Public Finance Specialist

 Public Finance Specialist

Program Background

The Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur (KIAT) is a facility supported by the Australian Government and implemented by Cardno. KIAT’s overarching goal is to support ‘sustainable and inclusive economic growth through improved access to infrastructure for all people’. To support this goal, KIAT works with the Government of Indonesia (GOI), Government of Australia, the private sector, Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and other development partners, as well as civil society to help achieve the following ‘End-of-Facility Outcomes’:

1.      Improved GOI policy and regulatory framework for infrastructure development

2.     High quality projects prepared and financed by GOI, the private sector and / or MDBs

3.     High quality infrastructure delivery, management and maintenance by GOI

The initial focus of KIAT Facility is on the following areas: Water and Sanitation; Transport; Gender, Social Inclusion and Civil Society Engagement (GESI-CSE); and Infrastructure Funding and Financing.

The role

KIAT is looking for Public Finance Specialist will assist to inform the Road Preservation Fund (RPF) discussion forum on the capacity of various funding sources and of new taxation instruments to support the fund and consequently the road maintenance needs.

The main objective of this position is to investigate the scope and extent of funding sources and taxation instruments that can be used to support the RPF, including the scope of revenues that can be expected, the transfer mechanisms that can be used, the fiscal capacity and the administrative / institutional capacities of the organizations involved.


This role also involves the following key activities:

The Public Finance Specialist will perform the following tasks:

1.      Review the existing policy brief documents in relation to the RPF rationale and objectives, and reports related to road user charges, to RPF funding and to PHJD (Program Hibah Jalan Daerah) and DAK (Dana Alokasi Khusus) fund allocations for road maintenance.

2.      Advise the RPF discussion forum on the RPF funding models used in other countries, elaborate their advantages and disadvantages and provide recommendations for introducing the RPF (possibly by piloting the RPF in separate regions, provinces or districts (PHJD or others – see Annex)).

3.      Based on sound knowledge of contemporary economic issues in Indonesia, describe funding sources and taxation instruments that can be used for RPF (fuel tax, vehicle registration, urban congestion charges, vehicle overloading fines, toll road charges, etc.) and for each source, the range of possible contributions, extent of potential increases in charges, funds transfer mechanisms, administrative capacity of responsible organisations, timeframe for availability of funds and other considerations or hurdles that may impact their use for funding the RPF.

4.      Develop internal guidelines/mechanism/regulations and related draft dissemination materials to deal with the economic/financial aspect of RPF, as requested by the RPF forum.

5.      Provide specific recommendations on most effective funding sources to use in the short term from historical and capacity perspective and improvements needed to consider other sources incorporating best international experience. Deliver the recommendations at workshops or seminars and summarize all discussion outcomes, assistance activities and findings in a final report.

6.      Coordinate with the Transport Economist investigating the benefits and costs of introducing new charges to road users and with the RPF specialists and the legal specialist.

7.      Liaise with KIAT at monthly meetings.

8.      Ensure that consultations, meetings, and decision-making processes include representations of gender

9.      Ensure that all key activities consider opportunities to strengthen Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) outcomes during implementation, and where relevant consider the feasibility of engaging with civil society to enhance these outcomes.


Please copy paste this link to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection:;


About you

Public Finance Specialist must bring a deep understanding and/or have experience of:


a.      Master degree qualifications in public finance, economics or related fields.

b.     Minimum 10 years’ experience in advising governments in financing or tariff setting or user charges

c.      Excellent report writing skills in Bahasa Indonesia.

d.     Ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders.

e.      Good knowledge of Indonesia’s funding and financing framework, and of contemporary economic issues.


f.       Experience in financing or tariff setting or user charges in the road transport sector

g.     Knowledge of transport sector financing needs.

h.      Knowledge of fiscal policy at the macro-economic level.

i.       Knowledge of financial sector policy both in terms of financial stability and development.

j.       Good verbal skills in English.



Based on KIAT established rates. Successful Indonesian nationals will be engaged under a Short Term Local Independent Contractor Agreement in IDR and will be subject to Indonesian employment regulations and tax obligations.


Why join KIAT?

The Australia Indonesia Infrastructure Partnership (Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur - KIAT) offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.

By joining KIAT, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.

How to apply

1.        CV

2.       Statement (of up to 1,000 words) addressing the candidate’s skills and experience, and outlining the relevance to the role

3.       Two referee names, position details and contact information

4.       Please apply from the following link :;

Closing Date

The position closes on 5 August 2021

About Cardno

We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Notice to recruitment agencies: Please note that Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies.

Cardno is an equal opportunity employer.

Cardno is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment and may include relevant criminal record checks.

Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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