GIZ Indonesia for the Strategic Exploration of Economic Mitigation Potentials through Renewables (ExploRE) project: Advisor on Communication and Knowledge Management

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German implementing organization which provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has years involvement in the area of renewable energy in Indonesia.

GIZ is currently implementing a project, funded by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), called “Strategic Exploration of Economic Mitigation Potentials through Renewables“ or ExploRE. The project aims to enhance strategic options on the renewable energies (RE) in the energy, climate, development and financial sectors and to help create a more coherent environment between key players.

The project organizes the activities in Indonesia under four outputs. Those are:

RE deployment strategy

Political instruments and financial environment

Institutional building


 To support implementation of the project, we seek one (1) motivated and qualified Indonesian candidate for the following position:

Advisor on Communication and Knowledge Management

A.   Responsibilities

·         Raise the awareness on and understanding of ExploRE and renewable energy options amongst relevant stakeholder groups and the public in general,

·         Promote collaboration and smooth flow of information within the ExploRE team,

·         Organize active engagement with external stakeholders in project activities, and

·         Promote the use of PR instruments to meet project objectives.

B.   Tasks

Communication and public relation

·         Create and execute a project communication strategy and plan;

Prepare PR instruments and ensure its consistent compliance with GIZ corporate design (e.g. brochure, flyers, factsheets, standard presentation set);

Coordinate project’s events and publications with relevant communication unit within GIZ Energy Programme, GIZ Country Office Indonesia as well as the project’s counterpart;

Disseminate project publications to sectoral networks (e.g. TUEWAS Renewable energy working group) within GIZ and IKI;

Coordinate press conference/activities in cooperation with partner institution(s) and in close coordination with the Communications and PR unit of GIZ Office Indonesia;

·         Develop and disseminate communication material for a wide range of channels (including social media) and audiences (including international) in coordination and alignment with the GIZ communications team and other projects;

·         Formulate communication content on project activities and progress;

·         Prepare and coordinate the design, editing and layout of communication material as well as technical documents (e.g. infographics, presentations, brochures, e-mail blasts, invitations, news clippings, report formats, training manuals, event banners, etc.);

·         Manage and supervise service providers in the production of communication products (e.g. videos, factsheets, studies) in accordance with GIZ communication guidelines;

Maintaining ExploRE photo archives and ensure the availability of photo and video material for communication purposes; and

·         Act as the communication focal point for ExploRE and respond to GIZ enquiries and requests related to communication and knowledge management.


Knowledge Management and Capacity Development

·         Support the development and implementation of capacity development strategy within the scope of ExploRE project;

·         Support documentation of capacity development measures and to make it available to target group(s);

·         Compile, proof-read and translate from English to Indonesian and vice-versa of reports, factsheets and other publication/capacity development materials;

·         Identify information needs for external and internal communication;

·         Explore and document success stories to showcase project achievements;

·         Maintain ExploRE’s system for knowledge sharing amongst team members;

·         Support the team in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for effective communication in general;

·         Support team members with tools and formats for progress monitoring;

·         Support knowledge transfer and promotion of ExploRE’s operational tools to target groups to meet project objectives;

·         Conduct research and collect data for assigned research related to capacity development, under supervision; and

·         Prepare and present findings of research activity to colleagues for review purposes, if necessary.

Stakeholder engagement

·         Support the project management in organizing events (internal and external) and meetings (online and offline), in coordination with the Office Manager and the GIZ Travel and Event team;

·         Summarize and document results of internal and external meetings, workshops and events;

·         Act as a point of contact for external stakeholders and coordinate their requests; and

·         Promote stakeholder engagement to foster partnerships and cooperation with the private sector, civil society, academic institutions and development agencies.

C.   Required qualifications, competences and experience

·         At least a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as, English, social studies, communications, information technology or public affairs;

·         5 years of professional experience in communications and knowledge management;

·         Track-record in successful implementation of communication strategies and plans;

·         Proven experience in developing and maintaining multi-media communication products and processes;

·         Experience in planning and organizing events;

·         Knowledge of renewable energy is preferable;

·         Experience in international development cooperation and Indonesian government institutions is preferable; and

·         Experience working with different communication technology platforms and ICT Tools is an advantage.

        Other knowledge, additional competences

·         Excellent written and spoken skills in English;

·         Network in national media;

·         Pro-active, has can-do attitude, flexible and can work independently;

·         Ability and desire to work in teams and in a support function;

·         Excellent intercultural communication skills;

·         Knowledge of GIZ instruments, procedures, and rules is considered an advantage; and

·         German language skills are considered an advantage.

Duty Station: Jakarta

Joining Date: February 2021

Direct Supervisor:  Principal Advisor


Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references) to by January 8th, 2021 with subject line ExploRE - ACK


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) – the attachments are not more than 300 KB.


Only short-listed candidates will be notified

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