WRI Indonesia is looking for Copywriter for Climate Program's Publication

Program Overview

WRI Indonesia has been expanding its climate portfolio that coordinates global flagship projects of the Tracking and Strengthening Climate Actions (TASCA), Nationally Determined Contributions Roadmap Implementation (NDC Roadmap), NDC Enhancement, NDC Partnership in Indonesia, Partnership to Strengthen Transparency for co-Innovation (PaSTI) and Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI). TASCA, LCDI and the NDC Partnership will undertake systematic social economy assessment, quantitative and spatial analyses to support the development of the next National Mid-Term Development Planning (RPJMN 2020-2024) and Indonesia Vision 2045 as a roadmap document for national long term climate strategies developed by Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), and provide independent and authoritative evidence on the relationship between actions that strengthen economic performance and those that reduce the risk of climate change and declining environmental carrying capacity.

The program intends to identify opportunities: 1) where policy reforms and research, investment and business solutions could yield large multiple benefits for the economy, society and the environment, and 2) how development scenarios could be assessed quantitatively to balance between economic growth and environmental carrying capacity.

The Climate aims to contribute to building a low carbon development, achieving more ambitious Indonesia’s climate actions target (Nationally Determined Contributions/NDC) across development sectors. It will develop an evidence based, spatially explicit social economic development scenarios; and investment model to inform Indonesia’s Mid-term National Development Planning (RPJMN) strategic environmental assessment and to achieve Indonesia’s global commitment to emissions reduction and environmental sustainability

Under the climate portfolio including TASCA, we have published the following items:

1.     NDC Enhancement Guidelines

2.     Science Based Target Initiatives

3.     Long-Term Strategy Study

Job Responsibilities

The consultant is responsible to develop 3 infographic booklets in Bahasa Indonesia to make our technical publications become more digestible and easier to understand by public, in particular national and subnational government as well as private sectors. This position will report to the Climate Research Analyst while working closely and collaboratively with the Communication Project Lead, and an appointed illustrator.


1.     Develop a 2,500 – 3,500 words of written content for 3 infographic booklets in Bahasa Indonesia, explaining:

a.     NDC Enhancement Guidelines

b.     Science Based Target Initiatives

c.     Long-Term Strategy for Climate Action

2.     Collaborate with Illustrator to finalize the whole product (3 infographic booklets)

Job Qualifications

·         More than 3 years of experience in climate and science communications, copywriting, journalism, or other related field

·         Excellent written communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia

·         Excellent understanding on Indonesia’s climate change mitigation efforts

·         Able to work under tight deadline

·         Good communications skill

·         Ability to work efficiently and manage their working time effectively

·         Ability to maintain adequate speed and volume of output

Period of Work

The consultant is expected to provide the services for 3 months from October until December 2020. Detailed work plan will be discussed with WRI Indonesia team following signing of the engagement contract.

Consultant Fee and Terms of Payment

The consultant will be compensated according to the completion of each deliverables (deliverables-based).

Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.

Must submit proposed professional fee and 2 writing samples in Bahasa Indonesia

Final candidates might be required to take a writing test when needed.

Consultant rate: Consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills.

Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal  https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/job/oRSBdfwh in order to be formally considered. 

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 8 October 2020. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 

This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.

WRI Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions. 

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WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.

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