Urban Mobility Analyst

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World Resources Institute

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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13 days ago

Program Overview
WRI Cities program is a global initiative dedicated to shaping a future where cities work better for everyone. Our practice area spans variously in Buildings, Health, Road Safety, Urban Mobility, Urban Development, Urban Government, and Water. Through innovative research, deep engagement, and global partnerships, our network of local and international experts puts cities on a trajectory of more sustainable and equitable development. We catalyze and accelerate transformative initiatives that turn cities into resilient, inclusive, low-carbon places that are good for people and the planet. Placed in seven countries, made the WRI Cities program the second biggest portfolio after climate.

WRI Indonesia seeks to assist the Government of Indonesia in enhancing and mainstreaming innovative low-carbon development approaches to transform the transportation sector in addressing urban mobility issues in the coastal metropolitan of Indonesia that would pave the way for sustainable development and help achieve the government’s bold climate target ie. Net zero-emission.

WRI Indonesia in collaboration with the UK Government through its Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (UK FCDO) has initiated partnering cooperation under the UK Partnering for Accelerating Climate Transitions (UK PACT) to provide programmatic and technical advisory support to address the twin challenges posed by Covid-19 recovery and the risk of natural disaster and climate change to the urban mobility infrastructure and services. The project, which holds the title “Enhancing sustainable urban mobility of coastal metropolitan towards low carbon development”, recognizes the role of WRI Indonesia to lead policy advocacy, technical support, and analytics to subnational governments to design strategies and prepare for the transition towards a low-carbon, inclusive, and safe urban mobility system.

The technical assistance will enable support in two coastal cities i.e. Makassar and Surabaya, which are projected to implement a mass rapid transit program by 2024 and yet are known for their vulnerability to sea-level rise and flooding. Some of the activities to be conducted include policy dialogue with the subnational governments, capacity building for stakeholders, the development of a platform to monitor the impact on emission reduction in the specified area, assessment of spatial plans and infrastructure to design a sustainable urban mobility action plan, develop conceptual design and feasibility study of an urban mobility policy, and knowledge management. The project will benefit from WRI’s Indonesia portfolio on e-mobility through lessons on developing policy with subnational governments on promoting the utilization of Electric vehicles.

Job Summary
As the lead organization for the project, WRI Indonesia has established cooperation with partners i.e. Vital Strategies and Arup. The main role of the Urban Mobility Analyst is to provide technical and operational support to Urban Sustainability Senior Program Lead in designing project activities and in monitoring project progress on a regular basis. This position requires to apply a strategic approach to ensure partners deliver timely and quality ; to liaise and build a network with key stakeholders in pilot cities in Surabaya and Makassar consisting of but not limited to policy-makers, development partners, academics, and the private sector, as well as marginalized communities; and provide technical advice on the review of technical guidelines, conceptual design, or feasibility study of an urban mobility plan prepared by a partner. This position will reporting to the Project Manager for Air Quality and Cities while also working collaboratively and share lessons gained from the project with colleagues across WRI, both local and international offices.

Job Responsibilities
Project Management (30%)
  • Assist Urban Sustainability Senior Program Lead to implement activities within WRI’s responsibility in the project
  • Support Urban Sustainability Senior Program Lead to supervise the work of WRI’s partners
  • Undertake quality control of deliverables prepared by WRI’s partners
  • Liaise with the city's officials and key stakeholders in Surabaya and Makassar to build awareness and political support for the project and the overall WRI-led activities
  • Facilitate project’s operation including procurement, contract award, hiring consultants, and keep updated on the project’s disbursement rate
  • Participate in meetings, discussions, site visits, and policy dialogue and prepare the minutes for project documentation

Data support and
Technical review (50%)
  • Provide inputs on technical and policy discussion through the preparation of a quick summary of regulations, sectoral reports, and official publications, to name a few,
  • Collect data and information in Makassar and Surabaya to assist in undertaking WRI-led project activities
  • Hold independent analytics on urban mobility issues that combines the perspective of transportation engineering, renewable energy, and green building infrastructure, and information technology to enhance project implementation
  • Provide a review of the draft of a technical guideline, conceptual design, or feasibility study of selected urban mobility policy in Surabaya and Makassar
  • Maintain updating of data and information

Monitoring,
evaluation and learning (20%)
  • Assist Urban Sustainability Senior Program Lead to track progress, identifying implementation challenges, and suggesting solutions to avoid delays,
  • Facilitate harvesting lessons learned through various means of knowledge exchange convened by WRI
  • Collaborate and coordinate with staff across WRI Indonesia, WRI Global, and other international organizations
  • Contribute to the dissemination of information on WRI project to key stakeholders and the general public

Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning/ Civil Engineering/ Environmental science/ Public Policy, preferably have experience working in the public sector,
  • Minimum three years of experience in project implementation related to city development and climate change mitigation,
  • Proven application of expertise within a specific area or breadth across multiple areas with in-depth knowledge within some areas
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge to carry out technical reviews of various project deliverables such as technical guidelines, basic or detailed construction design, and feasibility studies.
  • Clear understanding of urban mobility issues and the interrelated linkage they have with climate change, energy, air quality, and built environment
  • Familiar with project operation activities such as budgeting, procurement, contracting, and spot checks of project expenditure as applied in multinational organization settings
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English are required
  • Willingness to travel frequently to project cities in Surabaya, Makassar, or as assigned

Key Performance Indicator
Project Management and MEL
  • Develop engagement and maintain a good coordination with internal team, collaborators, partners, and other stakeholder
  • Routine coordination with internal team through regular check-in at least once a week
  • Active engagement with Surabaya and Makassar’ government officials and other local stakeholder, and provide bi-weekly consolidation report on engagement works that consist of work progress, challenges, and lesson learned
  • Active participation in meetings, discussions, policy dialogue, and site visit (if any) at least three times a week and provide minutes in a timely manner
  • preparing administrative requirement for talent sourcing and/or procurement as assigned
  • Tracking the project implementation progress through a weekly report
  • Identifying lesson’s potential for knowledge sharing
  • Research works are conducted and delivered in a timely manner

Data support and Technical Review
  • Develop and regularly maintain repository of regulations, policy paper, development plan, maps, and other publication
  • Contribute on the development process of technical guideline, conceptual design, feasibility study, and other knowledge product as assigned

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.

Remuneration:
Remuneration is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package.

Contract arrangement:
Fixed-term employment agreement with 3 months of consultancy contract applied before the fixed-term employment agreement started.

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

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time),
12 July 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.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

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.

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.

The World Resources Institute (
http://www.wri.org ) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.