GIZ International - SUTRI NAMA Project Job Vacancy: City Advisor, Jakarta

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.SUTRI NAMA as registered with the UNFCCC aims to tackle challenges of growing urban traffic congestion and increasing urban transport related greenhouse gas emissions by transforming urban transport in Indonesia with a mix of capacity-building and investment measures provided through a national sustainable urban transport programme. SUTRI NAMA is implemented starting December 2017 with the support from the NAMA Facility through GIZ as the delivery organization.

A technical assistance component namely Indonesia Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Development Project (INDOBUS), funded by the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO) added to SUTRI NAMA for the development and start-up of bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors in selected pilot cities of Indonesia. The component has been working at both local and national levels in the field of BRT planning, project management support, BRT operations management, public transport funding as well as reform of the private minibus-sector towards participation in operating consortiums. At national level coordination has to be sought between the several relevant line ministries; best-practice examples / project achievements have to be documented, published and promoted for replication.

We are seeking one qualified Indonesian candidate for the following position: City Advisor

  • Supporting the project team of SUTRI NAMA and INDOBUS in monitoring and reporting project activities in pilot cities 
  • Coordinating relevant project team members in providing technical inputs to the pilot cities
  • Become liaison of the project team in the daily activities of the pilot cities
  • Providing inputs of the project progress status to the Project Officer
  • Together with project team, under the coordination of Programme Director, to ensure all milestones in both SUTRI NAMA and INDOBUS components are achieved timely

Professional Advisory Services 
  • Distant and on-site supports, monitor and report pilot cities’ activities 
  • Visit the respective pilot cities on regular basis and whenever required
  • Coordinate technical inputs provided by the project team to respective cities
  • Document activities in each pilot city
  • In coordination with relevant project team members, participate and provide technical inputs whenever necessary to pilot cities
  • Ensure exchange of results, communication and lessons learned between pilot cities
  • Ensure smooth communication flow between cities and counterparts at national level & project team
  • Provide inputs to the monitoring and reporting activities done by Project Officer
  • Support relevant activities in SUTRI NAMA and INDOBUS, whenever necessary
Networking and Cooperation 
  • Under the coordination of Programme Director, become a contact person and liaison in the pilot cities 
  • Maintain networking and linkages with relevant activities conducted by other developing agencies
  • Manage main counterparts’ expectation (Kemenhub, pilot cities) through good communication
  • Ensure smooth flow of information between GIZ transport and climate projects in Indonesia, as well as relevant GIZ bilateral, regional and international projects
Project and Knowledge Management 
  • Support the project team to design and develop knowledge management system throughout project outputs in INDOBUS and SUTRI NAMA
  • Together with the project team to implement the system
  • Monitor, evaluate, provide inputs/feedback to continuously improve implementation
  • Ensure that lessons learned are documented and shared
 Other duties/additional tasks
  • Support relevant project team members in achieving milestones of the project, both in SUTRI NAMA and INDOBUS
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
Required qualifications, competences and experience 

  • Essential: bachelor degree in relevant subjects
  • Desirable: additional background and knowledge on transport engineering or science, urban planning
Professional experience 
  • At least 5 years professional experience in a comparable position 
  • Essential: project management
  • Desirable: experience in sustainable urban transport projects, infrastructure projects
Other knowledge, additional competences 
  • Proficiency in the Indonesian and English language (reading and writing) 
  • Presentation and writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills in both Indonesian and English
  • Excellent command of MS – Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Fluent language skills in English
  • Willingness to up skill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
Duty Station: Jakarta
Expect to join: a.s.a.p.

Direct Superior: Principal Advisor of SUTRI-NAMA INDOBUS project

Interested candidates should submit a motivation letter, CV, trainings attended and list of references (a must), addressed to The closing date to submit the application letter is on May 18th, 2018.

Please indicate your application by putting the following code in the subject line: SN – City Adv

Please name your file as follow format: [Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate] (i.e: Nakula Sadewa _CV or Nakula Sadewa _Motivation Letter or Nakula Sadewa _Reference)

Only short-listed candidates will be notified