Consultant as Urban Mobility Coordinator (Surabaya based)

Data Analysis & Technical Research Other Worldwide Locations

Program Overview

WRI Cities program is a global initiative dedicated to shaping a future where cities work better for everyone. Our practice area spans variously in Buildings, Health, Road Safety, Urban Mobility, Urban Development, Urban Government, and Water. Through innovative research, deep engagement, and global partnerships, our network of local and international experts puts cities on a trajectory of more sustainable and equitable development. We catalyze and accelerate transformative initiatives that turn cities into resilient, inclusive, low-carbon places that are good for people and the planet. Placed in seven countries, made the WRI Cities program the second biggest portfolio after climate. 


WRI Indonesia seeks to assist the Government of Indonesia in enhancing and mainstreaming innovative low-carbon development approaches to transform the transportation sector in addressing urban mobility issues in the coastal metropolitan of Indonesia that would pave the way for sustainable development and help achieve the governments bold climate target ie. Net zero-emission.


WRI Indonesia in collaboration with the UK Government through its Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (UK FCDO) has initiated partnering cooperation under the UK Partnering for Accelerating Climate Transitions (UK PACT) to provide programmatic and technical advisory support to address the twin challenges posed by Covid-19 recovery and the risk of natural disaster and climate change to the urban mobility infrastructure and services. The project, which holds the title Enhancing sustainable urban mobility of coastal metropolitan towards low carbon development, recognizes the role of WRI Indonesia to lead policy advocacy, technical support, and analytics to subnational governments to design strategies and prepare for the transition towards a low-carbon, inclusive, and safe urban mobility system. 


The urban Mobility Coordinator will enable support in  coastal cities which are projected to implement a mass rapid transit program by 2024 and yet are known for their vulnerability to sea-level rise and flooding. Some of the activities to be conducted include policy dialogue with the subnational governments, capacity building for stakeholders, the development of a platform to monitor the impact on emission reduction in the specified area, assessment of spatial plans and infrastructure to design a sustainable urban mobility action plan, develop conceptual design and feasibility study of an urban mobility policy, and knowledge management. The project will benefit from WRIs Indonesia portfolio on e-mobility through lessons on developing policy with subnational governments on promoting the utilization of Electric vehicles.


Job Highlight

As the lead organization for the project, WRI Indonesia has established cooperation with partners i.e. Vital Strategies and Arup. The main role of the Urban Mobility Coordinator is to coordinate day-to-day engagement and project delivery in Greater Surabaya Area. This position will require to maintain a good relationship with key stakeholders in region and be able to provide insight related to sustainable transport improvement in the region.  This position will report to Urban Mobility Engagement Specialist while also working collaboratively and share lessons gained with Urban Mobility Analyst. This position will be based in Surabaya with travel requirement to Jakarta and other cities as assigned.


What You Will Do

Project Management and Engagement (70%)

  • Engage East Java, Surabaya, Sidoarjo, and Gresik Government to introduce the project, understand synergies, and linkages between project deliveries and government policies 
  • Lead capacity building activities and disseminate the policy documents and other project delivery reports, and conduct policy advocacy/discussion/workshop to get buy in from decision makers 
  • Build network of interested individuals and consult with related government decision-makers on policy documents and other project delivery reports, drafting process to build buy-in and interest
  • Conduct influential network engagement around key messages of the policy documents and other project delivery reports
  • Facilitate and maintain the engagement process with East Java, Surabaya, Sidoarjo, and Gresik decision makers and ensure the alignment of the reports with government policies
  • Lead knowledge products and provide inputs for development of communication products (e.g., blogs, presentations)


Data support and Technical review (30%)

  • Provide extensive inputs on technical and policy discussion through the preparation of a quick summary of regulations, sectoral reports, and official publications, to name a few,
  • Collect data and information to assist in undertaking WRI-led project activities, UCRA and Mobility Improvement. 
  • Provide inputs on policy recommendations on low-carbon, safe, inclusive, and resilient mobility
  • Hold independent analytics on urban mobility issues that combines the perspective of transportation engineering, renewable energy, and green building infrastructure, and information technology to enhance project implementation
  • Provide a review and inputs on of the draft of a policy brief, technical guideline, technical report, conceptual design, or feasibility study of selected urban mobility policy
  • Maintain updating of data and information


What You Will Need

  • Master's degree in urban and Regional Planning/ Civil Engineering/ Environmental science/ Public Policy, preferably have experience working in the mobility sector,
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience in project implementation related to city and transport development, and climate change mitigation, 
  • Proven application of expertise within a specific area or breadth across multiple areas with in-depth knowledge within some areas
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge to carry out technical reviews of various project deliverables such as technical guidelines, basic or detailed construction design, and feasibility studies. 
  • Clear understanding of urban mobility issues and the interrelated linkage they have with climate change, energy, air quality, and built environment
  • Familiar with project operation activities such as budgeting, procurement, contracting, and spot checks of project expenditure as applied in multinational organization settings
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English are required
  • Willingness to travel frequently as assigned



  1. Written inputs for draft policy brief on low-carbon, safe, inclusive, and resilient mobility
  2. Written inputs for draft of a technical guideline, technical report, conceptual design, or feasibility study of selected urban mobility policy
  3. Engagement report of policy advocacy and engagement, capacity building activities, and dissemination of project findings and recommendations
  4. Communication products (e.g., blogs, presentations) and /or knowledge products



August 2023 – August 2024


Terms of Payment

Daily rate consultant with maximum of 216 (two hundred and sixteen) working days for the whole contract period or 18 (eighteen) working days per month on average


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: 17.00 (DKI Jakarta local time), 15 August 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.




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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 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.