Advisor for JET Policy and Planning in South Sumatera (Job title in SAP: Energy Advisor, Project: IKI JET) 145 views

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Project Overview

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations on behalf of the German Government. We work to shape a future worth living in over 120 countries around the world.

GIZ leads the consortia of six organisations to implement the global project “Innovation Regions for a Just Energy Transition (IKI-JET)”, funded by the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Actions (BMWK). The project contributes to a just transition of the energy sector in selected developing countries and emerging economies, including Indonesia, for which GIZ partners with the Indonesian Ministry for National Development Planning (BAPPENAS). The project’s Indonesian component supports the local governments and other stakeholders in two coal-dependent regions (i.e., East Kalimantan and South Sumatra) to transition towards more sustainable economies fairly by achieving the following results:

  • Output-4: Informed social dialogue and stakeholder engagement on just energy transition in coal regions takes place in Regional Consultation Forums;
  • Output-5: Policy advice to improve the policy framework for just energy transition, including gender aspects, is fed into respective policy processes;
  • Output-6: Transformational measures to support the JET on coal regions are rolled out.

To implement activities required for achieving Output-5, GIZ seeks a qualified Indonesian candidate for this position.


  • In close coordination with International Labour Organization (ILO) and, to a lesser extent, other implementing partners (International Trade Union Confederation and Wuppertal Institute):
    • Facilitating the incorporation of stakeholders’ interests and aspirations expressed in the social dialogue and stakeholder engagement processes into the JET planning and policy development in South Sumatra.
    • Lead the implementation of activities under Work Package 5.2 (Just energy transition plan and policy development) in South Sumatera;
  • Support ILO in implementing:
    • Work Package 4.1 (Institutionalization of social dialogue and stakeholder engagement) in South Sumatera;
    • Work Package 5.1 (Input to planning and policy-making process for a just energy transition), including the direct responsibility for preparing input to policy recommendations for the “JET plan and green economy” in South Sumatera;
  • Support the advisor for regional economic transformation in communicating with the local counterparts and partners;
  • Liaises with South Sumatra Province Government and other stakeholders for overall project implementation in the province;
  • Integrates results and experiences to improve synergy on overall activities between the project and thematically related projects implemented by GIZ in Indonesia;
  • Assist the responsible project manager (DV) in project management tasks as assigned.


  1. Management and coordination
  • Supports the coordination of project operational planning and budgeting;
  • Contribute to the result-based monitoring system by collecting data and reporting against project indicators (progress reporting) as input for regular reporting to partners and the commissioning party;
  • Supervise consultants, contractors, and interns for the project;
  • Contributes to the writing of the project progress and monitoring reports, identifies bottlenecks and recommends alternative management options to the responsible project manager (DV);
  • Provide advice related to risk planning and mitigation, implement risk response-related activities, and control the risks;
  • Represents the project when needed.
  1. Professional Advisory Services:
  • Advise partner institution(s) on order clarification, identifying needs, developing concepts and strategies, and providing technical input;
  • Participates in determining requirements for external support and advice, works on policy recommendations and promotes a strategic approach;
  • Contributes to preparing and implementing the coordination process and joint project/ program activities;
  • Formulates terms of references and selects and supervises third parties in the course of carrying out project activities, including performance evaluation;
  • Deals with the design, preparation, and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues related to the work package;
  • Develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements, and initiatives;
  • Assures the alignment of the project’s service provision with the partner’s needs.
  1. Networking and Cooperation:
  • Ensures cooperation, regular contact, and dialogue with the implementing partners and stakeholders to improve and maintain good working relationships;
  • Travels in accordance with project requirements;
  • Supports the responsible project manager (DV) in smooth partner relations;
  • Communicates and channel local interest and aspirations and exchange ideas and information for the benefit of the project.
  1. Knowledge Management
  • Support the management of the project repository database (reports, events, presentations, workshops, meetings, etc.) using GIZ tools/applications (DMS, OnSite, OneDrive, etc.)  according to GIZ rules.
  • Support and assist in providing data and information required by the project whenever possible and needed.
  • Ensure all relevant reports, analyses, studies, research and other documentations are available to the project team and partners as needed.

Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree in public administration, political science, environmental governance, energy studies or other related academic fields;
  • 3-6 years of professional experience in sustainable energy promotion, regional green economic development, energy planning, or local development planning;
  • Good knowledge of various government planning processes either for regional development and budgeting or relevant sector-specifics (e.g., energy, employment);
  • Familiar with the just transition concepts in the context of changes in the energy sector and the local economy’s structure;
  • Strong skill in designing and facilitating an effective multi-stakeholder dialogue platform;
  • Have basic knowledge of business development and renewable energy technologies (e.g., biogas, biomass, solar PV);
  • Excellent capability to plan, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of various capacity development measures;
  • Willing to travel to remote rural areas, link and cooperate with stakeholders from rural communities.

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Experienced in project management
  • Very good working knowledge of IT, communication technologies (related software, website)
  • Very good communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia, including speaking and writing
  • Focused, proactive and positive working attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment, both independently and as part of a global team
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to encourage collaboration with other projects, international organizations and partners
  • Awareness of social and intercultural sensitivities, flexible and possess a sense of diplomacy
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver high quality work products

Duty Station: Palembang, South Sumatera – Indonesia

Joining Date: 1 April 2023

Direct Supervisor:   Responsible Project Manager, the Indonesian component of Innovation Regions for a Just Energy Transition (IKI-JET) project

How to Apply

Please submit your motivation letter, comprehensive resume and copy of educational certificate (including training and list of references) as attachments to by January 30th, 2023, with subject line IKI JET Indonesia – Advisor for JET Policy and Planning in South Sumatera.


Please name your file as follow format:

[Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate] (i.e: Nakula Sadewa_CV or Nakula Sadewa_Motivation Letter or Nakula Sadewa_Reference) – the attachments are not more than 300 KB.

Only shortlisted candidate will be notified.

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