Regional Economic Advisor

11/03/2023

Location Home based, Indonesia
APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 14th 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

About DT Global

DT Global is shaping a future where sustainable development and innovation empower individuals, communities, and nations. We work in partnership with local stakeholders to foster inclusive prosperity, social equity, and environmental stewardship. Our global team of 2,500 staff and experts work in over 90 countries to solve complex problems in the peacebuilding, governance, economic development, environment, and human development sectors. With a track record of technical excellence and more than 60 years of international development experience and relationships, we deliver innovative solutions that transform lives.

For more information, please see www.dt-global.com

The Role

Reporting to the PFM Lead, the Regional Economic Advisor will be responsible for supporting the Government of Indonesia (BAPPENAS, KEMENKEU and KEMENDAGRI) in providing input for policy formulation of regional economic development for the fulfilment of minimum service standard, poverty eradication, and enhance local economic development that in line with SKALA mandate.

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About You

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Facilitating the policy dialog with the other relevant ministries and/or subnational governments and provide input for the development of RPJMN 2025-2029.
  2. Technical input for the harmonization of proliferation policies from UU No. 1/2022
  3. Technical input for development of capacity development for implementation of Otsus Fund for Papua and Aceh.
  4. Technical input on mandatory spending for infrastructure.
  5. Technical input on the development of endowment fund policy.
  6. Technical input on DAK Physic (for Infrastructure sector) and Non-Physic Policy.
  7. Technical input on Village Fund Policy.
  8. Technical input on regional performance-based incentives policy.
  9. Technical input on revision of Aceh Otsus Law.
  10. Technical input on derivative regulations on Law No. 1/2022 on HKPD.
  11. Technical input for Political Economy Analysis and Financial Analysis related to SKALA mandate.

Other Duties:

  • Comply with DFAT, DT Global and SKALA policies on gender, disability, fraud and anticorruption, HIV and AIDS, 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 (other options: travel is not required, or occasional travel).

Deliverables

  • Recommendation/policy brief and/or policy note on thematic issues in supporting the development of RPJMN 2025-2029.
  • Design for development of capacity development for Fiscal Transfer Fund management.
  • Recommendation for draft of Musrenbang Otsus guideline.
  • Recommendation/policy brief and/or policy note on endowment fund policy.
  • Recommendation/policy brief and/or policy note on DAK Physic (for infrastructure sector) and Non-Physic Policy.
  • Recommendation/policy brief and/or policy note on General Allocation Fund Policy.
  • Recommendation/policy brief and/or policy note on Village Fund Policy.
  • Recommendation/policy brief and/or policy note on regional performance-based incentives policy.
  • Recommendation/policy brief and/or policy note on mandatory spending for infrastructure.
  • Recommendation/policy brief and/or policy note on derivative regulations on Law No. 1/2022 on HKPD.
  • Input for Political Economy Analysis and Financial Analysis report related to SKALA mandate.        

Relationship Management

This position reports to the PFM Lead and will work closely and effectively with Fiscal Transfer Manager and Special Autonomy Manager. Candidate will also be working with range of stakeholders, including all other Program staff, limited with Operational Staff, GoI, Local Governments, and other external service providers.

Selection Criteria

  1. Master’s degree in economics, development studies, public policy, or other related economic sciences, with minimum 7 years of relevant experiences, or bachelor’s degree in economics, development studies, or other related social sciences, with minimum 5 years of relevant experiences. 
  2. Strong knowledge on recent national and local policies on macro economy, regional economy, and planning.
  3. Strong knowledge and expertise on statistical applications.
  4. Substantial working experience in supporting local government in planning and budgeting especially in lacking regions, such as Aceh dan Papua. 
  5. Substantial working experience with national Government especially with KEMENKEU, BAPPENAS, and KEMENDAGRI.
  6. Strong reporting/writing skills.
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills, and written and verbal communication skills, both in Bahasa and English.
  8. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to achieve goals.
  9. Understanding of gender equality and social inclusion issues.

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.

HOW TO APPLY
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Please submit
1) Your CV
2) A cover letter addressing the essential selection criteria (maximum 2 pages)

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 14th 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) 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.

HUBUNGI KAMI

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.

HUBUNGI KAMI

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