WRI Indonesia is looking for Low Carbon Technology Analyst

 Program Overview 

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s global 20-year history in the country. The official establishment of the WRI Indonesia office has strengthened our impacts on the ground in recent years. Our current work primarily focuses on forest and land use. Over time WRI Indonesia aims to expand its portfolio to include climate, energy, and city and transportation. In the last four years, WRI Indonesia has worked with the demand side of the renewable energy sector and established the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA) initiative.

CEIA is an innovative public-private partnership initiative that aims to address barriers and scale up renewable energy (RE) deployment for commercial and industrial consumers in emerging markets. CEIA is jointly led by the World Resources Institute (WRI), Allotrope Partners, and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and is supported by bilateral and philanthropic donors. Under the Climate Solution Project (CSP), on October 7th, 2022, CEIA Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the West Java Provincial Government to decarbonize West Java’s industrial area, including the Rebana Metropolitan.

In the MoU, one of our assistances covers a low-carbon development strategic analysis through industrial energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) technology, including electricity, heat, cooling, and steam, in one of the Rebana’s industrial area, namely Cipali Subang Barat. The knowledge products expected from our scope of assistance are a marginal abatement cost curve (MACC) for at least one of the most prominent industry sub-sectors, technology mapping for the planned industrial sub-sector, investment analysis, and potential financing scheme options and business models. Additionally, we will cover low-carbon technology mapping to the building and transportation sector in the area.

The work in Rebana Metropolitan will complement our other diverse works in the industrial decarbonization space. In the next 5 years, we are advancing our expertise to decarbonize within the manufacturing industries under the Sustainable Energy Transition Indonesia (SETI) project. In this project, we will focus on providing our assistance to industries on clean power, heat, and energy efficiency and co-lead the championing in the strategic industrial sectors.

Job Highlight
As the Low-carbon technology analyst, you will be tasked to conduct research and advisory on low-carbon development strategic analysis through EE and RE technologies for corporates and industrial sectors. This includes mapping the decarbonization technologies in strategic industrial sectors, contributing to developing the decarbonization roadmap and conducting techno-economic analysis for particular project implementation. The successful candidate for this position must demonstrate excellent research capabilities and experience, attention to detail, a can-do attitude, and strong interpersonal skills.

What You Will Do
  • Compare and benchmark with current and technologies under development
  • Conduct technology and market landscape analysis scanning for companies and institutions involved in various technology areas (for foresight analysis)
  • Contextualize technology analysed into industrial decarbonization roadmap
  • Conduct a techno-economic analysis of low-carbon technology installation
  • Contribute to the development policy recommendations for just and accelerated industrial decarbonization.
  • Support the development of lucrative business models of low-carbon technology

Liaison and outreach
  • Stay abreast with technology trends, key initiatives/actors and technology providers.
  • Collaborate with the scientific and expert community

What You Will Need
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant full-time work experience in industries with energy-related job desks, energy consulting firms, or think tanks.
  • Background and expertise on one or more of the following topics would be considered an asset:
  1. Renewable energy technologies for power or heat.
  2. Energy efficiency
  3. Specific knowledge of process technology in energy-intensive industries, such as iron & steel, cement, and chemicals.
  • Ability to conduct quantitative analysis and contextualize the findings from the research.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment and cross-sectoral themes independently and as part of a global team across time zones.
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver high-quality work products.
  • Highly motivated, can-do attitude, proactive work style, organizational skills, and work ethic.
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to travel when assigned

Preferred qualification
  • Master’s Degree in advanced engineering or low-carbon technology.
  • Experience in manufacturing industries.
  • Experience in energy modelling, such as LEAP.
  • Knowledge of the fossil fuel industry, hard to abate and fossil-dependent sectors.

  1. A study (i.e., brief, working paper, report, technical guidelines) on low-carbon technologies in industrial heat, power, and energy efficiency.
  2. Two short analyses (position papers, blog posts, op-eds, policy alerts) on low-carbon technologies in industrial heat, power, and energy efficiency.
  3. Technology mapping for decarbonizing five industrial sectors.

The position is expected to start immediately for initial contract up to 6 (six) months period with the possibility of extension subject to performance evaluations, project needs, and budget availability

Terms of Payment
Daily rate-based consultant with a maximum of 108 working days for the whole contract period or 18 working days per month on average

Contract Arrangement
Individual consultancy contract (Part-time, limited term)

What we offer
  • Consultant rate that is commensurate with experience and skills
  • Travel insurance for both domestic and international for any travel duty as assigned by WRI Indonesia
  • Access to the WRI global network
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work

Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.

Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.

How to apply: In order to be formally considered, please submit an updated resume and cover letter through WRI career portal World Resources Institute Careers - Consultant as Low Carbon Technology Analyst (jobvite.com)

Application close: 17.00 (DKI Jakarta local time), 9 July 2023. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 

This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.

About Us

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.  


The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.


Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.


Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect. 


Our culture:

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, gender diverse communities, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.


WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.


Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country, and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.