Indonesia is the world’s fifth largest emitter of Green House Gases. Working to reduce GHG emissions in Indonesia is global public good and is of particular importance to DFID as the effects of climate change disproportionately impact the poorest. As an archipelagic state with extensive lowlying areas, plentiful fossil fuels and the third largest tropical forest in the world, Indonesia is not only a leading contributor to climate change but one of the more vulnerable. A recent study found that 82% of Indonesia cities, where a great majority of the population live, are at high risk of disasters. And by some estimates Indonesia could lose over 2,000 islands to rising sea-levels within 30 years. In 2009, Indonesia committed to reduce GHGs emissions by 26% against ‘business as usual’ by 2020 through domestic efforts, and an additional 15% (to 41%) with international support. UK viewed this as a very progressive commitment from a developing country and established the UK Climate Change Unit (UKCCU) in part to support it. In September 2015 the Government published its revised Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) ahead of the UN climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015. This set a target of reducing emissions by 29% by 2030. The INDC stresses the importance of an integrated approach embracing adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk reduction to achieve climate resilience in food, water and energy.
Functional area: Programme Management
Type & Duration of Contract: Fixed Term Contract from November 2017 till March 2019 with possible extension.
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Responsibilities / role of Papua Programme Manager : The post-holder will work in the British Embassy, Jakarta reporting to the Head of the UK Climate Change Unit (UKCCU). S/he will help manage UKCCU’s programmes in Papua working closely alongside the national and provincial governments.
Last date for receiving applications : Friday, 17 th November 2017, 23:59 hours (WIB)
For more info, kindly go to https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/uk-climate-change-unit/about/recruitment