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The role
Prospera is seeking to engage an Economist (Budget Policy) for its Spending team to be based in Jakarta, as a part of Prospera’s role in assisting the Government of Indonesia to develop and improve fiscal policies and strategies.

The scope of the Economist (Budget Policy) relates to the following area:

  • Spending quality analysis.
  • Identification of fiscal space.
  • Fiscal risk management.
  • Policy Analysis.

Please click here to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria:

About you (Selection Criteria)
The candidate will possess strong qualifications and experience in the following areas:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in economics with relevant postgraduate qualifications highly desirable.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in, and significant technical knowledge of macro-fiscal economic policy. Experience with public spending reviews and public financial management highly desirable.
  • Strong understanding of fundamental macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts.
  • Knowledge and experience working on the Indonesian economy and with Indonesian policymakers.
  • Excellent written communication skills with fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia (both written and oral).
  • Proven ability to work independently, and to take initiative to progress deliverables.

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.

The remuneration will be set according to National Remuneration Framework (NRF) Discipline Group C, Job Level 2 applies for Indonesia nationals. The remuneration level at which the Economist (Budget Policy) is engaged will be based on the successful candidate’s relevant skills and experience.

How to apply
We welcome your interest in joining the Prospera team. Applications must be received by 5 pm (Jakarta time) on Friday, 11 December 2020. Applications not containing a response to the selection criteria may not be considered.

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