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Indonesia: Energy Policy Expert

Indonesia (Indonesia)

Indonesia: Energy Policy Expert

The policy expert will assess the existing policy in energy sector (i.e. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) and provide recommendations regarding the policy together with Renewable Energy Investment Expert and Urban Planning Expert in Energy Efficiency.

Contract Type
Individual Consultant (Deliverable)
Individual Consultant G
Salary scale
Individual Consultant Scale
Contract Duration
August 2018 - December 2018 (6 months)
Date to close
Ref No



Indonesia: Energy Policy Expert



Advisory Support : Level G


Duty Station

Jakarta, Indonesia

Contract Length

Start Date

As early as possible

End Date

December 2018



Contract Value

Daily Rate

Deliverable based 

Days Estimated

80 days

Total Fees

Up to USD 56,000 (dependent on qualification)

Specifics of Recruitment




The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was established as an intergovernmental organization with the objective of promoting sustainable development of developing and emerging countries including the least developed countries.  GGGI is dedicated to supporting the creation and diffusion of the model of economic growth known as “green growth”. The green growth model integrates economic growth, environmental sustainability, poverty reduction and social inclusion.


Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:

In setting the course of Indonesia’s development to achieve its social and economic development goals, the 20-year National Development Plan (RPJPN 2005-2025) is an important tool and entry point[1]. The RPJPN is implemented in four stages through so-called five-year Medium-term Development Plans (RPJMN). The implementation of the third five-year plan will come to an end by the end of 2019. After this the fourth RPJMN will be the base for the national development process in the period 2020-2024, this RPJMN 2020-2024 will be directed by and based on the achievement and continuation of the previous RPJMN with priorities for economic growth, food and energy security, poverty reduction and natural resources management. It is assessed that previous RPJMN’s did not yet reached its fully potential, especially in Energy sector as following:

  1. the Renewable Energy (RE) component in the energy mix is targeted at 23% by 2025, while it currently reached only 7.7%, this means a growth of >2% is necessary per year to be able to reach these targets.
  2. the government is targeting a decrease in energy intensity (units of energy per unit of GDP) by 1% per year until 2025 and an improvement in energy elasticity for Indonesia, effectively delinking energy consumption from economic growth[2].

In general, there are various challenges and obstacles for further development of the optimal energy mix and energy intensity targets. Knowing these lessons learned from the previous RPJMN’s, this fourth RPJMN will focus on improvement of existing regulation for RE and energy efficiency, the development of a strategy for special funding mechanisms and the potential use of smart-grid.

The fourth RPJMN 2020-2024 will also for the first time incorporated Environmental Law No. 32/2009 which indicates Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) must be conducted as part of the planning process for policies, plans and/or projects/programs as an environmental strategy. The SEA provides a framework for assessing and managing environmental risks.


BAPPENAS has requested GGGI to support two Background Studies for the energy sector for the next RPJMN (2020-2024) and to provide recommendations for the development plans for the energy sector. The background studies and recommendations will be focusing on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Furthermore, recommendations are being sought to further mainstream green growth principles and actions within the national development plan.

BAPPENAS would like to engage a team of three individual consultants to undertake the two Background Studies. They are:

  1. a.       Energy Policy Expert (main coordinator of the final deliverable)
  2. b.       Renewable Energy Investment Expert
  3. Urban Planning Expert in Energy Efficiency

The consultants will work together as a team, each taking the responsibility to write according to his/her ToR while also supporting the work of the others. Since the work will be undertaken in close cooperation with BAPPENAS, GGGI and other partners, flexibility and a shared vision for the project outcome are essential.

All 3 consultants will report to the GGGI Energy Lead while also coordinating on a day-to-day basis with the appointed BAPPENAS focal point(s), and where applicable cooperation with MEMR, MoEF, and other partners is required.

Scope of Work:


The policy expert will assess the existing policy in energy sector (i.e. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) and provide recommendations regarding the policy together with Renewable Energy Investment Expert and Urban Planning Expert in Energy Efficiency.

The Policy Expert will be responsible to perform the following tasks:

1.            Support the development of inception reports of two RPJMN background studies by:

a.   Detailing the scope and scale of the two studies to assess the methodology to be applied and main policies/planning processes to be targeted

b.  Determining the research design and timeframe with BAPPENAS and GGGI

2.            Conduct a desk review for the studies. The review should be based on available documentation, including but not limited to the following topics:

a.   Key policies and regulations concerning Indonesia’s renewable energy sector and investment funding mechanisms, among others Law No.30/2007 and Law No.30/2009[3]

b.  Key policies and regulations concerning energy use in Indonesia’s urban planning

3.            Conduct policy evaluation, using 4 main criteria below, adjusted to developing countries conditions:

a.   Effectiveness, is related to measuring and benchmarking the outcomes that the policies have delivered

b.  Efficiency, whether the policies has been economically efficient in delivering:

i.    The RE expansion, it can be measured in USD/MWh of installed capacity or electricity generation.

ii.   The development of energy efficient cities

c.   Equity, whether the impacts of the policies concentrated on certain groups and/or certain aspect or distributed well across the target stakeholders and/or aspects in the sector

d.  Institutional Feasibility, is related to support for a policy from the political factors, the appropriateness of in-country institutions and capacity of both the institutions and human required to implement and monitor interventions.

4.            Lead discussions in focus group discussions and interviews with the key stakeholders in the two studies, including but not limited to the following:

a.   Identify the barriers in implementing the existing policies

b.  Identify the synergy/connections among the plan and the policies, both at national and subnational level

c.   Together with the stakeholders discussing the vision of renewable energy development and energy efficient cities in Indonesia and the strategies to achieve it.

5.            To provide recommendation of the suitable method to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of policy and regulations in renewable energy investment and energy efficient cities

6.            Prepare chapters or sections on the study report related to the policy analysis and recommendations based on the input from the two other consultants.

7.            To play coordination role on the data collection and reports writing of the two RPJMN background studies in Energy sector, i.e. Renewable Energy Investment Funding Mechanism and Urban Planning for Energy Efficient Cities


Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:


The work will begin with an inception phase to agree on the precise scope and methodology for the Background Studies. The details will be agreed upon by GGGI, BAPPENAS, and the consultants at the outset of the work.


The Consultant will prepare a detailed table of contents for two Background Studies, to be agreed upon with BAPPENAS and GGGI (in consultation with the development partners working on the complementary studies).


The coordinator (Energy Policy Expert) will document the results of these two steps in an inception report with input from the Consultant.


After approval of the inception report the Consultant will start its information and data gathering, when meeting with key experts and/or organizations the Consultant will always inform GGGI previously to the meeting to ensure GGGI can participate in the meeting, if required.


The consultants will carefully prepare a (number of) focus group discussions (FGDs) to obtain in-depth information on concepts, perceptions, and ideas for the Background Studies, to share preliminary findings, and to obtain and validate information collected for the Background Studies. FGD’s can focus on the Consultants owned Background Study and/or on a combination of Background Studies. The Consultant may be asked to prepare and give presentations at these FGDs. The budget of such events is provided by either BAPPENAS or GGGI and is not included in this assignment.


Based on the data collection, the consultant will prepare the recommendations and will select in close coordination with BAPPENAS and GGGI one specific recommendation to prepare an in-depth document (guideline/checklist/implementation strategy).


Renewable Energy Investment Expert will be responsible in providing all deliverables as in the Table below. 






Detailed work plan and inception report of the two RPJMN background studies, as agreed upon with GGGI and BAPPENAS after the kick-off meeting.

Draft: 1 week after kickoff meeting

Final: 2 weeks after kick of meeting

30% of contract value


Draft report of the two studies, which incorporates the findings of the study on:

  • Policy Review and Recommendations on Renewable Energy Investment Mechanisms
    • Policy Review and Recommendations on Urban Planning for Energy Efficient Cities

2 months after contract signed

40% of contract value


Final report of both studies, including but not limited to summary and conclusion section(s).

  • A hand over acknowledgement from BAPPENAS that they already accepted the study report (bilingual – English and Bahasa Indonesia)

5 months after contract signed

30% of contract value


This project work is anticipated to be implemented in a five-month timeframe starting as soon as possible and to be finalized by the 15st of December 2018.

The contract is a delivery-based contract, in which payments are made according to the schedule presented in Table 1 above.

Bappenas request the final report in bahasa Indonesia. However, the consultant must submit the report either in English or bahasa Indonesia, in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements. The translation to bahasa Indonesia or English will be done in separate arrangement. All documents should be submitted in soft copy along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, minutes of meeting and interview notes.

The contractor’s work progress will be monitored primarily through periodic review meetings; the precise schedule is to be determined based on consultation during the kick-off meeting. The Consultant shall produce, upon GGGI’s request, a formal progress report (2-3 pages) for GGGI’s management committee that includes: an overview of the project, a narrative description of project activities, detailed information on project objectives and milestones, actual achievements made against the initially set timeline, etc.


Applicable Tax:

Value Added Tax clarification

Individual consultant without Indonesian tax ID: In accordance to Directorate General Taxation number SE-145/PJ/2010 VAT is applicable on foreign services rendered by international entities not registered in Indonesia are subject to 10% VAT.


Withholding tax on foreign services rendered / withholding tax Art. 26

Payments of royalties, interest and service fees by a resident taxpayer to a non-resident taxpayer are subject to 20% withholding tax Art 26. However, if the payment is made to a resident of a country with which Indonesia has signed a tax treaty, the withholding (WHT) may be reduced or exempted. Non resident tax payer should get the DGT1 form certified by their country of residence tax authority to be exempted from WHT. Please visit the following sites to download the DGT 1 form. (


Withholding tax on local purchase of goods and services

Payments of certain types of income paid to resident taxpayers are subject to withholding Art. 23 at a rate of 15% (for dividend, interest, royalties) and 2% (rental of asset, other than land and building [which is subject to final tax Art. 4(2)] and services such as technical, management, consulting services, etc.).




•          An advanced education degree (minimum master degree) in public policy/energy policy/energy economics/energy law or other relevant degree.

•          In-depth knowledge of Indonesia’s energy sector, especially regarding policy, regulation and program implementation for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

•          In-depth knowledge and minimum 15 (five) year experience in providing policy advice, policy monitoring, policy review/analysis for government in developing countries, experience in other countries is an advantage.

•          Familiarity on evaluating energy policy using the 4 main criteria: effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and institutional feasibility, or other criteria as considered suitable by the consultant, with sound and strong justification.

•          Being able to communicate professionally and effectively with technical, managerial, and/or decision makers in Bahasa or English and proven ability to write clearly and well in English.

•          Being able to secure collaboration and agreement with the partners, either government or other donors, reflecting empathy of perspectives and identifying recognition of mutual/complimentary interest

•          Excellent in report development and presenting the study results to related project stakeholders, Governments (national/local), GGGI, other stakeholders)

•          Possessing cultural sensitivity and respect on differences, including in opinions.

•          Has an experienced with SEA or understanding of the SEA principle will be an advantage.

[1] The five-year national development plans are one element of the National Development Planning System established by Law No.25/2004 on National Development Planning and operationalized by Government Regulations No.40/2006 and No.8/2008, calls for the production of long-term (20-year)(RPJP’s), medium-term (5-year)(RPJM’s) and annual development plans (RKP’s) at the national, ministerial and sub-national levels of government. The RPM is operationalized each year through the RKP’s, which aim to inform the (annual) budgeting process.

[3] It is especially interested to compare implementation of regulations at current condition and before year 2017

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: GGGI - Global Green Growth Institute
  • Location: Indonesia (Indonesia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Energy sector
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-19

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