Global Green Growth Institute Vacancy: Associate Environmental Economist - Palangkaraya, Kalimantan

Job title: Associate Environmental Economist Location: Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan Start date: Soon as possible End date: 31 De... thumbnail 1 summary
Job title: Associate Environmental Economist

Location: Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan
Start date: Soon as possible
End date: 31 December 2016 (with possibility of extension)
Type of contract: Consultant
Period: 170 days ( contract ended on 31 Dec 2016)

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) seeks to hire an Associate Environmental Economist to support their collaborative green growth program with the Government of Indonesia (GoI) especially in Central Kalimantan.

GGGI is an international organization founded in June 2010. GGGI is dedicated to pioneering and diffusing a new model of economic growth, known as “green growth”. This simultaneously targets key aspects of economic performance, such as poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion and those of environmental sustainability, such as mitigation of climate change and security of access to clean water. GGGI’s approach is particularly suited to developing countries because it starts from broad-based progress in living standards and growth. Since 2013, GGGI has worked in close collaboration with the Government of Indonesia in the GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program (GGP).

The Jakarta office is offering a consultant position within a varied and dynamic team, who will play an integral role in supporting GGGI’s sub-national work with Central Kalimantan province, Murung Raya and Pulang Pisau district governments. The post holder will be based in Palangkaraya, to support mainstreaming of green growth, especially in the cross-sectoral, forest and land-use sectors. The position is also expected to support relevant program activities in East Kalimantan as needed and occasional travel to Jakarta. The position will have dual-reporting lines to GGGI’s provincial and Jakarta offices.

Role overview
He/she will play an active role in identifying local government’s economic development priorities,   and provide insight to government partners on how green growth can help achieve their economic and development goals as well as contribute to climate change goals and SDGs. He/she will work closely with government counterparts, especially in the forest/land-use, agriculture, mining and energy sectors and support the gathering of data and information for economic valuation, modeling to support green growth related policy shifts, and identify opportunities to drive public & private investment towards green growth. In addition, he/she will support  GGGI’s capacity building efforts through workshop/FGD preparation.

Key responsibilities
  • Work closely with provincial and district level governments to mainstream green growth into their development and investment plan (Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Daerah, Rencana Kegiatan Pembangunan, Anggaran Pendapatan dan Belanja Daerah), especially in the forest/land-use, agriculture, mining and energy sectors.
  • Stimulate green growth dialogues and document a systematic approach to mainstream and implement green growth within the government’s mid-term and short-term provincial development and sectoral plans (Rencana Strategis dan Rencana Kerja SKPD).
  • Identify opportunities to mainstream green growth in program/project development which contribute to local and national development plans as well as the GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program goals
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the existing government programs and budget, including assessing government budget (re-) allocation, and assessing other opportunities and barriers to implementation as basis to drive investment towards green growth strategy at selected pilot districts. 
  • Support data and information collection as needed as well as cost benefit training workshops at  sub-national level to strengthen GoI counterparts’ capacity in making more informed policy and investment decisions in planning/design of economic activities.
  • Identify, compile and summarize capacity building and policy development needs in order to promote further adoption of green growth within development planning processes
The position is expected to participate and actively contribute to government-run workshops and FGDs related to economic and development planning and work as part of the hybrid teams that GGGI has established with each of our GoI counterparts at  sub-national level.

Skills and qualifications
  • A Bachelor (preferably Masters) Degree in Economics, ideally with a focus on environmental economics and a keen interest in environment and climate related issues 
  • Proven experience in government development planning and budgeting (Musrenbang, mekanisme penganggaran, RPJMD, RKP, APBD, Strategi Perencanaan dan Penganggaran Pembangunan Hijau/P3H) 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills, and consensus-building skills, and ability to foster strong relationships with key government agencies and to understand government needs
  • Minimum five years of relevant  experience, ideally with international organizations or NGOs. 
  • Excellent analytical skills and able to use economic assessment tools that value environmental and social costs and benefits
  • Ability to communicate complex green growth related issues in a clear and simple way to a diverse audience
  • Flexible, adaptive and able to carry out multiple activities to tight deadlines
  • Ability to deliver quality products independently with minimal supervision 
  • Engagement and policy experience with Indonesian government officials will be seen as an asset
  • A wide network with local governments, private companies, academicians and local CSOs will be seen as a strong asset
  • Fluency in English
Applicants must hold exemplary and relevant academic credentials as described above. To submit your application please send a cover letter describing why you are most suitable for the position attaching your latest CV to Gema Junita ( by 26 April 2016.
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