GIZ Indonesia for the SDGs SSTC project: Junior Communication Advisor

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.

Since the roll-out of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the government of Indonesia has showed strong commitment to get inline with the goals that can be seen in the systematic approached to mainstream the SDGs Indicators into the formal development planning at all levels of governance. However, this effort is not without challenges. The core principles of SDGs, among others, Leave No One Behind and Multi-Stakeholders Partnership are not that easy to realize.

The business as usual of the Indonesian government is working alone and non-inclusive. So, the habit of the government officials to go ahead with themselves is already formed strong. For this reason, there is a big need to facilitate the process of bringing the state actors and the other non-state actors on board.

In the previous SFF SDGs project, the facilitation support has already been done from within the government partner reaching out to the non-state actors and the results have indicated that an approach is needed to be made available from the other end back to the government. Meaning, the facilitation support is needed to be done from within the non-state actors reaching back to the state actors.

Religious organizations are one of the most potential NSA as it is usually a programmatic approach to developing its followers. Supports are provided to the most in need (touching the principle leave no one behind) of the followers and can be in the field of economy, education, health, and even environment. However, similar to the government, for some reason, the religious organization is also tend to work alone.

The SDGs framework that has already been developed by the government of Indonesia is having a potential to bring them together. If the available tools have been introduced and guided properly to the religious organizations, it is expected to gain positive results and have the Partnership between the two realized. In a long run, this could then be linked to other actors to create a real Multi-Stakeholders Partnership.

A part of the efforts in realizing MSP between the religious organizations and the other actors is by developing proper communication materials that may strategically support the ROs in implementing development programs that are contributing the achievement of SDGs within its' communities and reaching out to broader communities.

We seek one (1) qualified Indonesian candidate for:

Junior Communication Advisor on SDGs to Support Religious Organizations in Indonesia

A. Responsibilities

The main responsibility of the Junior Advisor should include, but not limited to, the following areas:

Finalized SDGs Communication Guideline for the ROs.

Finalized faith-based SDGs campaign strategy.

SDGs communication materials that are in-line with the core teaching of the related religious organization, i.e. Islam, Catholic, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian.

Publications of the ROs SDGs related activities to mass-media, including in the social media.



Supporting the Religious Organizations on SDGs Communication

Developing SDGs Communication Guideline for the ROs.

Construction of faith-based SDGs campaign: combining the spirit of SDGs and the related religious teaching.

Design of SDGs communication materials that are in-line with the core teaching of the related religious organization, i.e. Islam, Catholic, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian.

Media outreach of the SDGs related activities of the religious organization.

Support the managing of Social Media of the religious organizations in campaigning SDGs.

Support the coordinating of SDGs related public appearances of the related religious organizations.

Monitor public opinion of the SDGs related activities of the religious organizations and evaluate to support the fine tuning of the organizations' policies in supporting SDGs.


Networking and cooperation

Supports cooperation and regular contact with partners, relevant national and international organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the project environment as well as with other projects in Indonesia and in other identified beneficiary countries to improve and maintain good working relationships

Communicates local interests and efforts and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project/programme

Provides technical assistance to local, regional, international experts and related stakeholders

Ensures knowledge management: collects, processes and distributes relevant information, monitors communication and interaction between government institutions, NGOs and society through analyses of the media, direct dialogue, participation in meetings and seminars etc.


Knowledge management

Ensures knowledge transfer of project information

Provides background research and strategy formulation of SSTC component within the project area;

Documents the entire process in the project to become knowledge product

Draft reports and presentation documents

Supports in preparing appropriate input, confirmation of data for various project reports including annual reports SSTS Indonesia and contributes to the other reports required by GIZ Head Office


Other duties/additional tasks

·         performs other duties and tasks at the request of the superior

·         contributes actively to a good working climate and team working within the project

Required qualifications, competences and experience



·         At least Bachelor's degree in Communication Science or areas that are related to the project objectives

Professional experience

Having 3 - 5 years' experience in a communications-related field, preferably with international aid organizations.

Capable in absorb new information rapidly and put into communication design materials

Experience in working with a range of communications media and related hardware/software(s), e.g. writing, presentation, video, animation, banner, leaflet, bulletin/newsletter, etc.

Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills

Strong critical and problem-solving skills

Outstanding editing and persuasive writing skills

Empathy and ability to represent the client's perspective

Flexibility and the ability to navigate ambiguity, deadline pressure, and conflicting requests

Self-motivation, with a talent for working in an entrepreneurial way in an unstructured environment

Deeply wired client-service mindset, with strong networking skills to build-up an internal "client-base"

Team orientation, with a strong sense of commitment to team members and client impact.


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 skills 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: November 2020

Contract Period: 6 months (Nov 2020 – 30 Apr 2021)

Direct Supervisor: Principal Advisor

Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references)to by October 23rd, 2020 with subject line SDGs SSTC – Junior Communication Advisor.

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