The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. GIZ has been working in Indonesia since 1975 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
In the context of the bilateral cooperation between the Government of Germany and the Government of Indonesia, the Social Protection Programme (SPP) assists the Government of Indonesia in the development of long-term strategies for a comprehensive system of Social Protection. The National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) is its main partner. The collaboration has been reinforced and strengthened during the German-Indonesian Government Negotiations in 2015. SPP has entered a new phase in July 2016 and is part of the priority area “Inclusive Growth”.
SPP aims at improving the framework conditions for the implementation of an integrated social protection system, contributing to the efforts of the Indonesian Government for a sustainable and inclusive economic growth. The programme works in the following intervention areas: (1) Social Assistance: capacity building for the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) / Unit Pengelolaan Program Keluarga Harapan (UPPKH) to establish adequate managerial structures and improve the extension of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme; (2) Social Health Protection: capacity building and technical support for Dewan Jaminan Sosial Nasional (DJSN) to strengthen its role in the implementation of the National Roadmap on Health and the establishment of the new social security carrier Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial I (BPJS I, Health); (3) Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities: support to BAPPENAS, MoSA and other stakeholders on the inclusion of persons with disabilities into social protection, vocational training systems and the labour market; (4) Financial Inclusion: advisory services and technical support to BAPPENAS and other stakeholders on the establishment of Postal Savings and electronic payment systems.
A key element of the RPJMN 2015 – 2019 – related to the intervention areas 1 and 4 mentioned above – is to restructure social assistance through the expansion of coverage and the improvement of program design (e.g., for KIP, KKS, PKH, etc). Building upon this policy guidance, the Government of Indonesia (GoI) has decided (a) to significantly upscale the conditional cash-transfer Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH) to 5-6m poor families (= 25 – 30m persons) in 2016 and (b) to move from cash-based to accounts-based electronic cash-transfers. GoI aims at reaching 500,000 poor families through accounts-based electronic cash-transfers by the end of 2016.
GIZ is seeking 1 (one) qualified Indonesian candidate for the following position:
Financial Inclusion Advisor
Responsibilities and Tasks
The Advisor will work closely with the coordinator of the Intervention Area “Financial Inclusion”. S/he will:
- Assist the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) and the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) in designing an effective and efficient “business model” for electronic cash transfers;
- Assist MoSA in the e-catalogue tender process for the anticipated electronic disbursement of Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH);
- Provide advice to the participating banks / financial institutions on the use of e-money for cash-transfers and the establishment of agent networks;
- Explore options to apply e-money (a) in other social assistance programmes and (b) in the national health insurance (implemented by BPJS Kesehatan) and the national pension and accident insurance (implemented by BPJS Ketenagakerjaan);
- Assist BAPPENAS and MoSA in monitoring the application of e-money in PKH (and possibly other social protection programmes);
- Provide advice to the finalization and subsequent implementation of the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion;
- Review the subsidies of fertilizers and social assistance programmes.
Required qualifications, skills, competences and experience
- Indonesian citizenship;
- Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Social Sciences, Law, Economics or related fields;
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- At least 5 years relevant experience in a related field;
- Good understanding of financial inclusion, social protection, (the design and implementation of) public policy and development in Indonesia;
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with high-ranking stakeholders and/or dialogue partners from government, private sector, academia, and civil society;
- Expertise and work experience on stakeholder facilitation and moderation;
- Proven qualification to provide high-quality advice and to draft documents in Bahasa Indonesia and English for a high-level audience;
- Ability to work independently/ with minimum supervision and in an international working environment.
Duty Station: Jakarta
Expected to Join: September 2016
Direct Supervisor: Deputy Programme Director
Interested candidates should submit a motivation letter, CV, trainings attended and list of references (a must), addressed to email@example.com. The closing date to submit the application letter is on 8 August 2016.
Please indicate your application by putting the following code in the subject line: SPP – FIA.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
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