CPD is hiring a Consultant – Policy Adviser (Jakarta based)

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CPD is looking for a Consultant – Policy Adviser (based in Jakarta) to join our growing team.

About CPD

The Centre for Policy Development is one of Australia’s leading independent policy institutes. Founded in 2007, we are a mission-driven organisation led by a dynamic CEO and distinguished Board of Directors, and we are seeking exceptional talent to join our growing team.

These roles offer the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to policy development in Australia, and represent an ideal career move for motivated individuals. You will be joining a smart, energetic, dedicated team at an organisation with a collaborative culture that will foster your skills, broaden your horizons and engage your passion for ideas.

CPD is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace.  Our capacity to deliver real impact comes from a talented, collaborative team from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.  We strongly encourage applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, abilities and experiences to apply.

About the role

The Centre for Policy Development (CPD) is looking for a part-time (approximately 2-3 days a week) Consultant – Policy Adviser to support its growing work in the Asia Pacific region. The Policy Adviser will work to coordinate policy advice and advocacy across the spectrum of CPD’s work in the region, with a particular focus on Indonesia. The Policy Adviser will work across all three areas of CPD’s International Program, including on issues related to forced migration, climate change and the crisis in Myanmar. This position will work in close collaboration with CPD’s International Director and Senior Policy Adviser, as well as the Secretariat of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM).

Main duties and responsibilities

  • In collaboration with CPD, lead engagement with the Indonesian Government, especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kemlu), as well as other relevant government and non-government entities in Indonesia,
  • Maintain and grow constructive relationships with key stakeholders and networks across the policy community in Indonesia and the region, including government and non-government stakeholders,
  • Provide policy advice, research and/or advocacy on issues related to forced migration in the region, decarbonisation of Indonesia’s economy and the crisis in Myanmar,
  • Develop and implement an advocacy strategy in Indonesia for the three areas of the International Program (forced migration, climate change and the crisis in Myanmar),
  • Convert research into outputs that can be easily accessed by a range of stakeholders: media releases, reports, briefing papers, graphics, where appropriate.

Essential selection criteria

  • Familiarity with how policy is made and implemented in Indonesia,
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results through advocacy,
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, under limited supervision, and coordinating multiple agendas and stakeholders,
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and political contexts,
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a high level of initiative,
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia,
  • Familiarity with remote work and using video conference software (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype),
  • Familiarity with at least one of the three main areas of the program: forced migration in the region, climate change/decarbonisation of the Indonesian economy and the crisis in Myanmar.

Desirable selection criteria

  • Fluency in another language spoken in Southeast Asia and experience outside Indonesia,
  • Experience working in a policy environment (government or not for profit),
  • Relevant qualifications.

How to Apply

Candidates can apply via email to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Application for Policy Adviser’ by 9.00am AEST on Monday 17 January 2022.

Applications must include:

    1. One-page cover letter and maximum two-page curriculum vitae (CV);
    2. Name and details of at least two referees.

The Centre for Policy Development is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds, cultures, genders, abilities and experiences to apply.

You can also download the position description as a PDF here.

 

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