Water and Sanitation Expert SMEC International


The Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative (Indii) is a program funded by the Australian Government and managed by SMEC International Pty. Ltd. One of the components of indii is an output based grant program for development of water and sanitation infrastructure at local government.

The water and sanitation experts will help implement the water and sanitation grant program for up to 80 local governments over a three year period. The water and sanitation experts will be required to plan, manage, monitor, assess, and report on the implementation of water and sanitation grant program. The reporting activities will include the preparation of communication and public information documents and coordination of public diplomacy events such at talk shows and public meetings.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with MPW and MoF to assess proposals financial capacity of local governments.
  • Monitor the performance of local governments in implementing the grant program.
  • Oversee Indii consultants working with MPW responsible for baseline surveys, appraisal and verification.
  • Collect data from MPW and MoF and analyse the impact of the grant program.
  • Maintain updated information on Gol regulations relevant to water and sanitation sector. Covering finance, accounting, service obligation, and governance.
  • Maintain records of the disbursement of grant funds from the Gol special account and monitor the use of funds against exchange rate movements.
  • Prepare reports on the implementation of the grant program including reports suitable for communication of the program to the public and AusAID development partners.
  • Liaise with and manage consultants responsible for public information and diplomacy activities.

Essential requirements (Two Positions (i) Technical, (ii) Finance/Admin):

  • Extensive knowledge of the water and sanitation sector in Indonesia at central and local government, (Technical Position).
  • Knowledge of MPW five year development programs, and annual budgets and activities in water and sanitation, (Technical Position).
  • Knowledge of the MoF on-granting mechanism and procedure, (Finance Position).
  • Knowledge of Gol public finance laws and regulations as they apply to water and sanitation, including Special Allocation Grants, other grants, DAU, and DBH, (Finance Position).
  • Degree from a recognized university (Preferably post graduate qualifications) in engineering, economics, finance, or other related discipline.
  • Fluency in English and Indonesian.

Desirable attributes:

  • Knowledge of major infrastructure issues in Indonesia, particularly in water, sanitation and decentralization.
  • Evidence of independent report preparation in both English and Indonesian.

Candidates must submit a current CV that demonstrates their experience and qualifications for the role. Include at least two professional referees who can be readily contacted by phone and email (Maximum 3 pages). In responding to the key responsibilities, essential requirements and desirable attributes identified above, candidates should describe the work they have completed to evidence experience at appropriate levels (maximum 3 pages).

This is a full-time, Jakarta-based position for an initial term of two years with a possible extension, subject to funding approval. The total remuneration package for the position will be discussed with shortlisted applicants. Note that women and men will be given equal opportunity in applying for this position.

Applications should be sent to Please Login or Register to apply this job online by 2 December 2011, with the position title (“Water and Sanitation Expert“) as the subject.

Australian Aid – managed by SMEC International on behalf of AusAID

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