Consultant as Communications Specialist for Bali PMO

Communications & Engagement Bali, Indonesia

Program Overview

Legally established in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s global 20-year history in the country and the official establishment of WRI Indonesia office has strengthened our impacts on the ground in recent years. Our works are divided into terrestrial (forest, food, and land use) and non-terrestrial (climate, energy, cities, and the ocean) portfolios.


One of the initiatives under the nexus of energy, cities and transport is called: Bali Climate and Green Development programme. The Bali Climate and Green Development Initiative is a five-year program on the decarbonization of Bali through renewable energy transition, e-mobility, and climate entrepreneurship and leadership to achieve Bali Net-Zero Emission in 2045. The initiative is a collaborative effort between implementing partners within a Project Management Office (PMO), which will synergize Bali local actors and stakeholders in accelerating the clean energy transition, implementing electric vehicle, and strengthening the local communities’ involvement in the green development agenda.


World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia, Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) and New Energy Nexus have co-designed a multi-year’s program for Bali Climate and Green Development Initiative with our local actors and partners in Bali, to demonstrate how a rapid, province-scale effort with a focus on energy decarbonization and climate solutions can benefit local people, the economy, and the environment, while at the same time providing a strong foundation for Bali Net-Zero Emission goals by 2045 and contributing to national climate targets. This project’s theory of change is adapted from the program to ensure synergy and collaboration between partners to achieve our overarching goal.


One of the initial steps taken to start this program is to develop the communications strategy of the Bali Climate and Green Development Initiative. WRI Indonesia, IESR and New Nexus Energy as well as the implementing partners of Bali PMO have identified three main stages in communications strategies, to be implemented throughout the period of the project:

  • Building Awareness: Strengthen the Bali PMO's identity as a collaborative platform for non-state actors to advance energy decarbonization and climate solutions in Bali.
  • Strengthen Reputation: Showcasing the Bali PMO's role in advancing climate solutions for Bali, as well as taking the lead on climate solutions in Indonesia.
  • Gain Trust: Gaining trust on the forum as the leading collaborative platform for climate solutions in Bali and Indonesia.


To support and manage the implementation of the Communication Strategies, Bali PMO would like to engage with a Communication Specialist based in Bali.


Job Highlight

The Communications Specialist will support Bali PMO by developing and implementing communications activities as well as communication products based on the communication strategies developed together with the partners while managing multiple communications channels (such as website, social media, blog, publications, media relations, and events), and ensuring smooth and responsive communications coordination among partners and stakeholders.


This post will report directly to WRI Indonesia’s Senior Communications Coordinator, with day-to-day coordination and supervision from Senior Lead, Bali Programme Management Unit. This position will closely liaise with Communication Managers from Bali PMO Partners. The post holder will be based in Bali with high travel frequencies around Bali. The Communication Specialist is required to complete his/her Covid-19 booster vaccination.


What You Will Do

Communication Strategies and Products (60%)

  • Manage the day-to-day for the implementation of communications strategies, products, and creative campaigns for any assigned program under the Bali PMO. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to communications materials development, events management, media engagement, video development, writing, and social media engagement.
  • Lead the development, design, and implementation of communication vehicles, materials, and products to make sure messages are delivered through the right medium. Materials include but are not limited to advertisements, videos, brochures, press releases, slide deck, letters, etc.
  • Develop communications ideas, write, and edit a variety of internal and external materials, such as blog posts, media materials, newsletters, op-eds, website content, and other related communication products.
  • Develop ideas for interactive media pieces including infographics, slideshows, charts, and videos, and support their design and promotion.
  • Respond to program needs and provide strategic communications feedback to advance projects' impacts.
  • In coordination with Communications Coordinators/Managers of Bali PMO Partners, support clear advocacy/ campaign strategies for each thematic sector at all levels and ensure that advocacy plans throughout the program are compatible, consistent, and effectively delivered.
  • Participate in and contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination, and knowledge building.
  • Participate in country teams for planning and programming purposes.
  • Work with Research and Development (R&D) team and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) team to integrate GESI elements within pipeline of initiatives.


Outreach (30%)

  • Co-develop and implement outreach strategies with the Bali PMO Partners and program team.
  • Develop and maintain key media contacts, including local, national, and international medias to strengthen and showcase the Bali PMO's identity as a collaborative platform for non-state actors to advance energy decarbonization and climate solutions in Bali.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with various key stakeholders (government, donors, funding agencies, public leaders, etc.) to improve the image of the organizations and open avenues of opportunities.
  • Coordinate media outreach to traditional & new media. Assist with proactive outreach such as pitching, research, handling incoming requests, and monitoring daily news coverage.
  • Plan events for publication launches, round-table discussions, meetings, and other announcements. This includes engaging with third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Develop and maintain website content and social media presence, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
  • Coordinate outreach to partners and stakeholders via email communications, events, and other opportunities.
  • Develop ideas, write, and edit a variety of internal and external materials, such as blog posts, brochures, media materials, newsletters, op-eds, and more.
  • Manage contact database.


Other Supports (10%)

  • Support the team in communications tools (slide deck, letters, presentations, etc.) to make sure the team is equipped with the right and aligned messages through the right medium.
  • Support and manage communications strategies for reports, events, conferences, and news opportunities including media content.
  • Monitor and support the publications process, including outreach planning, production, and distribution.
  • Provide general administrative support, such as scheduling, event logistics, and other responsibilities as needed.


What You Will Need

Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Communication, Public Relation, Journalism, Social Science, or related fields; or University degree in Communication, Public Relation, Journalism, Social Science or related fields combined with a specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a master’s degree.


  • Professional experience of min. 3 years in communications, public relation, or journalism.
  • International experience or prior work in a global organization preferred.
  • Experience in social media management and how to use it to impact audiences.
  • Experience in working with reporters or members of the media and established media contacts.
  • Experience and proven ability to communicate effectively with Indonesian government officials.
  • Interest and experience in urban development, energy, or other climate-related issues in Indonesia preferred.
  • Articulate, versatile, highly skilled writer with professional writing experience (professional clips or writing samples preferred).
  • Social media savvy with the ability to properly utilize each channel for best impact to targeted audiences.
  • Ability to work effectively within a tight deadline in a fast-paced office environment, both independently and as part of a global team.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills, including the ability to encourage collaboration with other programs, international offices, and partners.

Skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively within a tight deadline in a fast-paced office environment, both independently and as part of a global team.
  • Ability to think creatively and collaboratively about all elements of communications work.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills, including the ability to encourage collaboration with other programs, international offices, and partners.
  • Experience in working with a content management system (CMS) preferred.
  • Visual skills, such as photography, graphic design, and Adobe Photoshop are desirable.
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver high quality work products.
  • Fluency in both Bahasa Indonesia and English, with a strong emphasis on written and spoken communications (additional language skills are welcome);



Monthly consolidated report on delivery, achievement and lessons learned. Other deliverables included but not limited to:

  1. Bali PMO's communications strategies development and implementation report
  2. Bali PMO's communication products and activities implementation, including the analysis report of each activity.
  3. Communications materials development such as media article, press release, blog, op-eds, website content, newsletter, slide deck, video (in coordination with third party), other communication channels as assigned
  4. As part of the activities/tactics based on communications strategies, develop plan and implement routine media outreach activities such as, but not limited to, media visit, journalist workshop, and media interviews, as well as stakeholder engagement/outreach.
  5. Minutes of Meeting from the stakeholders' engagements undertaken during the course of the project
  6. Draft social media content, as assigned



1 December 2023 until 31 March 2024 with possibility of extension subject to individual performance, project needs, and budget availability


Terms of Payment

Daily rate-based consultant with maximum of 18 (eighteen) working days per month


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), 30 November 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.