Strategy and Policy Advisor
Application deadline 11 months ago: Thursday 24 Feb 2022 at 17:59 UTCOpen application form
Strategy and Policy Advisor
TYPE OF CONTRACT:
Service Contract (SC), Level 9
Country Office Indonesia
DUTY STATION (City, Country):
Indonesia is the fourth largest country in the world by population with a total of more than 267 million people, projected to reach 319 million by 2045. It has grown from one of the world’s poorest countries to the largest economy in Southeast Asia. Indonesia is a Lower-Middle Income country and has experienced sustained economic growth and rapid development progress over the past decades. Major challenges relate to the impact of rapid urbanization, inequality, climate change and degradation of natural resources, and securing access to food, adequate nutrition, water and sanitation, and the participation of both men and women in the social and economic advancement of the country.
As of July 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic is heavily affecting Indonesia, with continued increase in cases and impact on health and overall socio-economic development. The crisis risks reversing decades of progress in the context of poverty reduction and food security, and to exacerbate underlying inequalities.
In 2021, WFP Indonesia transitioned to a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2021-2025, which is fully aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2021-2025 and the Government’s Medium-Term National Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024. Through this new CSP WFP continues to provide policy engagement and technical assistance to the Government with a focus on Food Security and Nutrition Analysis, Social Protection, Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation. The Country Office is currently involved in a number of processes including the identification of thematic, advocacy and funding partnerships under the new CSP, strengthening the Rome-based Agencies (RBAs) collaboration under the RBAs’ Joint Country Strategic Plan 2021-2025, and facilitating South-South and Triangular Cooperation on policy and technical issues as well as supporting the Government in the COVID-19 response, among others.
Purpose of the Assignment
The main purpose of this position is to support the implementation of the CSP 2021 – 2025 specifically related to further rationalizing WFP’s focus of engagement in Indonesia and strengthening its approach to influencing policy dialogue.
The incumbent, under the overall guidance of the Country Director and direct supervision of the Deputy Country Director is expected to significantly contribute to the conceptualization, implementation and documentation of key strategic events, and finalization of documentation to support the utilization of evidence to inform and influence policy dialogue at national and sub-national levels.
The incumbent works in close collaboration with Heads of Unit/Activity Managers including for Food Security and Nutrition Analysis/VAM, Emergency Preparedness and Response and Adaptation to Climate Change, and Nutrition and School Nutrition. Specifically, the incumbent is expected to
- Develop, complete, and keep up to date the CSP Policy and Stakeholder Map to inform strategic engagement in policy dialogue and enhance technical assistance.
- Advise and support Activity Managers to conceptualize policy engagement methodologies to influence policy dialogue at the national level utilizing the CSP Policy and Stakeholder Map.
- In collaboration with the (two) Activity Managers for Strategic Outcome 3, identify entry points and opportunities to leverage SUN Movement, SUN Business Network and other relevant platforms to achieve nutrition objectives, with a focus on the scale up of fortified rice and improved nutrition for school aged children.
- In collaboration with the Strategic Outcome 2 team identify entry points and opportunities to leverage the Solidarity Movement and other national and global coordination mechanisms to achieve CSP Strategic Outcome 2, with a focus on the essential supply chain.
- In collaboration with Strategic Outcome 1 and 2 and with the international Programme Policy Officer, identify entry points for WFP’s work on adaptation to climate change, both with government and other partners.
- In collaboration with all Activity Managers and the international Programme Policy Officer, provide strategic inputs on policy elements of the Rome Based Agencies’ Joint Country Strategic Plan 2021-2025, including the identification of entry points and opportunities in the context of food systems and follow-up to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.
- Conceptualize and support implementation of strategic events’ purpose and design, review and revision of TORs, and review and revision of related documentation.
- In collaboration with the Head of M&E, define, monitor and report on outcomes and outputs related to policy/advocacy activities.
- With input from programme teams draft and finalize policy briefs, and other relevant documentation and contribute to the utilization of evidence to inform policy dialogue aligned with WFP Indonesia’s CSP 2021 – 2025.
- As the Indonesia Disability Inclusion Programme focal point, lead the development of the TOR, selection of consultant/agency and oversee the scoping mission to identify strategic opportunities for the mainstreaming of disability inclusion across the Indonesia programme portfolio.
- In coordination with Deputy Country Director coordinate WFP’s participation in all UNSDCF working groups, and other relevant UN and development partner coordination mechanisms (e.g. SUN, Basic Education Working Group) to facilitate appropriate level of representation, participation, and cross-unit collaboration.
- As needed draft, edit and support the finalization of the monthly WFP Indonesia Country Brief, proposals and other corporate and UN reports.
The deliverables which also depend on the full collaboration and contribution from Heads of Units are as follows:
- Policy and Stakeholder Map completed, kept up to date, and utilized to inform policy engagement
- Methodologies and processes in place for effective engagement in policy dialoug
- Policy Briefs completed
- Strategic events designed and delivered
- Significant contributions made to defining, monitoring and reporting on policy related indicators.
- Significant contributions made to new proposals and concepts notes.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Minimum bachelor’s degree, preferably master’s degree
At least 10 years of professional experience in international development, preferably in Indonesia.
- Experience with policy analysis and strategic planning processes
- Experience utilizing evidence to inform policy and/or advocacy initiatives
- Work experience with international organizations, donors, foundations, national governments and private sector
- Experience with multi-stakeholder consultations or processes
- Experience working with both private sector and government donors
- Experience engaging in coalition, and/or consortium led development initiatives.
Knowledge & Skills:
Excellent understanding of Indonesia development context – specifically in the sectors of health, nutrition, social protection and disaster mitigation, climate change adaptation and emergency response.
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent professional communication skills and ability to synthesize huge amounts of information
- Excellent analytical skills
- Excellent conceptual and writing skills
- Good advocacy and networking skills with a broad range of stakeholders including government, private sector, civil society, academia, NGOs and development partners
- Advanced computer skills with proficiency in Windows, Microsoft office
- Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team
Fluency in written and spoken English
Deadline of application submission: 24 February 2022