Overview of SKALA

The SKALA Program is a significant Australian investment designed to help Indonesia address regional disparities in development. SKALA will contribute to this objective by strengthening selected elements of Indonesia’s large and complex decentralised government system responsible for the delivery of basic services (Layanan Dasar). The SKALA Program’s core approach is to facilitate better collaboration (Kolaborasi) between Indonesian government stakeholders, at national and subnational levels, to help realise synergies (Sinergi) that will trigger improved service delivery. Moreover, SKALA will build on, and take to scale, the successes and learning from Australia’s previous 17 years of support to Indonesia’s decentralised government system. The SKALA Program is to be implemented through the following three pillars:

  • Pillar 1: Stronger national level enabling environment for sub-national service delivery
  • Pillar 2: Better sub-national governance for service delivery
  • Pillar 3: Greater participation, representation and influence for women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups


The technical advisory panel under the GEDSI unit aims to support and provide technical input to the implementation of the SKALA GEDSI work plan.

Area of Expertise


Expertise No.Area of ExpertiseBrief Description
GEDSI-1Gender, Disability and Social InclusionAdvisory, technical input and capacity building to national and sub-national government stakeholders on mainstreaming gender equality, disabilities, and social inclusion to improve governance process and mechanism in planning and budgeting particularly for basic service delivery.
GEDSI-2GEDSI Responsive-Public Finance ManagementProvide advisory, technical input and capacity building to improve GEDSI Responsive – Public Finance Management in the full planning and budgeting cycle from the Public Expenditure Framework Analysis perspective.
GEDSI-3Social Accountability and Public ParticipationProvide advisory, technical input and capacity building for strengthening social accountability and public participation within government system/mechanism and developing relevant policy brief for advocacy in collaboration with relevant CSO/DPO network.
GEDSI-4GEDSI-Responsive GovernanceProvide advisory, technical input and capacity building for GEDSI mainstreaming in government system such as: SIPD, SIKD, SEPAKAT, KRISNA etc, including developing module/technical guideline.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum postgraduate qualifications (Masters or PHD) in relevant discipline.
  • Relevant mid and expert level technical and operational experience in the field of expertise.
  • Experience in providing advisory services in the area of expertise.
  • Minimum 12 years of total working experience in the area of expertise (having experience working in less developed region more preferable).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with/for GOI ministries on relevant area.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with DFAT and/or other donor funded projects.
  • Has practical and technical understanding of gender equality, disability, and social inclusion, demonstrated by experience implementing activities with gender, disability, and social inclusion considerations in Indonesia.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and writing skills and experience preparing high-level communication products for stakeholders, clients, and officials.
  • Strong engagement skills with a wide range of government, non-government, and donor organisations; and a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in a cross-cultural context.
  • Women and persons with disability strongly encouraged to apply.

Key Information

Applicants identified as suitable following assessment of relevant skills/expertise and a formal due diligence process, will be formally engaged as panel member for a period of up to 2 years. It is important to note that appointment to the panel does not constitute a commitment of paid engagement.

Whenever there is task/work requiring relevant skills/experience, SKALA will identify suitable candidates from the panel and engage him/her with a specific Tasking Note and detailed Terms of Reference.

The following standard requirements apply for all SKALA team members:


Due to the sensitivity of much of the information the position will encounter, there is an obligation, pursuant to the contract of engagement to maintain full confidentiality of information and to not disclose this to third parties without the express written approval of SKALA. In some cases, a separate confidentiality agreement may be required authorising the review of sensitive material.

Conflict of Interest

The team member will use her/his best endeavours to ensure that a situation does not arise which may result in a conflict of interest. Where a conflict of interest or a potential conflict of interest arises in the performance of the obligations under this Terms of Reference, the team member must immediately notify the Director of Operations

Performance and Learning

The team member will support SKALA’s Performance & Learning team through reporting and communication products for knowledge capture and learning purposes. The team member will also support the Planning & Quality team through the supply of high-quality data, participation in data collection methods and case studies that may arise from the inputs.

Diversity and Inclusion

SKALA recognises the importance of embracing workplace diversity, specifically valuing the unique qualities, attributes, skills, and experience all employees bring to the workplace. SKALA is committed to supporting a positive work environment based on respect. These values should be reflected in the function and behaviour of all team members.

Code of Conduct

The team member is to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth), (including the Australian Public Service Values and Employment Principles, and Code of Conduct) and the employer’s professional standards.

Policy Compliance

The team member will work within Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade policy and SKALA guidelines on gender, child protection, poverty, the environment, human rights, and governance.


Other Information

Amendments to the position’s terms of reference may be made during the period of the engagement as required.

 DT Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. Our organisation is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment. We are committed to safety and the prevention of sexual abuse and harassment, child protection and bribery prevention.

We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach, you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All our staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

How to Apply

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Application close: 27th March 2023, 5 PM, Jakarta time.

Applicants for this panel will be considered on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications early. 

Only paid candidates can apply for this job.
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