Consultant as Energy Rapid Social Analysis (RSA) Specialist

Data Analysis & Technical Research Jakarta, Indonesia

Program Overview

WRI Indonesia is an independent research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. At WRI Indonesia, we aim to bring innovations in research and business approaches to create the enabling conditions for Indonesia to achieve robust economic growth while respecting environmental and social values. We seek to contribute to the accomplishment of ambitious sustainable development goals through working with leaders in public and private sectors, as well as collaborating with civil society organizations, in turning big ideas into action.


To measure its impact, WRI established a new strategy to measure its impact through developing Theory of Change (ToC), hypotheses about the cause-and-effect links between WRI’s activities and outcomes and our intended impacts. ToC(s) identify key actors, risks, assumptions, social equity, and political economy considerations, as well as WRI’s comparative advantage. As one step in WRI’s revamped ToC(s) development process, Rapid Social Analysis (RSA) is required to be done by each department. An RSA is both an analytical approach and a process of collecting, interpreting, and applying information. The main purpose of the RSA is to identify recommendations for informing and/or revising a team’s regional/national/sub-national + sector-level ToC(s) (and other key strategy documents) to strengthen its integration of Gender and Social Equity (GSE) considerations, based on insights from desk research and stakeholder consultations.


Job Highlight

As Rapid Social Analysis (RSA) Specialist, you will lead Energy Team through the Rapid Social Analysis/es Development process, including conducting desk research and stakeholder consultations, as well as writing the RSA report(s). To maintain your performance as RSA Lead for Energy Team, The Equity Center provides RSA Guidance Documents, RSA Leads Training and 1-on-1 coaching support from an RSA Coach. This position will be based in Jakarta.


What You Will Do

  • Attend RSA Lead Training to do initial scoping and reflection meeting to guide the ToC team members establishing a successful foundation for the RSA development process.
  • Conduct rapid desk review from at least 5 sources to explore and verify key research questions and ToC assumptions.
  • Conduct stakeholder consultations to discuss/validate/go deeper on desk review findings for at least 3-5 informants.
  • Analyze findings and develop recommendations for revising ToC in RSA Report with approximately 10 pages
  • Consult RSA coach for revisions and suggestions.
  • Participate as expert in focus group discussion or other engagement activities with stakeholders pertaining to the study.
  • Lead the coordination of Energy Program ToC development and actively involve in the discussion with internal team and with the global team.
  • Ensure the Energy ToC’s quality and deliverable meet with the required deadline given by WRI Global team.
  • Contribute ideas to expand WRI position and leadership in these area as well as our strategy as we grow the initiative.


What You Will Need

  • 4 years of full-time professional experience in social impact measurement/analysis field and conducting rapid social analysis, particularly to measure corporate social impact
  • Requires proven and experience in developing scientific report/publications.
  • Master and/or Doctoral Degree in relevant field such as Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Public Policy, etc.
  • Familiarity on Indonesia’s energy issue will be a plus point
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment and cross sectoral themes, both independently and as part of a global team across time zones.
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver high quality work products.
  • Highly motivated, strong can-do attitude, proactive work style and excellent organizational skills and work-ethic.
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities.



  1. Produce data analysis, knowledge products, meeting notes, and presentation materials as necessary;
  2. Rapid Social Analysis Report;
  3. Final Theory of Change.



This position is expected to start immediately with a contract period span up to 30 September 2023.


Terms of Payment

The consultant will receive 100% compensation upon the completion of deliverables and invoice submission and approval from WRI Indonesia. Payment process will refer to WRI Indonesia payment procedure.


Contract Arrangement

Individual consultancy contract (Part-time, limited term)


What we offer

  • Consultant rate that is commensurate with experience and skills
  • Travel insurance for both domestic and international for any travel duty as assigned by WRI Indonesia
  • Access to the WRI global network
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work



Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.


Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.


How to apply: In order to be formally considered, please submit an updated resume and cover letter through WRI career portal. 


Application close: 1700 (DKI Jakarta local time), 11 September 2023. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 


This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.



About Us

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.  


The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.


Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.


Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect. 


Our culture:

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, gender diverse communities, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.


WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.


Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country, and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.