Policy Analyst Senior Manager


Location Jakarta, Indonesia
APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 5th of April 2024, 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 19 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

SKALA is implemented at the national level with an office in Jakarta and at the subnational level with offices in Aceh, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Maluku, Gorontalo, Kalimantan Utara, Tanah Papua. In addition to the 3 pillars, SKALA works across 4 general themes of Public Financial Management, Minimum Service Standards, Data and Analysis and GEDSI.

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The Role
The Policy Analyst Senior Manager will work within the Policy and Advocacy team and be responsible for examining and evaluating public policies and programs as relevant to SKALA and Indonesia’s decentralisation processes. The Policy Analyst Senior Manager will provide interpretation and recommendations on key Government of Indonesia policies, identify discrepancies, and provide insights on approaches for alignment between central level and subnational policy adoption and adaptation. The role involves strategic thinking, research and collaboration with stakeholders within SKALA as well as various stakeholders collaborating with SKALA to ensure effective policy development and implementation.

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About You
The Policy Analyst Senior Manager will support SKALA’s policy engagement and governance through the development of a robust and constructive policy and regulatory assessment, analysis, reform and planning agenda. 

  • Support key stakeholders in policy and regulatory assessments and reform agendas, providing guidance, feedback and advice on the change agenda; 
  • Synthesize review and analysis of policies to ensure that they align with GoI  organisational objectives in alignment with SKALA’s key technical themes of public financial management (PFM), Data and analysis (DnA), Minimum service standards (MSS) and GEDSI. 
  • Collaborate with the Research Lead to conduct policy research on relevant issues to identify trends, evidence and best practice to inform policy development to support new policy proposals and reform 
  • Utilise policy research to influence partner priorities, and support partners to build and act upon an evidence-based understanding of the costs and impact of decentralisation policy and implementation 
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including the senior leadership team, to understand the needs and priorities in policy development 
  • Provide strategic advice and recommendations to improve use of evidence-based understanding of the costs and impact of decentralisation policies, through drafting and synthesis of policy papers, policy briefs, memos and other related documents.  
  • Working with the communications and knowledge management team to ensure that policies are communicated effectively to relevant stakeholders and support the implementation process 
  • Stay abreast of any legislative changes and policy reform process that may impact on SKALA and partners; provide support to propose effective approaches to broadcast changes 
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment within the policy and advocacy  team, including contribution to any knowledge management products of SKALA and stakeholders 
  • Contribute to learning and policy forums between central government agencies, local government (provincial and district), universities, private, and NGO think tanks on smart practices and effective approaches to policy reform 
  • Support the Director of Policy and Advocacy to ensure the efficient and timely delivery of all program planning & team reports, strategies and work plans 
  • Ensure all reports are prepared to a professional standard 
  • Other activities as reasonably requested by the Director of Policy and Advocacy 

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 
The Policy Analyst Senior Manager will be a member of the Policy and Advocacy team and responsible to the Director Policy and Advocacy but direct reporting will be to the Public Policy Advocacy Lead. The Policy Analyst Senior Manager will work collaboratively with other relevant units in the SKALA team in supporting and progressing the policy agenda. 

Selection Criteria


  • Advance/post graduate degree in public policy, public administration, international development or a related field 
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in policy analysis, with at least 5 years in a management role 
  • Strong understanding of policy processes of decentralisation in Indonesia and the policy environment 
  • Strong understanding of the policy cycle (from agenda setting to policy formulation, implementation and analysis) is crucial to the role. 
  • Previous experience working in the policy space with GoI engagement and collaboration and the provision of policy and analysis support, especially with BAPPENAS, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Home Affairs.  
  • Excellent analytical, research and communication skills and presentation skills with the ability to present complex ideas as easy to understand processes to a wide range of audience members 
  • Proven ability to work within a dynamic team environment as well as self-driven with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines. 
  • Sound understanding of GEDSI and inclusiveness in the policy cycle 
  • Experience working with the subnational government in eastern Indonesia will be viewed positively. 

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 – 5th of April 2024, 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.


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