Job title: Environmental economist
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia (with regular travel to Central and East Kalimantan)
Salary: Competitive
Start date: 11th January 2016
End date: 16th December 2016 (with possibility of extension)
Full-time/part-time: A minimum of four days a week

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) seeks to hire an Environmental Economist to support their collaborative green growth program with the Government of Indonesia (GoI).

GGGI is an international organization founded in June 2010. GGGI is dedicated to pioneering and diffusing a new model of economic growth, known as “green growth”. This simultaneously targets key aspects of economic performance, such as poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion and those of environmental sustainability, such as mitigation of climate change and security of access to clean water. GGGI’s approach is particularly suited to developing countries because it starts from broad-based progress in living standards and growth. Since 2013, GGGI has worked in close collaboration with the Government of Indonesia in the GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program (GGP).

The Jakarta office is offering a position within a varied and dynamic team, who will play an integral role in supporting both GGGI’s national and sub-national work with the GoI. The post holder will support numerous activities under a variety of outputs across the GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program. The role will involve extensive travel to Central and East Kalimantan.

Role overview
The environmental economist will play a central role within the GGGI Indonesia team by providing technical assistance to the GoI at multiple levels on how to achieve green growth. He/she will play in active role in identifying the government’s economic development priorities and then providing advice on how green growth can help achieve these goals. In addition, the environmental economist will play an important role in GGGI’s capacity building efforts. Further details of these engagement, technical and training responsibilities are defined below. 

Key responsibilities
  • Supporting sub-national governments to mainstream green growth into their development plans by producing technical inputs, including green growth concepts, narrative, targets, indicators, policies and programs, and providing capacity building related to this work 
  • Supporting GGGI’s sub-national counterparts in Central and East Kalimantan to advance the recommendations from previous eCBA studies and to institutionalize the eCBA approach 
  • Refine the Green Growth Assessment Process (GGAP) and extended cost benefit analysis (eCBA) tool to help policy makers and practitioners how to systematically improve green growth performance in project development 
  • Supporting the development of an SEZ handbook/guidelines for policy-makers and develop targeted training materials from the handbook 
  • Identifying opportunities to mainstream the GGAO/eCBA tool into government processes and developing targeted training materials on this topic 
  • Leading training workshops at the national and sub-national level to strengthen GoI counterparts’ capacity to use the GGAP/eCBA tool 
  • Actively participating in government-run workshops and FGDs related to the target development plans and presenting GGGI’s mainstreaming advice 
  • Reviewing all of GGGI’s Indonesian language technical briefs and communications products 
  • Working as part of the hybrid teams that GGGI has established with each of our GoI counterparts at both the national and sub-national level
As a member of a small but diverse program team, the environmental economist will have multiple responsibilities and will need to be flexible and responsive to sometimes rapidly changing needs and tight deadlines.

  • Masters degree in economics, preferably with a focus on environmental economics 
  • More than 10 years of relevant professional experience, ideally with an international organization or NGOs 
  • Experience of working directly with the Government of Indonesia, ideally at both the national and sub-national level (especially in Central and East Kalimantan) 
  • Ability to develop and use economic assessment tools that value environmental and social costs and benefits, for example extended cost benefit analysis (eCBA) 
  • An excellent network with the GoI related to environmental and economic policy 
  • Outstanding communications skills (oral and written Indonesian) and the ability to tell the “green growth story” in a non-technical way to the right audience 
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills in Indonesian, and experience of leading capacity building and training workshops 
  • Prior experience with GGGI would be a strong asset 
  • Working fluency in English 
  • Ability to deliver quality products independently with minimal supervision
The successful candidate will have prior experience supporting a multi-cultural team, work well under pressure and have a flexible approach to working. This is a great opportunity to be a key part of GGGI’s global team during this formative phase and beyond.

To submit your application please send your CV with a brief cover letter to: by 10th November 2015.