Project Officer — ReBuilt – Transformation Pathways Towards a Regenerative Built Environment

Employment Position : Project Officer

Employment Type : 16-month contract, with potential extension

Period of Engagement : July 2024 – December 2025

Location : Denpasar, Bali, with possible travel to other cities

Language Required : Fluent in English and Indonesian


Application Deadline : 14 July 2024


Kota Kita is growing, and we are looking for passionate, impact-driven, creative, yet analytical urbanists to join our team! We are looking for those who genuinely want to make our cities a better place—more inclusive and sustainable for all. We seek a Project Officer to join our team and amplify our campaign and effort to make our cities more equitable, inclusive, and climate-resilient!



Kota Kita (KK) is a non-profit organization based in the Indonesian city of Surakarta (Solo) with expertise in urban planning and citizen participation in the design and development of cities. We bridge the dialogues between government and their constituencies by facilitating citizen participation and collaboration, influencing urban policies, encouraging open access to information, and providing civic education to empower urban citizens. KK’s projects focus on governance, inclusivity, and climate change resilience. We use a co-creation design process that cultivates the active participation of underprivileged and marginalized communities in improving their living spaces. We believe that by facilitating a stronger relationship between community and spaces, communities will gain a stronger sense of belonging to the space and strengthen their collective agency to bring about change.

In the commitment to strengthen and expand our practice in climate change mitigation and adaptation through research and our role in advocacy, we are currently undergoing several projects focusing on regenerative built environment, youth education for climate resilience advocacy, resilient urbanizations, risk-informed planning, and disaster risk management. 



Kota Kita team is seeking a project officer who will primarily support the implementation of the ongoing project ReBuilt – Transformation Pathways Towards a Regenerative Built Environment in Denpasar. The project seeks to advance the concept of a regenerative built environment: in order to reverse the impacts of urban built environment on natural ecosystems, by transforming the way we design and maintain our built environment, from the major contributor to the climate crisis to a regenerative built environment. Kota Kita is leading the research implementation and coordinating multi-stakeholder engagement. Key activities will include research (site visits, data collection, analysis, dissemination), as well as multi-stakeholder discussion in the development of roadmap. Research activities are carried out in a collaborative manner, building and strengthening engagement with varied stakeholders through interviews, observations, focus group discussions, and high-level multi-stakeholder meetings. Furthermore, research activities will also include developing communications strategies as well as disseminating findings through comprehensive reports, policy briefs, and bite-sized content that are distributable through printed and social media. 



Our team is seeking a project officer to support and operate daily activities in Denpasar, Bali. The project officer will primarily be involved in the ReBuilt project, while also given the opportunity to be involved in other projects at Kota Kita, particularly on the urban resilience discourse. The project officer will need to be a multi-tasker with the ability to learn new skills and processes on the go; to be able to arrange a collaborative working process with various stakeholders; to be able to demonstrate sharp analytical skills; and to be able to communicate effectively with different audiences. 

The key responsibilities of the project officer will be:

  • Providing technical support for project-related activities, especially for on-ground research activities in Denpasar and its surroundings:
    • Conducting qualitative and quantitative research
    • Analysing and translating findings for research-based activities
    • Documenting the project activities including minutes of meetings, photography, and any archives
    • Assisting the completion of reports and any deliverables output
  • Establish close engagements with our local partners, governments, local community, and other stakeholders, especially in Bali. 
  • Assist stakeholder engagement process and support knowledge dissemination efforts; important milestones include:
    • Multi-stakeholder Events (MSE 1) – August 2024
    • Multi-stakeholder Events (MSE 2) –  September 2024
    • Regional Annual Meeting (RAM) – September 2024
    • Multi-stakeholder Events (MSE 3) – 2025 (to be confirmed)
    • Final Dissemination – 2025 (to be confirmed).



  • The opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of passionate urban changemakers
  • The opportunity to work with diverse partners from international organizations, research institutions, local governments, academics, and other related stakeholders in a collaborative and innovative work culture. 
  • Knowledge of working across various urban stakeholders. 
  • A competitive fee.
  • A high degree of responsibility but also autonomy.



The candidate should be:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning/design or architecture
  • A minimum of 2  years of experience in environmental issues in urban context 
  • Having familiarity with the context of Bali is highly preferable 
  • Being able to speak the Balinese language is highly preferable
  • Currently residing in Denpasar or willing to relocate there for the duration of the contract. Unfortunately, we cannot provide relocation assistance if the candidate relocates.



We would love to work with you if you have experience in one or more of these themes (and are extremely passionate about it):

  • Urban planning/urban development
  • Climate change and urban resilience
  • Green building, alternative building materials, bio-based building materials
  • Eco-friendly technology 
  • Green infrastructure 
  • Collaborative and participatory design
  • Community development


And if you’re good at:

  • Research and data analysis
  • Working with different stakeholders: government, communities, and CSOs 
  • Stakeholder engagement/community facilitation
  • Presentation skills and publication design 
  • Public campaign and advocacy 


We would be thrilled if you can use one or more of these: 

  • GIS software (ArcGIS/QGIS or equivalent) 
  • Adobe Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, others or equivalent 
  • Microsoft Office: Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Others 
  • If you can do more or have more tricks up your sleeve, even better! 


Because we work with a wide range of partners locally and internationally, the ideal candidate is bilingual in English and Indonesian.



Our office is primarily based in Surakarta (Solo), Indonesia, but currently operates in many cities.  This position will require the applicant to be based in Denpasar, Bali, with possible visits to other cities. 



To apply for this position, you must fill out the application form in Google Forms ( and upload the following supporting documents through Google Forms:

  1. Your most recent CV (maximum file size 10 MB).
  2. Project portfolio or writing samples (either in Bahasa Indonesia or English) that best represent your qualifications for the work (maximum file size 100 MB). 


The application deadline is on July 14, 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have any queries, please email us at [email protected].

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