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

Posting Job


April 13, 2016

Expired Job


March 30, 2020



title: Associate Environmental

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
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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