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The role
Prospera is seeking an experienced expert as a National Senior Adviser (Institutional) to support Prospera’s work on promoting more efficient labour market by strengthening the institutional arrangements of the Kartu Prakerja Program to deliver its objective in supporting skills development and skills-jobs match.

The Adviser is tasked to undertake strategic review of the current institutional arrangements and political-economy analysis of Kartu Prakerja program. The Adviser is also expected to assess international best practices of the institutional set ups and governance of similar programs. Based on these, the Adviser will identify strengths and gaps in the current institutional arrangements and develop recommendations on the required changes for the long-term program’s design and institutional set up. The Adviser also needs to come up with the implementable steps for the program’s transition to its permanent institutional set up to further enhance skills development ecosystem in Indonesia while ensuring the program’s effectiveness and sustainability. In conducting the work, the Adviser will work together with the International Adviser to draw on international experiences and best practices and in coming up with the recommendations and a clear transition plan with implementable steps.

The Adviser needs to have excellent understanding of Indonesia’s public sector institutional arrangements, the political economy of various skills development programs, policymaking, and implementation of government assistance programs. He/She is expected to design, plan, and execute the necessary approach needed to complete the task. The Adviser is expected to build and maintain effective communication with Prospera, CMEA, Kartu Prakerja Project Management Office (PMO), Executive Office of the President, Ministry of Finance, National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), industries and other stakeholders during the assignment.

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

About you (Selection Criteria)
The candidate will possess strong qualifications including:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Public Administration, organizational and development, change management or related fields
  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of years and experience.
  • High-level experience in developing strategic and high policy impact recommendations that have contributed to improved government performance and public service delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research: design, development, delivery, and evaluation of ideal organization set up.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including senior government officials.
  • Ability to prepare concise reports and effective presentations.
  • Excellent communications skills, including networking and relationship skills and a good command of written communication both in Bahasa and English.

About the program
Prospera is a partnership facility between the Government of Australia (through Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and the Government of Indonesia. It aims to foster strong, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth in Indonesia. Commencing from 1 March 2018, Prospera is a planned five-year investment.

The remuneration will be set according to National Remuneration Framework Group C, Job Level 4, for Indonesia national. The remuneration level at which the Adviser is engaged will be based on the successful candidate’s relevant skills and experience. The role is based in Jakarta- Indonesia.

How to apply
We welcome your interest in joining the Prospera team. Apply by sending your resume and cover letter (that highlights your background, thesis/research paper, and area of interest, max 3 pages for cover letter) and writing sample with strong quantitative analysis (optional). Application must be received by 5pm (Jakarta time) on Tuesday, 28 June 2022. Applications not containing a response to the selection criteria may not be considered.

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

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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.

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