The Royal Norwegian Embassy Job Vacancy: Programme Advisors (Climate & Forest Team), Jakarta - Indonesia

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta wishes to fill one-two vacancies in its Climate and Forest team. We are looking for dynamic, articulate and accomplished individuals to work at the cutting edge of one of the most innovative bilateral climate partnerships in the world.

The Norwegian climate and forest partnership with Indonesia is based on a bilateral MoU from 2022. Norway has under this MoU contributed 156 million dollars in support of Indonesia’s continuous efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from forestry and other land use. The Norwegian contribution is a Results Based Contribution, based on verified emissions reductions, and is managed by the Indonesian Environment Fund (IEF). The Programme Advisors will therefore collaborate closely with the IEF as well as the Indonesian Government. Norway also works closely with a broad range of civil society organisations, as well as the private sector in Indonesia.

We are a team of six people working in the Climate and Forest team at the Embassy in Jakarta.

What will the jobholders be expected to work on?
  • To participate in strategic dialogue with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Indonesia’s Environment Fund, as well as other relevant government institutions.
  • To nurture a network of contacts in the government, civil society, and among other stakeholders.
  • To analyse and report on political developments with implications for forest and climate.
  • To support grant management through technical appraisal of project proposals and existing contracts with partners.
  • To plan and prepare meetings, visits as well as strategic communications activities.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Strong understanding of international and Indonesian climate change policy. Experience from the government sector (national/regional) is an advantage, preferably from working directly on issues related to climate, forest, and land use.
  • Strong analytical skills in assessing policies, strategies, documents, and reports.
  • Ability to follow up contractual arrangements with partners through assessment of progress reports and financial reports.
  • Strong communication and writing skills, previous experience with speech writing and communications work is an advantage.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work within a multi-cultural team.
  • Oral and written fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English. Language skills will be tested during the selection process.
  • Higher university degree in a relevant discipline for the positions
  • The successful candidates must be prepared for some travelling, including in the field. Possible adjustments to their program portfolio might occur.
  • The Embassy offers a good working environment, a competitive salary package and the opportunity to work largely independently. A certain amount of paid overtime will be required.
How to Apply?
Please send your cover letter of no more than 500 words and a CV in English with subject “Application Programme Advisor – Climate and Forest team” to

Closing Date: 02 April 2024