Resident Long-Term Economic Advisor to the Deputy for Poverty Reduction in the Office of the Vice President, Government of Indonesia

Boston Institute for Developing Economies Ltd
Indonesia
Apply by 16 September 2011
Mid-level , Field assignment
Posted on 29 August 2011

Job Description

The Boston Institute for Developing Economies works with Nathan Associates implementing the Support for Economic Analysis Development in Indonesia (SEADI) Project. SEADI is a USAID-funded project designed to quickly respond to the Government of Indonesia requests for assistance in addressing critical economic policy issues. A key counterpart of the project is the Deputy for Poverty Reduction in the Vice President’s office. SEADI is seeking a Long-Term Economic Advisor to support that office. The advisor will work directly with the economists in that office to analyze poverty and employment issues, formulate economic policy reform program recommendations, and implement capacity building activities. This is an immediate opening, based in Jakarta, Indonesia and the duration of the post will be until August 2013.

Background:

The USAID-funded SEADI project is designed to respond quickly, on a demand-driven basis, to Government of Indonesia requests for assistance in addressing critical policy issues, especially pertaining to job creation and poverty reduction, and provide strategic support to develop Indonesia’s institutional and human resource capacity for economic policy analysis.

Responsibilities:

The advisor to the Poverty Unit shall implement activities under the supervision of the SEADI Chief of Party and in collaboration with SEADI resident advisors and other project technical staff. The advisor to the Poverty Unit shall undertake efforts in the following areas:

  • Deliver demand-driven economic analysis and advocacy.
  • Develop a strong relationship with staff members of the Poverty Unit
  • Identify policy analysis and reform advocacy priorities within the Poverty Unit where SEADI expertise can make a difference.
  • Deliver fact-based and action-oriented economic policy analysis using tools of applied economic analysis to work through policy reform issues associated with employment, competitiveness, and poverty in Indonesia.
  • Engage stakeholders through advocacy workshops and seminars that feature fact-based, targeted initiatives to explain and persuade opinion leaders on the merits of the proposed reforms.
  • Collaborate with other institutional partners within the Government
  • Prioritize economic policy analysis which align with the USAID/ Indonesia Country Strategy of job creation and poverty reduction.
  • Identify civil society and private sector partners best suited to champion SEADI objectives to help strengthen their policy reform-oriented research and dialogue capacities.
  • Provide training and other capacity building workshops and seminars.
  • Involve Indonesian nongovernmental organizations in the economic analysis program by using grants to foster public-private partnerships in applied economic policy research.
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans, periodic reports, and those requested by USAID and presentations.

Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of experience in public policy, poverty programs and design of economic policy reform programs.
  • Advanced degree in economics or closely related field, preferably at the Ph.D. level.
  • Experience with USAID policy and procedures would be helpful.
  • Prior work experience in Indonesia highly desirable.

Please send CVs and BioData (AID Form 1420-17) to papanek@bide.com with “Indonesia - Resident advisor for Poverty Unit” in the subject line for prompt consideration. No telephone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

BIDE is an innovative firm that, since 1987, channels university based economists, engineers and other scientists into policy-oriented research and advisory projects in developing countries. The firm draws its staff and consultants from the Academic Community in the U.S. and from Developing Countries. BIDE has extensive experience in advising governments on their design and implementation of both macro and micro policies.

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