Senior Planning and Budgeting Specialist


Location Remote desk
APPLICATIONS CLOSE  6th 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

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The Role
The Senior Planning and Budgeting Specialist will be responsible to provide technical input on government planning and budgeting aspects to MoF, BAPPENAS and Papua Region Government efforts in creating stronger enabling environment for subnational service delivery; improving service delivery at sub-national level and; ensuring greater participation, representation and influence of women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups 

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About You

Specific Responsibilities 

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

Prepare inputs to regional planning and budgeting, budget analysis, planning and budgeting policy paper, guidelines, modules/training materials, training delivery and provide input to policy documents, focusing to: 

  1. Implementation of UU HKPD 
  2. Regional planning, budgeting and monitoring 
  3. Local government priority programs 
  4. Utilization of SAIK+ and SIO Papua for regional planning 
  5. Documentation of GEDSI implementation lesson learn 

Other Duties: 

  1. Comply with DFAT, DT Global and SKALA policies on gender, disability, fraud and anticorruption, child protection, PSEAH and the environment. 
  2. Ensure compliance and adherence to various operational policies, guidelines and manuals issued by DT Global and SKALA. 
  3. Proactively identify and report risks and manage risks within your level of accountability. 
  4. 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).  


  1. Monthly report 
  2. Documented input to above mentioned focuses.  

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 Province Lead.    

Selection Criteria 


  1. Minimum Master Degree on economics, accounting, management, public finance or any relevant fields. 
  2. At least 15 years of relevant experience in assisting national and local government in mid-term and annual planning. 
  3. Strong knowledge on Papua development context.  
  4. Strong knowledge on recent national policies on local government. 
  5. Demonstrate ability to conduct capacity development and knowledge sharing for GOI and local Governments as well as SKALA program staffs.   
  6. Strong communication skills (written and verbal) in Bahasa Indonesia and English. 
  7. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to maintain work relations with key stakeholders in the government. 
  8. 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.

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Please submit
1) Your CV
2) A cover letter addressing the selection criteria

APPLICATIONS CLOSE  6th 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.


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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