Hivos Southeast Asia Job Consultant for Communication Green Energy - Indonesian

Hivos Southeast Asia is an International non-governmental organization guided by humanist values. It aims at structural poverty alleviation with a strong focus on civil society building and sustainable economic development. Hivos Southeast Asia provides financial support for local NGOs, is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging knowledge and expertise. For its Hivos Southeast Asia seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of:

Title: Consultant for Communication Green Energy
Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 7 (seven) months (September 2017 to March 2018)
Report to: Project Manager Green Energy & Regional Advocacy Officer Green and Inclusive Energy


Hivos started the Iconic Island initiative in 2010 that the Indonesian Island of Sumba was chosen. This inititative aims to provide access to reliable renewable forms of energy to the population of this island, and in doing so, ending their dependency on fossil fuels and support development and economic activities of the local population. With years of experience working with partner organizations to establish access to sustainable energy in developing countries, Hivos is convinced that converting to sustainable energy while combining poverty reduction is possible on a large scale. The results of the Iconic Island initiative should become an example for other parts of the world. Currently SII is being adopted as the government program under Ministerial Decree NO. 3051 K/30/MEM/2015, which promoted multi-stakeholder approach where government, private sector and CSOs are working collaboratively under that Decree.

On 18 December 2015 Hivos signed a partnership agreement with the Millennium Challenge Account-Indonesia (MCA-I) which allow Hivos to rapidly scale up renewable energy access and income benefits by replicating the successful approaches and business models developed under the Indonesia Domestic Biogas Program (IDBP), more popularly known as Biogas Rumah (BIRU), a semi-market based biogas sector development and the Sumba Iconic Island (SII) as one big project named ‘Investing in Renewable Energy for Rural, Remote Communities’ or TERANG Project. This partnership agreement aims to achieve two outcomes, including improvement of rural livelihoods through utilization of renewable energy in rural communities; and the sustainable business models of off-grid RE technologies adopted.

To ensure proper communication, branding and publications about the project are being addressed according to plan and both Hivos and donor standard. The Communication Green Energy Consultant develops communication strategies, organizes online and offline communication activities (e.g. conferences, seminars), develops and disseminates communication materials and enables the Hivos community and its partners to communicate effectively. The Communication Green Energy Consultant assists the Green Energy teams in the communication dimension of each programme or project; provides the communication framework to which the project adheres, in accordance with the corporate values, identity, standards and formats and tools for internal and external profiling and positioning. He/she may undertake specialized communication strategies varying from lobbying to designing social media activities relevant to the project.

This position combines the skills of Communication and website editor/copywriter. S/he ensures that project communication activities are aligned with Hivos’ corporate communication strategy, values, identity, standards and formats as well as donor’s visibility requirements. The Communication Green Energy Consultant also organises online and offline communication activities, develops and disseminates printed and online communication materials and enables the Hivos community and its partners to communicate effectively. Furthermore, s/he leads the development of the Green Energy communication strategy and the implementation of communication activities. The Communication Green Energy Consultant manages the Sumba Iconic Island website and social media, writes texts and develops or provides visual content (photos, illustrations, podcasts, videos and infographics) for internal and external media.


  • The Consultant is expected to deliver specific quarterly deliverables that must be achieved every quarters:
  • Establish Hivos-TERANG mailing list database to provide more information to target spesific audiences.
  • Establish, maintain and update a database of media contacts. Furthering good relations with key journalists, particularly environment correspondents.
  • Assist with production of project documentations.
  • Design and lead the outreach campaigns in the target communities
  • In coordination with M&E officer to design any collaterals to present results of baseline/ mid term evaluation and end -line evaluation, targeting different relevant target audiences.
  • Work with a consultant to produce high quality image from the project to be used as promotional and showcase
  • Lead the learning event concepts, communication production and implementation
  • Generate news and conduct regular media gathering or visit, in other to build a solid relationship with the media as well as feeding information to the journalist about the Green and Inclusive programme.
  • Response to the additional program needs
  • Develops and managing Green and Inclusive Energy micro-site for Indonesia. The communications consultant is request to submit the concept of the micro-site, the content management strategy, and conduct the regular content update.
  • Develops and managing the social media publication via Twitter and Facebook. The communication consultant is request to submit the social media strategy for social media campaign, conduct the regular content update on green and inclusive energy, as well as the monthly social media report.
  • Managing the information update of SP-Green and Inclusive Energy via various communication channels (Journalist WA groups, newsletter, etc) as well as working close with the Hivos global communications officers and partners comms officer to strengthen Hivos brand.
  • Supervising the communication material production from the Green and Inclusive Energy nexus partners, including the content, lay-out, image, and design which should meet Hivos brand style.
  • Event management related to the launching of research finding result and the COP preparation. The communication consultant is request to submit communication material suggestion for COP preparation, for example: Position paper, brochure, photo stories, etc.
  • Communication training for Nexus partners under SP-Energy. The communication consultant is requested to conduct communication training related to brand awareness and Hivos brand identity and guideline style. The consultant should submit the syllabus of the training prior.
The consultant will work for 7 (seven) months, September 2017 to March 2018.

Knowledge, experiences and competencies
We are seeking an Indonesian person with the following qualities:
  • Have affinity for Hivos’ vision and mission and be driven by a strong motivation to contribute to real and lasting change.
  • Have knowledge of and experience in the field of international development cooperation and excellent skills in the development and implementation of communication strategies.
  • Is creative and outgoing.
  • Know how to reach your target groups through innovative and conventional media.
  • Have excellent writing and organisational skills.
  • Have at least 5 years of working experience, in particular with corporate and campaigning, communication, copywriting for another similar website and use of social media.
  • Is very strong communicator in both English and Bahasa.
  • Have a strong press network and social media savvy.
  • Is innovative and flexible and you are able to work in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders and international partners.
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, excellent knowledge of corporate communication and branding, experience with content management systems, and preferably with image editing.
To apply for this consultancy position please submit your CV, a cover letter including your daily rate fee to :, no later than 13 September 2017, with email subject: Communication Officer GE. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.