Job vacancy : Research Associate Sustainable Energy Transition

Job Vacancy 

Research Associate

Sustainable Energy


Job Purpose

The post holder will support the implementation of projects under energy cluster that
IESR is undertaking, with international partners in Indonesia. The project
includes crowd source data gathering and analysis, policy research/analysis on
sustainable energy and energy access, and engaging with policy makers, and


Job Scope

Work with Program
Manager of Sustainable Energy Transition in IESR

Work as requested with
international project partners

as requested with external actors (e.g. NGO partners in Indonesia) and
Indonesia policy makers

to travel within Indonesia. This would be agreed in advance with the line
manager and partners



The post holder will be line
managed by
the Program Manager of Sustainable Energy Transition.



. The post holder will assist and support the
implementation of activities for each project under the portfolio of
Sustainable Energy Transition program.

Research and analysis. Thepost holder will conduct data gathering, collection, analysis,
visit project sites, and writing report/paper

Activities implementation: The post-holder will be
responsible for managing specific activities under the supervision of
Project/Program Manager

Coordination, communication and
post-holder will ensure there is regular coordination and communication with
program manager and other team/unit in IESR, as well as with external partners
collaborating on delivering project activities. He/she shall contribute to
reporting products of the project, and overall management report. He/she also
shal contribute to write IESR’s blog and website, and other means for public

outreach and communication.

External representation: As
required, the post-holder will represent IESR in meetings with external
stakeholders, including government, NGOs, private sector and international
development partners.


Key Competencies


An Indonesia native, educated
to Bachelor Degree level with minimum 4 years’ work experience in a relevant
field or educated to Master’s Degree level, with minimum 2 years’ work experience.

Demonstrable experience
in conducting research and analysis, including data gathering, data-base
development, define and implement appropriate research methodology.

Possess a skill to write high quality

Experience of
communicating and networking with external stakeholders, including government,
business, research institutes, NGOs and media.

Excellent interpersonal
skills and demonstrable ability to work as part of a team, including with
external partners, and distance working.

Excellent English
skills, used to working in English and excellent writing skill in English.

Excellent with MS

Office and other project management tool.

Available to work
started in early August 2016.


Experience of working
on energy, and energy access issues in particular (policy, research, project
development etc.), and climate change strongly preferred. Knowledge on other
issues, such as transport and cities has advantage.

Able to work independently, including conduct independent research, flexible
with working arrangement.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and skills 

Location (base): Jakarta, Indonesia.

Length of contract: 1 year, with the possibility of extension for a another 1 year

Reports to: Program Manager Sustainable Energy/ Executive Director, IESR


Please send an
application letter and latest curriculum vitae (CV) to [email protected], before
16 July 2016.  In your application letter,
please include evidence of relevant experiences which you possess, matched
against the list of essential competencies. Only successful candidate will be
contacted for further

About IESR

Institute for
Essential Services Reform (IESR) is a non-governmental, public interest
research and advocacy organization based in Jakarta, Indonesia. IESR focus on
three areas: sustainable energy, climate change and extractive industry. One of
the focus issues is access to sustainable energy which IESR researches and advocates
to access to sustainable energy, particularly for the poor, through innovative
approaches, policy and regulatory support framework, and innovative finances.


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