Climate Change Specialist

USAID’s five year “Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan” (APIK) Project supports the Government of Indonesia to strengthen climate and disaster resilience, working in an integrated manner from the national level down to the regional and community levels. In support of this overall objective, APIK seeks to:
  • Mainstream climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into national and sub-national governance frameworks; 
  • Build the capacity of local communities and the private sector to address climate change and weather-related natural hazards; and 
  • Support the use of information for climate and disaster risk management among key stakeholders.
At the national level, APIK provides technical assistance to national level ministries to strengthen their understanding of climate change and the impact of weather-related natural disasters, and to mainstream tools and approaches that facilitate the systematic consideration of climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) in their core planning, budgeting, and operations. Given the cross-cutting nature of CCA/DRR, APIK works with economy-wide agencies—such as the Ministry of Planning (BAPPENAS), National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and Geophysical Meteorological & Cimatological Agency (BMKG)—as well as technical ministries such as Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR),  Public Works and Public Housing (PUPERA), Agrarian and Spatial Planning, and Agriculture (Kementan).

At the subnational level, APIK seeks to build the capacity of local governments in East Java, Southeast Sulawesi, and Maluku to address CCA & DRR through planning and operations, public outreach, and the institutionalization of resilience-building practices in day-to-day activities. With a regional office located in the respective provinces, the Project works in targeted landscapes with the communities on the front lines of climate change and disaster resilience in the target districts to implement measures and link those measures to the relevant government processes in a holistic systems approach.

Crosscutting the national and subnational levels, APIK further seeks to mainstream CCA/DRR into the private sector as well as the improved uptake and utilization of climate and weather information (CWI) services. Private sector engagement is critical to addressing shared economic risks and livelihoods, while improved climate and weather information services empower public and private institutions alike to better prepare for and respond to climate and disaster risk.

The Obejctives of hiring Climate Change Specialist is for supporting scientific approach in any planning, activity formulation and report development of CWI strengthening.

The Climate Change Specialist will conduct following tasks:
  • Follow-up the engagement partnership with APIK’s 8 Key-Partner related to Task 3 (Government, businesses, and communities ).
  • Assisst Climate Information Services Adviser (CISA) to construct climate information services value chains. Using the results of the interviews and surveys, we will analyze how disaster and climate information progresses through the value chain.
  • Assisst CISA doing assessment of the existing CWI producer regarding the roadmap, existing system, infrastructure, procedure, human capacity, listing available data, resulting products (i.e., packaged data), and evidence of actual application.
  • Assisst CISA to develop CWI Roadmap for CWI producer (Short, Mid & Long Term)
  • Assisst CISA to summarize and integrate all CWI supply gaps (i.e., unmet demand) and weaknesses in the value chain into the CWI Roadmap road map and identify planned technical assistance
  • Analyze the needs and urgency of the downscaling data from the various end users & identify menu of capacity-building related to dowscaling activity in BMKG
The Climate Change Specialist shall report to Climate Information Services Adviser (CISA).

Assignment Schedule
The Climate Change Specialist will be assigned from the month of July to September. (66 Mandays).

  • Min. Master Degree (Preferred in Geoscience or Engineering) with Bachelor Degree in Meteorology
  • Min. 3 years experienced in Climate Change Issues
  • Familiar with Weather & Climate Modeling, Downscaling Projection,
  • Understand the existing Climate Change / Disaster Risk Reduction Issues (Flood, Landslide, Sea Level Rise, Drought, Water Scarcity & Forest Fire)
  • Having GIS skill is advantage
  • Having Hydrogeology & Hydrological Knowledge is advantage
  • Having good communication skill
Mostly in Jakarta and sometimes visit APIK region (East Java, South East Sulawesi, Maluku) if necessary.

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