to be formally considered, please submit an updated resume and cover letter through WRI career portal.

Application close: 1700 (
DKI Jakarta local t ime), 18 December 2022 . We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates.

This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.

About Us
Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

Our mission and values:
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Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.

Our culture:
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

WRI Indonesia
is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country, and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.