GIZ Indonesia for the "1,000 Islands - Renewable Energy for Electrification Programme Phase 2" (REEP2): Junior Energy Policy 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. GIZ has been working in Indonesia since 1975 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). 

The bilateral project "1,000 Islands - Renewable Energy for Electrification Programme Phase 2" (REEP2) has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in July 2020 and will be implemented between January 2021 and December 2023. The project builds upon the project REEP phase 1, which has phased out on 31st December 2020. 

REEP2’s aims to support Indonesia to improve the institutional, regulatory and technical conditions for achieving the policy target of 23% of renewable energy in the energy mix in 2025 at the national and regional level.” This objective is to be achieved through three areas of intervention, clustered in three outputs:

  • Output 1 aims to improve the regulatory framework for promoting decentralized RE by means of adapted or new regulations.
  • Output 2 pursues the goal of introducing decentralized RE technologies in PLN-internal planning processes as alternatives to conventional power generation technologies.
  • Output 3 aims to promote the expansion of RE by introducing the previously unused concept of load shifting, especially in small island grids, through private sector participation 

REEP2 is implemented jointly with the political partner, the Directorate General for New and Renewable Energies and Energy Conservation (Direktorat Jenderal Energi Baru Terbarukan dan Konservasi Energi, DJ EBTKE) under the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (Kementerian Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral, KESDM). It further works closely with KESDM’s Directorate General for Electricity (Direktorat Jenderal Ketenagalistrikan, DJ Gatrik) as well as the state-owned utility PLN, in particular on Output 2. Within Output 3, the project will work with the private sector to develop and apply innovative RE technology and business models. 

To support implementation of REEP2 with a focus on Output 1 “Policy Advice”, we seek one (1) motivated and qualified Indonesian candidate for:  

Junior Energy Policy Advisor 

A.    Responsibilities

  • Actively support the component lead of Output 1 “Policy Advice” on the planning and implementation of activities related to strengthening the regulatory framework for RE grid integration and energy transition
  • Support and implement capacity development component on energy policy
  • Support in preparing knowledge products on energy policy for internal GIZ and/or project partners
  • Document and present achieved project results
  • Support in the monitoring of project output’s indicator on policy component 

B.   Tasks

1)    Policy and Regulatory Assessment and Recommendation

·         Advise and support on the development of policy and regulatory framework improvement for RE grid integration and energy transition
·         Support the policy component lead in his/her role, especially on policy and regulatory assessment and recommendation
·         Support and facilitate development of improved renewable energy policies among key stakeholders DJ EBTKE, DJ Gatrik, PT PLN (Persero), Bappenas, other relevant ministries, and private sectors
·         Conduct monitoring and analysis of energy policy in Indonesia

2)    Capacity Development on Energy Policy

·         Under the guidance of the component lead, devise concept of capacity development on energy policy, in close cooperation with the Capacity Development Lead
·         Support in the implementation of capacity development component including event preparation, facilitation and documentation


3)    Coordination and Networking

  • Under the lead of the policy component lead, maintain and develop close contacts, in cooperation with senior staff, to relevant Government of Indonesia (GoI) and PT PLN (Persero)
  • Stay abreast of the developments in global and Indonesian approaches for renewable energy, in particular RE grid integration and energy transition
  • Under the lead of the policy component lead, maintain and develop close contacts, in cooperation with senior staff, to relevant Government of Indonesia (GoI) and PT PLN (Persero) 

4)    Knowledge Management

  • Support in preparing and providing inputs for project’s deliverables, such as reports, brochures, and other knowledge products
  • Support in the development of policy concepts and analysis including policy brief, guidelines etc
  • Independently prepare and contribute in devising presentation materials such as power-point presentations, factsheets, etc 


C.    Required qualifications, competences and experience 


·         Master’s degree in relevant field of work, e.g., energy economics, environmental policy, energy public policy, or comparable with good understanding of renewable energy and its policy development in Indonesia 

Professional experience

·         At least 1-year professional experience in the field of renewable energy, development cooperation work, energy-related private sector, ideally with a focus on energy policy making
·         Prior working experience in energy-related private sector is advantageous
·         Interest and sufficient knowledge in major issues of sustainable energy / renewable energy / grid integration / Energy Transition in Indonesia and internationally 

Other knowledge, additional competences

·         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
·         Availability to travel within Indonesia for short-term project visits on short notice

Duty Station: Jakarta
Joining Date: as soon as possible
Direct Supervisor: Principal Advisor 

Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references) to by 19 January 2022 with subject line REEP2 – JEPA 

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.