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WRI Indonesia is an independent research organization that works with governments, businesses, multilateral institutions and civil society groups to develop practical solutions that improve people’s lives and ensure nature can thrive in Indonesia. As Indonesia has set an ambitious climate target to achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2060 or sooner, it should be seen as a positive momentum for advancing climate action, and contribute to the global commitment to keep global temperature increase below 1.5°C. In this light, WRI Indonesia seeks to further support the country in meeting and beating its climate commitments in order to ensure successful transition towards low carbon development path.
Climate program within WRI focuses on four main areas: stepping up national climate action, advancing international climate action, tracking progress toward climate goals, and supporting equity and development goals in the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Our research evaluates the technical, economic and social benefits of climate action, as well as the costs of inaction. We work with national governments to design ambitious near-term climate plans that align with long-term temperature goals, and help integrate these into economic, sectoral and development plans. We help international policymakers advance climate solutions through negotiations and accords such as the Paris Agreement. We support businesses, civil society, local governments and other non-state actors as they pursue their own emissions-reduction and adaptation goals. We build tools to track global progress on fighting the climate crisis, inform good decision-making and ensure accountability for existing commitments. And we work with thought leaders around the world to accelerate adaptation efforts that will help vulnerable communities build resilience against climate impacts.
The ASEAN-China cooperation has played important role in promoting closer political and economic ties between ASEAN member countries and China. China has retained its position as ASEAN’s largest trading partner since 2009. Trade between ASEAN and China has more doubled since 2010. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RECP) agreement that entered into force in January 2022 also include China and six ASEAN member countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao-PDR, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Considering both China and most of ASEAN member countries have committed to carbon neutrality goals, there are immediate and huge opportunities to leverage these trading partners to accelerate their low-carbon transition by decarbonizing the embedded carbon in their trade flows.
Building on the above, WRI Indonesia in collaboration with WRI Global team and WRI China have set an ambitious target to leverage the strong ASEAN-China cooperation by cutting carbon embedded in their trade flows compared to 2020 levels through ASEAN-China Sustainable Trade project. The project will have two main components: i) providing ASEAN-China trade related carbon flow data to relevant policymakers in both jurisdictions and attract attention from other stakeholders to jointly take action to cut the said trade-embedded carbon; ii) Encouraging China and ASEAN member states to start developing sustainable trade mechanism to cut embedded carbon and reduce deforestation in the selected trade products.
The ASEAN-China Sustainable Trade Project lead will support WRI Indonesia in leading and managing the project, as well as leading the research activities, policy analysis and stakeholder engagement to deliver project results. He/she should be able to manage and develop a dynamic project team, while at the same time representing WRI Indonesia in external forum/ events at national and international level, related with sustainable trade and climate actions. He/she will work independently under direction and supervision of WRI Indonesia Climate Manager and will work closely with other team under the Climate, Energy, Cities and Ocean deputyship.
What You Will Do
Project Management (40%)
Stakeholder Engagement (20%)
What You Will Need
Full-time with fixed-term employment agreement for 1 (one) year period with 3 (three) months of consultancy contract apply before the fixed-term employment agreement started.
What we offer
Must have 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 WRI career portal.
Application close: 1700 (DKI Jakarta local time),13 August 2023. 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.
Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
Our mission and values:
WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, gender diverse communities, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.
WRI Indonesia is 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 work 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.