Engagement Consultant for Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI)

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World Resources Institute

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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24 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.

Up to now, LCDI has been supported by high-level prominent people and champions at both international and national level. These prominent people are gathered as the LCDI Commissioners and are expected to provide high-level strategic guidance, drive change through their access to high-level decision makers, as well as to promote LCDI messages at high-level engagement and events.

Lessons and insights from LCDI must now be transmitted to and embraced by a large group of stakeholders, in particular line ministries that have strong influence to advance LCDI such as Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Home Affairs, partners at sub-national level, as well as non-state actors. This is with the understanding that a successful transition to a low carbon development path in Indonesia requires bold action not only from the national and regional government, but also from private sector and individuals across the country.

To advance LCDI communication and engagement, including to acceptance of LCDI at high-level Government officials, and partners, we are hiring Engagement Consultant for LCDI whom will support engagement activities to the targeted line ministries, high-level prominent person and champions, partners at sub-national level and key champions from private sector and philanthropy.

Job Responsibilities
The consultant will support Senior Engagement Consultant in engaging high-level Government officials at relevant line ministries, LCDI commissioners and key champions of the non-state actors to share LCDI works. The consultant will work closely with LCDI Secretariat and WRI Indonesia teams to pro-actively contribute with engagement activities, including formulation of tools and products for policymakers.

The consultant will have main areas of responsibility that includes:
Engagement (70%)
  • Actively engage with Government officials in particular Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Home Affairs to inform low carbon policies generated from LCDI work, including to synergize LCDI with the ministries’ agenda in particular on carbon tax and incorporating SDGs goal 13 at provinces.
  • Maintain good partnerships and relationships with Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, local government, donor institutions and other partners by providing regular updates about LCDI.
  • Participate in brainstorming activities, calls, video conferences and meeting with BAPPENAS, line ministries, local government, partners, donors and other stakeholders in order to advance work by WRI Indonesia.
  • Support in developing strategies to engage high level champions such as LCDI Commissioners and key champions from non-state actors to communicate LCDI works in a way that inspires further actions with political decision makers
  • Support in developing and executing strategies to engage partners in mutually beneficial relationships, including potential funding opportunities and impact-focused programming.
Research (20%)
  • Lead the development of needs assessment and plans to support Ministry of Finance on carbon tax issues.
  • Contribute in developing concept notes, presentations and periodic reports to BAPPENAS, LCDI Commissioners and donor on results of WRI Indonesia work on LCDI project.
  • Contribute to the process of identification, organization, and use of social, economic, environment and climate related data and other relevant research information.
Communications and Stewardship (10%)
  • Represent WRI and/or LCDI Secretariat in relevant local and international fora and events where donor and partners are actively engaged. This could include participation at the events where the LCDI will be showcased.
  • Maintain regular personal and written communications with Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Finance.
  • Ensure close coordination between WRI Global Offices and in-country partners to support execution of WRI’s strategy.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Environmental Sciences, Communication, or other relevant Social Sciences.
  • Good technical understanding of climate change and development policy issues at national level are essential
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience working with government on climate and/or development issues.
  • English fluency is required; additional language skills a plus
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment, with a diverse staff, across multiple time zones
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and be flexible on changing priorities
  • Exceptional writing, proofreading, and presentation skills. Publication track record will be a plus
  • Ability to travel across Indonesia and internationally
  • Commitment to WRI’s mission and values

Required Competencies:
  • Diplomacy: Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills; effective negotiating with persons in government, business, academia, NGOs, and the media
  • Cross-cultural communication: Ability to represent our programs and projects in a wide variety of international settings
  • Management: Comfortable working with a number of development and environment issues and partners; able to establish priorities and communicate these effectively within WRI and to partners and funders

Deliverables
No

Deliverables

Time frame

1

1 needs assessment and plans to support Ministry of Finance on carbon tax issues

June – September 2022

2

1 brief note on strategizing SDGs Goal 13 alignment with Ministry of Home Affairs programs at provincial level

June - September 2022

3

Coordinating the dissemination of SDGs Goal 13 guideline

June – September 2022

4

Support in hosting 2 meetings with private sectors to share lessons learned on LCDI and Circular Economy

June – September 2022

Period of Work
June– September 2022

Terms of Payment
Daily-rate based 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.

WRI
Overview
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 in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. 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.

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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.

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