RTI International – Knowledge Sector Initiative Project Job Vacancy: Enabling Environment Senior Coordinator, Jakarta – Indonesian

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February 23, 2019

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The Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) is a partnership
between the governments of Indonesia and Australia. It is funded by the
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and implemented in cooperation
with the Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development
Planning Agency (Kementerian Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional/Badan Perencanaan
Pembangunan Nasional, Bappenas).

 KSI
supports Indonesian policymakers to develop more effective development policies
through better use of research, data, and analysis. The program works with
research providers and government agencies to strengthen the quality and
policy-relevance of research and how it is used for policymaking. KSI also
works to improve regulations and practices that support quality research and
make using evidence in policymaking easier.

RTI
International as the managing contractor for this program is in search of
highly qualified and enthusiastic, experienced candidates to fill the position
of ENABLING ENVIRONMENT SENIOR COORDINATOR – Jakarta

Essential
duties and responsibilities:
The Enabling Environment Senior
Coordinator (EESC) is a key role in facilitating actors and institutions within
the knowledge sector to ensure that research and other types of evidence are
produced and made available to policymakers to inform their decisions. As a
highly skilled facilitator, the EESC will ensure that strong networks are
engaged and key opinion leaders are facilitated into Change Leadership Networks
(CLNs) who are accessing and referring to diagnostics and references provided
by the KEL (Knowledge Exchange and Learning) Team and developing joint reform
agendas related to Indonesia’s knowledge sector.

Under the supervision of the Policy
and Innovation Development (PID) Lead, the EESC supports the function of the
team to ensure that KSI continues to build networks and coalitions of key
opinion leaders and policy makers. Building from existing relationships and
networks, the PID team will initiate multiple CLNs, and support these networks
in establishing reform and policy agendas. As key agendas develop and require
further resourcing, the PID team will also work with and be supported by the
Strategic Partnership Management (SPM) team to implement substantive
innovations and initiatives.

The responsibilities are as follows
but are not limited to:

  • Working
    under the coordination of the Policy and Innovation Development (PID)
    Lead, the EESC will work together with the National Change Leadership
    Network Senior Coordinator and Subnational Change Leadership Network
    Senior Coordinator to provide evidence-based government policy
    recommendations to actors and institutions involved in the reform agendas;
  • Coordinates
    and facilitates change leadership networks in developing evidence-based
    policy recommendations and agendas;
  • Act as
    conveners and critical friend to CLNs in identifying the need of evidence,
    the kinds of credible and best-available evidence to inform Government of
    Indonesia (GoI) decision making and the different use of evidence based on
    the nature of policy making processes;
  • Provide
    critical inputs, analyse discourses within CLNs in order to facilitate
    their design and progression of strategic agendas and activities;
  • Work
    together with the Strategic Partnership Management unit to identify where
    research and other types of evidence produced by the Policy Research
    Alliance could potentially be used by CLNs and formulate and communicate
    the type of evidence needed by CLNs to KSI International and National
    Partners;
  • Commission
    Political Economy Analysis in identifying a potential political space
    (enabling environment) that inform strategies in engaging with the right
    CLNs, actors and institutions;
  • Ensure
    results from CLN activities on the use of evidence are captured, analysed
    and disseminated to inform KSI evolving strategy, directions and
    decisions;
  • Identify
    thematic policy priorities across CLNs and links to DFAT’s portfolio of
    aid investments to support amplifying evidence as a policy input to GoI;
  • Work
    collaboratively with the Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Team to
    supply performance information and to identify key learning.
     
Requirements:
Master’s
degree and a minimum of 9 years of experience or a Bachelor Degree and 12 years
of experience in management, communications, knowledge management, business
administration, international development, public policy, social policy
research, or a related field;

Skills & Abilities:

  • communications
    or knowledge management role, and proven capacity to work in a matrix
    compliance oriented organisation;
  • Demonstrated
    ability to effectively broker, collaborate and build strong networking
    relationships with a variety of stakeholders at national and subnational
    level to promote evidence-based policy making;
  • Experience
    working with GoI policy makers and supporting highly productive and
    functional networks involving government officials and other key
    stakeholders;
  • Ability
    to engage proactively with policy makers with the sound understanding in
    thinking and working politically;
  • Ability
    to communicate effectively and cross-culturally with pivotal actors
    involved in the policy making level at national and subnational level;
  • Sound
    experience conducting political economy analysis or stakeholder network
    analysis;
  • Excellent
    presentation, communication and inter-personal / cross-cultural skills;
  • Ability
    to work well within a team and to work effectively with government and
    non-government stakeholders;
  • Ability
    to analyse plan and develop appropriate responses to complex situations
    and highly developed problem solving skills;
  • Highly
    advanced English writing skills and strong Bahasa Indonesia speaking and
    writing skills.
If
you meet the requirements, and are keen to be part of this exciting program,
you are welcome to submit your applications online via CLICK HERE
before Sunday, March 3, 2019.
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