Associate Environmental Economist
Location: Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan
Start date: 1 March 2016
End date: 31 December 2016 (with possibility of extension)
Type of contract: Consultant
Period: 170 days (1 March– 31 Dec 2015)

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) seeks to hire a Junior Environmental Economist to support their collaborative green growth program with the Government of Indonesia (GoI) especially in East and Central Kalimantan. 

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 consultant position within a varied and dynamic team, who will play an integral role in supporting GGGI’s sub-national work with Central and East Kalimantan Government. The post holder will be based in Palangka Raya, to support mainstreaming of green growth, especially in the energy and forest and landuse sectors. The position is also expected to support relevant program activities in East Kalimantan as needed. The role will involve extensive within the province, to East Kalimantan as needed as well as occasional travel to Jakarta. The position will have dual-reporting lines to GGGI’s provincial and Jakarta offices.

Role overview
He/she will play an active role in identifying local government’s economic development priorities,   and provide  insight to government partners on how green growth can help achieve their economic and development goals as well as contribute to climate change goals and SDGs. He/she will work closely with government counterparts, especially in the forest/landuse, mining and energy sectors and support the gathering of data and information for economic valuation, modeling to support green growth related policy shifts, and identify opportunities to drive public & private investment towards green growth. In addition, he/she will support  GGGI’s capacity building efforts through workshop/FGD preparation.

Key responsibilities
  • Work closely with provincial and district level governments to mainstream green growth into their economic and development plan, especially in the forest/landuse, mining and energy sectors.
  • Stimulate green growth dialogues and document a systematic approach to mainstream and implement green growth within the government’s mid-term and short-term provincial development and sectoral plans.
  • Identify opportunities to mainstream green growth in program/ project development which contribute to local and national development plans as well as the GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program goals
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the existing government programs, including assessing government budget (re-) allocation, and assessing other opportunities and barriers to implementation as basis to drive investment towards green growth strategy at selected pilot districts. 
  • Support data and information collection as needed as well as cost benefit training workshops at sub-national level to strengthen GoI counterparts’ capacity in making more informed policy and investment decisions in planning/design of economic activities.
  • Identify, compile and summarize capacity building and policy development needs in order to promote further adoption of green growth within development planning processes.
The position is expected to participate and actively contribute to government-run workshops and FGDs related to economic and development planning and work as part of the hybrid teams that GGGI has established with each of our GoI counterparts at  sub-national level.

Skills and qualifications
  • A Bachelors (preferably Masters) Degree in Economics, ideally with a focus on environmental economics and a keen interest in environment and climate related issues 
  • Minimum five years of relevant  experience, ideally with international organizations or NGOs, in analytical capacity 
  • Excellent analytical skills and able to use economic assessment tools that value environmental and social costs and benefits
  • Ability to communicate complex green growth related issues in a clear and simple way to a diverse audience
  • Flexible, adaptive and able to carry out multiple activities to tight deadlines
  • Ability to deliver quality products independently with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding stakeholder engagement, government relationships, and consensus building skills 
  • Engagement and policy experience with Indonesian government officials will be seen as an asset
  • A wide network with local governments, private companies, academicians and local CSOs will be seen as a strong asset
  • Good understanding of domestic/public and private investment flows will be seen as an asset
  • Working fluency in English
Applicants must hold exemplary and relevant academic credentials as described above. To submit your application please send a cover letter describing why you are most suitable for the position attaching your latest CV to Gema Junita (  by 5 February 2016.