WRI Indonesia is looking for Senior Communications Coordinator

Program Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent national research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI Indonesia is affiliated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that works with various stakeholders to support policies and practices that are sustainable and profitable. WRI works with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 20-year history in the country and the official establishment of WRI Indonesia office has strengthened our impacts on the ground in recent years. Our current work primarily focuses on forest and land-use. Over time WRI Indonesia aims to expand its portfolio to include climate, energy, and city and transportation. Therefore, it is important for the organization to identify and put in place the research building blocks for achieving the vision of WRI Indonesia supporting science- and data-driven decision making at national and sub-national level.

Job Summary

The Communications Coordinator will support WRI Indonesia’s office by developing and implementing communications strategies, and managing multiple communications channels (such as website, social media, blog, publications, media relations, and events) including the development and maintenance of WRI Indonesia’s website and Peatland Map Prize Competition website. The Communications Coordinator will proactively collaborate with the global team and donors on related work. The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills, sharp analytical thinking, and be able to demonstrate their ability to effectively engage with various national, sub-national and international stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities


·         Develop, support, and manage communications strategies for reports, events, conferences, and news opportunities;

·         Develop and maintain relationship with various key stakeholders (government, donors, funding agencies, public leaders, etc) to improve the image of the organization and open avenues of opportunities.

·         To assist Program team to advocate concerned program issues to government

·         Create clear, concise messaging to advance impact;

·         Develop strategy for web presence, including blog, social media, & website content;

·         Develop ideas for interactive media pieces including infographics, slideshows, charts, and videos, and support their design and promotion;

·         Develop communications activities evaluation scheme which allow for some sort of measurement of the communications effectiveness in contributing to the organization’s Theory of Change achievement;

·         Develop and maintain key media contacts;

·         Plan events for publication launches, roundtable discussions, meetings, and other announcements.


·         Coordinate all communications work at WRI Indonesia, ensuring the work lead to WRI Indonesia’s intended impact.

·         Coordinate the narrative and messaging that WRI Indonesia delivers at the project and institution level

·         Set and continually manage project with team members

·         Support annual fiscal planning through establishment of key metrics related to proposals

·         Develop and manage budgets for multiple projects

·         Monitor financial performance and takes appropriate action to ensure key financial objectives are met


·         Implement developed outreach strategies;

·         Coordinate media outreach to traditional & new media. Assist with proactive outreach such as pitching, research, handling incoming requests, and monitoring daily news coverage;

·         Develop and maintain website content;

·         Coordinate outreach to partners and stakeholders via email communications, events, and other opportunities;

·         Develop ideas, write, and edit a variety of internal and external materials, such as blog posts, media materials, newsletters, op-eds, website content, and more;

·         Build and maintain a social media presence, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn;

·         Manage contact database;

·         Develop branded marketing materials, such as brochures and PowerPoints.


·         Support staff to build their skills, maximize their reach, and backfill duties when necessary;

·         Support the development of compelling fundraising materials, including proposals and presentations;

·         Monitor and support the publications process, including outreach planning, production, and distribution;

·         Organizing and lead media/communication visits

·         Provide general administrative support, such as scheduling, event logistics, and other responsibilities as needed;

·         Support and promote the institutional development and program of WRI Indonesia as needed.


·         Sit and take notes as WRI Indonesia’s representative in the absence of Country Director at any government meeting and other coordination meeting;

·         Assist Country Director in elaboration of donors or official visits;

·         Support Country Director in providing support material for meeting with donors/government and other stakeholders;

·         Represent the organization as appropriate;

·         Significant other duties as assigned by Line Manager.

Job Qualifications

·         Ideal candidate will have masters degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or other relevant fields;

·         Proven professional experience of min. 5 years in communications within relevant program management;

·         International experience or prior work in a global organization preferred;

·         Experiences in liaison and negotiation with government;

·         Experiences in developing, implementing, managing and evaluating development/advocacy initiatives;

·         Interest and experience in forestry, energy, or other natural resources-related issues in Indonesia preferred;

·         Experience and proven ability to communicate effectively with Indonesian government officials (GOI) and sound knowledge of GOI structures, procedures and system;

·         Articulate, versatile, highly skilled writer with professional writing experience (professional clips or writing samples preferred);

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

·         Excellent inter-personal communication skills, including the ability to encourage collaboration with other programs, international offices, and partners;

·         Understanding of social media and how to use it to impact audiences;

·         Excellent training and coaching skills;

·         Ability to work with limited supervision and work under pressure;

·         Ability to think creatively and collaboratively about all elements of communications work;

·         Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver high quality work products;

·         Ability to travel and work in an insecure area with the flexibility to adapt to a constantly changing environment

·         Fluency in both Bahasa Indonesia and English, with a strong emphasis on written and spoken communications (additional language skills are welcome);

·         Legally able to work in Indonesia.

Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.


Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.


Remuneration: Remuneration is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package.

Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/job/oGwFdfwO in order to be formally considered. 

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 16 October 2020. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 

This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.

WRI Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions. 

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.

The World Resources Institute (http://www.wri.org) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.

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