GIZ Indonesia for the Climate and Biodiversity Governance in Indonesia Project: Advisor (for the IKI Hub Component)

 The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations on behalf of the German Government. We work to shape a future worth living in over 120 countries around the world.

Indonesia plays an important role in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The country is one of the ten largest greenhouse gas Emitters worldwide with emissions projected to more than double by 2030 (compared to 2010) following the business as usual (BAU) scenario. In addition, being an archipelagic state, Indonesia is severely impacted by the consequences of climate change. The Government of Indonesia is highly motivated to contribute to the achievement of the Paris Agreement by reaching the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets determined in the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC): 29% compared to BAU by 2030 using national resources and up to 41% with international support. Within its Mid-term National Development Plan (Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional, RPJMN 2020-2024), the Government of Indonesia aims for a GHG emission reduction of 27.3% compared to the baseline by 2024. However, the Climate Transparency Report 2020 states that Indonesia’s emission pathway is not compatible with the Paris Agreement but would lead to a warming of between 3°C and 4°C. For this reason, ambition raising in the mid and long-term is inevitable. 

The country’s climate and biodiversity policies are currently challenged by the economic recession induced by COVID-19. BAPPENAS aims for and is promoting the inclusion of low-carbon development to the national recovery program. The effective monitoring of the implementation of LCDI/a green RPJMN measures is also required to enhance its already existing monitoring systems like the Application for Planning and Monitoring of Indonesia's Low Carbon Development (Aplikasi Perencanaan dan Pemantauan Pembangunan Rendah Karbon Indonesia, AKSARA) and the system for Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Planning (MONEV). This needs to be accompanied by an effortless integration of data from the various monitoring databases and applications of other ministries.
Against this background, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Indonesian Ministry for National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) agreed to jointly implement the Climate and Biodiversity Hub Indonesia Project.  The project aims to support the Indonesian government in strengthening the mainstreaming and implementation of its climate and biodiversity policy, as well as Bappenas’ s role as think tank and clearing house in climate and biodiversity policy.  Policy advise, capacity building and interministerial exchange will support the advancement of climate and biodiversity policy planning and implementation as well as mainstreaming with national development planning. This is accompanied by the improvement of transparency capacities, strengthened resource mobilization and the sharing and exchange of knowledge with the international community. Also, the project will function as the interface of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), BMU in Indonesia facilitating networking and communication between project implementers and with the Indonesian government.

To support implementation of the project in Indonesia, we seek one (1)

                                                                                    Advisor (for the IKI Hub Component)

A.    Responsibilities
•    Development and implementation of an overarching PR and communications strategy for the project in close coordination with project management and partners.
•    Acts as the interface to the communications team in the GIZ Country Office Indonesia and in the International Climate Initiative (IKI) in Germany. Provide quality control and alignment of GIZ corporate branding and both GIZ and IKI design guidelines with all communication materials developed within the project.
•    Supports a frequent representation of IKI-funded projects within the IKI communication channels.
•    Coordinates the development of PR & communications materials, such as newsletters, articles, publications and reports.
•    Establishes and manages collaboration with media outlets, journalists and social media influencers covering topics on climate change and biodiversity.
•    Supports the implementation of activities and work packages as well as the correspondence with the partner with regard to the project component “IKI Hub”.

In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:

B.    Tasks

1)    Internal and External Communication
•    Coordinates the development of a communication strategy for the project, defining passive and active communication channels and tools, identify the target audiences and various means of communications (electronic, print, social media, etc).
•    Implementation of above-mentioned communication strategy, acting as advisor to and working closely with communications and media-related staff across GIZ climate change and biodiversity conservation projects.
•    Coordinates PR & Communications activities with technical advisors, communications advisors of other GIZ projects, GIZ Country Office Indonesia and the project partners.
•    Designs, produces, publishes and disseminates PR & Communications products to a national and international audience.
•    Acts as interface to the GIZ Country Office Indonesia and the IKI in Germany and take responsibility for quality control and alignment with GIZ corporate and IKI branding, identity and design guidelines.
•    Advises on the frequent representation of IKI-funded projects implementing activities in Indonesia in the IKI communication channels.

2)    Knowledge Management
•    Coordinates the development of the quarterly IKI Indonesia Newsletter with input from the IKI Indonesia portfolio.
•    Supports the development of publications and knowledge products by the project or in collaboration with the IKI Indonesia portfolio.
•    Conceptualizes, plans, writes, edits and publishes success stories / achievements of the project.
•    Coordinates editorial work in English and Bahasa Indonesia to ensure high linguistic quality.
•    Coordinates and manage translation work and language proofreading.
•    Formulates job descriptions and terms of reference and select and supervise third parties in the course of carrying out communication activities, including performance evaluation.
•    Coordinates the development of creative and innovative content and knowledge products about climate change and biodiversity conservation, aiming at increasing the knowledge and awareness about these fields.
•    Coordinates the planning and developing videos (script writing) and their distribution.
•    Coordinates and manage inputs and approval from project partners for joint publications and knowledge products.

3)    Professional Advisory Services
•    Advises partner institution(s) to identify needs, develop concepts and strategies, and provide inputs related to IKI Hub activities.
•    Supports the implementation of activities and work packages of the IKI Hub component.
•    Takes care of the design, preparation, and implementation of workshops, dialogues and other events on issues related to the IKI Hub, thereby selecting and coordinating the support of internal and external service providers.
•    Responsible that design / branding / corporate identity (backdrops, invites, etc.) are according to GIZ, IKI and partner standards.
•    Liaises with journalists prior to the event, write and distribute press releases, organize press conferences and prepare media kits.
•    Liaises with the partners PR Units (Humas) to develop media coverage or press releases informing about joint events involving high level government officials.
•    Develops and publish event articles for a national and international audience.
•    Supports exchanges with partner ministries regarding the activities of the IKI Hub project component.
•    Development of ad-hoc input papers and knowledge products for IKI and the partner ministries.
•    Establish and maintain an exchange platform for IKI-funded projects.

4)    Networking and Cooperation
•    Supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, relevant organizations, non¬ governmental agencies and other related projects to improve and maintain good working relationships in the area of climate change and biodiversity.
•    Pro-actively operates a network with journalists, news media, communication outlets, social media influencers or other partners related to outreach.
•    Identifies possible partners within the IKI portfolio for a joint communication strategy for climate change and biodiversity conservation.
•    Compiles and actively disseminates media information materials for specific target groups.
•    Supports exchange with other global and regional projects relevant to climate change and biodiversity as international exchange and lesson learned from Indonesia to other countries.
•    Travels abroad or in the region, in accordance with project requirements.

5)    Other tasks
•    Perform other duties and tasks at the request of management

C.    Required qualifications, competences and experience

•    Master’s degree in relevant field of work, e.g., Corporate PR/Communications, Journalism, Marketing Communication, International Relations, environmental or social science.
•    Very good working knowledge of IT, communication technologies (related software, website) and newest communication methods
•    Very good communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia, including speaking and writing

Professional experience
•    Experience in communication and PR work is an asset
•    Interest and sufficient knowledge in major issues of climate change and biodiversity conservation
•    Prior work in a global organization/event is preferred
•    Insight into the International Development Cooperation work
•    Experience in events preparation, coordination and organization

Other knowledge, additional competences
•    Ability to think conceptually, creatively and collaboratively on all elements of communications work
•    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 projects, international organizations and partners
•    Awareness 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
•    Availability to travel within Indonesia

Duty Station: Jakarta
Joining Date: a.s.a.p.
Direct Supervisor:  Deputy Principal Advisor of Climate & Biodiversity Governance in Indonesia’s project/Team Leader for Bappenas Component

Please submit your motivation letter, comprehensive resume and copy of educational certificate (including training and list of references) to by June 14th, 2022, with subject line ClimB – Advisor for IKI Hub Component.

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.

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