Position: Researcher/Data Analyst
The Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative (IndII) is a technical advisory and capacity building program funded by the Australian Government and managed by SMEC International Pty. Ltd. The program’s purpose is to support the Indonesian Government (GoI) in overcoming barriers to the delivery of high quality and strategic infrastructure developments – by working with and building the capacity of GoI agencies at both the national and sub-national levels.
The researcher/data analyst will play an important role in developing and upgrading IndII’s database. This database draws upon both primary and secondary sources, and describes the nature, quantity and quality of Indonesian infrastructure services in water, sanitation and transport. The researcher/data analyst will use these data to assist IndII with a range of activities including monitoring and evaluation (M&E), program design and management, and communications/public diplomacy.
- · Consolidate all primary data, both existing and new, collected through various IndII activities, and store for easy access, presentation and interrogation.
- · Design research methodology for data collection (e.g. survey instrument design, baseline data collection, survey stratification techniques) and pilot / trial as directed.
- · Collect, develop, manage and interrogate secondary data from GoI sources (e.g.Bina Marga data; Cipta Karya water and sanitation data; ports, air, rail and urban transport data from the Ministry of Transport; and other infrastructure-related data from Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS); etc).
- · Develop a consolidated infrastructure database using both primary and secondary sources, for use by IndII, AusAID and GOI partners.
- · Use primary and secondary sources to assist in the design and development of various quantitative indicators to measure impact and outcomes of selected, IndII-implemented activities and to feed this data into AusAID M&E systems (notably its Performance Assessment Framework).
- · Develop reports, PPT presentations, tables and other media to assist in communicating the current status of the infrastructure sector in Indonesia, as well as outputs and outcomes from IndII activities.
- · Advanced skills in data processing and statistical techniques
- · Experience in the use of database management and statistics packages
- · Degree from a recognised university (preferably at the post-graduate level) in economics, statistics/ mathematics, engineering, or other related discipline
- · Fluency in English and Indonesian.
- · Knowledge of major infrastructure issues in Indonesia, particularly in water, sanitation and transport.
Candidates must submit a current CV that demonstrates their experience and qualifications for the role and which includes at least two professional referees who can be readily contacted by phone and email (Maximum 3 pages). In responding to the key responsibilities, essential requirementsand 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 position may also be available on a part-time basis. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 09 September 2011, with the position title (“Researcher / Data Analyst“) as the subject.