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Private Sector Engagement

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DAI seeks a Private Sector Engagement
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 Private Sector Engagement Advisor
is the Task Lead for climate change adaptation awareness and capacity building
for the private sector, and is a key member of the APIK Climate Change
Adaptation team. The Advisor will support the engagement and mobilization
of business associations and business networks around shared risks in key
economic sectors. The Advisor will facilitate business access to improved
climate and weather information services, and support business participation
in developing local strategies and investments that strengthen local resilience
to climate and disaster risks.

The Private Sector Engagement Advisor
will report to the Climate Change Adaptation Advisor.

Essential Duties

·        Engage
and mobilize business associations and business networks around shared
risks in key economic sectors.  

·        Identify
entry points and incentive opportunities for the private sector to become
engaged in CCA and DRR.

·        Help
facilitate business access to improved climate and weather information,
and support business participation in developing local strategies and investments
that strengthen local resilience.

·        Interview
business association leaders and business men and women in the targeted
provinces to identify those who show interest in/concern about changing
weather patterns and how it will impact their businesses.

·        Work
with the Climate Change Adaptation team to develop or strengthen forums,
tools, and analyses to improve private sector understanding and integration
of climate and disaster risks into business plans and operations.

·        Work
with national and field office teams to engage private sector actors to
promote awareness and build resilience among companies and communities
in targeted districts/landscapes.

·        Tailor
APIK support to sector subgroups needs.

·        Assist
business associations to strengthen members’ access to usable climate

·        Facilitate
continued private sector engagement, particularly with insurance


·        Contribute
inputs for bi-weekly, quarterly, and annual reports as required.


·        Fiveyears of experience in private sector engagement and corporate social
responsibility, preferably with a focus on environmental management and

·        Experience
working with national business associations, such as the Indonesia Chamber
of Commerce (KADIN), as well as with provincial business networks.

·        Experience
creating shared value propositions between natural resource and mining
industries, environmental nonprofit organizations, and government institutions.

·        Bachelor’s
degree in a relevant field; Masters preferred.

·        Strong
English speaking and writing abilities.


Interested applicants are invited to
send their CV to
Please send applications as soon as possible. Applicants are instructed
to write “Private Sector Engagement 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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