Repost - GIZ Indonesia for Emissions reduction in cities through improved waste management (DKTI): Advisor on Waste Management

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. GIZ has been working in Indonesia since 1975 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). 

The project ‘"Emissions reduction in cities through improved waste management (DKTI)" has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with an implementation period until July 2023. This project would respond to the problem faced by Indonesia concerning waste management and tackling greenhouse gas emission. With its large population (around 270 million people), Indonesia is one of largest emitters of greenhouse gas in the world, with unmanaged waste contributes for over 6% of total GHG emissions. In the world, Indonesia ranks 6th in terms of GHG emission from waste. The main reasons are the dumping of untreated organic waste in landfills, open burning of waste, poor segregation and recycling rates. 

The project aims to support the implementation of suitable waste management systems by improving required conditions in the national and municipal levels. Thus, the project works with 3 outputs working in municipalities/cities level and national level. The outputs represent improvement of technical know-how in value chain of waste management, improvement of waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission data, and enabling financing of improved waste management. 

To support this project, GIZ is currently recruiting one (1) Indonesian candidate for the following position: 

Advisor on Waste Management  


The advisor is responsible for:

perform as the focal point coordination for output related to linkage between the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and waste management

provide review and backstopping to concepts on improvement of waste management system and related policy briefs and initiatives

provide advisory on waste management and low carbon development policy

coordinate the working area on improvement of reporting and monitoring procedures related to solid waste data

ensure the synergy and coordination process among related actors on waste management and climate policy in national and subnational level

support the development of a tool box for the selection, adaptation and application of instruments for the improvement of the solid waste management chain, including suitable operator models for cities and municipalities

implement daily operational aspects of all issues to waste management within the project framework

maintain of a good flow of communication and information between all involved institutions, counterparts and GIZ


Professional advisory services

assist a well-coordinated planning and implementation of output related to linkage between the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and waste management in close consultation with the Bappenas as the project partner and/or other implementing partners in Indonesia

prepare and implement the coordination process of joint project activities at national and sub-national level

work closely with project partners in designing effective mechanism to implement reporting and monitoring procedures related to solid waste data in the national and sub-national level

deal with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other activities on improvement of waste management system

formulates terms of reference, select and supervision of external support (consultants) assignments to act as trainers/experts for selected research studies, workshop and/or training events

provision of inputs/review & backstopping of policy papers and research studies developed in the frame of project context

organising quality assurance process for research studies on solid waste management and the link to reduction of greenhouse gas emission

monitors the development and implementation of plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts as well as identifies bottlenecks and recommends alternative management options to the manager 

Networking and cooperation

Liaises closely with secretariat of Low Carbon Development Indonesia in the implementation of the activities

ensures cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the project and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships

communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project

communicates regularly with other GIZ projects on specified topic(s) related with waste management and climate policy 

Knowledge management

compiles information related with waste management and climate policy and ensures knowledge transfers

develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures

draws up reports and presentation documents related with working areas under his/her responsibilities

formulates appropriate input for project reports 

4.         Coordination tasks

assists with general project planning and develops project concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation

coordinates relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organisational aspects

compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments

uses GIZ’s Capacity Works to manage the projects 

5.         Other duties/additional tasks

performs other duties and tasks at the request of superior

Required qualifications, competences and experience 


Masters/MSc/similar degree education in Engineering (Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering), Environmental Science or similar studies focusing on waste management and climate change

Professional experience

Minimum of 8 years professional experience related with waste management and/or climate change

Knowledge on waste management and international climate policy framework

Experience in cooperation with the public and private sector

Networks into both public and private sectors in Indonesia regarding waste management, recycling and climate change issues

Experience in international cooperation and/or German cooperation

xperience in developing and facilitating capacity development programs, tools and training modules, ideally linked to the waste management and/or climate change topic (mitigation) 

Other knowledge, additional competences

very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

excellent written and oral knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and English

working knowledge of German is an asset

willingness to up skill as required by the tasks to be performed –corresponding measures are agreed with management

strong organisational competence with good communication and coordination skills

ability to work in an intercultural environment

Duty Station: Jakarta

Joining Date: a.s.a.p.

Direct Supervisor: Principal Advisor

Interested candidates should submit a motivation letter, CV, trainings attended and list of references (a must), addressed to The closing date to submit the application letter is on 25th September, 2020. 

Please indicate your application by putting the following code in the subject line: DKTI – AWM (2)

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.

GIZ Office Indonesia – Human Resources Unit

Menara BCA, 46th Floor, Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta 10310, Indonesia