Re Vacancy : IESR - Strategic Communication Specialist

Position: Strategic Communication Specialist


Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), a think tank in energy and environment, is working on an initiative to transform Indonesia's energy sector to be more sustainable and low carbon.

IESR together with international and national partners will be implementing a Clean, Affordable, and Sustainable Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) project from 2020 to 2024. CASE project aims to create evidence and tools that support the energy transition in the region as well as to communicate these outputs to relevant stakeholders and the general public to establish a public discourse about energy transition challenges and benefits.

Communication plays an important role in delivering messages and ideas coming from various studies, research findings, and other sources to targeted stakeholders and the public in general about energy transition in the context of Indonesia.

About the Position

IESR is looking for a Strategic Communication Specialist. The person in this position will lead the implementation of CASE Project’s communication and engagement strategy to meet the outcome of the project.

The person is responsible for developing and strategic communication plans both conventional and digital and implementing these plans, managing press and media, develop social media content and oversees the production of a range of communications materials of the project to reach out targeted stakeholders, and identify energy and non-energy stakeholders and design outreach strategy for the project, as part communication efforts.

IESR is seeking a highly motivated, experienced and qualified candidate to join our dynamics team. 

The key roles and responsibilities

·       Research and assess targeted project stakeholders.

·       Develop, implement, and evaluate communication strategies for external communication and for stakeholder engagement.

·       Develop, manage, and elaborate social media strategies and activities across communication channels, including websites.

·       Plan and conduct awareness raising campaigns through communication platforms and channels.

·       Build communication partnerships and media alliances.

·       Co-create and oversee media and public-oriented communication products (press release, media advisories, social media content, photo, video, infographics, fact sheet, etc.) to target audiences in accordance with latest communication techniques, including data visualization, and new media trends.

·       Monitor issues in the media-spaces and evaluate the result of communication’s product and strategy.

·       Translate and adapt input materials (study, research, and findings, etc.) for communication material.

·       Coordinate with project partners’ communication team.

·       Provide advice to Project Manager and Executive Director on media strategy, messages for external communication.

·       Support the project and act as facilitator or moderator of public events, workshop, media gathering, including development of related communication material for those events.


•       Has a strong communication background with previous experience in communication and stakeholder engagement within an organization (public/private/NGOs).

•       Demonstrate good knowledge and understanding on public engagement, communication strategy and tools, and communication techniques both conventional and digital.

•       Demonstrate ability to craft relevant messages for different audiences.

•       Proven skills in managing and operating social media and websites.

•       Proven skill in developing digital communication products.

•       Proven skill in writing.

•       Insightful and ability to think innovatively and strategically in advancing communication of project’s ideas and outputs.

•       Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

•       Demonstrate ability to work in a team and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.

•       Indonesian nationality.

Required skill and experiences

•       A minimum of 5 years professional experience in the communication field.

•       Excellent written skill, and proficiency in Indonesia and English.

•       Good IT skills, MS Office, possess skill on graphic design software or communication software related tools is an advantage.

•       Experience in digital media production.

•       Excellent skill in public campaigns.

•       University graduate, advanced degree in communication, public relations, or any related fields is an advantage.

•       Familiar with energy issues is an advantage.

Starting Date

Expected start in early August 2020, with 3 months’ probation.


This position is a mid-level position. The salary starts at 9 to 12 million per month plus benefits that will be commensurate with the candidate's qualification and experiences.

How to apply

1.      Download application form from IESR website ( )

2.      Send the completed application form, together with an application letter and latest CV to before August 23rd 2020.

Only qualified candidates will be called for the test and interview.       --

Kharina Dhewayani

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