GIZ Indonesia for the SUTRI NAMA INDOBUS Project: Technical Advisor - Public Transport & NMT Position

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has been shaping international cooperation on behalf of the German Government for and with international organisations and partners for more than 60 years. Operating globally, GIZ works to ensure that people around the world will have a better future. GIZ uses sustainable approaches and solutions both in our project work and within the company.


SUTRI NAMA as registered with the UNFCCC aims to tackle challenges of growing urban traffic congestion and increasing urban transport related greenhouse gas emissions by transforming urban transport in Indonesia with a mix of capacity-building and investment measures provided through a national sustainable urban transport programme. SUTRI NAMA is implemented starting December 2017 with the support from the NAMA Facility through GIZ as the delivery organization.


A technical assistance component namely Indonesia Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Development Project (INDOBUS), funded by the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO) added to SUTRI NAMA for the development and start-up of bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors in selected pilot cities of Indonesia. The component has been working at both local and national levels in the field of BRT planning, project management support, BRT operations management, public transport funding as well as reform of the private minibus-sector towards participation in operating consortiums. At national level coordination has to be sought between the several relevant line ministries; best-practice examples / project achievements have to be documented, published and promoted for replication. 


To support the implementation of the above projects, GIZ Indonesia, through SUTRI NAMA & INDOBUS, is seeking a qualified Indonesian candidate for the following position:


Technical Advisor – Public Transport & NMT


A.  Responsibilities

o  Providing technical advice and assistance on public transport and non-motorized transport (NMT) to the project team and stakeholders (government institutions, relevant organizations and institutions, and other GIZ projects)

o  Together with national and international consultants, developing service packages and modes of delivery, jointly with other international cooperation projects and initiatives on urban transport (development of guidance documents to assist local governments on specific transport projects/ policies)

o  Together with project team, under the coordination of Principal Advisor, to ensure that all milestones in both SUTRI NAMA and INDOBUS components are achieved timely


In this context, the position includes, but is not limited to the following tasks:


B.  Tasks


1.   Professional Advisory Services

·       Provide technical assistance on project development and management in pilot cities (e.g. development of concepts for parking zones and pricing models, tendering process for public transport operation services, process advice and stakeholder coordination for public transport reforms, including detailed engineering design, financing models, operation and maintenance plans)

·       Together with Principal Advisor, to develop and implement demonstration projects including parking management, NMT, park and ride, bike sharing

·       Together with Advisor on MRV, to support activities related to climate/ MRV issues

·       Under Project Output 1 of SUTRI NAMA (a Technical Support Unit is providing local governments with technical guidance and capacity development for the preparation and implementation of public transport projects and transport demand management):

*       Support the monitoring of relevant activities

*       Coordinate national and international consultant(s), monitor the progress, and ensure the relevant milestones area achieved as planned

*       Develop reports and publications

*       Deliver verbal and written contributions to relevant events, conferences, and other outreach activities whenever the project engaged

*       Coordinate and participate relevant meetings, workshops and trainings

*       Prepare training materials, conduct training sessions

·       Under Project Output 2(Support the implementation of national funding for the implementation of urban bus system), support the preparation and implementation of activities, including:

*       Coordinate national and international consultant(s), monitor the progress and ensure the relevant milestones area achieved as planned

*       Coordinate with stakeholders at national and city level, including other development partner(s) an/or financial institution(s)

*       Develop reports and publications, specifically for the purpose of documentation of lessons learned and success factors of pilot activities

*       Develop verbal and written contributions to relevant events, conferences and other outreach activities whenever the project engaged

*       Support the monitoring of relevant activities

·       Under Project Output 3 and 4 of SUTRI NAMA (Pipeline for Public Transport and TDM, and Demonstration Projects evidencing improved public transport and TDM that serve as good practice for replication have been implemented in the pilot cities and disseminated), support the preparation and implementation of activities, including:

*       Coordinate national and international consultant(s), monitor the progress and ensure the relevant milestones area achieved as planned

*       Coordinate with stakeholders at national and city level, including other development partner(s) an/or financial institution(s)

*       Develop reports and publications, specifically for the purpose of documentation of lessons learned and success factors of pilot activities

*       Develop verbal and written contributions to relevant events, conferences and other outreach activities whenever the project engaged

*       Support the monitoring of relevant activities

·      Provide inputs to the project team on relevant activities implemented under INDOBUS, whenever necessary


2.   Networking and Cooperation

·       Under the coordination of Principal Advisor, become a contact person and liaison with officials of counterparts on sustainable urban transport issues, including Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub), Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), BAPPENAS, Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MoPWH), and pilot cities

·       Manage main counterparts’ expectation (Kemenhub, pilot cities) through good communication

·       Maintain networking and linkages with relevant activities conducted by other developing agencies

·       Ensure smooth flow of information between GIZ transport and climate projects in Indonesia, as well as relevant GIZ bilateral, regional and international projects


3.   Project and Knowledge Management

·       Together with Advisor for MRV, design and develop knowledge management system in the area of climate/MRV in urban transport sector based on GIZ standards

·       Together with the team member, lead to design and develop knowledge management system in the area of sustainable urban transport

·       Together with the project team, implement the system

·       Monitor, evaluate, provide inputs/feedback to continuously improve implementation

·       Ensure that lessons learned are documented and shared


4.   Other duties/additional tasks

·       Support relevant project team members in achieving relevant milestones of the project, both in SUTRI NAMA and INDOBUS, including but not limited to: (1) developing standard operating procedures (SoP) for the Technical Support Unit (TSU), (2) developing SoP with financing partners on transport programmes, (3) developing a financing agreement on urban transport, (4) developing formulation to financing agreement, (5) developing fundraising strategy, (6) developing guidelines and standards on demonstration projects, (7) developing MRV methodology, and (8) reporting of GHG reductions and co-benefit

·       Perform other duties and tasks at the request of management


C.  Required qualifications, competences and experience



  • Essential: degree in transport or civil engineering with minimum 7 years of working experience
  • Desirable: master degree is preferrable; additional background and knowledge urban planning and public transport as well as BRT service are advantage


Professional experience

  • Essential: project management, experience in transport projects
  • Desirable: experience in infrastructure and sustainable urban transport projects



Essential skills, additional competences and other knowledges

  • Strong skill in designing and facilitating an effective multi-stakeholder partnership,
  • Excellent capability to plan, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of various capacity development measures,
  • Excellent working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and basic computer applications (e.g., MS Office),
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of English; German knowledge would be an advantage;
  • Focused, proactive, and positive working attitude,
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment, both independently and as part of a global team,
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to encourage collaboration with other programs, international offices, and partners,
  • Aware of social and intercultural sensitivities, flexible and possess a sense of diplomacy,
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver high-quality work products,
  • Willingness to up-skill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.


Duty Station: Jakarta

Joining Date: a.s.a.p.

Direct Supervisor:   Principal Advisor of SUTRI NAMA & INDOBUS


Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references) to by October 14th, 2021 with subject line SUTRI NAMA – Technical Advisor on Public Transport & NMT.


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) – the attachments are not more than 300 KB.


Only short-listed candidates will be notified