Prospera is seeking to engage an experienced firm to develop an RCEP Action Plan for Indonesia, building upon relevant work to date, which is expected to cover regulatory review to support implementation and compliance, support for accessing market access opportunities, and longer-term competitiveness building.

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 several 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:
The Consultant will prepare the RCEP Action Plan that is targeted for completion by October 2022. The Action Plan should provide a clear framework and directions, setting priorities for the different stakeholders, targets and timeline, while also providing a more detailed short-term plan. In preparing the first full draft RCEP Action Plan, the Consultant will also conduct the requisite regulatory review and economic analysis of the issues that Indonesia needs to address while also engaging with stakeholder particularly with the business sector.

About the Program:
Prospera is a partnership facility between the Government of Australia and the Government of Indonesia working with the Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs (CMEA). It aims to foster strong, sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Indonesia. Prospera is funded by the Australian Government and implemented by Cardno.

Responsibilities and duties:
Please refer to the Terms of Reference. To access the Terms of Reference detailing the role and Request for Tender (RFT), please click here

About You:
The selected firm will have extensive experience in advising on trade agreements, negotiations and/or implementation, legal expertise, economic analysis skills, and experience in engaging and working with the business sector to optimise market access opportunities. Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian policymaking process and business environment is highly desirable.

How to apply?
We welcome your interest in joining the Prospera program. Please click ‘apply’ and submit electronic copy of the bidding documents as required in the RFT. Kindly note that submission of a late, an incomplete or non-compliant set of required documents may result in tender being rejected.

Cardno provides equal employment opportunities. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.

Final Applications must be submitted electronically to the above email no later than Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 5 PM.

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.

If you have any questions regarding the RFT, please submit your queries to the above email by Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 05:00 PM (Jakarta time).