GIZ Indonesia - SAFE Project Job Vacancy: Advisor Innovation, Knowledge, and Communication - Jakarta

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations on behalf of the German Government.

Implemented by GIZ, the Global Fund to Promote Innovations in Agriculture and Nutrition (i4Ag)” is part of the special initiative “ONE WORLD – No Hunger” (SEWOH). On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), i4Ag promotes gender-sensitive and use-centered innovations. With co-financing from the European Union, i4Ag is financing the project Sustainable Agriculture for Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) in Brazil, Ecuador, Indonesia and Zambia.

Tropical agricultural commodities like palm oil, coffee and cocoa provide the livelihoods for millions of local communities around the world and have contributed to rural development. However, the rise in their production over the last decades has also been linked to deforestation and forest degradation. As forests are critically important to mitigating climate change, maintaining biodiversity and providing ecosystem services, their sustainable management has become a global priority.

Against this backdrop, the European Commission (EC) has drafted a proposal for a regulation on deforestation-free products, to ensure that agricultural commodities sold on the European market do not contribute to deforestation or forest degradation. Other markets as well as large private companies have made similar commitments to exclude deforestation from their supply chain. With sustainability of raw material becoming a precondition for market access, smallholder producers are at the risk to be excluded.

To address these challenges in Indonesia, SAFE supports relevant stakeholders to address agricultural drivers for deforestation in two target areas in West Kalimantan and Central Sulawesi. The aim is to improve the protection of forest while supporting local communities in accessing markets and increasing their incomes.  SAFE is implemented with the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) as the political partner from the Indonesian Government.

The project is recruiting one Indonesian candidate as Adviser on Innovation, Knowledge and Communication to support the team on internal and external communications as well as knowledge management.

To support the project, we seek one (1) motivated and qualified Indonesian candidate for: Advisor Innovation, Knowledge, and Communication

  • Implement a stakeholder process to identify innovations for reducing deforestation from agriculture
  • Organize the engagement external stakeholders in project activities
  • Support the project monitoring, generation and sharing of knowledge
  • Manage the communication on the SAFE project to relevant audiences
  • Promote collaboration and smooth flow of information within the SAFE team 

Stakeholder engagement and innovation
  • Design and manage a stakeholder process to identify innovations to reduce deforestation from agriculture
  • Manage a community of practice for knowledge sharing and exchange
  • Advise on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools to be promoted to meet project objectives
  • Contribute to networks and promote stakeholder engagement to foster partnerships and cooperation with the private sector, civil society and development agencies
  • Support the content design and facilitation of internal and external events
  • Support the organization of events (internal and external) and meetings (online and offline), in coordination with the Office Manager and the GIZ Travel and Event team
  • Summarize and document results of internal and external meetings, workshops, and events
Monitoring and Knowledge Management
  • Develop and manage formats for the planning and monitoring of project activities
  • Support team members with using tools and formats for progress monitoring, promoting the use of ICT
  • Maintain a system for knowledge sharing, communication and cooperation amongst SAFE team members
  • Identify information needs for external and internal communication
  • Explore and document success stories to showcase project achievements
  • Coordinate with project partners to assess project progress and collect relevant information
  • Support the team in the use of ICT for effective communication in general
Internal and external communication
  • Create and execute project communications strategy and plan
  • Develop and disseminate communication material for a wide range of channels (including social media) and audiences in coordination and alignment with the GIZ communications team, the global Steering Unit of the project and other projects
  • Formulate communication content on project activities and progress amongst others for the stakeholder process to identify innovations
  • Support the design, editing and layout of communication material as well as technical documents (e.g. infographics, presentations, brochures, blog posts, e-mail blasts, invitations, presentations)
  • Manage and supervise service providers in the production of communication products (e.g. videos, studies) in accordance with GIZ communication guidelines
  • Ensure the availability of photo and video material for communication purposes
  • Act as the communication focal point for SAFE and respond to GIZ enquiries and requests related to communication and knowledge management 
  • Develop and maintain online and offline procedures and formats for internal communications 
Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications and experience
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as, English, social studies, communications, information technology or public affairs
  • 7 years of professional experience in communications and knowledge management
  • Experience in managing stakeholder processes, preferably related to innovation
  • Proven experience in developing communication products in the context of sustainability, preferably related to agriculture or land use
  • Experience in project management and monitoring
  • Experience in planning and organizing events
  • Knowledge of sustainability challenges in agricultural supply chains is considered an advantage
  • Experience in international development cooperation, experience with Indonesian government institutions is considered and advantage
  • Experience using and promoting ICT Tools 
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Network in sustainable development community, business associations and media
  • Pro-active, can-do attitude and flexibility
  • Ability and desire to work in teams and in a support function
  • Passion to work on sustainable development in agriculture and forestry
  • Excellent intercultural communication skills
  • Knowledge of GIZ instruments, procedures, and rules is considered an advantage
  • Excellent written and spoken English
Duty Station: Jakarta

Joining Date: 15 December 2022

Direct Supervisor:  Principal Advisor

Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references) to by November 9th, 2022 with subject line SAFE AIKC

Please name your file as follow format: [Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate] (i.e: Nakula Sadewa_CV or Nakula Sadewa_Motivation Letter or Nakula Sadewa_Reference)

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.