Provincial Engagement Specialist – Gorontalo


Lokasi Gorontalo Province, Indonesia
Lowongan ditutup – 22 September 2023, 17.00 Waktu Jakarta

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
DT Global works in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative solutions that transform lives. DT Global – launched in 2019 – is built on legacy companies AECOM’s International Development Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfill its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities to improve as many lives as possible.

Our global team of 2,500 staff and experts work in over 90 countries. We bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. Together, we aim to positively impact 500 million lives by 2045.

The Role
The Provincial Engagement Specialist will be responsible for providing technical inputs and assistance to the provincial team to support engagement with program stakeholders at provincial and district level. The Provincial Engagement Specialist provides technical support, facilitation and inputs into activity implementation within their designated province. To ensure coherence and synergy in program engagement, the Provincial Engagement Specialist will be working collaboratively with provincial teams, and other Leads and their teams at national and subnational level of the Program. The Provincial Engagement Specialist will engage, and coordinate closely with, the Government of Indonesia (GoI), particularly at the provincial and district level, in providing input into workplans and implementation based on the priorities and agenda set by program governance structures. Under direction of the Provincial Lead, the Provincial Engagement Specialist will work with the Planning & Quality Team, and Performance & Learning Team to ensure SKALA is delivered efficiently and effectively. The Provincial Engagement Specialist will be accountable to the Provincial Lead for technical input to planning, implementation and monitoring across their designated province. 

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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 Provincial Lead Gorontalo.  

Selection Criteria


  • Work may 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 essential selection criteria (maximum 2 pages)
3) Names and contact details of 2 (two) referees

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 22nd September 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) 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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