Senior Joint Secretariat Associate

 In support of GGGI’s Indonesia Country Program, the Senior Joint Secretariat Associate (JSA) will ensure effective engagement with the Bappenas as the host agency of GGGI in Indonesia and with other relevant government partners and agencies, and will provide strategic advice to PMT on methods/approaches to effectively strengthen and maintain fruitful engagement with government agencies GoI. The JSA will advise Output/Project/Thematic Program Leads to align with Government of Indonesia priorities while pursuing GGGI program goals. This position implements and facilitates an effective coordination mechanism amongst government agencies and between government agencies and GGGI. Working closely with GGGI’s Output Leads at each Ministry/ province, the postholder will communicate and coordinate with relevant implementing ministries and provincial agencies, ensuring synergy as well as consistent and clear messaging across all GGP activities. The JSA will have multiple responsibilities and will need to be flexible and responsive to sometimes rapidly changing needs and tight deadlines.



GGGI in Indonesia is implementing the Green Growth Phase 3 program (2021-2025), which includes as one of the key thematic areas Forests/Sustainable Landscapes. In this thematic area a number of projects and activities will be implemented. Currently there are two projects running with earmarked funding, including the GGP3 Landscapes project (Oct 2020-Sept 2022); financed by Norway with USD 10 million).

GGGI supports stakeholders through complementary and integrated workstreams – Green Growth Planning & Implementation and Knowledge Solutions – that deliver comprehensive products designed to assist in developing, financing, and mainstreaming green growth in national economic development plans.

Since 2013, GGGI has worked in close collaboration with the Government of Indonesia in the GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program (GGP). BAPPENAS is GGGI’s key government counterpart in Indonesia and the co-host of the GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program. This relationship led to the establishment of a joint secretariat and steering committee under a ministerial decree. Continued engagement with BAPPENAS, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Finance, and Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, is needed to ensure the GGP joint secretariat provides efficient technical support to the program.



The Senior Join Secretariat Associate will work as part of GGGI's country program, in close collaboration with government partners in the different ministries like BAPPENAS, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment, etc. with the overall aim towards achievement of Indonesia's NDC and climate change adaptation targets and SDGs.


The Officer will have the following tasks and duties:

  • Develop and maintain strong working relations with key government agencies and officials (Echelon 2 and 3) to ensure buy in of the GGP, including identifying and solving issues when they arise to minimize impact towards program results.
  • Develop and maintain strong relations with GGP Steering Committee members and their staff to ensure steering committee members are up to date with the GGP and provide strong guidance to meet program objectives.
  • Develop and implement suitable communication mechanisms and tools to update relevant stakeholders on progress of all GGP activities.



  • Identify and engage with important ministries such as BAPPENAS, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affair, etc.  to ensure buy in of the GGP.
  • Support GGGI Indonesia office to establish relationship with important ministries.
  • Update GGP Steering Committee members regarding GGP3 progress.




  • Represent the GGP as a joint cooperative endeavor of GoI and GGGI by maintaining an active and visible presence in and around the joint secretariat office, at steering commitee meetings and at program events
  • Ensure that the joint secretariat is a center point of program-related material and knowledge dissemination
  • Build awareness about the GGP amongst key stakeholders in Indonesia
  • Identifying potential approaches and strategies to enhance closer collaboration and alignment between GGGI and all key government partners involved in program delivery
  • Maintain and update, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Development Planning/BAPPENAS, the GGP webpage on the BAPPENAS website and upcoming Green Growth Facility website
  • Produce, in coordination with BAPPENAS and GGGI Output Leads, quarterly newsletters about the GGP and disseminate to GGP key stakeholders in Indonesia
  • Prepare GGP workshops and other relevant program events together with Output Leads
  • Report to BAPPENAS as GGGI's key focal point and the broader GGP steering committee as needed



The successful applicant must demonstrate outstanding professional competence and hold exemplary and relevant academic credentials.


Specifically, the application should provide convincing evidence of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree is highly preferred.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience, including a good working knowledge of government relations and communications.
  • A well-developed network with the GGP counterparts especially at national level
  • Experience in website management and other communications and outreach, including social media and event organizing.
  • Experience in one or more fields related to green growth, including (but not limited to) environment, energy, infrastructure, or economic development
  • Proven ability to work in a pro-active way, independently and deliver quality results requiring minimal supervision
  • Interpersonal savvy and Approachability would be an asset
  • Experience working for International Organizations would be an asset
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken and written Indonesian
  • Working fluency in in English




  • Understands and actively supports GGGI's mission, vision and values.
  • Outstanding stakeholder engagement, client relationship, communication, teamwork, and consensus building.
  • Processes and shares information easily and excellent at problem solving.
  • Manages emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily.
  • Promotes creativity and innovation among staff.
  • Works effectively with other teams with a high degree of cultural and professional diversity.


Apply at before December 5, 2021.

* Under current COVID-19 circumstances, this position is expected to primarily start under ‘work-from-home’ protocol and eventually moving to physical meetings and physical office presence, as situation permits.