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:
Prospera is seeking a full-time with extension technical and leadership experience and capability for the role of Lead Adviser – Budget Policy. The Lead Adviser will lead Prospera’s Budget Policy team and program of work to assist the Government of Indonesia to achieve its goal of improving the quality of spending and public financial management. The Lead Adviser will provide strategic direction, identify opportunities, and manage the delivery of a complex work agenda. The Lead Adviser will have extensive experience advising senior officials and delivering reform in fiscal policy, public financial management and expenditure reform, with a capacity to manage a team. An ability to build relationships with senior members of government, effectively communicate to a range of audiences, and provide leadership and project management skills is critical. Experience working in related areas in Indonesia or emerging/developing country contexts is desirable.

About the Program:
Prospera is a partnership facility between the Government of Australia (through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and the Government of Indonesia. It aims to foster strong, sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Indonesia.

About the Role:
The Lead Adviser – Budget Policy will report to Prospera Facility Director and Deputy Director.  The remuneration will be set according to DFAT Remuneration Framework (ARF) Discipline Group D, Job Level 4 applies for Indonesia and international nationals. The remuneration level at which the Lead Adviser is engaged will be based on the successful candidate’s relevant skills and experience.

Responsibilities and duties:
The Lead Adviser – Budget Policy is required to:

  • Strategically design, implement and monitor Prospera’s work program and budget in the Budget Policy Area, including its link to budget systems.
  • Work across a broad range of areas to recommend improved fiscal policy, strategies and initiatives that would contribute to more effective public financial management and quality of spending.
  • Research and advise senior-level counterparts on policy that increases budget flexibility to enable greater spending prioritisation.
  • Develop counterpart capabilities in public financial management and spending policy analysis.
  • Enterprisingly and innovatively develop opportunities for Prospera engagement in line with Prospera’s objectives, counterpart commitments, and expenditure reform considerations.
  • Provide quality assurance, risk and reputational management, and time and Value for Money control of all Budget Policy team activities.
  • Management and oversight of all Budget Policy team activities ranging from consultancies, policy research, workshops and field visits amongst others.
  • Identify, review and manage opportunities for incorporation of gender, equity and social inclusion activities.
  • Prepare briefings to DFAT to facilitate assessment of economic policy and developments and Prospera activities, and support to ongoing performance management including health checks.
  • Manage opportunities for collaboration with the Australian Public Sector Agencies (Department of Finance, Australian Treasury, etc.), other DFAT and Government of Australia (GOA) investments in support of both Prospera outcomes and broader GOA economic partnership objectives related to the Budget Policy area.
  • Direction, guidance, supervision and performance management of Budget Policy personnel, embedded technical advisers, short-term specialists, project officers and administrative support.
  • Communicate Budget Policy activities and outcomes, in support of Prospera’s communications, reporting and monitoring and evaluation plans..

To access the Terms of Reference detailing the role, responsibilities and selection criteria for this position, please click Here

About You:

  1. Advanced qualifications in economics, accounting, public policy or related areas.
  2. At least 15 years’ experience in, and significant technical knowledge of, public financial management, including in developing country contexts.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to deliver public financial and expenditure policy reform, with experience in Indonesia desirable.
  4. Strong project management skills and experience in the practical planning, budgeting and executing of complex policy change activities.
  5. Performance and human resources management within a team with diverse skills and experience levels.
  6. Strong relationship management skills, particularly in dealing with senior government officials, and ability tooperate effectively and sensitively in a cross-cultural environment.
  7. High-level communication skills (verbal, written and presentational) in English, with language skills in Bahasa Indonesia desirable but not essential.

How to apply?
We welcome your interest in joining the Prospera team. Please click ‘apply’ and submit your CV including a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria (no more than two pages for cover letter).  Kindly note that applications that do not include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria will not be considered.  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 5pm Jakarta time, Sunday, 08 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.