Short Term Adviser, Capacity Development

Tetra Tech International Development
Consultant (Short term)

Why Tetra Tech International Development? 

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.

  • Short Term Adviser, Capacity Development
  • Up to 15 days over an initial 6-month pilot period, with the possibility of an extension
  • Home-based, with in-country travel as required

The Activity

Tetra Tech is implementing a donor-funded civil society grants activity in Indonesia which seeks to create a better enabling environment by which vulnerable and marginalised community members, including women and people with disabilities, are more actively involved in infrastructure planning and delivery. The activity involves a collaborative partnership between the Government of Indonesia (GoI), civil society and the broader community, and includes employment and economic empowerment opportunities. 

The activity will provide small grants and support the capacity development of local civil society organisations (CSOs) and disabled persons organisations (DPOs) to undertake gender and social inclusion-focused action research, facilitate community engagement and participation in infrastructure processes. CSOs/DPOs will engage with the private sector, undertake community-led monitoring and run awareness-raising campaigns. By assisting local CSOs/DPOs to engage with local governments and report on good practices the activity will inform evidence-based policies and practices on infrastructure and civil society engagement that can be translated into local regulations. 

The Position

The Capacity Development Advisor will work closely with a National Service Provider to support the design, delivery and adaptation of tools, development strategies and approaches which support CSO/DPO capacity development. This position will assess the capacity needs of local CSOs to contribute to the development of appropriate capacity development support plans, as well as providing technical advice on CSO partner capacity development issues, consideration of approaches, methodology, monitoring and review. 

The Person

The successful applicant will possess: 

  • A relevant postgraduate qualification;
  • Demonstrated experience developing materials for adult learning;
  • Demonstrated experience conducting workshops or related professional development activities;
  • Demonstrated experience developing the capacity of CSOs and NGOs;
  • Ability to approach problem solving in a flexible and culturally sensitive manner;
  • Understanding of and commitment to aid safeguard issues, specifically child protection, gender mainstreaming and disability inclusion;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working in a multilingual and multicultural context;
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement, communication, and relationship management skills;
  • Indonesian language skills;
  • Knowledge of gender equality and social inclusion considerations and previous experience with CSOs and NGOs in Indonesia;
  • Knowledge and experience in working with the institutional structures and key stakeholders in the transport/infrastructure sector;
  • Knowledge and understanding of donor aid policies and strategies.

How to Apply

To view a detailed position description and to apply, please visit  Tetra Tech International Development Careers and search for job number 499190. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the online application process on the Tetra Tech International Development Website.

For further enquiries, please contact us at and quote the job reference number 499190

Applications close: Monday the 20th of September (5:00pm local Jakarta time).

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for this position.

Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind. 

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

Closing date: 
20th September 2021