USAID-APIK Climate Change Adaptation Advisor

Climate Change Adaptation


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DAI seeks a Climate Change Adaptation Advisor
for a 5-year, $19 million USAID funded “Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan
(APIK)” Project. The purpose of APIK is to support the Government of Indonesia
to strengthen climate and disaster resilience, working in an integrated
manner from the national level down to the community level. APIK will help
to mainstream climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into
national and sub-national governance frameworks, build the capacity of
local communities and the private sector to address climate change and
weather-related natural hazards, and support the use of information for
climate and disaster risk management among key stakeholders.


The location for this position is Jakarta,


Summary of Primary Duties

The Climate Change Adaptation Advisor will
provide technical leadership over activities under the following integrated

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subnational government and community resilience to climate change and weather-related
national disasters

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targeted climate and weather information services

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and capacity development for the private sector


The Climate Change Adaptation Advisor will
report to the Chief of Party and will oversee core teams of technical experts
in Jakarta.


Essential Duties

  • Provide technical leadership over activities
    under integrated Tasks listed above.

  • Support the regional teams in the conduct
    of gender-sensitive stakeholder consultations on climate and disaster information
    needs at the landscape and district level.

  • Strengthen landscape-level CCA and DRR
    mechanisms to encourage subnational governments work collaboratively toward
    landscape resilience.

  • Help develop a user-focused, market-based
    strategy that seeks to meet placed-based demand with a commensurate supply
    of tailored, accessible information products from agencies such as BMKG
    and BNPB.

  • Develop or strengthen forums, tools, analyses
    to improve private sector understanding and integration of climate and
    disaster risks into plans and operations.

  • Analyze how projected climate changes will
    impact each province.

  • Engage both large and small businesses
    and facilitate their development of business climate stories that will
    identify how weather changes are impacting businesses and economies.

  • Lead efforts to turn data into actionable
    adaptation planning and implementation for decision makers across diverse
    stakeholder groups.



  • At least seven years of experience in climate
    change adaptation.

  • At least a master’s degree or a higher
    degree in a relevant field of study, such as environmental management,
    agriculture, fishery, spatial planning, economics, public policy; natural,
    earth, or physical sciences; engineering; business administration; governance;
    climate change, climate change adaptation, disaster resilience; or other
    related field.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of climate variability
    and change and/or disaster risk management, as well as capacity building
    related to the provision and use of information to inform actions about
    disaster risk reduction or climate variability and change.

  • Demonstrated understanding of climate vulnerability
    and risk assessment in a developing country context, with Indonesia or
    Southeast Asia preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication

  • Strong English writing and speaking skills.


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to write “Climate Change Adaptation Advisor Application – NAME” as the
Subject line of their email. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge
receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



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