Reporting to the Output Lead “Green Growth Tools” (2.4), the environmental policy advisor will be the main focal point for GGGI’s engagement with MoEF in relation to Strategic Environmental Assessment and economic instruments. The advisor will guide project development across related focus areas, assess effectiveness of projects and recommend new initiatives. Also, the advisor will provide substantive analysis of current products and project components, and help identify and advice on opportunities and areas for improvement.
The advisor is expected to travel frequently to provinces where GGGI has program activities.
- Work directly with MoEF’s Directorate for Sectoral & Regional Policy Impact Prevention, under the agreed workplan between GGGI and MoEF, with a strong emphasis on policy engagement
- Support the Output Lead in managing the delivery of outputs and outcomes under the work plan agreed by GGGI and MoE, especially activities related to the implementation of SEA, eCBA and the development of economic instruments under component 2.4 of the Indonesia Country Program
- Closely collaborate and liaison with GGGI’s Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD), based in Seoul, for technical consultation and inputs.
- Provide guidance for the strategic managerial and technical elements of SEA-related activities under this workstream, including the inclusion of SEA content in training modules for civil servants under GGGI’s collaboration with LAN.
- Represent GGGI Indonesia as its key expert and focal point on environmental policy, and help coordination of all related efforts including public and private sector stakeholder engagement.
- Work closely with government partners in integrating Green Growth indicators, tools and policy into the regulatory framework for development planning, recognizing the importance of government buy-in and ownership in the implementation of all activities under the collaborative and integrated country program.
- Support the organization of relevant workshops, meetings and focal group discussions with key national and subnational stakeholders.
- Support the organization of component 2.4 delivery with tight deadlines
- Help to coordinate a small technical team of relevant staff members and related consultants
- Support the output lead in overseeing the planning of resources and timeframes relevant to the workstream and implement allocated budgets as per approved Workplan and Budget (WPB)
- Manage the execution of SEAs and SEA-related activities
- Develop of policy briefs
- Contribute to project conceptualization, proposal development and fund raising
- Advanced postgraduate degree (Masters) in environmental management/policy, public policy, development or related fields
- At least 6 years of experience in working on environmental policy, project management and planning issues in Indonesia, including work on SEA processes
- Familiarity in working with government agencies in Indonesia, particularly with MoEF
- Fluency in both spoken and written Indonesian and English.
- Ability to communicate complex issues to a wide range of stakeholders
- Ability to develop networks and coalitions
- Ability to generate consensus
- Ability to lead
In Indonesia, GGGI is working with the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs (CMEA), the Special Economic Zones Council (Dewan KEK), the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the National Institute of Public Administration (LAN) and the provinces of East (EK) and Central Kalimantan (CK) to mainstream green growth into development and economic planning and to help design, finance, and demonstrate bankable green growth projects.
Development of an effective Green Growth Planning cycle requires development of a comprehensive framework of green growth indicators to set targets and measure progress towards green growth, and impact assessment tools to measure the contribution of targeted policy and investment on green growth performance.
Law 32/2009 on environmental protection provides opportunities for mainstreaming Green Growth into development planning. Specifically, MoEF has been developing three very important regulations under the environmental Law: Guidelines for SEA implementation (Government Regulation No 46/2016 on implementation guidelines for SEA); regulation on DDDT (Carrying Capacity Mapping), and regulation on RPPLH (Environmental Protection, Management Planning and Economic Instruments).
The newly developed regulations provide a legal basis for the integration of environmental and social sustainability in key planning documents such as spatial plans, long and mid-term development plans, or strategic programs. Particularly, Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) allow to project and quantify the social and economic impacts of targeted policy, and to develop – in a participatory manner – adequate mitigation strategies and alternative scenarios. By law, the recommendations of SEA have to be integrated into planning documents.
GGGI supports MoEF in its endeavor to enhance implementation of these regulations. In particular, GGGI is supporting activities to implement best practice Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) processes in selected provinces. Moreover, GGGI also aims to provide technical assistance for MoEF in developing environmental economic instruments and diagnostic tools to evaluate the impact of these instruments on green growth performance.