The role
The Senior Economist (Climate & Energy Lead) will coordinate a key aspect of Prospera’s climate and energy  activities, under the guidance of Head of Breakthrough Area Two – Macro, Financial, and Climate Policy.  This expertise is required to assist Prospera to framing climate and energy policy issues, addressing the analytic needs of engagement areas, and at the same time managing a team.

The Senior Economist (Climate & Energy Lead) will oversee high quality work on economic and policy analysis/research of topics relating to Prospera core policy areas: Expanding Markets and Creating jobs (BT1); Safeguarding Economic and Financial Stability (BT2) and Improving Public Finances and Government Performance (BT3). This position is also expected to support the Head of BT2 on technical discussions with GoI counterparts in close coordination with other Prospera Adviser(s) and relevant staff. The Senior Economist will support the Head of BT2 in developing strategic direction and make sure agreed strategies are implemented within their team. They will also provide support and assistance to identify opportunities across all Prospera Practice Areas and Centres of Excellence and manage and implement the delivery of a complex work agenda.

The Senior Economist (Climate & Energy Lead) will demonstrate a strong ability to build relationships with senior leadership, members of government, as well as being able to effectively communicate to a range of audiences and provide leadership and project management skills.  Experience working in related areas in Indonesia or emerging/developing country contexts is required.

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

About you (Selection Criteria)
It is expected that the position will meet the following qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in Economics and a minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience in economics and quantitative analysis
  • Experience in analysing the Indonesian economy and/or other economies.
  • Experience in collaborating on economic research and preparing presentations on economic issues.
  • Experience working with government officials and engaging with various stakeholders in analysing and communicating government policies.
  • Understanding of the Indonesian economy and available data on the Indonesian economy.
  • A capacity to engage in all of the following areas: climate change actions, emission trade, green financial instruments, renewable energy transition, and natural resources accounting.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, delegating and managing performance.
  • Performance and human resources management within a team with diverse skills and experience levels.
  • Computing proficiency with competency in the use of Microsoft products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as one or more econometric software packages.
  • Excellent written communication skills with fluency in English (both written and oral), including advocacy, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to write a concise report in Bahasa Indonesia 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.

About DT Global
DT Global is driven by a fundamental commitment to one goal: to work in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative, data-driven solutions that transform lives beyond expectations. DT Global—launched in 2019—is built on legacy companies AECOM International Development’s Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfill its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities with the aim to improve as many lives as possible.

Our global team of almost 2,500 staff and experts work in over 100 countries. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. We meet communities where they are on the development spectrum and help them move to where they want to be. Together, we bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives around the world on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders.

The remuneration will be set according to National Remuneration Framework Group C, Job Level 3. This position open for National Indonesian. The remuneration level at which the position is engaged will be based on the successful candidates’ relevant skills and experience. This is a long-term position, based in Jakarta.

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 three pages) with subject Senior Economist (Climate & Energy Lead).  Application must be received by 5pm (Jakarta time), 2 Feb 2023.

Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

DT Global is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. We are committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and bribery prevention. DT Global is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply. This program is funded by the Australian Government and Managed by DT Global.