Consultant as Transport Analyst for Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI)

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World Resources Institute

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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26 days ago

Program Overview
The Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI) is a program initiated by Indonesia’s Ministry of Planning (BAPPENAS) and funded by the United Kingdom – Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (UK-FCDO) which aimed to mainstream principles of sustainable development in policy making and national development planning process. It pursues a change of paradigm away from an old unsustainable model of utilization of natural resources and of reliance on high carbon emission sources of energy into a new sustainable model that preserves the country’s vast natural capital base, while shifting towards renewable, low carbon sources of energy. The LCDI provides analytical inputs - which one of the methodologies is system dynamics - and has been mainstreamed into Indonesia’s Medium-term Development Plan, RPJMN 2020-2024.

WRI Indonesia has been supporting the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) to initiate and mainstream the LCDI into national development policy. In particular, WRI Indonesia supports BAPPENAS by providing expertise in research and analytics as well as engagement and communications on the economic-social-environmental nexus. In delivering its support, WRI Indonesia collaborates with partners both at national and global level.

In 2022, the program will continue to support BAPPENAS in ensuring the implementation of LCDI policies within the RPJMN 2020-2024, while at the same time providing a smooth transition to a full scale LCDI phase 2. The support will be provided by supporting the established LCDI-Secretariat under direct guidance of Director of Environmental Affairs, BAPPENAS. Several activities that will be conducted by WRI Indonesia in supporting the LCDI Secretariat can be categorized into three aspects including: i) capacity building support at national and provincial level; ii) policy support to maintain LCDI remains on top of Government’s development agenda, including on green economy and G-20 related support; and iii) stakeholders' engagement and communication.

Job Summary
The Transport Analyst will be based in the LCDI Secretariat and report to Climate Manager at WRI Indonesia and LCDI Team Leader at the LCDI Secretariat BAPPENAS. He/she will provide support on LCDI analytical work related to transportation sector, as well as liaise with relevant stakeholders and development partners. The Transport Analyst is also expected to produce knowledge products on transportation issues, including developing and enhancing system dynamics model of transportation as part of Indonesia green economy model.

He/ She will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the Line Ministries and Sub-National (Provincial) Working Groups in the context of reporting GHG emissions from transportation sector to the AKSARA system, as well as supporting other activities carried out by the LCDI Secretariat. In addition, the Transport Analyst also acts as a liaison between the Directorate of Environment of Bappenas and stakeholders in Bappenas, Ministries / Agencies, local governments, work partners, and other relevant stakeholders in the transportation sector to ensure job services consistent, running according to plan, and on time according to established regulations.

The Transport Analyst for LCDI consultant’s areas of responsibilities will include the following:
Knowledge Management (30%)
  • Support the formulation of knowledge products related to LCDI in the transport sector, which includes the analysis and review of the potential carbon emission reduction’s calculation from the transportation sector through databases or data from the Ministry of Transportation and 34 provinces.
  • Review and, if needed, revising methodology of GHG emissions calculation of transportation sector in AKSARA (BAPPENAS’ GHG emissions reduction monitoring and reporting) platform.
  • Support in providing relevant knowledge products including presentation, keynote speech, talking points and in other types as needed to inform policymakers and public audience.
  • In close coordination with LCDI Secretariat, BAPPENAS Environment Directorate and BAPPENAS’ relevant directorates to develop knowledge products on LCDI related with transport sector.
  • Compiling the low carbon development activities data from national into sub-national level to be incorporated to the AKSARA system.
  • Contribute to the LCDI report writing on transportation section.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with LCDI Secretariat, government at the national and sub-national level, partner organization and staff across WRI Indonesia, WRI Global and international offices.
Research and Analysis (50%)
  • Lead the drafting of policy briefs relevant to sustainable transportation.
  • Perform, implement extensive theoretical and analysis throughout transportation system dynamics modeling and policy analysis process.
  • Conduct analytical examination of the existing climate actions’ methodologies and provide recommendations for future decision-making measures on transport sector.
  • Contribute to the development of materials, talking points, TOR for activities relevant to urban, mobility and transportation issues, and providing review and substantive inputs for the research relevant to transport sector.
  • Support substantive report narrative to BAPPENAS and UK-FCDO.
Engagement and Outreach (20%)
  • Providing technical assistance in the formulation of Provincial LCDI document (RPRKD) and technical instructions for monitoring and reporting of LCDI activities in the field of transportation.
  • Liaise with BAPPENAS’ transportation directorate, Ministry of Transportation and provinces to support LCDI transportation sector program cycle (planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting).
  • Schedule and organize necessary meetings, workshops, conferences with key partners, such as Directorate of Transportation BAPPENAS, Directorate of Environment, donor institution, local government, civil society and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Contribute to outreach and communication of knowledge products of LCDI to WRI audience.

Required Qualifications:
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia
  • Bachelor degree in urban/city planning, transportation, civil/industrial engineering or equivalent relevant field
  • Minimum 1 year of full-time work experience in a relevant field
  • Experience in working with multi-stakeholders at the national and/or provincial level
  • Ability to write and speak in an organized, clear, and articulate manner for a wide range of audiences, including government, private sector and local NGOs
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities
  • Ability to travel when needed.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in the area of civil engineering/transport planning
  • Professional fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Having knowledge and interest in modeling and analysis using system dynamics, including system dynamics software (Powersim/ Vensim) is an advantage.
  • International experience or prior work in a global organization preferred

Performance Standard
  • Project management, Research activities, Knowledge Management, and Administration activities are expected to be carried out timely and satisfactory with minor supervision
  • Must be capable of setting priorities and working under pressure
  • Must be able to multi-task and planning several events simultaneously
  • Ability to work well with internal and external participants is essential
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe, is imperative

Deliverables and Timeline
No

Deliverables

Time frame

1

Brief note to the transport sector methodology outlined in the AKSARA system
June 2022

2

2021 transportation sector’s emission reduction report as part of the LCDI annual report

June - July 2022

3

Report of technical assistance provided to the LCDI pilot province in developing LCDI provincial document (RPRKD) and/ or SDGs Goal 13 specific on transportation sector

June – September 2022

4

System dynamics model on transportation sector
June – September 2022

5

4 policy briefs on sustainable transportation, sustainable urban and green cities, air quality, and/ or e-mobility

June – September 2022

Period of Work
June – September 2022

Terms of Payment
Daily rate consultant with maximum 72 (seventy-two) working days for the entire contract period or 18 (eighteen) working days per month in average

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.

Consultant rate
: Consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills.

Qualified applicants should apply online
through WRI career portal in order to be formally considered.

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time),
15 June 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.

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