Programme Coordinator for the Integrated Energy Efficiency Programme for the Decarbonisation of Indonesia’s Building Sector
UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (UK PACT) is a £70 million flagship programme under the UK’s International Climate Finance (ICF) portfolio. It is part of the UK’s commitment to tackle climate change and is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The programme identifies and builds strategic partnerships with countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA); supporting them to implement and increase their ambitions for carbon emissions reductions in line with their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), with the overall objective of meeting the commitments outlined in the Paris Agreement.
The first phase of the UK PACT Country Programmes was launched in 2018 and has supported 34 projects across China, Colombia, and Mexico. The second phase launched in 2020, with Country Programmes extended to Malaysia and South Africa and the award of over 60 projects in the first half of 2021. Based on the request and coordination from the Government of Indonesia (GoI), Indonesia-UK PACT undertook a tender to develop innovative projects to support Indonesia’s climate mitigation ambitions.
IREEM (Institute for Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Management) and its consortium and PT. HAKE (Himpunan Ahli Konservasi Energi) submitted a proposal titled The Integrated Energy Efficiency Programme for the Decarbonisation of Indonesia’s Building Sector (INTENS). Indonesia-UK PACT awarded IREEM and its consortium a contract to implement the project. The project will run from 2022 until 2025.
Indonesia has set ambitious targets in achieving an energy efficiency rate of 17.4% for all sectors by 2025. This is based on potential energy savings of 15-35% for the transportation and household subsectors and 10-30% for the industrial and commercial subsectors. These savings are estimated to translate to 96.3 million ton CO2 equivalent of emissions reductions, contributing around 30% to Indonesia’s reduction target from the energy sector.
Studies have shown that consistent improvements in energy efficiency not only contribute to solving climate change but also improve a country’s economic performance and competitiveness, as well as helping to alleviate poverty. Energy efficiency improvements can reduce the need for the state to provide energy subsidies, thereby freeing the budget to fund other sectors such as health, education, and infrastructure. Energy efficiency initiatives can also help the private sector become more competitive, by reducing the amount spent on energy. At the household and individual level, improved energy efficiency can reduce the amount Indonesians spend on energy, particularly important for lower-income groups.
The Project will support the Government of Indonesia in addressing the main question in the Indonesian building sector: how to enhance its contribution to climate change mitigation through improvements in energy efficiency, and how to sustain those efforts in the long term. By the end of The Project programme, the concrete results will include: energy data from over 1,000 buildings, more than US$ 5 million of potential EE projects identified, improved capacity in energy management and auditing for over 1,000 young people, 200 national experts in energy auditing, energy management, energy-saving verifiers will have been trained, 3 national energy efficiency training modules will have been developed; 7 academic papers and policy recommendation report published, and technical assistance is given to 30 buildings working towards ISO 5001, NZE or a higher green building standard code. In the lifetime of the project, it is expected there will be tangible emissions reductions. The Project will consist of three workstreams:
- Strengthening energy efficiency expertise in Indonesia;
- Developing, replicating, and expanding energy efficiency pilot projects, with a focus on the provincial government;
- Policy development, communications, and collaboration between policymakers and other stakeholders for long term improvement of energy efficiency policy in Indonesia.
The focus areas of The Project support will be the government buildings (including government offices, university buildings, hospitals, and schools).
Scope of Work
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (PM) and collaboration with experts the incumbent will support the coordination of the following activities.
- Development of energy efficiency business model in government buildings.
- Training modules for energy-saving verifiers, and its training.
- Study on the implementation of energy conservation implementation in government buildings.
- Strengthening SINERGI (MEMR’s web monitoring system).
This work shall include (but may not necessarily be limited to):
- Supporting the Project coordination and implementation of the above-mentioned activities.
- Supporting the PM, Project Management Unit (PMU) and implementing partners to implement, monitor, and evaluate programme.
- Monitoring programme progress and performance based on the deliverables, milestones, and reports.
- Monitoring the IREEM consortium and consultants’s work progress and performance.
- Initiating and managing the relationship with implementing partners and stakeholders.
- Providing technical inputs and recommendations to PM, PMU.
- Assisting the PM in developing TORs for events and short-term consultants.
- Assisting the PM in consolidating the work plan, budget and progress reports.
- Reviewing and finalizing draft minutes prepared by Junior EE staff;
- Assisting the PM to coordinate and harmonise the Project with other development initiatives.
- Assisting the PM and PMU in report writing and preparing presentation materials.
- Building and maintaining strategic partnerships on building sector climate change mitigation efforts
- Facilitating discussions and works to implement The Project workstreams.
- Carrying out other duties assigned by the Project Manager.
The programme coordinator will work from the project office in Jakarta.
Required Skills and Experience
Master or Bachelor Degree in areas of engineering, environment, development studies, and climate change.
- A minimum of 2 years of professional experience for Master Degree or 4 years for Bachelor Degree in energy efficiency or related area.
- Experience in working in energy efficiency in the building sector.
- Experience working with Government of Indonesia, especially with the Directorate General of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation MEMR and local government.
- Experience in working with a donor agency is preferred.
- Fluency in written and spoken English is an absolute necessity
- Fluency in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia is required.
- Strong knowledge and experience in project management are essential.
- Strong knowledge and experience in energy efficiency in the building sector.
- Knowledge of Indonesia’s energy efficiency programme and experience in implementing related projects and programmes are essential.
- Demonstrated strong familiarity with development projects in Indonesia
- Excellent ability in writing project reports and deliver a presentation to wide audiences.
- Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills.
- Up-to-date computer skills.
How to Apply
Interested candidate should submit a cover letter including salary expectations and CV with 3 referees by 1 Oct 2023 at 23:59 to the following email address: email@example.com with subject as per position.
Only those selected for interview will be contacted.