Consultant as Electric Mobility Project Lead

Program Management Jakarta, Indonesia

Program Overview

Launched 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 current work primarily focuses on forest, land-use, climate, energy, ocean, and city and transportation.


Globally, WRI has been building a strong e-mobility portfolio through its research excellence, solid partnership with key government and private sector stakeholders in various countries and cities. Since 2020, the work has expanded to Indonesia through WRI Indonesia’s assistance to Bali Government to develop their electric vehicle medium-term masterplan. We are supporting the Bali Government through capacity buildings, convenings, and scientific-based analyses that are aimed to develop the enabling conditions for EV ecosystem in Bali.


This year, we are expanding our e-mobility work to DKI Jakarta under the initiative of TUMI E-bus Mission. The initiative will soon enter the implementation phase of electrifying Jakarta’s buses. Along with other TUMI implementing partners, WRI Indonesia will contribute in cities coalition building, providing technical assistance to public transportation company, developing policy recommendation to the local government, as well as conducting trainings/workshops to mentee cities. In both projects, we also seek to decarbonize the power supply to optimize the e-mobility impact to the total emission reduction.


Having a growing e-mobility portfolio and team, WRI Indonesia seeks to work with a passionate Electric Mobility Project Lead to conceptualize, implement, and monitor WRI Indonesia’s workplan of e-mobility project in Bali, DKI Jakarta, and other potential partner cities in the future.


Job Responsibilities

As the Electric Mobility Project Lead, you will work independently with the direction and supervision of WRI Indonesia’s Energy and Climate Senior Manager and support from the e-mobility team Your main focus area will include DKI Jakarta, Bali, and other future potential partner cities. Your job responsibilities are as follow:

Project and Team Management (40%):

  • Develop and monitor workplan to implement the project in close coordination with the team
  • Consistently monitor project implementation and budget, and ensure project deliveries to achieve the outcomes and goals.
  • Lead strategic discussions with the team and actively strategize resources allocation throughout the project implementation
  • Lead donor reports development and donor coordination related to the project
  • Maintain active communication with the team to coordinate tasks, solve projects’ issues, brainstorm ideas, and maintain a comfortable and enjoyable working situation
  • Maintain coordination with WRI E-mobility and Cities teams in other global offices
  • Actively participate in/lead proposal development if necessary


Stakeholder Engagement (40%)

  • Represent WRI E-mobility team in any external events or engagement relevant to the projects
  • Maintain great communication with key partners in the projects, be it from the government, private sectors, or communities
  • Actively coordinate with e-mobility projects’ consortium partners, implementation partners, and subcontractors to ensure clarity of tasks and roles
  • Lead strategic meetings and discussion forums with external partners and donors


Research and Analysis (20%)

  • Give strategic directions on WRI’s e-mobility research pathway, knowledge development and management, and communication strategy
  • Review research plans and products (e.g. policy briefs, articles, reports, working paper, presentation, technical documentation/guideline, etc.) developed by the team
  • Review communication plans and products (e.g. blogpost, op-ed, social media post, press release, presentation, etc.) developed by the team
  • Participate in writing knowledge products, roadmaps, and communication products if necessary
  • Lead strategic meetings and discussions, within the internal team or with external partners, for research and content development purposes



The consultant will work collaboratively with the e-mobility team to create, monitor, and implement workplan to produce the following deliverables:

  1. Monthly verbal/written brief report on project and budget disbursement progress, challenges, and opportunities
  2. Projects’ workplan to be regularly monitored and reported to the team
  3. Narrative and financial reports for donors as required
  4. Knowledge products (e.g. presentation, policy brief, article, report) as needed


Job Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in transportation, civil engineering, urban planning or any other related field.
  • Minimum 4 years of full-time work experience in transportation field, has a knowledge and experience in EV projects is a plus.
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.
  • Studies, interest or experience working on ttransportation and environment is preferred.
  • Highly organized and systematic with strong time management skills and ability to juggle competing priorities and deadlines required.
  • Excellent proven leadership and project management skill, with great communication skill to work in a team.
  • Experience in working and maintain partnership with multi stakeholders, including the government, private sector and communities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment and cross sectoral themes.
  • Highly motivated, strong can-do attitude, proactive work style and excellent organizational skills and work-ethic.
  • Problem solver who is willing to develop and share ideas internally and externally.
  • Ability to travel to other cities or provinces in Indonesia


Period of Work

1 December 2021 – 31 October 2022 (11 months) with possibility of extension based on individual performance, project needs, and budget availability


Terms of Payment

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



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.


Consultant rate: Consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills.


Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal in order to be formally considered. 


Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), December 2nd, 2021. 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.



WRI Overview

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 in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. 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.


We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions. 


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.


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.


The World Resources Institute ( is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.