Sustainable Business Research Analyst

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World Resources Institute

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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11 days ago

Program Overview
Science-based Targets initiative (SBTi), using fundamental tools such as Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP), facilitates ambitious companies for near to long-term climate targeting driven by research, as to reach net zero emission (NZE) commitments toward limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 C, within and beyond the companies’ value chain. SBTi provides global net zero standard that is implemented by WRI, among its partners, as think tank that provides best available guidance and quality assurance for net zero journey by its clients. In parallel to implementing it externally, WRI also implements SBTi internally, to offices in not only Indonesia but also India and China in the Global Sustainability Initiative context, whereby SBTi would provide appealing, scalable enablers and action-oriented options to deliver high impact emission management programs.

As an international non-profit think tank, WRI Indonesia continuously deliver policy and practical impacts, mainly partnering with foundations and international donors for its programmatic and operational delivery. Beginning 2022 however, WRI Indonesia has embarked a new business unit called PT. Sumber Daya Dunia Lestari (SDDL) to generate surpluses from its financial inflows against its outflows and expenses. The aim is to provide innovative model of fundraising, as to make the organization more self-sustaining. WRI Indonesia is doing this through social entrepreneurship values and income-for-purpose approach, with the goal to scale up bigger socio-economic and environmental positive impacts. Working with various partners, projects that fall under SDDL could be derived from WRI Indonesia itself or separate, though in any case the benefits and resource allocation would reinforce each other.

Highlig h ts
The staff will provide technical work in multiple areas of mainly SBTi, Net Zero Emissions and Greenhouse Gas Protocol, followed by relatively less workload on PT SDL and Global Sustainability Initiative in WRI Indonesia. This includes taking proactive role to analyze and conduct high-quality research pertaining to private sector/companies’ GHG emissions and climate solutions, involving its measurement, change journey and scale up opportunities. Specifically, the staff will contribute to engaging and co-managing WRI projects with large and conglomerate enterprise partners, managing their emissions data and impact metrics, and writing knowledge products and communication pieces. When needed, the staff would integrate this work with PT SDDL’s priorities. The office base for this position will be Jakarta, Indonesia, however staff could be worked from anywhere within commute distance from office base if online measures are available. He/she will report to Sustainable Business & Corporate Engagement Manager while coordinating closely with other WRI Indonesia’s teams.

Job Responsibilities
Knowledge and Research Work (60%)
  • Develop and advance research on GHG accounting on businesses’ value chain analysis for emission profiling of private sectors, especially but not limited to large enterprise and conglomerates.
  • Advance robust analysis on multiple climate solutions (papers, products, platforms) from WRI’s various portfolios as emission abatement and mitigation strategy to be offered to private sectors in their net zero journey using SBTi, including capacity building.
  • Conceptualize, write, and publicize knowledge and communication products pertaining to SBTi and net zero for large enterprises and conglomerates.
  • When needed, support in setting up governance systems of PT SDDL (HR, marketing, finance and decision making) that would be amplify SBTi, Net Zero and GHGP work of WRI Indonesia in responding to private sector client needs.
  • Assist in Global Sustainability Initiative programs strategy and implementation in Indonesia for making WRI Indonesia itself more sustainable operationally, providing an example for its SBTi external clients.
Stakeholder Engagement & Data Metrics (20%)
  • Lead engagement and facilitate meetings with GHG accounting and SBTi Net Zero private sector partners.
  • Co-develop new proposal for GHG accounting and SBTi Net Zero private sector partners.
  • Drive development of messaging strategy and data collection and metrics tracking from companies being supported.
  • Integrate WRI Indonesia’s SBTi client engagement to be involved in PT SDDL work, wherever relevant.

Project Management (20%)
  • Co-manage project timelines, roles, and responsibilities with clients on GHG and SBTi works.
  • As needed, align sustainable business portfolio across projects at WRI Indonesia.
  • Closely engage with relevant WRI researchers, operations and business support teams at national or regional teams.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Environmental Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Economics, and other Sustainability-related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Possess minimum two full years of experience in scientific net zero emissions, science-based targets, and value chain analysis, including carbon removal in Indonesia.
  • Familiarity in dealing with qualitative and quantitative data management, analysis and relevant frameworks.
  • Familiarity in engaging with private sectors’ business functions strategically and at technical levels in Indonesia.
  • Familiarity in writing and/or reviewing research papers and scientific articles pertaining to sustainability.
  • Understanding of behavioral change strategy pertaining to climate neutrality
  • Understanding of business and entrepreneurship modelling basics in the climate change industry would be a plus.
  • Owns the ability to attractively visualize complex narratives into simpler, presentable forms.
  • Strong attention to detail, mixed with highly responsible and self-motivated, innovative attitude.
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia, with language fluency and basic understanding of both local culture and English.

Performance Standard
  • Supports the decision-making process by providing project information, status, and content to decision makers
  • Present and organize internal and external meetings, workshops, conferences, and other dissemination
  • Liaises with external partners and WRI colleagues across programs and countries
  • Demonstrates critical knowledge and creative innovation of initiative focus and program goals
  • Uses positive influence to improve communications among team and partners
  • Promotes a culture of teamwork that balances individual initiative with team accomplishments

Contract Arrangement
Full-time with fixed-term employment agreement for 1 (one) year period

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 ), 15 September 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.

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.

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.

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