GIZ for the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group Job Vacancy: Advisor, Jakarta - Indonesian

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German implementing organization which provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) initiated the NACAG (Nitric Acid Climate Action Group), a global initiative with the main goal of mitigating global N2O emission in the nitric acid producing sector. Its vision is to incentivize the installation of appropriate abatement technologies in all nitric acid production plants worldwide. The initiative provides all governments and plant operators with guidance and information on technological and regulatory issues regarding N2O abatement. Moreover, NACAG makes available financial support for the installation and operation of abatement technology. This financial support is subject to the condition that partner countries take full responsibility for the mitigation activities after 2023 – for example in the context of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

BMU has commissioned GIZ to implement the Secretariat of the NACAG. Its main task is to coordinate the implementation of all activities related to the initiative. This comprises technical support to both governments and companies as well as financial support to companies. Indonesia has already joined the NACAG initiative by signing the NACAG Declaration. This makes Indonesia eligible for technical support. The next step would be the signing of the political commitment to permanently reduce N2O emissions, which would render Indonesia eligible for financial support.

To support this project, GIZ is currently recruiting one (1) Indonesian candidate for the following position: Advisor

  • Managing the activities of the NACAG initiative in Indonesia
  • Support the liaison between the NACAG secretariat project and Ministry of Industry for the activities within the project
  • Providing professional advice to partners and cooperating with important stakeholders
The tasks will be embedded in the activities of the NACAG initiative and will be carried out in close cooperation with the NACAG Secretariat in Germany and with the team of the GIZ project PAKLIM.

Professional advisory services
  • Commissioning of external experts; coordination and supervision of technical studies related to the implementation and/or MRV of N20 abatement technology in nitric acid producing plants in Indonesia
  • Participates in identifying needs for external support and advice, works on policy recommendations and develops a strategic approach
  • Organizing feasibility studies (this involves communication with companies, the Ministry of Industry, the NACAG Secretariat and the international expert; logistics)
  • Supporting the Ministry of Industry concerning the decision-making process regarding the political post-2023 options for reducing the N2O emission in the nitric acid sector (including advice on the revision of Indonesia’s NDC)
  • Consultation and supporting the Ministry of Industry in terms of establishing the regulatory framework for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) post-2023 for the nitric acid sector
  • Formulates terms of reference and selects and supervises third parties in the course of carrying out project activities, including performance evaluation
  • Monitors the development and implementation of plans and activities under his/her responsibilities in close consultation with Ministry of Industry
  • Engage with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues under his/her responsibilities
Networking and cooperation
  • Communication with Ministry of Industry and nitric acid companies 
  • Consultation regarding coordination mechanisms between public and private stakeholders (working groups, exchange formats in national and international level, and with each other) 
  • Ensures cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the project and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
Knowledge management
  • Supporting Capacity building and Knowledge transfer on nitrous oxide abatement and climate policy/ Organization of internationally known capacity building formats (e.g. conferences, workshops, webinars and dialogues of experts)
  • Outreach/ external communications (Present and publish the findings of the work through events, printed publications, etc.)
  • Develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
  • Draws up reports and presentation documents related with his/her responsibilities
  • Formulates appropriate input for the project reports
Coordination tasks
  • Supports in organizing meetings, skype conferences, workshops (both in terms of technical content and logistics/administration)
  • Assists with general project planning and develops project concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation
  • Compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments
  • Uses GIZ’s Capacity Works to manage the projects
Other duties/additional tasks
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
Required qualifications, competences and experience
Formal education
  • Academic education in Engineering (Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering), Environmental Science or similar knowledge with a focus on climate change
Professional experience
  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience
  • Knowledge of Indonesian politics regarding climate change 
  • Experience in the private sector would be an asset 
  • Knowledge of and/or job experience in the industry and the subsector of the chemical industry and/or public institutes desirable 
  • Knowledge of the international climate policy framework including the flexibility mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol and the new market mechanisms of the Paris Agreement
  • Knowledge or experience in the following fields: Strategies and political instruments for emission reductions, e.g.: emissions trading, Clean Development Mechanism, Clean Energy Certificates, MRV, emission reduction measures in industry 
  • Desirable: Network of contacts in the field of climate change and/or industry
  • Experience in cooperation with the public and private sector
  • Desirable: Experience in international cooperation and/or German cooperation
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Language skills: Advanced knowledge in English (written and spoken)
  • Organization and management skills
  • Able to handle work in an independent, results-oriented and reliable manner
  • Enthusiastic to cooperate and work in a team
  • Willingness to work in an intercultural environment
  • Proactive performance 
  • Communication skills and skills in negotiation
  • Ability to work efficiently in a political context
  • Willingness to traveL
  • Willingness to learn and self-improve while dealing with new tasks. 
  • Willingness to take responsibility while dealing with different topics and institutions
  • Very good computer skills: MS-Office, Internet Explorer, MS-Outlook
Duty Station: Jakarta 
Joining Date: a.s.a.p.
Direct Supervisor:   Principal Advisor

Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including latest photograph and list of references) to [email protected] by May 8th, 2019, with subject line NACAG - Advisor

Please name your file as the following 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