Lowongan GIZ Indonesia for the Domestic Resource Mobilization for Sustainable Development (DRM): Advisor on Intervention Area #1 (Government Revenue Policy)

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.

The project ‘Domestic Resource Mobilization for Sustainable Development’ (DRM) has been commissioned by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with a value of up to 6.000.000 EUR and an implementation period from 05/2019 – 04/2023.

The Objective of the project is as follows: “The conditions for financing the national implementation of the Agenda 2030 are improved in the area of fiscal policy and tax administration”.

The Project applies a multi stakeholder and multi-level approach, based on the Indonesian priorities for domestic revenue mobilization and the structures set up for this purpose.. The main implementing partners are Fiscal Policy Agency (Badan Kebijakan Fiskal, BKF) and Directorate General of Taxes, DG Taxes (Direktorat Jenderal Pajak, DJP).

Four Intervention Areas of the project have been jointly identified, as follow:

1)    Further strengthening the capacities of BKF to improve fiscal policy formulation and carry out impact analysis of governement revenue policy in line with the Agenda 2030, through evaluating Income Tax and VAT, conducting tax gap analysis and exploring new revenue sources.

2)    Strengthening the capacities of BKF to evaluate and develop more comprehensive and better targeting subsidy policies, as well as fiscal incentive programs for energy efficiency and low carbon economy.

3)    Improving the validity and accuracy of the taxpayer database as prerequisite for a new IT system by conducting a problem analysis with regards to the taxpayer database, developing criteria and processes for cleansing the database, and developing an IT-based solution to migrate the existing database solution to migrate the existing database into a new database for the purposes of the future Core Tax System.

4)    Strengthening DG Tax organization to enhance tax compliance and supporting the improvement in the efficiency and the risk-based selection of tax audits.

We seek 1 (one) qualified Indonesian candidate for:

Advisor on Intervention Area #1 (Government Revenue Policy)

A.   Responsibilities

The main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Conceptual and operational management of the German contribution to the Intervention Area #1 (Government Revenue Policy) as part of the implementation the DRM-project, and thus assuring accountability for the achievement of its objective, related KPI, Output and Indicators, as well as for the commissioned resources (Key GIZ-reference frameworks: Processes und Rules, Quality in Line and Capacity WORKS)
Coordination of all advisory services to the involved Indonesian partner institutions in the Intervention Area #1, Government Revenue Policy
Provision of professional advisory services to the Fiscal Policy Agency of the Ministry of Finance regarding fiscal policy reform, towards the expected Outputs A1 of the Project (Further strengthening the capacities of BKF to improve fiscal policy formulation and carry out impact analysis of government revenue policy in line with the Agenda 2030, through evaluating Income Tax and VAT, conducting tax gap analysis and exploring new revenue sources)
Overall coordination of the implementation of activities with other Outputs, especially Output B (Strengthening the capacities of BKF to evaluate and develop more comprehensive and better targeting subsidy policies, as well as fiscal incentive programs for energy efficiency and low carbon economy)
Ensuring coordination as well as commercial and content quality control of all sub-contracted services and provide grants to third parties, under his/her responsibility
Application of relevant company policies, rules and regulation during the implementation of the project
Support the Principal Advisor in liaising with other development partners, international donors, and institutions, as required by Principal Advisor
Assist the Principal Advisor on overarching issues related to the implementation of DRM

The job holder performs the following tasks:

B.    Tasks

1.     Management responsibility

plans and budgets all activites in the Implementation Area #1 (Government Revenue Policy) towards achieving the project’s objective, outputs and indicators in form of a Plan of Operations and ensures its implementation in close cooperation with the respective counterparts
provides a strategic approach to Capacity Development of the involved partner institutions related to the Implementation Area #1, while minimizing the creation of parallel project structures,
in close cooperation with the involved partner institutions defines Terms of Reference of contracted third parties and for grant provision in in carrying out project/program’s activities, develop quality assurance as well as performance evaluation, and propose changes and improvements, when necessary..
coordinates and supervises the contracted institutions, individual consultants, and any other service providers in the Implementation Area #1, in pursuance of stipulated deliverables and deadlines
in close cooperation with the counterparts conceptualises, prepares and manages the GIZ-contributions to workshops, seminars, conferences, study trips and other events on subjects that are related to the Implementation Area #1 key objective and outputs
based on a comprehensive results-based monitoring system, prepares reports and documents concerning the progress of collaborative activities, determines bottlenecks and identifies alternative courses of management action, in close coordination with counterparts and Principal Advisor
monitors the commissioned project budget in relation to Intervention Area #1, in consultation with the Financial Advisor and the Principal Advisor

2.     Professional advisory services

provides comprehensive advisory services, conceptual inputs and strategic options to the Fiscal Policy Agency to achieve the DRM’s objectives and the outputs A and other indicators, related to the Implementation Area #1
develops policy recommendations and strategic approaches in relation to the project objective, outputs and indicators, related to the Implementation Area #1, and supports the partner institutions to identify the need for external support and advice
oversee the services provided in the framework of the DRM-project and verifies that they are aligned with the partner’s needs and requirements, without substituting the responsible Indonesian institutions
monitors the development and implementation of the Plan of Operations related to the Implementation Area #1 together with the main counterparts
ensures that contracted third parties, both institutions and individual consultants under the Implementation Area #1 are providing appropriate deliverables in relation to the respective Terms of References 
facilitates knowledge exchange on relevant processes supported by the DRM-project within GIZ, as well as between Indonesian institutions, international development agencies and academia
supports the development of models for a peer-to-peer learning approach among stakeholders.

3.     Networking and cooperation

ensures cooperation, regular contacts and dialogue with partners that related to the Implementation Area #1; carries out PR work and cooperates with relevant organisations and individuals in the project environment and with other projects to maintain and improve working relationships
assesses interests of different stakeholders and assures a close cooperation within the Ministry of Finance in all activities related to the Implementation Area #1 and relations with other relevant stakeholders like line ministries, local governments, international development partners etc.
supports networking between different units in the Fiscal Policy Agency, in particular among the Center for State Revenue (PKPN), State Budget (PKAPBN), Climate Change Financing (PKPPIM), and Bilateral and Regional Policy (PKRB).
ensures exchange of experiences, coordination and cooperation with other projects supported by GIZ, especially those related with the work in the Fiscal Policy Agency

4.     Knowledge management

supports the further development concepts and procedures for knowledge management within the Center for State Revenue (PKPN) and Center for Bilateral and Regional Policy (PKRB)
guarantees the compilation of relevant information and results related to activities in the area of tax and fiscal policy, public finance reform and its management within GIZ DMS and IDA
provides relevant reports and presentation of results according to the requirements of GIZ and BMZ
contributes to disseminating the results of the work within GIZ, the German Development Cooperation and relevant national and international fora

5.     Other duties/additional tasks

performs other duties and tasks at the request of the Principal Advisor of DRM project.

C.    Required qualifications, competences and experience


·         university degree relevant to Tax, Fiscal Policy, or Public Finance

Professional experience

·         minimum 10 years of professional experience in a comparable position related to government revenue (tax and fiscal policy, public finance)

·         profound knowledge of the Indonesian tax and fiscal policy framework and institutional setup

·         extensive and high-level advisory experience in the areas of government revenue (tax and non-tax) and public finance

·         comprehensive understanding of key policy issues related to government revenue, tax and fiscal policy and the 2030 Agenda, both domestic and international

Other knowledge, additional competences

·         excellent analytical, interpersonal, communications and report writing skills

·         advanced English language skills

·         proficiency in user-related ITC-technologies

·         demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment, both independently and as part of a team

·         adaptable to changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver high quality work products

·         proven inter-cultural skills

·         Willingness to acquire new knowledge as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with the Principal Advisor

Duty Station: Jakarta

Joining Date: a.s.a.p.

Direct Supervisor:  Principal Advisor of DRM

Interested candidates should submit a motivation letter, CV, trainings attended and list of references (a must), addressed to recruitment-indo@giz.de. The closing date to submit the application letter is on October 30th, 2019

Please indicate your application by putting the following code in the subject line: DRM – Advisor Government Revenue Policy

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.

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