Thursday, November 1, 2018

Re Advertise Consultant vacancy : Project Consultant for Policy and Innovation Development

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:
Project Consultant for Policy and Innovation Development
STA Assignment Title:
Project Consultant for Policy and Innovation Development
Period of Assignment (Start / End):
November 2018 – June 2019 (8 months, part-time, max 12 days/month)
Duty Location:
Date of Advertisement:
31 October 2018
Submit Application to:
Date Proposal Due:
6 November 2018
I.                 Background
KSI phase 2 team is structured to ensure that work across the three focus areas is integrated. The team is structured according to function rather than by focus area. The Policy and Innovation Development team is responsible for convening and brokering relationships between key actors to support collective identification of problems and solutions. It includes staff skilled in building strong networks and facilitating collaborative processes. The PID team initiates multiple Change Leadership Networks (CLNs), and support these networks in establishing reform and policy agendas. In addition, KSI phase 2 manage working groups (WGs or Pokja) to, among others, address emerging issues or challenges relevant to KSI Key Initiatives implementation and facilitate cross collaboration and coordination among KSI key partners across Key Initiatives both from government and non-government stakeholders.
The Project Consultant in Policy and Innovation Development will provide administrative, coordination and programmatic support for PID team in mobilizing key stake holders coordination (i.e. working groups and change leadership networks). Working closely with the Program Lead Policy and Innovation Development and PID team members (i.e. Enabling Environment Senior Coordinator, National CLN Senior Coordinator, and Sub-National CLN Senior Coordinator), this appointment will work across the program to support the PID team managing key stakeholders.
II.               Specific Task
Under guidance with the Program Lead Policy and Innovation Development and in coordination with PID team members:
1.      Write meeting notes summarizing key discussion points and next steps, which may include the staff reflection logs on regular basis.
2.      Share meeting notes and relevant documents to key stakeholders.
3.      Coordinate scheduling with internal and external stakeholders in coordination with Bappenas program officer.
4.      Manage good contact with key stakeholders to ensure they receive relevant updates on the progress of reform and policy agenda and/or invitations to CLN and working group meetings.
5.      Draft terms of references (TORs) for activities and activity budget (in cooperation with Program Assistant), or to contract services or engage with partners.
6.      Work closely across KSI team members including with program assistants, procurement and operations teams to manage relevant services to support change leadership networks.
     At least 2 years working on donor (o other) funded programs in a program management, communications, research or knowledge management role;
     Understanding evidence-based by policy issue and challenges will be an advantage;
     Preferably having experience of working for DFAT programs;
     A good team player, ready to provide significant contributions to the team and deliverable
      according to deadlines;
     Ability to work well to work effectively with government and non-government stakeholders;
     Excellent presentation, communication and inter-personal / cross-cultural skills;
     Highly advance English writing skills and Bahasa Indonesia speaking and writing skills.
If you are keen to be part of this exciting program, you are welcome to apply by sending your updated CV to Please indicate position you have applied for in the email subject. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 6 November 2018.
Further information about The Knowledge Sector Initiative is available on
Knowledge Sector Initiative is managed by RTI International on behalf of the Australian Government.
RTI values equal employment opportunities. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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