Job title: National Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Start date: 1 March 2016
End date: 31 December  2016 (with possibility of extension)
Full-time/part-time : An average of four days a week

To support program delivery, GGGI seeks to hire a National Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist. This is a part-time position, requiring an average of four days per week through the end of 2016.

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a new international organization committed to strong, inclusive green growth. We assist developing and emerging countries with integrating their ambitions for strong economic performance and environmental sustainability with the goal of bringing about poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Headquartered in Seoul, GGGI was established by treaty in June 2012 at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference by an initial group of eighteen nations who share the organization's vision. To date, there are a total of 24 Member Countries who have joined the organization. GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering bankable projects and programs that are aligned to countries' development priorities. The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities which build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers, as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments.

GGGI is supporting the Government of Indonesia in three focal areas: energy, infrastructure projects within special economic zones, and forest and land-based mitigation projects. The Program, known as the 'GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program,' aims to demonstrate that green investments is possible and can become the norm both for investors and for planners, ultimately improving the quality of growth and development. To ensure sustainability of the Program, knowledge development and management is a core component in support of capacity development of relevant stakeholders. Through the Program, GGGI collaborates with BAPPENAS, the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Central Kalimantan and East Kalimantan are the selected pilot provinces.

GGGI’s environmental and social safeguards policy ensures that the organization is fully able to comply with the requirements of host countries and donors.  The National Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist will promote, coordinate, and facilitate the implementation of GGGI’s Sustainability and Safeguards Policy for the Indonesia country program. He or she will also lead the formulation and implementation of a Gender and Social Safeguards Strategy for the country program. As a member of the GGGI Sustainability and Safeguards team as well as a core member of the country team, s/he will lead activities on social development and on integrating gender equality into program activities and outputs. S/he will analyze and report on the country program’s progress in implementation of social development and gender mainstreaming activities.

Specific tasks and duties are the following:
  • Provide technical advice to the country program to integrate social development (including direct social safeguard review and support, improving poverty reduction and social inclusion outcomes) as well as gender considerations into their country programming and partnership strategies, especially with government and civil society organizations. 
  • Prepare a poverty reduction and social safeguards strategy and provide inputs to the monitoring system on poverty and social impacts. 
  • Conduct gender assessments and prepare gender action plans. 
  • Prepare a stakeholder consultation and participation plan, and stakeholder communication plan 
  • Contribute as appropriate to report preparation, including translation into Indonesian, as needed. 
  • Participate and assist in workshops and seminars, as needed. 
  • Build institutional partnerships and maintain knowledge networks with other agencies and organizations, including bilateral and multilateral development agencies, governments, and women’s NGOs. 
  • Conduct staff training and briefing sessions on areas relevant to social development and gender mainstreaming. 
  • Provide input to other social development areas, capitalizing on synergies with other teams working on social sectors and social themes.
  • Advanced degree (master’s or equivalent) in Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science or related social sciences and at least 5 years of directly relevant experience in managing social development safeguards including gender mainstreaming. 
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with multilateral development bank’s social safeguard policies especially on involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples, as well as the ability to provide advice on gender mainstreaming to the country team and government partners. 
  • Demonstration, through written work and dialogue, of in-depth knowledge of social issues in Indonesia. 
  • Proven capacity to translate analytical work into policy advice and operational, actionable, recommendations.
  • Demonstrated skills and direct work experience with at least one or more of the following: public consultations; public hearings; participatory research methods (including observation, surveys); participatory rural and urban appraisal; participatory poverty assessments; and participatory monitoring and evaluation.
Applicants must hold exemplary and relevant academic credentials as described above. To submit your application please send email and write the job title in subject line with attaching a cover letter describing why you are most suitable for the position and your latest CV to Gema Junita (  by 10 February 2016.