Indonesia: Consultant for Proposal Assessment for BPDLH Revolving Fund
Based in Seoul, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as green growth, which targets key aspects of economic performance such as poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The consultant will lead the proposal analysis, develop required templates, documentation, compilation of data, impact and risk analysis for the submitted proposals, and provide other advisory support to BPDLH team. The consultant will also facilitate communication and coordination with multiple stakeholders as needed in the project.
SCOPE OF WORK
For this assignment, the Consultant will work closely with the GGGI Outcome 2 Team (the Investment Team) and the BPDLH Revolving Fund Team. The Consultant is expected to collaborate closely with relevant GGGI team members (including consultants) who are working on complementary aspects to this scope of work.
The tasks and approach:Provide business analysis, credit analysis, technical analysis, and risk analysis to determine the feasibility and bankability of proposals submitted to BPDLH. Provide direct analysis and advisory services for the funding proposal assessment process in the FDB application process. Review and improve the proposal assessment documents and processes, as well as develop specific templates for proposal analysis for incoming proposals to the FDB-DR. In conjunction with the BPDLH FDB team, supporting development of additional necessary guidelines and procedures for FDB-DR fund distribution. To develop communications material like presentations related to FDB disbursement programs and proposal development/submissions processes. Facilitate capacity building for targeted assessor and beneficiary groups/investees (including coaching and training related to FDB-DR).
Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the meetings may be conducted offline and/or virtually, depending on the local COVID situation and related government protocol.
Any communication by the Consultants to other external partners must be approved by GGGI.
DELIVERABLES AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
The Consultant is required to submit countersigned Coversheet Form in which the work Completion section was signed by the service requestor as the deliverable of each service.
The following are the deliverables of the Consultant, to be fixed upon signing of the contract:
Workplan, timeline, and methodology used to achieve the project result
20th May 2022
Specific templates for FDBDR proposal analysis for designated programs/activities.
30th June 2022
Inception report on business/credit analysis and risk analysis of submitted proposals for FDB-DR fund distribution application to BPDLH.
30th July 2022
Recommendations report for improved guidelines, documentation and procedures for FDB-DR fund distribution
30th August 2022
Documents/presentations developed for capacity building and socialization
30th September 2022
Final report with business/credit and risk analysis of FDB-DR proposals and final recommendations for further improvement
30th October 2022
The Consultant may also be required to produce additional output(s) as deemed reasonably necessary by GGGI, especially presentation materials (PPTs).
GGGI will enter into a contract for the delivery of the work set out in the Terms of Reference.
QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
The skills and experience required of the adviser should include inter alia:At least a Bachelor’s degree in environmental economics, business, forestry management, environmental science or other relevant field Work experience/background with minimum 5 years in financing sector/credit distribution of financial institution (Bank or non-bank) Experience in credit analysis and risk analysis in financial distribution. Strong knowledge/background of technical issues relating to forestry, climate change, restoration and conservation will be highly favorable. Familiarity with green growth and green investment issues and strategic implementation in Indonesia Demonstrated understanding of and experience with the Indonesian government system and key stakeholders in the forestry and land use sub-sectors, private sector and markets will be highly favorable. Experience in consensus-building between different government departments via workshops and roundtables in Indonesia will be an advantage. Must be able to analyze/review/translate professional documentation (Bahasa Indonesia and English). This position is for Indonesian candidates only. The candidates must have superior English-speaking skills.
In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must meet the minimum qualification listed below. Consideration and selection will be based on a panel evaluation of the evaluation criteria factor below. Please note that only shortlisted/finalist applicants will be interviewed or contacted. GGGI does not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews unless expenses are pre-authorized. A reference check will be conducted on those candidates selected for an interview. The applicant’s references must be able to provide substantive information about his/her past performance and abilities.
Interview and writing exercises may be requested. Applicants are required to prepare a brief narrative demonstrating how prior experience and/or education and training address the selection criteria factors listed below:Professional Competency (20 points): At least a Bachelor’s degree in environmental economics, business, forestry management, environmental science or other relevant field. Technical knowledge and experience (30 points): Work experience/background with minimum of 5 years in financing sector/credit distribution of financial institution (Bank or non-bank); experience in credit analysis and risk analysis in financial distribution; strong knowledge/background of technical issues relating to forestry, climate change, restoration and conservation will be highly favorable; Familiarity with green growth and green investment issues and strategic implementing in Indonesia Communication (30 points): Fluency in oral and written English and Indonesian is required. This means an ability to participate in professional meetings in English. Individual Competency (20 points): Demonstrated understanding of and experience with Indonesian government system and key stakeholders in the forestry and land use sub-sectors, private sector and markets will be highly favorable. S/he must have proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, GIS applications, and other online services). S/he must be able to work well with the team, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and good judgement to meet all organizational objectives.
Maximum Points Available: 100
At GGGI’s discretion, reference checks and interviews may be conducted as part of the evaluation process.
Applicants must also include in their application package as follows:A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that demonstrates how the candidate’s qualifications meet the work requirements. A curriculum vitae which, at a minimum, describes education, latest experience, and career achievements. Names, current and accurate contact numbers (email and phone) of three professional references that have knowledge of the applicant’s abilities to perform the duties set forth in the solicitation.
All the above information must be included in the application package for the package to considered complete
Interest candidates should send the above information directly in the link https://careers.gggi.org/vacancy/
All application submitted by GGGI website. Application submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Application, Cover Letter, and CV must be sent in English. A consortium, or a firm may not be engaged for the individual consultant assignment.
Value Added Tax clarification
Individual consultant without Indonesian tax ID: In accordance with Directorate General Taxation number SE-145/PJ/2010 VAT is applicable on foreign services rendered by international entities not registered in Indonesia are subject to 10% VAT.
Withholding tax on foreign services rendered/withholding tax Art 26
Payments of royalties, interest, and service fees by resident taxpayer to a non-resident taxpayer are subject to 20% withholding tax Art 26. However, if the payment is made to a resident of a country with which Indonesia has signed a tax treaty, the withholding (WHT) may be reduced or exempted. Non resident tax payer should get the DGT1 form certified by their country of residence tax authority to be exempted from WHT. Please visit the following sites to download the DGT1 form. (http://www.pajak.go.id/content/formulir/10198/form-dgt-1)
Withholding tax on local purchase of goods and services
Payments of certain types of income paid to resident taxpayers are subject to withholding Art 23 at a rate of 15% (for dividend, interest, royalties) and 2% (rental of asset, other than land and building [which is subject to final tax Art 4(2)] and services such as technical, management, consulting services, etc).
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