RTI International - Knowledge Sector Initiative Project Job Vacancy: Senior Technical Assistant for Event Design for IDF 2019, Jakarta

The Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) is a joint initiative of the Government of Indonesia and Australia (through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - DFAT) designed as a unique and holistic approach to support Indonesia's stakeholders promote evidence based policy making. In the first phase of KSI, the focus was on building capacity, relationships, networks and systems as key knowledge sector assets for strengthening policy making in Indonesia.

Now entering its second phase (2017-2022), the team will consolidate, mobilize and expand these assets to produce, communicate and utilize quality data and knowledge across Indonesia's policy cycle at both national and subnational levels.  It will also work across a range of DFAT programs in exchanging and amplifying tools and knowledge for policy produced by these programs.

RTI International as the managing contractor for this program is in search of highly qualified and enthusiastic, experienced consultant to fill the following position based in Jakarta:

Senior Technical Assistant for Event Design for IDF 2019

STA Assignment Title: Senior Technical Assistant for Event Design for IDF 2019
Period of Assignment (Start / End): January – July 2019 Maximum 90 days
Duty Location: Jakarta

Submit Application to: procurement_team@ksi-indonesia.org

Date Proposal Due: 15 January 2019

Background & Objectives
The Indonesia Development Forum (IDF) is a platform for national dialogue on development.. Hosted by the Ministry of National Development Planning and supported by KSI, IDF brings together leaders in government, civil society, academia, and the private sector to discuss solutions to Indonesia’s key development challenges.

Through interactive sessions, IDF promotes open dialogue on priority development issues and policy options for addressing them. It presents research and insights from experts and practitioners and highlights successful practices from Indonesia and internationally. An ideas marketplace showcases new and innovative approaches to addressing development challenges.

This document represents detailed information for the purpose of procuring a senior technical assistant to work with the secretariat to support BAPPENAS and the IDF organizing committee in the preparation and implementation of Indonesia Development Forum 2019.

Specific Tasks
The selected consultant will work under the supervision of KSI’s Knowledge Exchange Coordinator and will work closely with the IDF 2019 Organizing Committee (which includes KSI, BAPPENAS, the Event Organizer, and the Event Designer) to undertake the following tasks: Maintain good communication and coordination with the IDF organizing committee as well as other sections in the lead up to and during the event.

Provide advice to enhance the design of the event, working closely with the IDF organizing committee and taking into account IDF’s 4i’s: inspire, imagine, innovate, initiate.

Support the event design committee by providing recommendations on interactive discussion formats, facilitation method, panel size and composition, and any other logistical arrangements to support the forum.

Arrange a session in the lead up to the event to brief and coordinate speakers.

Work closely with the Organizing Committee to support the creation of guidelines for speakers.

Ensure that the event is inclusive for all and that GESI (Gender Equity and Social Inclusion) aspects are accommodated, e.g. ramp for all rooms and stages, sign language interpreter, special ushers for disabled people, non-all-male panels across the sessions, balanced female and male speakers/participants, etc.

Participate in meetings with KSI, BAPPENAS to prepare the event and evaluate its implementation.

  • Master’s degree and a minimum of four year of experience in managing events, public policy sectors, international development, social research, knowledge management, program implementation and or related field.
  • Sound experience in designing international events by working closely with various stakeholders, including Government of Indonesia.
  • Practical and technical working understanding of gender equality and inclusion demonstrated by experience implementing activities with gender and inclusion considerations in Indonesia.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to work with a variety of stakeholders, gain support for initiatives and work towards achieving common objectives.
  • Self-starter with a proactive attitude, able to multitask, operate with limited information and work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to analyze information and draft convincing reports.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
If you are keen to be part of this exciting program, you are welcome to apply by sending your updated CV to procurement_team@ksi-indonesia.org. Please indicate position you have applied for in the email subject.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 15 January 2019.