GEDSI Specialist (2 positions)


Location Jakarta
APPLICATIONS CLOSE  9th November 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

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The Role
The GEDSI Specialist will support the team to operationalize the GEDSI Strategy through technical oversight and support to mainstream GEDSI in various SKALA’s interventions. This position will work with the team to provide GEDSI technical support as required, particularly to strengthen GEDSI mainstreaming in the Directorate of Poverty Alleviation and Community Empowerment at the Ministry of National Planning (Bappenas).

This specialist will be embedded in the Bappenas and work closely with GEDSI managers based on supervision of the GEDSI Lead to ensure technical support provided timely and adequately.

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About You

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Support ongoing activities against the targets set out as outlined in the SKALA’s work plan. Work closely with the GEDSI Managers on delivery, reporting and monitoring of the overall implementation of GEDSI activities as directed by the GEDSI Lead.
  2. Provide support on the strengthening of GEDSI mainstreaming in various interventions which related directly with the Bappenas priority agenda such as: the development of local action plans for people with disabilities, SEPAKAT/REGSOSEK and other relevant activities as needed.
  3. On behalf of SKALA, assist to liaise communication with the Bappenas team to ensure good coordination and collaboration.
  4. Work collaboratively with the team to develop policy brief and other relevant publication to promote and advocate the research result for policy improvement on GEDSI responsive planning and budgeting.

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.

Relationship Management

This position will work closely and effectively with a range of stakeholders, including all other Program staff, the DT Global corporate team and other external service providers. The position will report to the GEDSI Lead.

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant mid and expert level technical and operational experience in the field of expertise.
  • Experience in providing advisory services in the area of expertise.
  • Has working experience in the area of expertise (having experience working in less developed region more preferable).
  • Has experience working with/for GOI ministries on relevant area.
  • Has 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.

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

Why join SKALA
By joining the SKALA, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.

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Please submit
1) Your CV
2) A cover letter addressing the selection criteria

APPLICATIONS CLOSE  9th November 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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