Consultant as Decarbonization Tools Developers
World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent national research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI Indonesia is affiliated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that works with various stakeholders to support policies and practices that are sustainable and profitable. WRI works with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.
Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 20-year history in the country and the official establishment of the WRI Indonesia office has strengthened our impacts on the ground in recent years. Our current work primarily focuses on forest and land use. Over time WRI Indonesia aims to expand its portfolio to include climate, energy, and city and transportation. Therefore, it is important for the organization to identify and put in place the research building blocks for achieving the vision of WRI Indonesia supporting science- and data-driven decision-making at the national and sub-national levels.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2021 report provides a new estimate of the likelihood of passing the global warming rate of 1.5°C in the coming decades. The report also underscores that limiting warming to below 1.5°C or even 2°C would be out of reach unless there is a rapid and large-scale reduction of direct GHG emissions. In response to this, in 2022, Indonesia has updated a more ambitious target in reducing emissions through the Enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution (Enhanced NDC) document. The reduction target with their own efforts was increased from 29% to 31.89% and the reduction target with international assistance was increased from 41% to 43.20%. Indonesia itself is one of the emission-intensive producing countries along with Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam (McKinsey, 2022). These countries derive a sizable share of their GDP, averaging around 18%, from highly impactful sectors such as high-emission manufacturing, fossil fuel-based power, and agriculture. Countries like Indonesia can transition to a low-carbon economy primarily by decarbonizing industrial processes and expanding the range of renewable energy sources.
This shows the important role of the private sector and industry in the transition towards a net-zero economy. Along with the many campaigns about the climate crisis and encouragement from the public and also the market, more and more companies are starting to implement their emission reduction strategies. Based on the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTI), more than 4,300 companies have taken steps to mitigate the impact of climate change. But only half have targets based on science. Adopting a globally recognized, science-appropriate climate ambition targeting framework is critical for companies to have a real impact on their actions. In addition, this can increase public confidence in the commitments made by companies in taking steps to mitigate the climate crisis.
Since last year, World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia has been supporting the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) to support the Industrial Net Zero Strategy by establishing the KADIN Net Zero Hub (NZH). This NZH has attracted various companies to start their net zero journey, by starting their GHG emission inventory and committing to the SBTi. While the interest of companies in net zero has substantially increased, the access to knowledge strategy of decarbonization for the companies is still limited, complicated, and costly. Thus, making their movement toward the net zero is hampered and increases the risk of failure when reach the validation of their net zero target. Realizing this, WRI Indonesia develops decarbonization tools that can be accessed by various companies. By developing these tools, WRI Indonesia aims to provide various companies with an easy, accessible, and comprehensive tool that can be used for the development and evaluation of their net-zero strategies.
As the Decarbonization Tools Developer, you will work closely with WRI Indonesia’s GHG Abatement Research Specialist and be the technical expert that develops the tools. These include developing the technical framework of tools, recommendations on technical details of the tools, design of the tools, testing the tools, and developing the guidance of the tools.
What You Will Do
Tools Development (75%)
- Study the potential design and framework for the decarbonization tools;
- Develop the tools;
- Conducting preliminary tests of the tools to the potential users;
- Ensure the tools are correct, valid, and reliable from the technical side.
Tools Reporting (25%)
- Develop the tools’ guidance;
- Contribute to knowledge product of the tools with WRI Indonesia’s GHG Abatement Research Specialist.
What You Will Need
- Undergraduate or bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field (Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Management/Business, or other related field) is preferred;
- Knowledge of excel’s VBA (Visual Basic Analysis) is a must and experience in other tools developed in other platforms is preferred;
- Strong communication skills;
- Willingness to learn and explore new experiences;
- Fluently or professionally speaking in English and Indonesia are preferable;
- Highly motivated, target-oriented, strong can-do attitude, proactive work style, and excellent organizational skills and work ethic;
- Ability to work individually and collaboratively in a team;
- Ability to use personal initiative and creativity to solve research problems.
1 June – 31 August 2023
Deliverables, Timeline, and Terms of Payment
The consultant will receive compensation with deliverables, timeline, and terms of payment detail as follow:
Recommendations for tools framework and design
Final Excel of decarbonization tools.
Guidance for the decarbonization tools.
Payment will be processed once all deliverables are approved by WRI Indonesia and invoices are submitted by the consultant and approved by Line Manager.
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), 21 May 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.
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.
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WRI Indonesia is a 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 works 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.