MAHKOTA: Manager of Local Government Policy Advocacy Unit - TNP2K


To lead the advocacy unit in strengthening the commitment of and in improving the capacity of sub-national governments

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. 
Cardno ID (International Development) has extensive experience managing a number of donor-funded programs in the Asia Pacific region. We engage in international development as a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated process. Strengthened by our geographic and market diversity, we are committed to providing innovative and integrated solutions that create opportunities for significant, lasting change in emerging economies.  Collaborating with multilateral and bilateral donors, private clients, governments and communities to develop sustainable solutions to complex challenges, we work with local counterparts to achieve meaningful impact.
Overview of the Role:
To lead the advocacy unit in strengthening the commitment of and in improving the capacity of sub-national governments in planning, budgeting, program implementation and monitoring-evaluation of local poverty reduction and welfare-improved programs, through TKPK (Poverty Alleviation Coordinating Teams). The role includes internal coordination to improve effectiveness of line ministries anti-poverty programs in the regional level.
The Manager of Local Government Policy Advocacy will perform for 10 (ten) months with full time/fixed-term contract.
About the Program:
MAHKOTA (Towards a Strong and Prosperous Indonesian Society) program 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 MAHKOTA, 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.
About the Role:
The Manager of Local Government Advocacy Unit will be required to undertake the following tasks:

·    Lead the relationship between TNP2K Secretariat and local governments, mainly through TKPK, in improving the capacity of sub-national governments to accelerate local poverty reduction.

·    In conjunction with program partners, identify opportunities for improving effectiveness of TKPK roles in local poverty alleviation through stronger coordination, better programs, and local innovations.

·    Provide advice to the Executive Secretary, Chief of Policy Team and Policy Teams to improve effectiveness of line ministries anti-poverty programs in the regional level.

·    Plan advocacy unit annual activities to serve the role of the unit and manifest mandate of TNP2K at the local level. Policy

·    On Behalf of the Executive Secretary, become the key resource person in Provincial and District/Municipal TKPK Coordination Meeting.

·    Provide technical assistance to TKPK in developing local poverty reduction strategy documents.

·    Managing activities of the LG Capacity Development team

·    Any other tasks relevant to the core responsibilities and duties of this position, as assigned by the supervisor.

·    Maintain stringent standards of personal behaviour in interactions with children and take steps to report concerns about child abuse or risks to children.

Responsibilities and duties:
The Manager of Local Government Policy Advocacy Unit will provide the following deliverables:

·    Annual advocacy unit proposed activities along with its associated Implementation Plan, TORs, etc.

·    Strategy framework/approach to meet the unit’s mission in improving the role of local government in alleviating local poverty

·    Annual assessment of TKPKs’ institution, capacity, and performance in alleviating local poverty

·    Evaluation Report on Local Government Planning and Budgeting for the acceleration of poverty reduction

·    Recommendations to revise MoHA regulations on annual local government guidelines for planning and budgeting.

·    Strategy to strengthen the role of TKPK in handling any other related strategic policy issues, such as stunting prevention and handling Covid-19 pandemic.

·    Briefs/recommendation on proposal to better ways to alleviate local poverty including on strategy, local innovation, regulation, etc.

To access the Terms of Reference detailing the role, responsibilities, and selection criteria for this position, please copy and paste this link into a web browser:

About You:
Advanced degree in development studies, economics, public administration, or other relevant disciplines.

·    Demonstrated analytical & conceptual skills and aptitude for learning the latest scientific/evidence-based approaches to national and regional level poverty reduction strategy and programs.

·    Minimum 10 years of experience relevant to this position.

·    Familiarity with public sector governance and development, regional planning, policy development and reform, poverty reduction and other related areas

·    Proven ability in staff training and/or facilitation

·    Demonstrated ability to successfully deliver outputs similar to the ones of this position.

·    Advance understanding of Indonesia’s regional level poverty alleviation issues, strategy, policies, and programs.

How to apply?
We welcome your interest in joining the MAHKOTA team. Please click 'apply' button found on the advertisement page by click this link and please attach:

  1. Cover Letter. Kindly note that applications that do not include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria will not be considered.
  2. Curriculum Vitae

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 
Cardno provides equal employment opportunities. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, 27 August 2021
Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, Exploitation and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection, Fraud 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.
For any enquiries about this position, please contact quoting " CID/MHKT/MgrLGPA” in your email subject line.


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