Global Green Growth Institute Vacancy: International Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist - Jakarta - Kerja Ngo

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Global Green Growth Institute Vacancy: International Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist - Jakarta

Job title: International 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: 40 working days ( March – December 2016)

To support program delivery, GGGI seeks to hire an International Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist. This is a part-time position, totaling 40 working days, with an initial, more intensive period of engagement in the first two months followed by periodic stints for monitoring, assessment, and training until 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 International Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist will assist with the formulation and establishment of a Gender and Social Safeguards Strategy for the country program and support ongoing performance monitoring. S/he will contribute to analysis and reporting on the country program’s progress in implementation of social development and gender mainstreaming activities.  If time permits, he or she will also work with GGGI’s National Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist in Indonesia and the Sustainability and Safeguards Unit staff at GGGI headquarters to develop case studies on implementing safeguards and incorporating gender in Indonesia country program for communication and South-South learning purposes.

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, together with the National Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist, a poverty reduction and social safeguards strategy and provide inputs to the monitoring system on poverty and social impacts. 
  • Conduct, together with the National Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist, an initial gender assessment of the country program and help prepare gender action plans for relevant activities and outputs. 
  • Prepare together with the National Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist, a stakeholder consultation and participation plan, and stakeholder communication plan 
  • Conduct, together with the National Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist, staff training and briefing sessions on areas relevant to social development and gender mainstreaming. 
  • Develop, together with the National Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist, cases highlighting how safeguards and gender considerations have been embedded in Indonesia for communication, training and cross-learning purposes. 
  • Liaise, together with the National Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist, with Sustainability and Safeguards Unit staff at headquarters, which will provide support.
  • Advanced degree (master’s or equivalent) in Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science or related social sciences and at least 10 years of directly relevant national and international 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 such as those found 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. 
  • Experience in training and capacity building activities on social development and gender mainstreaming.
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.

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