Vacancy Announcement “Jr. Climate Information Services Specialist”

Jr. Climate Information Services Specialist


Project Brief

The purpose of USAID’s “Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan
Ketangguhan (APIK)” Project is to improve the ability of Indonesians to manage
climate and disaster risk. Indonesia is highly vulnerable to both climate
change and a wide range of weather-related natural disasters. Given Indonesia’s
economic growth and settlement patterns, disaster-related economic losses and loss
of life will likely have an even larger negative impact on human development in
the future, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable. Therefore, a
transformation is needed in the way climate and disaster risks are presently

addressed; namely, both the public and private sectors in Indonesia must move to
systematically integrate climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk
reduction (DRR) into their investments and planning processes. Through APIK,
USAID is aiming to improve climate and disaster resilience by working
systematically in an integrated manner from the national level down to local

Climate information services play a crucial role in managing
development risks and opportunities resulting from climate change. In
Indonesia, awareness of climate change impacts and their effect on the
variability and intensity of natural disasters remains very low, particularly
at the local level. In part, data is lacking, but so is effective translation
and communication of information that would enable a more informed response.
Government, businesses, and communities need data and tools to address climate
change and climate related natural disasters. Critically, they need that
information to be packaged in ways that are usable, clear, collaboratively
developed, and provide a basis for action.

At the subnational level, APIK seeks to build the capacity
of local governments in East Java, Southeast Sulawesi, and Maluku to address
CCA & DRR through planning and operations, public outreach, and the
institutionalization of resilience-building practices in day-to-day activities.

Strengthening Climate & Weather Information

Task 3 of APIK focuses on the collection, packaging, and
dissemination of climate and weather information (CWI) services. Better climate
and weather information systems are fundamental to fostering place-based
resilience across the archipelago, saving lives in the near term (i.e. disaster
risk reduction) while supporting better planning and public investment in the
medium to long term (i.e. climate change adaptation). Critically, improved
information is not an end in and of itself, but must be linked to institutional
capacity building (Task 1 and Task 2), pro-poor programming for sustainable

livelihoods (Task 2 and Task 4), and trans-boundary ecosystem management (Task

One of the Sub Task Activity is to conduct CWI stakeholder
consultations at all levels and develop roadmap. Despite the proliferation of
online databases dedicated to climate, weather, and hydrological information,
limited analysis has been carried out regarding what climate and weather
information (CWI) products would be most useful at the place-based level and
how those products are best disseminated. It is therefore critical that APIK
understand what CWI products already exist, how they are (or are not) already
being used, and what are the major unmet climate and weather information needs.

The focus of the Stakeholder Assessment is the
implementation of a participatory assessment of the climate information
services marketplace. The assessment shall be carried out using qualitative
methods (key informant interviews, focus group discussions) and quantitative
methods (structured surveys) beginning at the national level and then extending
down to the subnational level (community, district, and provinces).

The STTAs needs to carry out stakeholder interviews and
surveys of users across the marketplace to identify specific needs on the
national and sub national level. It needs to define and segment CWI (Climate
& Weather Information) user marketplace based upon information requirements.
The STTA need to conduct stakeholder consultations on CWI needs to determine
which services are most critical for strengthening climate and disaster
resilience within the APIK landscapes and focus districts.

Since the Assessment on the National Level has been running
since June, The STTA shall focus on the subnational level assessment along with
Local Enumerators and Regional APIK Team. After the stocktaking activity is
finished, the STTA shall assist Climate Information Services Adviser in
compiling the reports.

Scope of Work

Jr. Climate Information Services Specialist (Jr. CISS) shall
assist Climate Information Services Adviser (CISA) on the process of stakeholder
interviews and surveys of users across the marketplace to identify specific
needs on the national and sub national level. The objective of the surveys is
to gather information in support of the gap analysis on the dissemination of weather
and climate information.

survey/assessment will be focuses on:

Mapping on stakeholder role in CWI Supply Chain
(as a producer, communicator, disseminator, user, etc.) that exist in the form
of Ministries, Government Agencies (National and Subnational), Local Government
(Provincial & City/District level), Agencies under Local Government,
Private Sector (Big Corporation, Small, and Medium Enterprises), Communities
(Fisheries, Farmer, etc.), Universities & Research Institutions, other form
of organization/communities.

Institutional Capacity measurement including
review the following component:


Roadmap/Strategic Plan related to CWI


Activity related to CWI utilization

Needs of CWI

Further suggestion for CWI Producer,

communicator and other party roles.

Identify ongoing government and non-government
projects related to CWI.

Identify existing Utilization of CWI in each of
stakeholders which produced by CWI Producer (BMKG), Communicator, Local
Disseminator (BPBD), or other parties.

Identify SOP of CWI utilization in each of

Identify local EWS (existing system, procedure,
technology, utilization & efficiency).

Identify SIH3 implementation on the subnational
level (incl. regulations, procedure, implementation, utilization, etc.)

Identify the existing CWI medium of
dissemination such as local radio community, local early warning system, crowd-sourcing
tools, social media, smart city system, etc.

Identify any existing innovative tools that used


Identify existing Weather & Climate Station
Infrastructure (ex. BMKG Station, Private Station, Research Institution, etc.)

Schedule & Mandays

APIK project will hired/assigned a consultant (STTA) to conduct
Interview with the following schedule:







& Enumerator Recruitment














Interview (Subnational)














Interview (National)










































The total man-days are 64 man-days.


STTA Qualifications

Min. Bachelor Degree (Preferred in Meteorology
or Oceanography), others are welcome if have strong knowledge or experience

Experienced on Survey Activity of Public
Meteorological Application

Experienced on analysis and interpretation of
meteorological crowdsourcing data

Familiar with recent Hidro-meteorological Climate
Change / Disaster Risk Reduction Issues (Flood, Landslide, Sea Level Rise,
Drought, Water Scarcity & Forest Fire)

Having good communication skill

Having GIS skill is advantage


Having ICT Knowledge & Skill is advantage


±2 months in Jakarta


±1 month in Region (East Java/Maluku/Sulawesi


Carry out stakeholder interviews and surveys of
users across the marketplace to identify specific needs of Climate &
Weather Information Services on the national and sub national level (±35 types
of potential CWI stakeholders ranging from National Governmental
Agencies/Ministries, Private entities & Local Community such as fisheries,
farmers, etc. )

Develop & Conduct Questionnaire for CWI
Services as public services

Working with regional team and local enumerator
to conduct survey specially for in National & Subnational Level

Fill the substantial Climate Information
Services expertise on deep interview session

Compile Interview materials

Develop Report & Analysis

7. Application Instructions

 Interested applicants are invited to send their CV to [email protected]. Please send applications no later than 5 August 2016. Applicants are instructed to write “Jr. Climate Change Specialist  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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