Senior Waste Management Advisor (Project: 3RproMar) 198 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.

The project “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Protect the Marine Environment and Coral Reefs” supports the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states in the improvement of implementation capacities for reducing land-based waste leakage to protect the seas. The project outcome includes four output areas. Based on the “ASEAN Framework of Action on Marine Debris” the regional cooperation and knowledge management among the ASEAN working groups will be enhanced. The second area of activity focuses on the development of national measures for waste leakage reduction within the focal ASEAN member states (Indonesia, Philippines, Viet Nam and Cambodia) as well as their transmission to strategies on local level. The third area of activity focuses on involving the private sector to develop approaches for waste leakage reduction along the value chain. Pilot projects along the value chain from sustainable consumption to enhanced waste collection and recycling will be implemented in a fourth area of activity in selected municipalities.

The Senior Waste Management Advisor will support and coordinate the project implementation with technical knowledge and will be responsible for contributing towards the achievement of the program’s contractual targets. Key focus of this position lies in working with the national government, in particular the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and selected local municipalities in Indonesia. GIZ seeks a qualified Indonesian candidate for this position.


  • Coordinate national project activities in alignment with project goals, agreed activities with partners, team agreements, and directives from superiors.
  • Oversee and monitor the pilot project in Indonesia, including coordination and monitoring of consulting and implementing organizations.
  • Provide disciplinary responsibility, supervision, and assessment of subordinated team members, ensuring their capacity development and motivation.
  • Liaise with partner organizations and stakeholders at national and regional levels.
  • Coordinate the collection, documentation, and analysis of information with regards to the project strategy and implementation,
  • Facilitate work processes and synergies between national and regional level work streams and other relevant GIZ implemented projects.
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the project, including communication with GIZ Office, counterparts, and stakeholders.


1. Coordination tasks

  • Support and advise the implementation of the Indonesian component of the regional ASEAN project “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Protect the Marine Environment and Coral Reefs” (3RproMar), including policy development and public outreach campaigns in Indonesia and at the regional level.
  • Oversee and coordinate pilot project activities in selected municipalities.
  • Supervise the design, preparation, and organization of technical workshops, high-level events, and other activities related to waste prevention, waste management, sustainable value chains, and reduction of waste leakage.
  • Coordinate knowledge management, monitoring, and evaluation of project impacts at component, national, and regional levels.
  • Prepare appropriate input, data confirmation, and contribute to various project reports required by GIZ Head Office.

2. Advisory tasks

  • Preparing of Terms of Reference (ToR) and other tender documents, selection and management of national and international short-term expert as well as quality assurance of the work results
  • Advisory services in the field of waste management, circular economy, waste prevention, policy development, and organizational development
  • Consulting, coordinating, and implementing strategies and activities with the government, private institutions, academic actors, as well as other relevant Development Partners and NGO’s and related GIZ implemented projects
  • Supporting the Principle Advisor in business development and preparation of new projects for Indonesia and ASEAN level

3. Networking and cooperation tasks

  • Establish and maintain relationships with partner organizations at the national and municipal levels, such as the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and municipal administrations.
  • Ensure effective communication and coordination with subcontracted consulting firms and the regional project team.
  • Represent the project and GIZ implemented activities on circular economy, waste management, environment, and climate protection in meetings, workshops, and conferences.

4. Leadership tasks and personal management

  • Supervise and provide task assignments to team members in the assigned sub-team.
  • Evaluate and ensure the quality of work results produced by the sub-team.
  • Support the personal development of sub-team members.
  • Supervise consulting organizations in the pilot municipalities of Indonesia.

 5. Other related tasks

  • Preparing of reports and presentation documents,
  • Contributing to GIZ Indonesia internal coordination/knowledge management structures, relevant working groups, team meetings, country planning, etc.,
  • Performing other project related tasks as assigned by the Project Manager in Jakarta.

Job Requirements


  • University degree (MA /MSc or higher) or comparable qualification from a certified institution in environmental engineering, environmental management, circular economy or any related environmental degree;

 Professional experience

  • At least 8 years of working experience, of which 5+ years expertise in the technical field (Circular economy, waste management, policy development), and working with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry
  • at least 4 years professional experience including leadership experience in a comparable position in the management of projects within a development context, including managing teams and budget

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good analytical skills as well as excellent organisational skills; efficiency, accuracy, and high-quality delivery of all work-related output; results and performance orientation
  • High work ethics, reliability and self-motivation, proactivity, and ability to handle multiple simultaneous assignments with competing priorities under the condition of tight time schedules and fixed deadlines, attention for details
  • Intercultural competences, confident dealing with high-ranking (government) representatives of the national and local partners
  • Well-developed skills in people’s management as well as financial and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team, social competence
  • Very good working knowledge of IT and communication technologies and relevant computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Readiness for travel within Indonesia and selected municipalities in Indonesia
  • Fluency in Indonesian and English (written and spoken) is required; German language knowledge is considered an advantage

Duty Station: Jakarta

Joining Date: as soon as possible

Direct Supervisor: Principal Advisor of 3RproMar Project

How to Apply

Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including trainings and list of references) to by May 29th, 2023, with subject line 3RproMar – Senior Waste Management Advisor.

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 candidates will be notified.

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