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100616 - District Facilitator for Pekanbaru City for Assistance for Enhanced Innovation for the Achievement of SDGs in Indonesia (ACHIEVE) - NPSA 5 - (For Indonesian Nationality Only)

Pekanbaru (Indonesia)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Pekanbaru (Indonesia)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-29

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Riau, with technical assistance from UNDP,  was the first province in Indonesia that established the inclusive SDGs Coordination Team in 2017, and was the first that launched the Regional Action Plan on SDGs (Rencana Aksi Daerah/RAD SDGs) in July 2018 making Riau Province the “Center of Excellence” for SDGs localization in Indonesia - the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) has promoted Riau as good example for SDGs localization and recommended other provinces and districts to study from Riau on how a province establish an inclusive structure of SDGs governance, develop SDGs indicator and prepare SDGs Action Plan.

SDGs Localization in Riau province

The phase of the project focuses on five areas, as follows:

  1. Policy Development and Institutional Strengthening;
  2. Effective Planning and Budgeting for the SDGs Achievement;
  3. Action – SDG Pilot Village(s): accelerators and SDGs principles
  4. Data ecosystem: Monitor and tracking the achievement
  5. Advocacy, capacity building and knowledge sharing

Entering the ‘decade of action’, UNDP Indonesia continues its efforts towards Localizing SDGs by implementing action for SDGs in Pekanbaru city, i.e. BASADA.

BASADA (Bank Sampah Serba Ada) or One-Stop Service Waste Bank is an 'Action for SDGs' in Pekanbaru City which carries the concept of 'Smart Waste Management'. Innovation as a cross-cutting priority for sustainable development has been embraced in its implementation. BASADA together with the Pekanbaru City Government, a local university, and several other local partners have made a Website and an online application to connect households with trash pickers. UNDP Indoneisa  continues to  provide technical support to Bappeda /Kota and local government agencies, as well as liaising closely with relevant SDGs stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities


1. Support UNDP Indonesia in the design and implementation of project, focusing on the following:

  • Provision of technical assistance in the implementation of the project, including but not limited to:
  • Supporting the inclusive governance platform (i.e. SDGs Coordination Team) to contribute to SDGs implementation at district level
  • Liaising with District Development Agencies and other agencies, such as DLHK (Environmental and Hygiene Agency), in the implementation of planned activities
  • Coordinating and supporting activities and/or events at district level, including but not limited to SDGs Village in urban area (i.e. BASADA), socialization, advocacy, capacity building, and knowledge sharing
  • Facilitation on coordination, dialogue, and learning among actors (bureaucrats and practitioners) in each key sector
  • Provision of technical support to multi-stakeholders mechanisms, especially in regard to the project’s coordination, and state and non-state actors partnership building activities
  • Maintaining partnerships with relevant stakeholders at district level, including but not limited to: local government, private sector, philanthropy, academics, experts, civil society organisations, media/press, and youth groups
  • Effective planning, budgeting, implementation, and monitoring of project performance, and the preparation of high quality, timely, and results oriented progress reports
  • Liaising closely with the SDGs Team of UNDP Indonesia, National SDGs Secretariat, and relevant partners that relates to the project implementation

2. Support to UNDP Indonesia in creating strategic partnerships, and in the implementation of a resource mobilization strategy related to specific high-priority project, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Establishment and maintained good working relationships with the relevant public and development partners, civil societies, and private sector who are potential to contribute to the achievement of project
  • Strengthen reputation by effective quality design, reliable delivery as well as integrity and accountability
  • Identification of key partners/stakeholders to ensure synergies with other projects/initiatives and to avoid duplication of activities among actors
  • Strengthen communication of the project in order to communicate results, deepen stakeholder’s knowledge and buy-in to the project, and to facilitate resource mobilization for the project

3. Production and dissemination of lessons learned across the portfolio and ensuring effective cross-project and cross-unit knowledge fertilization, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Effective support on knowledge generation and knowledge sharing based on programme/project experiences, and, when appropriate, make contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice
  • Compilation of key sources of information and best practices for projects and thematic issues within the portfolio and facilitate access to this information by programme and project staff and other relevant counterparts
  • Maintain knowledge and advocacy networks which are linked to thematic issues or projects within the portfolio
  • Timely preparation on briefs, talking points, and other documents
  • Timely production of key programme and project results data and promotional material to showcase the progress, achievements, and impacts of UNDP’s work
  • Leads in generating knowledge products, such as best practices and lessons learned for knowledge sharing; ensure dissemination and utilization of knowledge products

4. The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that  

  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.


This position is located primarily at Bappeda Kota of Pekanbaru office office under overall guidance of Technical Advisor SDGs cum National Project Manager to support the project on a day-to-day basis to cover technical assistance in the implementation of the BASADA initiative at district level.



Achieve Results

  • Demonstrates focus on achieving quality results and impact
  • Consistently strives to meet or exceed excellent standards
  • Efficiently establishes appropriate plans and resources for self and others to accomplish goals
  • Holds self and others accountable for results

Think Innovatively

  • Seeks patterns and clarity outside, across and beyond boxes and categories, resists false certainty and simplistic binary choices
  • Looks beyond conventional approaches and established methods
  • Proposes new ideas, approaches and solutions to problems

Learn Continuously

  • Actively pursues opportunities for learning and self-development, professionally and personally
  • Keeps up to date with new developments in own professional area
  • Proactively seeks feedback, demonstrates a desire to learn from others as well as from experience, both positive and negative
  • Contributes to the learning of others

Adapt with Agility

  • Actively pursues opportunities for learning and self-development, professionally and personally
  • Keeps up to date with new developments in own professional area

Act with Determination

  • Is flexible in handling change, and adopts new ideas, approaches and ways of working
  • Seamlessly adapts to working with new situations or contexts, with new people, and in different ways
  • Participates in, supports, or drives meaningful change in UNDP
  • Is comfortable with ambiguity and effectively manages juggling multiple demands

Engage and Partner

  • Demonstrates and encourages teamwork and co-creation, internally and externally, to achieve joint objectives and results
  • Acts in a way that demonstrates empathy and emotional intelligence, showing consideration for the needs and feelings of others

Enable Diversity and Inclusion

  • Understands and appreciates issues from the perspective of others
  • Treats all individuals with respect, considers ethical implications and responds sensitively to all differences among people
  • Fully accepts and values all people, creating an inclusive environment
  • Understands that inclusion is multi-faceted (e.g. race, gender, age, disability, culture, etc.) and treats everyone fairly and equally
  • Demonstrates honesty and transparency


Digital Awareness and Literacy

  • Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skilfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed

Working with Evidence and Data

  • Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making


  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience
  • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels


  • Gender Mainstreaming

UN policy knowledge - ethics         

  • Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity


  • Technology and Innovation

Verbal and written communication          

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to convey key facts and findings

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Development Studies, International Relations, Engineering, and/or any other science field.


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with government;
  • Experience working on waste management issues

Required Skills:

  • Good inter-personal and team-building skills.
  • Has excellent oral communication skills and conflict resolution competency to mediate inter-group dynamics and mediate conflict of interest
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good inter-personal and team-building skills.


  • Ability to written and spoken in Bahasa Indonesia and English is required.

Additional Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience working on Sustainable Development Goals issues
  • Practical experience in organizing meetings/workshops/focus group discussions with multi stakeholders
  • Working experience  with government at sub-national level (provincial and/or districts) would be  highly desirable
  • Familiar with Government and UN/UNDP procedures would be desirable



UN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UN Indonesia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UN Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.



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