View Vacancy - JKT - Climate Change Policy Officer, EO

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Global Issues Team

To coordinate UK Government work in Indonesia to combat Climate Change, including to support implementation of commitments made during the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).

Roles and responsibilities: 

The UK Government champions diplomatic efforts to prevent global climate change. In 2019  the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report concluded that ‘limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities. Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would need to fall by about 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching ‘net zero’ around 2050.’

As the Co-Presidency of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), the UK secured the agreement of the Glasgow Climate Pact, which sets out new global commitments to address climate change. The UK is now focused on ensuring delivery of those commitments and continued increasing ambition.

This post is part of the Low Carbon Development Group, a section of the British Embassy Jakarta,.The group is formed of four teams and consists of around 22 staff managing various programme that contribute to the UK Government’s overall climate-related work in Indonesia. This post sits within the Climate Diplomacy team, leading on our engagement with Indonesia on all aspects of climate policy and action.

The jobholder will work to support efforts to work with Indonesia on turning its existing commitments into action, and to increase Indonesia’s overall ambition on climate change action, working closely with colleagues in the Low Carbon Development group as well as colleagues from across the Embassy. The role will involve engaging senior Indonesian government officials, and raising awareness of climate change issues among the public and wider stakeholders.

We are looking for a pro-active, engaged individual with a passion for making a difference, and an understanding of the importance of this issue.

Full responsibilities of the jobholder would be as follows:

  • Build effective relationships at the working level with relevant Ministries, to gather information, understand priorities and dynamics, and to enable smooth arrangements including for meetings, events, calls and visits.
  • Facilitate the Embassy’s relationships with key stakeholders in the Government of Indonesia including Ministers, by securing meetings; managing correspondence; and maintaining regular communication with relevant officials and advisors.
  • Identify key stakeholders and support engagement from young people, civil society organisations, faith groups, and businesses on the climate change agenda. Plan and deliver public diplomacy events and communications.
  • Support the Forests, Agriculture, and Commodities Trade (FACT) Dialogue policy lead in securing progress on the objectives of the FACT Dialogue.
  • Support the planning and delivery of visits managed by the Climate Diplomacy team, including for senior officials and Ministers.
  • Lead engagement on specific policy areas, building relationships with relevant Indonesian Ministries and other stakeholders, liaising closely with HMG teams to ensure UK priorities are accurately presented. Specific areas are still to be finalised but likely to include adaptation policy and aspects of biodiversity and nature based solutions.
  • Contribute to knowledge building on GoI’s climate ambitions and activity by attending relevant meetings, events and webinars and providing readouts.
  • Plan and manage a regular social media campaign on climate diplomacy, aligned to key dates and milestones, in coordination with Media and Communications team.
  • Manage the climate diplomacy programme fund, liaising with teams across the Embassy to identify, plan, and implement effective activity.

Coordinate with the wider Low Carbon Development Group team on any climate-related policy and action. LCDG staff will sometimes be expected to work flexibly across the Group.

  • Coordinate with Southeast Asia climate attaches and ASEAN team on any UK-Indonesia potential involvement (in campaigns, comms etc).

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to play an influential role on what may be the most important issue of our lives.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, for instance, Public Policy, Public Administration, International Relations, Climate and Environment Science, etc.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working for an organisation in a relevant field, for example, working for/with national or regional government, embassies, international organizations or agencies.
  • Some understanding of international climate change policy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of managing diverse relationships including at senior levels.
  • Experience of building and maintaining extensive networks of stakeholders and contacts

Language: Fluent written and spoken English and Bahasa Indonesia

  • Knowledge of financial / budget management principles or previous financial management experience.
  • Knowledge or experience of project management and relevant skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Indonesian government
Seeing the Big Picture, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
14 August 2022
Executive Officer (EO)
Full-time, Permanent
Asia Pacific
British Embassy
19 September 2022

The British Embassy/Consulate 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

No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. 

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.

The British Embassy Jakarta encourages all staff to develop their capabilities, through both formal training (courses) and informal opportunities (job-shadowing, coaching, on-the-job training etc).The majority of our formal learning and development opportunities are drawn from FCO resources. All staff are encouraged to share their skills and experience with colleagues, through informal training or coaching/mentoring.

Some evening and weekend work is required on occasion. Embassy Standard Terms and Conditions apply and provide for time outside of working hours to be compensated through Time-off-in-Lieu. The job may involve some travel, including to the UK, regionally and within Indonesia. A willingness and ability to travel is require.

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