ATLAS Reform Lead

Project Overview

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. government corporation established in 2004. Its mission is to provide assistance that will support inclusive and sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected developing countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance, economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry.

In December 2018, MCC’s Board of Directors selected Indonesia as eligible to develop a second compact. The compact agreement will be valid for a period of five years. MCC’s work with Indonesia on the second compact is currently in the pre-implementation preparation stage, prior to “Entry-Into-Force” (EIF) of the compact agreement at which time the five-year implementation period begins. The Government of Indonesia is in the process of establishing an implementation entity, called the Millennium Challenge Account – Indonesia II (MCA-Indonesia II or “MCA”), to act as a designee in supervising and managing the implementation of the five-year MCC Compact Program in Indonesia.

The MCC Indonesia Compact is designed to improve the country’s transport and logistics infrastructure, developing high-quality, climate-conscious transportation infrastructure in five provinces while increasing access to finance for micro-, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

To support the MCA-Indonesia II and the implementation of the Indonesia Infrastructure and Finance Compact, the MCA-Indonesia II seeks one (1) motivated and qualified Indonesian candidate for the position of the ATLAS Reform Lead.

Position Objective

The ATLAS Reform Lead will assume a critical role in the success of three programs under the ATLAS Project described above. These three programs are collectively referred to in this position description as the ATLAS Reform Sub-activities: Transport Planning, Public Investment Management Guidelines (PIMG) and the Project Preparation and Development Facility (PPDF).

The ATLAS Reform Lead shall report to the Deputy Executive Director (DED), Infrastructure Finance. The ATLAS Reform Lead shall provide thought leadership and strategic direction to the Reform Sub-activities. He/She shall ensure that all project implementation and targets are met according to Compact objectives and agreed workplans.

The ATLAS Reform Lead will be expected to carry out the tasks and responsibilities as described below.

Tasks and Responsibilities

1. Lead successful implementation of Transport Planning, PIMG and PPDF consistent with the objectives, budget, investment criteria, and other requirements stipulated in the Compact.

2. Recruit, direct, and supervise a team of technical specialists and consultants under the ATLAS Reform Sub-activities that will manage and support the ATLAS Project, including both home office (Jakarta) and, if required, field staff (provincial offices).

3. Support the Deputy Executive Director for Infrastructure Finance in representing the ATLAS Reform Sub-activities with Government of Indonesia counterparts, civil society, project beneficiaries, community and private sector representatives, service providers, province and district multi-stakeholder forums, and MCA/Jakarta staff.

4. Oversee the development of project work plans and management plans and ensure compliance with Compact requirements through document review and approval and activity monitoring.

5. Ensure coordination and knowledge sharing with another component of the ATLAS Project, the Good Practice Infrastructure Projects, promote learning across relevant stakeholders; and foster collaborative approaches at the national and provincial levels between MCA-II and other GOI and or donor-funded infrastructure and transport and logistics development initiatives.

6. Provide technical inputs and review to project activities including, but not limited to, ATLAS Reform Sub-activities program designs, participatory planning processes, disbursements, consultant and contractor Terms of Reference, training materials and subsequent training sessions and work plans.

7. Provide inputs as required for the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Environmental and Social Performance (ESP), Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI), and Climate Change Related initiatives according to MCC guidelines.

8. Ensure that the ATLAS Reform Sub-activities are implemented in full compliance with MCC and Compact requirements related to environmental and social management and gender integration, and in accordance with relevant Government of Indonesia environmental laws and procedures.

9. Prepare periodic progress reports and serve as the main point of contact on Reform sub-activities- related matters to the MCC (Washington) Project Lead. Ensure appropriate coordination and interface is maintained between the MCA and MCC technical teams.

10. Travel as necessary, domestically to compact provinces and internationally, to build and maintain effective working relationships with key counterparts and stakeholders.

Key Qualifications (Education, Experience, Technical Competencies)
Pass/Fail Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience in working with Indonesian government agencies at the subnational and national levels; and

• Knowledge of Government of Indonesia laws, regulations, and development plans, particularly those relevant to infrastructure and transport planning, infrastructure finance, environmental and social assessment, gender, climate change, public consultation, and economic development planning.

Required Qualifications:
• Minimum 15 years of experience working in infrastructure and/or transport sectors; including approximately ten (10) years of demonstrated experience managing similar sector reform projects;

• Advanced degree in infrastructure sector planning, transport planning, urban planning, public investment management, or infrastructure finance with demonstrated experience in fields of relevant to the ATLAS Reform Sub-activities;

• Knowledge of infrastructure finance, PPPs, or other blended financing mechanisms;

• Demonstrated ability to interact constructively and strategically with technical experts, government officials, beneficiaries of Compact projects, civil society, contracted service providers, local community leaders, and private sector counterparts;

• Demonstrated experience and proven skills in managing a large company or donor program with a multi-million USD budget and staff teams;

• Demonstrated ability to lead and work with multidisciplinary teams and institutions;

• Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

• Successful track record (and history) of delivering high quality projects on time and within budget;

• Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to work in large, multi-cultural teams; and

• Full computer skills in email, word processing, spreadsheets, the Internet, and familiarity with Management Information Systems and project management systems.

Desired Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience and proven skills in managing a large company or donor program with a multi-million USD budget and staff teams.
• Familiarity with MCC funded program will be an advantage.

Please note this will be a full-time position for a base period of 12 months with duty station in Jakarta.

Attractive and competitive monthly service fee for successful applicants shall be offered to the best selected candidates. This recruitment respects diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Highly qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Please submit your application letter, which should discuss how you meet the aforementioned position requirements, emphasizing relevant skills and experiences, as well as why you are interested in working with MCA-Indonesia II and comprehensive resume as attachments to [email protected] and cc to [email protected] by 12 April 2024, with subject line ATLAS Reform Lead.
Please name your file as follow format:
Your Complete Name_Application Letter and Your Complete Name_CV.
Given the volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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