Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Lead


Location Jakarta, Indonesia
APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 25th May 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 Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Lead will be responsible for providing leadership and ensuring quality results of the GEDSI team at both the national and subnational level.  The GEDSI Lead provides input on SKALA’s framing of strategies and is responsible for the implementation of the GEDSI thematic action plans which ensure programmatic cohesion and coherence between priority emerging from counterparts ministries and  provinces.  The GEDSI Lead manages SKALA’s technical support, facilitation and activity management that focuses on gender, disability and social inclusion at national and sub-national level that is delivered to achieve program objective. To ensure coherence and synergy in achieving program objective, the GEDSI Lead will work collaboratively with other Leads and their team at the national and subnational level of the Program. The GEDSI Lead will engage, and work with, the Government of Indonesia (GoI) and DFAT to ensure planning and implementation is based on priorities and agenda set by program governance structures.  Under the direction of the Director of Implementation, the GEDSI Lead will work with Leadership Team, Operations & Finance Team, Planning & Quality Team, Policy and Advocacy Team, and MERL & Performance Team to ensure SKALA is delivered efficiently and effectively. The GEDSI Lead will be accountable to the Director of Implementation for GEDSI-related results and working with the DT Global Contractor Representative to ensure that work plans align with DT Global, DFAT and best practice principles and policies.

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About You

Specific Responsibilities


  • Provide leadership on high level policy engagement relating to GEDSI with GoI agencies.
  • Ensure strong ownership and buy-in from the GoI at the national and subnational level of the Program, particularly with regards to GEDSI related work. 
  • Manage a strong and effective working relationship with DFAT, GoI and other strategic partners.
  • Provide active support to ensure governance mechanisms are functioning and guided by direction from the Program Steering Committee and Technical Committee.
  • Develop strong and productive working relationships with other organisations delivering Australian investments and programs in Indonesia.
  • Promote broad-based public dialogue on key themes including poverty and community development / decentralisation issues.

 Implementation and Quality Assurance

  • Lead the design of activities in workplans that are focused on GEDSI, to ensure workplans and activities are aligned with Government of Australia (GoA) and GoI priorities, SKALA’s program logic and DFAT priorities.
  • Provide leadership and management to the implementation of SKALA’s activities that have a GEDSI focus across the national and subnational levels, as agreed to in the workplan.
  • Provide technical oversight and quality assurance to the delivery of GEDSI-related activities.
  • Promote synergies across teams and units at the national and subnational level, ensuring program coherence and cohesion across outcomes between central level policy investments and subnational activities.


  • Provide clear direction and overall management to GEDSI related work (at national and subnational level) to ensure strong performance and outcomes.
  • Ensure adequate GEDSI resourcing for all implementation teams across the national and subnational level.
  • Manage financial resources for GEDSI related work and be responsible for managing the budget and providing a realistic forecast to the Operation & Finance team. 
  • Provide timely and quality reports, documentation and knowledge products, as required.
  • Work with the Operations & Finance Team to oversee operational aspects of Program implementation for the GEDSI Unit, including HR, procurement, fiduciary and risk management processes. 
  • Work with the Planning & Quality Team to ensure quality of planning, implementation and outcomes.
  • Work with the MERL & Performance Team to develop a program of evaluation and analysis relevant to the three end-of-program outcomes.

People Management 

  • Provide leadership to GEDSI Unit to ensure program activities are undertaken in a timely manner as per the work plan. Ensure activities are completed within budget, to a high standard, and are compliant with relevant manuals, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for setting performance goals for GEDSI Unit both at team and individual level; undertake regular performance monitoring; provide appropriate performance feedback; and, if needed, initiate and manage Performance Improvement Plan for relevant team members.
  • Coordinate skill development and mentoring plans with the GEDSI Unit to build capacity in areas of identified need to support improved Program implementation. 

Other Duties:

  • Comply with DFAT, DT Global and SKALA policies on gender, disability, fraud and anticorruption, child protection, preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment  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 Director of Implementation.  

Selection Criteria

  1. Master’s degree or higher (or equivalent in experience) in international development, gender/women’s studies, disabilities studies, public policy, business, economics, or related field of study.
  2. Minimum 15 plus years’ experience in gender equality and disability inclusion.
  3. Demonstrated ability to design and adapt program approaches and strategies that promote gender transformative programming in diverse Indonesia contexts.
  4. Significant experience supporting program management teams, and advisers to ensure that GEDSI considerations are incorporated in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, policy advocacy, research and learning.
  5. Demonstrated experience adapting and providing practical support for government of Indonesia to utilize various tools and approaches that support gender equality, disability, and social inclusion.
  6. Well-developed skills in project management including project planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting.
  7. Highly developed organisational skills and an ability to effectively deliver on competing priorities and support multiple teams.
  8. Fluency in Bahasa and English languages.
  9. Excellent interpersonal skill and an ability to work effectively in cross-cultural and remotely based teams, and with a wide range of stakeholders.


Experience working on a DFAT funded development program and familiarity with DFAT strategies and policies.

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 essential selection criteria (maximum 2 pages)

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 25th May 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) adalah Program Kemitraan Australia-Indonesia untuk mendukung Pemerintah Indonesia dalam upaya mengurangi kemiskinan dan ketimpangan dengan meningkatkan penyediaan layanan dasar bagi masyarakat miskin dan rentan di daerah tertinggal.


Sinergi dan Kolaborasi untuk Akselerasi Layanan Dasar (SKALA) adalah Program Kemitraan Australia-Indonesia untuk mendukung Pemerintah Indonesia dalam upaya mengurangi kemiskinan dan ketimpangan dengan meningkatkan penyediaan layanan dasar bagi masyarakat miskin dan rentan di daerah tertinggal.


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