Communications Consultant

Communications & Engagement Jakarta, Indonesia

Program Overview

The communications consultant will support the communications works on four of WRI Indonesia’s program: Cities4Forests (C4F), Low Emission Zone (LEZ) Jakarta, The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), and Restore +.


Cities4Forests (C4F)

The C4F program is aimed to helps cities from around the world connect with and invest in inner forests (such as city trees and urban parks), nearby forests (such as green corridors and watersheds) and faraway forests (such as tropical and boreal forests). We encourage our cities to better conserve, manage, and restore these forests. And we provide technical assistance to align local policy, shared knowledge, peer-to-peer learning, and communication activities to help cities take climate action together. In Indonesia this program is implemented in Jakarta. More information about this project can be read here.


Low Emission Zone (LEZ) Jakarta

Alongside the C4F program, WRI Indonesia is also helping the Jakarta government to communicate its latest initiatives, the Low Emission Zone. The LEZ, as the name implied is aimed to create pockets of area with reduced emission from transportation and business activities. The overall aim of this project is to improve the air quality in Jakarta and encouraging the public to use public transportation. Currently the pilot project is undertaken in Kota Tua area.


The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)

The Food and Land Use (FOLU) Coalition is a community of organisations and individuals committed to the urgent need to transform the way we produce and consume food and use our land for people, nature and climate.  In Indonesia, FOLU is working on an Action Agenda document providing insight on pathway in transforming the way land is used and food is produced, up till it is marketed, consumed, and disposed of.  It embraces the social, political, economic and environmental systems that influence and are influenced by those activities. A keep part of the discussion is the associated financing requirement and opportunities, considering the economic benefit of the discussed transformation pathway and policies derived. More information about this project can be read here.



The Restore+ is a project will support the restoration, ranging from identifying the degradation, assessing the degradation impact, and proposing restoration options in South Sumatera and East Kalimantan. The project main activity is to feed credible and comprehensive on-ground data into the policymaking process on restoring degraded land in Indonesia. This is important because Indonesia’s development trajectory has long relied on the land-based economy through the extraction of natural resources. Forests and peatlands have been converted into plantations to increase agricultural production or mining sites for energy supply. As a result, the economic growth often comes at the cost of land degradation. To date, Indonesia has more than 24 million hectares of degraded land, equivalent to almost twice the size of England. Therefore, realizing the importance of land at the nexus between food, energy, and development, restoration is essential. More information about this project can be read here.


To support the above projects, WRI Indonesia is seeking an experienced Communications Consultant to work on the communications and engagement strategies and other communications works spectrum alongside the Communications Team. This person reports directly to the Communications Project Lead with close coordination with the program teams and working collaboratively with the rest of Communications Team. 


Job Responsibilities

  1. Lead and develop the communications strategies and creative campaigns pertaining to Cities4Forests, LEZ, FOLU, and Restore+. The communications strategy and creative campaigns include but not limited to communications materials development, events management, media engagement, video development, writing, and social media engagement.
  2. Actively support the team to provide communications tools (slide deck, letters, etc) and ensure make sure the team equipped with the right and aligned messages through the right medium
  3. In coordination with WRI Communications team and line manager to manage the implementation of communications strategies for reports, events, conferences, and news opportunities including media content
  4. Work with the Communications team, RDI Manager, and Program Managers in the development, design, and implementation of communication vehicles and materials to make sure messages are delivered through the right medium. Materials include but not limited to advertisements, videos, brochures, press releases, slide deck, letters, etc.
  5. Develop ideas, write, and edit a variety of internal and external materials, such as blog posts, media materials, newsletters, op-eds, website content, and more
  6. Adhere to WRI’s communications style guide, ensuring that we produce high-quality communications products.
  7. Arrange and coordinate press events, including but not limited to: press conferences or media briefing for publication launches, round-table discussions, meetings, and other announcements
  8. Engage with third-party vendors and consultants



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

  1. Cities4Forests, LEZ, FOLU, and Restore+ communications strategies development and implementation
  2. Activation activities implementation and analysis report of each activity.
  3. Minutes of Meeting from the stakeholders engagements undertaken during the course of the project
  4. Communications materials development such as video (in coordination with third party), press release, blog, op-eds, website content, slide deck
  5. Draft Social media content


Job Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate will have bachelors or master’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or other relevant fields;
  • Professional experience of at least three years in communications;
  • International experience or prior work in a global organization preferred;
  • Experience in working with a content management system (CMS) preferred;
  • Experience in working with reporters or members of the media (and established media contacts) preferred;
  • Interest and experience in sustainability, energy, or other natural resources-related issues in Indonesia preferred;
  • Experience and proven ability to communicate effectively with Indonesian government officials (national or sub-national);
  • Articulate, versatile, highly skilled writer with professional writing experience (professional clips or writing samples preferred);
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively 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;
  • Understanding of social media and how to use it to impact audiences;
  • Ability to think creatively and collaboratively about all elements of communications work;
  • 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);
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.


Period of Work

1 (one) year of initial contract with possibilities of extension subject to individual performance evaluation, project needs, and budget availability


Terms of Payment 

Daily rate consultant with maximum 216 working days for the whole contract period or 18 working days per month in average




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


Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and/or 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), 5 August 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.