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WRI Cities program is a global initiative dedicated to shaping a future where cities work better for everyone. Our practice area spans various Buildings, Health, Road Safety, Urban Mobility, Urban Development, Urban Government, and Water. Through innovative research, deep engagement, and global partnerships, our network of local and international experts puts cities on a trajectory of more sustainable and equitable development. We catalyze and accelerate transformative initiatives that turn cities into resilient, inclusive, low-carbon places that are good for people and the planet. Placed in seven countries, made the WRI Cities program the second biggest portfolio after climate.
WRI Indonesia seeks to assist the Government of Indonesia in enhancing and mainstreaming innovative low-carbon development approaches to transform the transportation sector in addressing urban mobility issues in the coastal metropolitan of Indonesia that would pave the way for sustainable development and help achieve the government’s bold climate target ie. Net zero-emission.
WRI Indonesia in collaboration with the UK Government through its Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (UK FCDO) has initiated partnering cooperation under the UK Partnering for Accelerating Climate Transitions (UK PACT) to provide programmatic and technical advisory support to address the twin challenges posed by Covid-19 recovery and the risk of natural disaster and climate change to the urban mobility infrastructure and services. The project, which holds the title “Enhancing sustainable urban mobility of coastal metropolitan towards low carbon development”, recognizes the role of WRI Indonesia to lead policy advocacy, technical support, and analytics to subnational governments to design strategies and prepare for the transition towards a low-carbon, inclusive, and safe urban mobility system.
The technical assistance will enable support in Greater Surabaya, which is projected to implement a mass rapid transit program by 2024 and yet is known for its vulnerability to sea-level rise and flooding. Some of the activities to be conducted include policy dialogue with the subnational governments, capacity building for stakeholders, the development of a platform to monitor the impact on emission reduction in the specified area, assessment of spatial plans and infrastructure to design a sustainable urban mobility action plan, develop conceptual design and feasibility study of an urban mobility policy, and knowledge management. The project will benefit from WRI’s Indonesia portfolio on e-mobility through lessons on developing policy with subnational governments on promoting the utilization of Electric vehicles.
The main role of the Sustainable Mobility Analyst is to provide technical and operational support to Urban Sustainability Program Lead in organizing activities as stipulated in the work plan. This position requires liaising and building a network of key stakeholders in Surabaya consisting of but not limited to policymakers, development partners, academics, the private sector, and marginalized communities. The Analyst will closely monitor the progress of activities and suggest solutions when encountering obstacles and provide the WRI Indonesia Cities team with technical advice on the development of a Memorandum of Understanding with the city, supervise surveys, review a detailed spatial plan, and review a conceptual design of a site and surrounding infrastructure. While reporting directly to Urban Sustainability Program Lead, this position is expected to work collaboratively and share lessons gained from the project with other colleagues across WRI and WRI’s local partner.
The work base for this position will be Surabaya, Indonesia. The consultant may work from anywhere within the city as long as online measures are available. Travel out of the working base is expected.
What You Will Do
Engagement and facilitation (50%)
Data support and technical review (30%)
Monitoring, evaluation, and learning (20%)
What You Will Need
1 October 2022 – 30 September 2023
Terms of Payment
Daily-rate-based consultant with maximum of 10 working days per month.
Individual consultancy contract (Part-time, limited-term)
What we offer
Must have the authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.
Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.
How to apply: In order to be formally considered, please submit an updated resume and cover letter through the WRI career portal.
Application close: 1700 (DKI Jakarta local time), 30 September 2022. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates.
This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.
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WRI Indonesia is a national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI works with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.
Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.