The East Asia PREM Sector Department (EASPR) Unit of the World Bank wishes to employ a Social Proetciton Specialist to support the work of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Program, based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The Jakarta office of the World Bank is looking to hire a local social protection specialist to work with the Bank’s social protection team leader, Mitchell Wiener. This will initially be a Short Term Consulting (STC) position. However, the position is expected to convert to Extended Term Consultant (ETC), subject to performance and availability of funds. Social protection encompasses social insurance, social safety net and labor market issues. In the Jakarta office, the social protection specialist is also responsible for assisting with health insurance financing issues.
The primary purpose of the Bank’s social protection effort is to assist the government with the implementation of a robust, comprehensive and financially sustainable system of social protection that meets the needs of all Indonesians. This includes both the formal and informal labor markets.
In the next year, the primary focus of the Bank will be the following:
- Assisting the government with the implementation of the national social security system (SJSN) under UU 40/2004
- Assisting the government with reform of the civil service pension and endowment (THT) programs
- Working with TNP2K team in the Vice President’s office on reform of the Jamkesmas health program for the poor. The focus will be on improvements to the design, administration and cost analysis of the program
- Working with the Vice President’s office on analysis of universal health care options and costs.
Scope of Work :
The selected consultant will work with and report to the social protection team leader on all aspects of the Bank’s social protection program, focusing initially on the four primary aspects mentioned above. The analyst’s primary responsibilities will include:
- Conducting research on social protection matters. Become an expert in social protection programs in Indonesia and the region
- Work with government officials to gather and analyze data and statistics needed for financial analysis
- Assist with preparation of computer models for analyzing the financial sustainability of social protection programs, primarily in Excel
- Participate in meetings with senior government officials in conjunction with Mr. Wiener
- Prepare Power Point presentations and make presentations as required
- Prepare analytical reports for the team leader and the government
- The Specialist must function well independently and have the ability to professionally represent the Bank, handle multiple tasks, meet changing priorities and deliver high-quality analysis and work on-time.
Selection Criteria :
This position requires an individual with maturity, good judgement and the ability to work well with teams within the Bank and with government officials. Key requirements for this position include:
- A Masters degree in Economics, public policy, social protection, actuarial science or a related field
- Minimum of five years of relevant work experience
- Strong English writing and speaking ability
- Excellent research and analytical skills
- Advanced knowledge of Excel
- Significant knowledge and educational background in at least one of the core social protection areas with pensions and/or health insurance experience preferred.
- Also highly valued is experience working with the government, and particularly with the Ministry of Finance, prior experience with the World Bank or other donor organizations, strong mathematical skills, and good knowledge and understanding of Indonesian politics.
How to Apply ?
- This is a local hire position, open for Indonesian national only
- Please only submit your cover letter, CV and references (at least three names with full contact details) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Do not forget to state your name and position applied in the e-mail subject
- Dealine of application is 30 January 2011. Late submission will not be considered; hard copy application and phone inquiries will not be accepted
The following information is provided by the employer. Department of Anthropology is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of these statements.