View Vacancy - JKT- Economic Advisor

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Economic and Prosperity

The British Embassy in Jakarta is part of a world-wide network of 230 Diplomatic Posts, representing British political, economic, commercial and consular interests overseas. 

The British Embassy in Jakarta is recruiting an Economic Advisor.  This is a very important and exciting role, with economic cooperation lying at the heart of the UK’s relationship with Indonesia.  The jobholder will lead the UK’s engagement with Indonesia on a range of fascinating and high-profile policy issues, including economic and financial sector reform, G20 financial issues, and infrastructure/PPP.  They will supply regular high-quality economic analysis on Indonesia to a range of UK Government departments.  They will also use their economic analytical skills to support the expansion of two-way trade and investment between the UK and Indonesia. 


The jobholder will work closely with a range of teams in the Embassy as well as with UK Government departments in London.  They will need to build and utilise an extensive network of local contacts. 


In addition to being a core part of the Jakarta Embassy team, the job holder will also be a member of a regional (ASEAN) Economic team and will regularly contribute to, and on some occasions lead, regional reports and project work.  They will join a team of six economists based throughout SE Asia, line managed by the network leader in Singapore. 



Main Duties

  • Leading on activity to deliver the UK’s economic objectives in Indonesia
  • Advising senior members of the Embassy, high-level UK Government visitors, and UK businesses on the implications of economic developments in Indonesia and providing input to bilateral dialogues
  • Leading UK-Indonesia economic and financial sector policy collaboration, including on G20 financial issues, infrastructure/PPP, FinTech and Islamic Finance
  • Monitoring, analysing and reporting regularly on economic developments in Indonesia
  • Building an extensive network of contacts in government, academia, and the private sector to help inform reporting and promote UK policy objectives
  • Providing input into broader efforts to boost UK-Indonesia trade and investment, by contributing to: the work of the UK Department for International Trade (DIT); working on market access issues; briefing British businesses; and, promoting UK economic strengths to Indonesian investors
  • Contributing to (and on some occasions leading) regional reports and project work, and actively contributing to discussions on our economic priorities in the region

The post will involve some travel, including the occasional trip to Singapore and London, and within Indonesia.

    • Degree in economics, or a degree with a strong economics component, is required
    • Excellent written and spoken English is essential.  This will be tested during the recruitment process.  A high level of proficiency in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia is also desirable
    • Self-motivation and the ability to work under light supervision whilst also being a good team player  
          • Track record of economic work on the Indonesian economy would be advantageous, as would having a good network of relevant existing contacts in government and the private sector
          • An understanding of Indonesia’s role in the regional context would be an advantage
          • Experience of programme and project work could be valuable
          Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
          9 January 2017
          C4 (L)
          Full-time, Permanent
          Asia Pacific
          British Embassy
          1 February 2017


          The British Embassy offers a competitive remuneration package including:

          • Annual leave entitlement of 25 days per year
          • Medical benefit (medical insurance)
          • Access to extensive learning and development opportunities

          The position is offered on a permanent/open-ended basis.  No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. Applicants must have work authorisation for Indonesia in order to apply. Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks. In relation to this, the successful candidate will need to arrange for his/her own Police Certificate.


          We regret to advise that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

          The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

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          This opportunity is closed to applications.