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Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agency SenterNovem is in search of a
(Senior) Energy/Geothermal Advisor

 

Country: Indonesia
More information: www.werkenbijhetrijk.nl/EZSE080088
Closing date: 2008-08-01
Interested parties are kindly requested to send a letter accompanied by a CV by August 1st 2008.

Job description
You will be seconded as advisor to the Bappenas directorate for Energy, Mining and Mineral Resources for a period of 6 months. Your term should start not later than September 2008.
The client (Bappenas) is the National Development Planning Agency co-ordinating, amongst others, international support to programmes and projects in Indonesia. It therefore coordinates between bilateral and multilateral donors and the Indonesian government, as well as between Indonesian ministries and state organizations and enterprises.
The Directorate for Energy, Mining and Mineral Resources of Bappenas (the Directorate) consists of 10 members of staff, their main tasks are to:
o Develop a five-year development plan and annual government plans and budget for the energy and mining sector;
o Co-ordinate energy and mining programmes and projects funded by donors;
o Monitor and evaluate programmes undertaken by Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
Concerning geothermal development, the directorate is responsible for all co-ordination between donors (World Bank, Government of the Netherlands), Ministries (Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Finance) and project developers (Pertamina, PLN, private) in both the policy reforms activities and the Clean Development Mechanism development, as well as the development of the demonstration project. It therefore plays a central role in the process.

The position: The advisor will be seconded to the staff of the Bappenas' Directorate for Energy, Mining and Mineral Resources.
Your main tasks will be to assist Bappenas in the co-ordination of the speedy preparation and start-up of:
o the (Global Environment Facility-funded) policy reform process
o the Clean Development Mechanism Framework for Geothermal
o the support to local governments for green-fields geothermal development
o the (full scale) demonstration project
o play an active role in strengthening the energy relationship between Indonesia and the Netherlands.
In addition, you will be assisting Bappenas in defining actions or steps that are needed to conduct comprehensive assessments (obstacles and required regulatory frameworks, etc.) of energy programmes (including renewable/geothermal) currently in place.
You will work together with Bappenas on the daily co-ordination with the World Bank, the Ministries of Energy and Mineral Resources, of Finance and of Forestry, KLH, Pertamina, PLN, GeoDipa, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, and other relevant stakeholders. Crucial goal is to maintain momentum in the developments.

Job demands
You should have a master's degree in a relevant field and over 8 years experience in:
*  Managing complex integrated projects
*  Facilitation of complex policy processes
*  International (renewable) energy policy issues
*  Working with renewable energy (if possible geothermal), and energy and environment issues.
Experience in low or middle income countries, especially in Indonesia, has preference. Good intercultural and communication skills are essential. Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia would be beneficial.

Terms of employment
Salary: maximun salary EUR 5.444,- gross a month.
You - or the organization employing you - will be contracted by SenterNovem. Your salary, depending on your experience, is set at maximum government scale 13.

Organisation
SenterNovem is an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. We promote sustainable development and innovation, both within the Netherlands and abroad. We aim to achieve tangible results that have a positive effect on the economy and on society as a whole. Our core competence is converting government policy into reality.
On behalf of the Dutch government we implement policy regarding:
*  Innovation
*  Energy and Climate Change
*  Environment and Spatial Planning
SenterNovem also works on behalf of international organisations such as the European Union, the International Energy Agency and foreign governments. Through us these organisations gain access to a broad Dutch network of knowledge institutes, research centres, trade associations, companies and government officials. We also participate in numerous international platforms and counselling groups.

Division
Our Energy and Climate Directorate co-ordinates since 1995 on behalf of the Dutch Government the Indonesian-Dutch Energy Working Group in close cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta. Counterpart in the program is the Directorate General for Electricity and Energy Utilization of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR). Focus of the working group is on renewable energy, energy access, rural electrification and energy efficiency.

Introduction
Indonesia has abundant geothermal resources for electricity generation. Geothermal potentially plays an important role in the increase and the diversification of the country's power generation capacity, in particular for providing base load power, balancing the country's resource utilization and combating climate change. Nevertheless, the development of the sector is low and investments in new geothermal projects are (very) few, for a number of reasons.
The Indonesian Government, supported by amongst others the World Bank is currently addressing the barriers hampering sector development in parallel with mobilizing investments.
The strategy of the Indonesian government is to attract investments from private sector and (multilateral) lending through:
*  Improving the investment climate, through amongst others policy reforms and transaction support
*  Developing a Clean Development Mechanism framework for geothermal projects
*  Demonstrating the viability of geothermal investments by developing a full scale geothermal project through a state owned enterprise.

The Indonesian Government (Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of National Planning) is strongly supported by the World Bank (Global Environment Facility, loans).

The Netherlands Government, via its Embassy in Jakarta, was requested by the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and the World Bank to support the geothermal sector development via assisting in the financial closure of the demonstration project and by providing advisory support to Bappenas for the establishment and initial development of the programme components, in co-operation with the World Bank and all relevant stakeholders.