Provincial Engagement Specialist – Papua Selatan


Location Merauke, Papua Selatan, Indonesia
APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 7th December 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

As a member of the Planning and Quality team, the Governance Coordinator will be responsible for coordination with GoI partners on all matters pertaining to overall program governance such as secretariate support for the working group and steering committee members. The Governance Coordinator will ensure that SKALA is compliant for all GoI BAST and other tax restitution requirements, coordination with DFAT and facilitate SKALA handover certificates and other government reporting requirements.

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About You

Specific Responsibilities

The key roles and responsibilities of the position are to provide the following:


  • Support the operationalisation of SKALA’s program engagement in the designated province, based on SKALA’s engagement strategy.
  • Support the establishment and operationalisation of SKALA’s program governance structures at the provincial and district level.
  • Provide technical input and assistance to provincial teams in establishing communication protocols and program governance with GoI agency partners at the provincial and district level.
  • Support the building of GoI’s strong ownership and buy-in at the provincial and district level.
  • Work with GoI and other strategic partners at the provincial and district level.
  • Collaborate with other organisations delivering Australian investments and support in Indonesia, particularly at the provincial and district level.
  • Support broad-based public dialogue over poverty and community development / decentralisation issues.
  • Communicate SKALA’s progress, best practice and achievements to relevant stakeholders.  

Implementation and quality assurance

  • Provide input into the province level workplan, and ensure the workplan is aligned with GoI priorities, and SKALA’s program logic.
  • Provide technical input and support the implementation of SKALA’s activities at the provincial and district level, as agreed to in the workplan.
  • Provide engagement-related input to the Planning & Quality Team to support the preparation of quality planning, effective implementation and monitoring of program results.
  • Work with other teams and units at the national and subnational level to create coherence and cohesion across outcomes and between central level policy investments and subnational activities.


  • Provide input to program reports, documentation and knowledge products;
  • Support reporting processes to ensure quality and timely submission of reports to GoI.
  • Provide engagement-related input to the Performance & Learning Team to support the preparation of program of evaluation and analysis relevant to the three end-of-program outcomes.

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 Sr. Provincial Manager Papua & Papua Selatan.   

Selection Criteria


  • Master degree, or equivalent, in public policy, public administration, regional planning, sociology.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in policy implementation reform activities on decentralization, regional development, governance, public finance management, public service delivery, and other relevant fields.
  • Deep knowledge of political, economic, and social situations and issues related to governance and public service delivery of the province and districts.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of Indonesian and subnational regulatory frameworks related to decentralization, local governance, and public service delivery.
  • Ability to work in a team of dedicated professionals in a challenging and fast-paced environment, with high written and verbal communication skills (in Bahasa Indonesia and English) and a high degree of integrity and adherence to ethical standards, including respect for diversity and gender.


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 selection criteria

3) Two names and contact details of referees

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 7th December 2023, 5 PM Jakarta Time.

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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