Palladium Indonesia - UK PACT Country Facilitator

 Company Overview:

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. 

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives. 

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. 

Project Overview

Palladium has an exciting opportunity for a strong project manager with experience in environmental programming and low-carbon economic development to serve as Indonesia Country Facilitator for the UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) programme.

The UK PACT programme aims to improve the effectiveness of key institutions (public, private, and civil society) in partner countries so that they can deliver accelerated emission reductions and raise the ambition of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets. Through its focus on NDCs, the programme supports the UK’s COP26 efforts that aim to review NDC commitments and strengthen ambition. UK PACT is a flagship investment from the UK government and is managed by a team in the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), with staff based both in London and in the UK embassies in selected partner countries.

The UK PACT programme will specifically deliver the following results: 

  • An increase in the capacity and capability of partner institutions (national, sub-national and civil society) to deliver enhanced and accelerated climate actions; and
  • An increase in in-country buy-in to urgently facilitate low-carbon development.

To deliver these results, the programme is composed of four components:

  • a central delivery partner and bilateral country programming (delivered by Palladium): supports innovative capacity-building projects in partner countries as identified by country context and demand from government stakeholders;
  • a global challenge fund (delivered by ICF Consulting Services): supports innovative capacity building projects in a wider range of ODA-eligible countries to promote emissions reductions and low carbon solutions;
  • skill-shares and secondments (delivered by PA Consulting): provides both short-term peer-to-peer skill shares with country counterparts and long-term secondments into key institutions.;
  • cross-programme Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) (delivered by OPM): ensures the effective management and communication of programme level results, as well as the implementation of the monitoring, evaluation and learning elements across UK PACT.

Purpose of the position
The UK PACT Indonesia Country Facilitator is responsible for the management, monitoring and coordination of Indonesia-specific UK PACT activities under the Country Programmes component. The Country Facilitator will work very closely and coordinate with the British Embassy Jakarta (BEJ) team in post and BEIS lead in the UK to support strategy development, demand scoping, market engagement, and pipeline development and management of UK PACT projects.

The UK PACT Indonesia Facilitator will be the on-the-ground liaison for Palladium managing and coordinating day-to-day activities in Indonesia, in coordination with BEJ and UK staff. The UK PACT Indonesia Facilitator will be supported in these tasks by an in-country Associate.

The position will be based in Indonesia, preferably in Jakarta, with frequent national travel, pending COVID-19 restrictions.

UK PACT is a flagship investment from the UK government, and the UK PACT Indonesia Facilitator will play a critical role positioning, representing, and promoting the UK PACT programme in Indonesia.   

Primary duties and responsibilities
The UK PACT Indonesia Facilitator will be the ‘on-the-ground' liaison for Palladium designing a strategy for UK PACT in Indonesia, managing day-to-day activities from stakeholder engagement to providing key contextual insights to ensure overall programme success. In the first phase of work covering 3 months, the Country Facilitator will be responsible for designing and delivering, in collaboration with the core team at Palladium and in coordination with BEJ staff, initial scoping and creating workplans for UK PACT in Indonesia.

Specifically, the Country Facilitator will:

Stakeholder relationships

  • Maintain an excellent working relationship with the BEJ team, supporting them in engagement with partner country government agencies, civil society groups, research agencies, (green) financial institutions and relevant private sector firms to collaboratively design and generate buy-in for the programme’s strategy, plans, and resource requirements;
  • Act as an ambassador for UK PACT in Indonesia, promoting funding opportunities to potential implementing partners, project and programme outputs to intended beneficiaries, and broader UK engagement on low-carbon development where relevant, and as agreed with BEIS; and
  • Build and maintain relationships with the relevant officials and department of the Government of Indonesia, building and ensuring buy-in and demand for PACT goals and activities.

Strategy Development and Engagement:

  • Work collaboratively with the Sustainable Development and UK Climate Change Unit teams at the BEJ, BEIS UK, the M&E partner, the Skills Share delivery partner and the Palladium core team to develop a strategy and demand scoping for UK PACT-funded projects in-country, through key informant interviews, facilitation of focus group discussions and stakeholder and ‘ecosystem’ mapping;
  • Identifying complementary existing programmes (funded by the UK and other donors) to feed into UK PACT country implementation plans, theories of change and log-frames and avoid programme duplication; and
  • Provide technical advice and input for continuous context analysis and assessment of local market capacity to identify the most appropriate avenues for interventions and pathways to climate change impact within each key strategic sector, and flag policy, technological and commercial developments and risks that could influence the delivery of UK-Indonesia climate collaboration.

Subject to BEIS approval and funding and in consultation with BEJ, in subsequent phases of the work, the UK PACT Country Facilitator  will oversee the implementation of the UK PACT grant portfolio in Indonesia, which will include the following:

Programme Management; Identification, Selection and Design of Interventions

  • Where scoping work successfully identifies demand, and subject to business case approval to: Coordinate grant funding windows in accordance with country implementation plans, and lead on market engagement to ensure the right local stakeholders are aware of, and well-placed to apply for, funding opportunities;
  • Organise and manage a call for proposals in collaboration with post, the Palladium team in the UK and the BEIS lead;
  • Facilitate and contribute to the project selection process, particularly with regard to assessing deliverability and impact potential on the ground;
  • Support project set-up coordinating with the Palladium core team to adhere to any local due diligence required and to support initial briefing to potential Implementation Partners;
  • Oversee timely implementation of projects and regularly ensure the feedback of results, impacts and learning through quarterly reports to BEIS covering overall progress, progress against outputs, main activities and outputs for the next period, budget, spend and forecast, and risks;
  • Advise BEIS on the potential to extend, scale up or replicate successful projects, and work with successful Implementation Partners to do this with BEIS approval; and
  • Support defense against fraud, corruption and safeguarding risks, conducting spot checks and other processes to ensure BEIS grant funding is spent as intended and that Implementation Partners meet BEIS compliance requirements.

Programme Reporting

  • Support Implementing Partners on project reporting, ensuring reporting meets BEIS requirements and those of OPM - the M&E partner for UK PACT, providing a quality assurance function;
  • Oversee country and project-specific risk management, working with BEIS in post and in the UK, the Team Leader and Country Programmes (Palladium) core team, ensuring any issues identified result in quick mitigation strategies and/or are escalated as required; and
  • Contribute to programme governance and decision-making, both in-country and centrally, as required.


The position will report and be accountable to the Palladium Team Leader for UK PACT. In addition, on a day-to-day basis, the Country Facilitator will work and liaise closely with staff in the BEJ leading on UK PACT, who will continue to manage the stakeholder relationships/engagement in-country, seeking their advice in advance of key activities and on any challenges or sensitive issues arising, as well as the BEIS lead based in the UK.

The Country Facilitator will be the face-to-face representation of Palladium, with the UK PACT Team, and should help reinforce Palladium’s role as a trusted partner to BEIS.


Required qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the local political economy and business operating context in Indonesia, including socio-economic context and development challenges and priorities;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the environmental/low carbon sector in terms of the policy landscape, relevant state and non-state actors in relation to climate change, and low-carbon economic development.
  • Extensive local professional networks and broad technical knowledge in the priority areas identified from initial scoping. For Indonesia these include:
  •           Cities and Green Transportation, including Electric Vehicles;
  •           Energy Efficiency;
  •           Carbon Finance; and
  •           Climate Change Governance and Policy-making
  • Demonstrated ability to build networks and communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders at different levels of seniority;
  • The ideal candidate will have extensive networks within government and relevant sectors in Indonesia.
  • Excellent organisational, inter-personal administration and communication skills;
  • An ability to see both the big (strategic) picture, identifying opportunities for innovation and value addition for UK PACT, as well as keeping alert to project delivery risks;
  • Professional fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia (written and verbal);
  • A high degree of personal resilience, flexibility and ability to adapt to changing circumstances;
  • Highly collaborative and committed to close working and open communication with colleagues in post and in the UK, and other UK PACT partners;
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of project cycle design and management is an advantage; and
  • Commitment to neutrality in all dealings with stakeholders, including political stakeholders, to build trusted relationships and ensure maximum effectiveness of the programme.

Applications will be accepted until 24 February, at 11:59 PM UK time.


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