GIZ Indonesia for Emissions reduction in cities through improved waste management (DKTI): Advisor on Waste Management

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. GIZ has been working in Indonesia since 1975 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The project ‘"Emissions reduction in cities through improved waste management (DKTI)" has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with an implementation period until July 2023. This project would respond to the problem faced by Indonesia concerning waste management and tackling greenhouse gas emission. With its large population (around 270 million people), Indonesia is one of largest emitters of greenhouse gas in the world, with unmanaged waste contributes for over 6% of total GHG emissions. In the world, Indonesia ranks 6th in terms of GHG emission from waste. The main reasons are the dumping of untreated organic waste in landfills, open burning of waste, poor segregation and recycling rates.

The project aims to support the implementation of suitable waste management systems by improving required conditions in the national and municipal levels. Thus, the project works with 3 outputs working in municipalities/cities level and national level. The outputs represent improvement of technical know-how in value chain of waste management, improvement of waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission data, and enabling financing of improved waste management.

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

Advisor on Waste Management

    A. Responsibilities
The advisor is responsible for:

perform as the focal point coordination for output related to linkage between the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and waste management
provide review and backstopping to concepts on improvement of waste management system and related policy briefs and initiatives
coordinate the working area on improvement of reporting and monitoring procedures related to solid waste data
ensure the synergy and coordination process among related actors on waste management and climate policy in national and subnational level
support the development of a tool box for the selection, adaptation and application of instruments for the improvement of the solid waste management chain, including suitable operator models for cities and municipalities
implement daily operational aspects of all issues to waste management within the project framework
maintain of a good flow of communication and information between all involved institutions, counterparts and GIZ
Professional advisory services
assist a well-coordinated planning and implementation of output related to linkage between the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and waste management in close consultation with the Bappenas as the project partner and/or other implementing partners in Indonesia
prepare and implement the coordination process of joint project activities at national and sub-national level
work closely with project partners in designing effective mechanism to implement reporting and monitoring procedures related to solid waste data in the national and sub-national level
deal with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other activities on improvement of waste management system
formulates terms of reference, select and supervision of external support (consultants) assignments to act as trainers/experts for selected research studies, workshop and/or training events
provision of inputs/review & backstopping of policy papers and research studies developed in the frame of project context
organising quality assurance process for research studies on solid waste management and the link to reduction of greenhouse gas emission
monitors the development and implementation of plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts as well as identifies bottlenecks and recommends alternative management options to the manager
Networking and cooperation
liaises closely with secretariat of Low Carbon Development Indonesia in the implementation of the activities
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
communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project
communicates regularly with other GIZ projects on specified topic(s) related with waste management and climate policy

Knowledge management
compiles information related with waste management and climate policy and ensures knowledge transfers
develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
draws up reports and presentation documents related with working areas under his/her responsibilities
formulates appropriate input for project reports
4.         Coordination tasks

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
coordinates relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organisational aspects
compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments
uses GIZ’s Capacity Works to manage the projects
5.         Other duties/additional tasks

performs other duties and tasks at the request of superior

Required qualifications, competences and experience

Masters/MSc/similar degree education in Engineering (Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering), Environmental Science or similar studies focusing on waste management and climate change

Professional experience

minimum of 5 years professional experience related with waste management and/or climate change
knowledge of the international climate policy framework
experience in cooperation with the public and private sector
networks into both public and private sectors in Indonesia regarding waste management, recycling and climate change issues
experience in international cooperation and/or German cooperation
experience in developing and facilitating capacity development programs, tools and training modules, ideally linked to the waste management and/or climate change topic (mitigation)

Other knowledge, additional competences

very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
excellent written and oral knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and English
working knowledge of German is an asset
willingness to up skill as required by the tasks to be performed –corresponding measures are agreed with management
strong organisational competence with good communication and coordination skills
ability to work in an intercultural environment

Duty Station: Jakarta
Joining Date: a.s.a.p.
Direct Supervisor: Principal Advisor
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 30th July, 2020.

Please indicate your application by putting the following code in the subject line: DKTI - AWM.

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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