Lead Adviser (Water)

DT Global

Jakarta, Indonesia šŸ‡®šŸ‡©

Job Brief

Jakarta, Indonesia

Lead Adviser (Water)

Program Background

The Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur (KIAT) is a 10-year facility supported by the Australian Government and implemented by DT Global. KIATā€™s overarching goal is to support ā€˜sustainable and inclusive economic growth through improved access to infrastructure for all peopleā€™. To support this goal, KIAT works with the Government of Indonesia (GoI), Government of Australia, the private sector, Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) and other development partners, as well as civil society to help achieve the following outcomes:

1.         Improved GoI policy and regulatory framework for infrastructure development 

2.         High quality projects prepared and financed by GoI, the private sector and / or MDBs

3.         High quality infrastructure delivery, management, and maintenance by GoI

4.         Infrastructure policies, design and delivery are more inclusive for women and people with disabilities

The initial focus of KIAT is on the following areas: Water and Sanitation; Transport; Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI); and Infrastructure Funding and Financing.

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 Globalā€”launched in 2019ā€”is built on legacy companies AECOM International Developmentā€™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 DTIā€™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 Role
The Lead Adviser (Water) coordinates and supports the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and sustainability of KIAT activities in the water sector. The position applies outstanding technical knowledge to complex water sector policies and ensures the high-quality performance of supported activities. The Lead Adviser will be innovative and results-orientated and ensure that KIAT activities are managed in a way to achieve lasting effectiveness to improve Indonesiaā€™s infrastructure sector.

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About You

You will be a motivated and proactive Lead Adviser (Water) with the right combination of great project administration and operations, teamwork, and a commitment to technical excellence.

You have the following selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications preferably with a major in Civil/Environmental/Water Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in Water Sector Planning, Policy and/or Infrastructure advisory, including in management positions and in areas relevant to the Indonesian context.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of technical assistance and capacity-building activities in the water sector.
  • Experience in managing teams of consultants and sub-contractors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team in a complex, and cross-cultural operating environment.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with key personnel in government and development partners.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills in English (and Bahasa Indonesia desirable).
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds including people with disabilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the different needs of different stakeholders such as women, the elderly, people with disabilities and others with special mobility needs.

Qualified female candidates and candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Based on DFAT standard ARF rates (assessed as ARF classification C4). Successful Indonesian nationals will be engaged under a local contract in IDR, and will be subject to Indonesian employment regulations and tax obligations

Why join KIAT

The Australia Indonesia Infrastructure Partnership (Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur – KIAT) offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.

By joining KIAT, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.

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Please submit
1) Your CV
2) A cover letter addressing the selection criteria

Names and contact information of two (2) referres

The position will remain open until filled and submitted applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.  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.





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