Data Scientist


Location Home-based with travel to district
APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 26th October 2023, 5 PM Jakarta Time

Program Background

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

About DT Global

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The Role

Data Scientist will assist SKALA and its government counterparts, especially MOHA, MOF, and BAPPENAS by providing expertise and technical input on analysis data to assess potential future scenarios by using advanced statistical methods. The Consultant will be supporting the development of analysis modules in the system including REGSOSEK and other village-based data source. The Consultant will also support the development of national information system as requested by SKALA.

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About You

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Develop strategies for capturing, collating, and preparing data for necessary analysis. Data includes but not limited to statistics data, social registry data (Regsosek), planning data, financial data, data on monitoring, and other data required for analysis. 
  2. Process and develop data models with programming languages like R and Python, STATA, etc. then deploy those models into applications.
  3. Provide guideline as reference for central and sub-national governments for organizing data to ensure data is accurate and high quality, especially data on women, disabilities, and vulnerable and their needs (GEDSI).
  4. Provide technical expertise and work closely with SKALA-GEDSI team to identify and interpret pattern and trends on specific GEDSI data to ensure data on women, disabilities and vulnerable individual and their needs are available and accurate.
  5. Work collaboratively with programmers to identify process improvement opportunities, propose system modifications, and data governance mechanism that will ensure GEDSI data are accessible. 
  6. Other tasks as requested by SKALA.

Other Duties

  • Comply with DFAT, DT Global and SKALA policies on gender, disability, fraud and anticorruption, child protection, PSEAH and the environment.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to various operational policies, guidelines and manuals issued by DT Global and SKALA.
  • Proactively identify and report risks and manage risks within your level of accountability.
  • Undertake other duties as required by the Program.

Job Requirements

  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
  • Work may require long, and flexible hours as needed. Travel is based on need.


  1. Technical analysis report on dataset, including REGSOSEK, Prodeskel, Podes, and Siskeudes.
  2. Documented process of analysis data includes its code and algorithm to improve development for SIPD-SEPAKAT-SIKD application.
  3. Guidelines and documented process of consultation
  4. Documented process of technical discussion and consultation with key stakeholders.
  5. Report on GEDSI data analysis and utilisation in the planning process, i.e., RPJMD, Renstra, RPJMDes, RKPD, etc
  6. Improved SEPAKAT-SIPD application
  7. Frequently asked questions and answers for SEPAKAT-SIPD users

Relationship Management

This role will be working closely with SKALA Implementation team and with government counterparts, especially Bappenas, MoF and MOHA. This position will report to LOGIS Lead.

Selection Criteria


  1. Bachelor or master’s degree in computer science with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in data science or related field
  2. Technical proficiency regarding database design development, data models, techniques for data mining, and segmentation.
  3. Experience in handling reporting packages like Business Objects, programming, and databases.
  4. Advance use of languages like Python, R, or MATLAB
  5. Proficiency in statistics and statistical packages like STATA, Excel, SPSS, SAS to be used for dataset analysis.
  6. Adept at using data processing platforms
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills.
  8. Excellent problem-solving skills.
  9. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to achieve goals

Successful Indonesian nationals will be engaged under a national contract in IDR and will be subject to Indonesian employment regulations and tax obligations.

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Please submit
1) Your CV
2) A cover letter addressing the essential selection criteria (maximum 2 pages)

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 26th October 2023, 5 PM Jakarta Time
Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.  Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Sinergi dan Kolaborasi untuk Akselerasi Layanan Dasar (SKALA) is an Australia-Indonesia Partnership Program aimed at supporting the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to reduce poverty and inequality by improving basic-service provisions to poor and vulnerable communities in less-developed regions.


Sinergi dan Kolaborasi untuk Akselerasi Layanan Dasar (SKALA) is an Australia-Indonesia Partnership Program aimed at supporting the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to reduce poverty and inequality by improving basic-service provisions to poor and vulnerable communities in less-developed regions.


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