Extended Term Consultant, Jakarta, Indonesia At The World Bank

Closing date: Sunday, 4 June 2023

E T Consultant

Job #: req22869

Organization: World Bank

Sector: Digital Development

Grade: EC2

Term Duration: 1 year 0 months

Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Location: Jakarta,Indonesia

Required Language(s): English

Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 6/5/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org

Infrastructure Practice Group

Globally, 840 million people live more than 2 kilometers from all-weather roads, 1 billion people lack electricity, and 4 billion people lack Internet access. Access to basic infrastructure services is critical for creating economic opportunities for the poor. The Infrastructure (INF) Practice Group is charged with developing sustainable solutions to help close infrastructure gaps in developing and emerging economies. The INF Vice Presidential Unit (VPU) currently consists of four global practices (GPs): Energy & Extractives (EEX), Transport, Digital Development (DD) and Infrastructure Finance, PPPs and Guarantees (IPG).

Digital Development (DD) Global Practice

DD plays a critical role in enabling the achievements of the Twin goals and the Sustainable Development Goals. Digital technologies are transforming firms, governments and people’s lives; and with the digital economy growing at a rate significantly higher than that of the global economy, it offers emerging economies a unique opportunity to leapfrog traditional paths for development through digital solutions.

Collaborating across technical, geographic and institutional boundaries, the Digital Development team helps design and deliver Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-enhanced solutions to a diverse range of clients. The team supports clients (i) through advisory assistance to establish policy and regulatory environments that allow the widespread use of technology and create a trust environment; (ii) investment operations by building infrastructure to connect the unconnected, or enabling digital government shared platforms (cloud, digital, identification, etc.).

The DD Global Practice is led by a Director supported by seven Practice Managers covering regional and global responsibilities. The IDD05 Unit is responsible for developing the operational portfolio in the East Asia Pacific region.

The unit is looking for an Extended Term Consultant (ETC) to support the Digital Development Agenda in Indonesia. The ETC will report to the Practice Manager.


The ETC will be responsible for the following:

  •  Supporting DD’s strategy in Indonesia. This includes developing DD’s value-proposition, dialogue with external clients, engaging with CMUs and other members of the World Bank’s team in the region.
  •  Project management and coordination with internal and external clients on advisory services and analytics, including to ensure quality, on-time, and within-budget delivery of deliverables, as well as contributing to advising clients on strategies, best practices, and design of programs to develop the foundations of their digital economies.
  •  Contribute to the design, preparation and supervision of World Bank Group financed digital development related investment and policy reform programs in Indonesia in topics such as connectivity, digital identity, digital government, digital trust, data infrastructure, and digital economy; Providing technical support to internal and external clients in areas of digital solutions, including in digital infrastructure, digital government health/education, social protection and jobs; Providing input and contributes to business development, annual work program and budget reviews, Systematic Country Diagnostics, Country Partnership Frameworks etc.
  •  Participating in complex technical assistance activities and provide ad hoc technical and strategic expertise on the design of the overall policy, legal, regulatory and institutional framework for the development of the digital economy in client countries, including development of National ICT / Digital Economy Policy and Strategy documents.
  •  Contributing to development of innovative and practical approaches to solving difficult policy and operational issues for selected high priority telecommunications, ICT or digital economy related activities, notably around market opening and regulation.
  •  Engaging and building strong networks with international and regional organizations (e.g., ASEAN Secretariat), thinktanks, academic institutions, and private companies in Indonesia with whom the WB can collaborate and bring value to client developments.

Selection Criteria

Master’s degree in telecommunications, engineering, law, economics, public policy or related field with 5 years of experience in ICT / Digital Economy policy and regulation and/or ICT / Digital Economy project design and implementation equivalent combination of education and experience.


  •  Expertise in digital development and governance policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations. Knowledge and expertise of new areas of digital regulation, data, platforms, technology and innovation is an added advantage.
  •  Proven track record in the development and delivery of World Bank operations, including client dialogue, managing interaction with CMUs, technical preparation of project documents, appraisal, negotiation and supervision of projects.
  •  Strong client engagement skills, taking responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or project success.
  •  Experience in working in and coordinating large and diverse teams working on a range of different activities.
  •  Proven experience advising governments or regulatory agencies on priority sector reforms issues and regulatory interventions in digital development issues
  •  Work experience in Indonesia, and good knowledge of sector issues in the broader East Asia region is an advantage.
  •  Excellent conceptual and analytical skills, in data and evidence-based reforms, using metrics and indicators to determine numeric reform targets, take stock of developments over time, and use data driven results monitoring as an instrument to advance reforms. Combines a broad grasp of the relevant theory and principles and of involved practices and precedent.
  •  Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated in a proven track record of effectively delivering technical information in appropriate language to clients, the international development community, academia, and internal working groups.
  •  Excellent presentation skills, using charts, graphs and other data presentation techniques appropriately to communicate data, technical information, or complex concepts to non-specialists.
  •  Strong drive for results, taking personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results.
  •  Strong business judgment and analytical decision making, analyzing facts and data to support sound and logical business decisions.
  •  Proven ability to function effectively as a team member of multi-disciplinary teams, mentor staff, and resolve conflicts constructively.
  •  Willingness and ability to travel.
  •  Proficiency in English and Indonesian are essential.

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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.