Utility Specialist – Indonesia

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 30 October 2019
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Job Description

RTI International is a research institute based in North Carolina, USA of over 5,000 employees with worldwide experience implementing international development projects in energy and other disciplines. We have extensive experience implementing a variety of projects worldwide focusing on energy efficiency, utility turnaround, raising private financing for energy infrastructure, working with governments on legal and regulatory reforms to alleviate bottlenecks, and increasing access. Notably, we were recently chosen as the implementing partner for USAID’s Power Africa program for two projects: Beyond the Grid, and the East Africa Energy Program. We are strategically poised to support the development of sound energy infrastructure, enabling energy sector reforms, and grow sustainable, secure energy markets throughout the Indo-Pacific.

Indonesia is a core country for our institute and in 2015, was RTI’s largest country of operation outside the US with 350+ employees working on USAID and DFAT projects (29 projects to date valued at $430 million), and our Asia regional office is strategically based in Jakarta. Our 30-year history in Indonesia and breadth of programming from the 1990s until now includes leading USAID Education and Governance portfolios for over 12 years under six separate contracts.


RTI is seeking a Senior Utility Specialist for an anticipated USAID energy project in Indonesia. This will be a senior level position, and candidates should have a proven track record of leadership and the ability to navigate complex political environments.

Building upon USAID’s past and current engagement within the energy sector and in line with USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance vision, USAID/Indonesia intend to work together with GOI and other key stakeholders to further advance their capacity and commitment to implement best practices in energy policies, incentives, planning, procurement and utility modernization, that will expand access to energy, drive inclusive economic growth, and reduce poverty, in a transparent and accountable manner. Candidates should have a broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities of key stakeholders across the electricity value chain and be able to develop resilient tools to improve access and affordability to customers.

Specifically, RTI is looking with experts in the following areas:



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent leadership, coordination, and organizational awareness skills
  • Strong oral/written communication skills and ability to communicate at multiple levels in the organization: and ability to coordinate activities with officials from host country government, US Government, NGO’s, and other agencies;
  • Ability to build effective relationships with all clients, peers, and stakeholders
  • Ability to work hands-on, independently, and within team.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting;
  • English language fluency and proficiency

About the Organization

IDG Learning, Energy & Environment for Development

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