Economist (Climate & Energy)

Closing on: Oct 4, 2023
Job Type: full-time

The role
Prospera seeks a passionate and experienced economists with specialist skills in areas such as climate change, emission trade, green financial instruments, renewable energy transition, and natural resources accounting. In response to the Government of Indonesia’s priority to adopt green energy and sustainable policy initiatives, Prospera is building a new team to support its expert advisory team and its established network of GOI counterparts. This is a remarkable opportunity to be part of a growing program that will collaborate with government administrators to champion and inspire change for the strong, sustainable, and inclusive growth of Indonesia.

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

Tertiary qualifications in environmental economics or economics / public policy with green economy specialisation. Post-graduate qualification is preferred.

Our ideal candidate

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience working on green economic policies with expertise evident in one or more of the following areas: climate change actions, emission trade, green financial instruments, renewable energy transition, and natural resources accounting.
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis on complex policy issues and recommend solutions.
  • Knowledge and experience working on the Indonesian economy, with Indonesian and international policymakers.
  • Knowledge of multilateral climate agreements is an advantage.
  • Skills in Microsoft products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as one or more corporate data source such as Bloomberg and S&P Capital IQ.
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English (both written and oral), including advocacy and presentation skills.

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, which has been extended for further 3 years until 28 February 2026.

About DT Global
DT Global is shaping a future where sustainable development and innovation empower individuals, communities, and nations. We work in partnership with local stakeholders to foster inclusive prosperity, social equity, and environmental stewardship. Our global team of 2,500 staff and experts work in over 90 countries to solve complex problems in the peacebuilding, governance, economic development, environment, and human development sectors. With a track record of technical excellence and more than 60 years of international development experience and relationships, we deliver innovative solutions that transform lives.

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 Our offer to you

  • A 12-month contract with possibility of extension, up to 2026
  • A competitive salary
  • Medical insurance
  • A supportive leave policy
  • Flexible working conditions

The remuneration will be set according to National Remuneration Framework Group C, Job Level 2. The remuneration level at which the position is engaged will be based on the successful candidates’ relevant skills and experience. This position is a long-term position, open for National Indonesian and 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 Economist (C&E).

Application must be received by 5pm (Jakarta time), 4 Oct 2023, and kindly note that 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.

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