DevTech is implementing the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Economic Growth Support Activity (EGSA). EGSA supports the government of Indonesia and other stakeholders with (i) evidence-based decision making; (ii) technical assistance to improve GOI capacity in public financial management and related governance; and (iii) capacity building to improve the business enabling environment for foreign and domestic enterprises.
EGSA is seeking a consultant to support the Provincial Government of East Java in their efforts to improve business registration and construction permitting, as part of easing the cost of doing business at the subnational level in Indonesia. The consultant will work with the provincial governments to design, roll out and implement reforms in business registration and construction permitting that have been agreed in law and policy at the national level. The consultant will liaise with stakeholders in government, business and civil society. S/he will conduct a rapid gap review of administrative, policy and other ongoing practices in the province, and work with stakeholders to adopt changes that reflect national policies and regulations in business registration, licensing and permitting.
The Consultant will: (i) develop a method for collecting key stakeholder inputs and assessing the gaps in policy or administrative practice. This may involve developing questionnaires and other ways of data collection, time-and-motion process maps to assess existing registration processes; (ii) collecting, analyzing and co-validating with stakeholders all reviews of processes and practices and presumed gaps between national, other good practice localities and East Java; (iii) identified areas of recommended reform, facilitate consultations and focus group discussions with public, private and other key stakeholders; (iv) support government stakeholders to institute policy, administrative and other changes of service delivery that align with national practice and good practices that exist in other parts of Indonesia. Information about other good practices will be reflect the consultant’s own experiences, review of secondary sources of information, and consultations with key informants.
· Knowledge of business enabling environment (BEE) issues at the national and subnational level in Indonesia. Specialist knowledge in business registration, including processes, steps and compliance is an advantage.
· Specialist knowledge of contemporary business registration and licensing policies and regulations in Indonesia.
· Prior experience working with government institutions at the subnational level on BEE reforms.
· Willingness to travel to East Java
The Consultant shall carry out the following tasks:
· Develop methodology, questionnaires, list of respondents for the data collection and analysis to be conducted in East Java
· Review and analyze the regulatory and institutional framework relevant to business registration and construction permits in East Java
· Conduct focus group discussions (FGDs) and private sector stakeholder consultations with logistics support from EGSA staff.
· Develop policy recommendations based on the validated data collected from the public and private sector stakeholders to identify key reforms in improving policy and the delivery of public services related to business registration and construction permits in East Java.
· In report form, present analysis and recommendations to address gaps in local policy or administrative processes and practice.
· Support the subnational government to institute a set of tangible priority reforms that may include legislative instruments, administrative process changes or policy declarations.
· Prepare a monthly progress report outlining activities conducted, meetings, output produced, and follow up plan for internal reporting purpose.
· In coordination with EGSA staff, produce impact stories that describe achievements and reforms instituted through this intervention.
· Submit a final report at the conclusion of the activity by end of August.
· University degree (Masters or equivalent is preferred) in public policy, social sciences, law or related field.
· A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in providing policy advisory, institutional strengthening, and implementation support for national and sub-national level investment climate reform support projects.
· Fluency in English and Indonesian both written and oral.
· Ability to work independently, with flexibility and deliver results under time pressure.
Ability to work as a part of a team and with minimum supervision.
TASKS, LEVEL OF EFFORT (LOE) AND SCHEDULE is posted on the DevTech career site job posting.
All deliverables must be prepared in USAID reporting format and must be acceptable by EGSA and USAID.
The Consultants will submit their invoice monthly along with the monthly progress report as attachments to the invoice. The invoice, output and progress report will be reviewed and accepted by EGSA’s Business Enabling Environment component lead.
Up to 75 days of level of effort (LOE) from April – August 2021.