of Economic Affairs, Agency SenterNovem is in search of a
(Senior) Energy/Geothermal Advisor
Closing date: 2008-08-01
Interested parties are kindly requested to send a letter accompanied by
a CV by August 1st 2008.
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
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
o Monitor and evaluate programmes undertaken by Ministry of Energy and
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
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.
You should have a master's degree in a relevant field and over 8 years
* 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.
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:
* 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.
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.
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
* Demonstrating the viability of geothermal investments by
developing a full scale geothermal project through a state owned
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