Friday, June 22, 2012


ECONOMIST - DECENTRALIZATION AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT Local hired based in Jakarta – for 1 year TERM position 1. Background Indonesia has been undergoing a significant shift in its development landscape since the start of decentralization program in 2001. With the implementation of major transfer of functions, authority and resources to the local and regional level, sub national governments have increasing becoming crucial players in ensuring that Indonesia meets its development goals. They are responsible for managing over a third of all public spending in Indonesia, yet many local governments have insufficient capacity to do so effectively. Meanwhile, in a post decentralization environment, policies that influence growth and development are increasingly defined at regional and local level, and hence one size fit all analysis and policy recommendation for all regions in Indonesia are inadequate. The Decentralization and regional development (DRD) cluster, within the poverty reduction and economic management (PREM) unit of the World Bank Office Jakarta, is a team that lead the engagement in analytical and advisory activities on issues related to decentralization and regional development in support of World Bank CPS’s (Country Partnership Strategy) objective of strengthening decentralized local governments and institutions. The DRD cluster is now seeking to hire an economist to support its work programs. The economist will be an integral member of Decentralization and Regional Development cluster in the Jakarta country office, and will support the cluster in implementing its work programs which mainly consist of four streams of work: (i) Policy dialogue and analysis on decentralization policy framework; (ii) sub national public expenditures analysis and capacity harmonization; (iii) sub national inclusive growth analytical and advisory activities; (iv) sub national database management. ================================================================================== Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, he/she will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 1 year renewable term appointment. Note: A potential candidate has been identified and intends to apply for this position. However, this remains a competitive process and interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Duties and Accountabilities: 2. Scope of Work The Economist will be an integral part of the decentralization and regional development cluster and will work in support of the cluster’s main work programs. Specific responsibilities will include: Research and Analytical Support • Carry out substantive research, analytical, and advisory works on sub national inclusive growth analysis, particularly becoming the leading member of the team for the forthcoming diagnostic on growth and development in Sulawesi. • Provide support to analysis of decentralization and sub national public finance management issues in the context of policy dialogues with Government of Indonesia at Central and Sub national level. • Carry out research to increase understanding of the dynamics of regional economic development in Indonesia. Program Management Support • Provide management support to Task Team Leader and join the team in working to develop and maintain engagement with specific provincial and district governments in the context of provision of technical assistance and analytical services. • Participate in the management of World Bank’s regional financial database and maintain engagement with the Government of Indonesia to support the development of well-run regional financial management information system. • Work across sectors, both within the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit and with other part of the World Bank to monitor the progress and outcomes of decentralization in Indonesia; 3. Reporting Procedures The Economist will report to Decentralization and Regional Development Cluster Leader, Gregorius D.V. Pattinasarany, Senior Economist at the World Bank Office Jakarta. Selection Criteria: 4. Qualifications: • Minimum of M.A. in Economics or related discipline with more than six years of relevant working experience • Excellent knowledge on regional development, decentralization, and sub national public financial management issues • Excellent data skills and familiarity with statistical and econometrics methods • Excellent knowledge of principal sources and retrieval systems of economic, and social, development data • Fluency in English and good writing skills • An excellent team worker but can also work independently and self-motivated Application instruction For interested candidates, please send your application & CV to and write the job title completed with the job number on the subject, no later than June 30, 2012.


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