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57930 Chief Technical Advisor/Project Management Specialist (For Indonesian Nationality only)

Location :Jakarta, INDONESIA

Application Deadline :16-Jul-25

Type of Contract :Service Contract

Post Level :SC-11

Languages Required :English

Duration of Initial Contract :12 months


Global Pulse is an innovation initiative in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General, harnessing today's new world of digital data and real-time analytics to gain a better understanding of changes in human well-being. Global Pulse hopes to contribute a future in which access to better information sooner makes it possible to keep international development on track, protect the world's most vulnerable populations, and strengthen resilience to global shocks. Global Pulse is being implemented as a global network of Pulse Labs, bringing together expertise from UN agencies, governments, academia, and the private sector to research, develop, test and share tools and approaches for harnessing real-time data for more effective and efficient policy action.

Pulse Lab Jakarta

Global Pulse established a Pulse Lab in Jakarta in 2012 in partnership with the Government of Indonesia. Pulse Lab Jakarta functions as an open innovation space where policy experts together with UN development practitioners and other partners can experiment with new types of data and emerging technologies and evaluate their potential to enhance both public policy decision-making and community resilience. Following the development of useful approaches, Pulse Lab Jakarta will support institutional adoption of these innovations into policy and practice.

UNDP Indonesia Country Office
Gedung Menara Thamrin 8th Floor
Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 3
Jakarta 10250
Phone: +62-21-3141308, Fax: +62-21-39838941

Under the overall guidance of the Steering Committee and Lab Manager, the Chief Technical Advisor will provide strategic direction and technical support to the project team to ensure high quality project development and implementation, especially in the area of data innovation.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Ensures provision of high quality policy advice to PLJ focusing on achievement of the following results

Provision of technical oversight and serve as a lead technical resource for the provision of technical assistance and capacity building initiatives in the implementation of the project.Identify and coordinate the provision of technical assistance to the project and partners in consultation with implementing partners.Identify sources of information related to policy-driven issues.Ensure strategic support for the capacity building of national counterparts is managed effectively.Develop and maintain the quality of technical assistance provided through the pool of experts and consultants as relevant to the needs of partners.Introduce performance indicators/success criteria, targets and milestones.Advocate the goals of Global Pulse and the work of Pulse Lab Jakarta in relevant forums, including actively identifying opportunities to work closely with government and development partners to explore how new types of data and emerging technologies can contribute to public policy development and community resilience

2. Provides strategic direction and support to Pulse Lab Jakarta activities focusing on the following results

Establishment of mechanisms for coordination, dialogue, and learning among partners in each key sector.Provision of technical support to multi-stakeholder mechanisms, especially in regard to the project's donor coordination and government/civil society partnership-building activities.Development of practical policies and plan recommendationsEffective contribution towards the goals of the PLJ work-plan to ensure that it meets agreed objectivesProvision of strategic and substantive innovation-led content for high level communications, speeches, publications and statementsEffective support to the Lab Manager in ensuring PLJ is integrated into the overall work of the Government of IndonesiaProvision of detailed implementation based on strategic direction for PLJ activities in Indonesia

3. Facilitates the establishment of a high quality knowledge building and management information system focusing on achievement of the following results

Ensure that required expertise and technical assistance is made available to government and civil society partners/counterparts.Effective mechanisms and systems are in place and functioning to identify, document and synthesize lessons learned and best practices for sharing and learning throughout the region.Maintain project briefs and activity information for civil society, bilateral donors, academia, private sectors and other stakeholders as appropriate to support PLJ's public awareness activities including through preparation of statements and other communication materials.Provision of high quality information and analysis to the government counterparts to inform the strategic direction of local development priorities.Coordinate and organize the relevant studies to collate research-based information, evidences and facts to enrich the achievement of development results.Ensure development results are communicated to all relevant stakeholdersEnhance Pulse Lab Jakarta's contribution to the data revolution


Functional Competencies

Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda

Influences the public policy agendaBuilds consensus concerning UN Global Pulse's strategic agenda with partners on joint initiativesDialogues with national counterparts and other stakeholders to strengthen advocacy efforts, incorporating country, regional and global perspectives

Building Strategic Partnerships

Identifying and building partnerships

Sensitizes stakeholders, donors and other international organizations to project's strategic agenda, identifying areas for joint efforts

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Developing tools and mechanisms

Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approachesIdentifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanismsPromotes the work of Pulse Lab Jakarta as a learning/knowledge sharing organisation

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

In-depth knowledge of the subject-matter

Understands the application of big data and data innovation in developmentLeads the discussion on Indonesia's role as hub of data innovationDemonstrates expert knowledge of Government of Indonesia development prioritiesUnderstands the knowledge-to-policy process in Indonesia and how innovative use of new data sources can support these processes

Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise

Developing innovative and creative approaches

Leverages different experiences and expertise of team members to achieve better and more innovative outcomes

Client Orientation

Contributing to positive outcomes for the client

Anticipates client needsWorks towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service providerDemonstrates understanding of client's perspective

Core Competencies:

Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedentsBuilding staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovationBuilding and promoting effective teamsCreating and promoting enabling environment for open communicationCreating an emotionally intelligent organizationSharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking

Required Skills and Experience


Masters university degree in social sciences, international development, international relations, public or business administration or a technical field relevant to the work of Global Pulse.A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in project management, design and implementation for candidates with Master Degree or 12 years of professional experience for candidates with Bachelors degree

Language Requirements

Fluency in written and spoken English and Indonesian is required;

Other Requirements

Excellent interpersonal communication skills, writing ability and administrative skills.Strong public speaking skillsAbility to work in multidisciplinary teams.Ability to engage and negotiate with high level personnel in governmental institutions, external agencies, etc.Understanding of knowledge-to-policy processes in Indonesia and how innovative use of new data sources can support these processesProven analytical skills and ability to conceptualize strategic interventionsProven expertise in the role of data innovation


UNDP 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.

UNDP 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 UNDP Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements


UNDP 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. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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