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Consultant as Communications and Social Media Specialist for National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP)
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Consultancy Locallly Recruited
Posted 6 months ago
Job Description

Program Overview

As an archipelagic country, Indonesia continues to struggle with various environmental issues regarding its ocean, due to unsustainable development, such as marine and coastal pollution, climate change, and habitat destruction. Increasing demand for resources, technological advances, overfishing, along with inadequate stewardship and law enforcement, are also contributing to the ocean’s decline.

WRI Indonesia hosted the secretariat of Indonesia’s National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP), as part of the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) which initiated by the World Economic Forum (WEF), as a bold neutral platform responsible for coordinating and facilitating the public-private partnerships working to free the world from plastic waste and pollution. The initiative aims to tackle one of the most difficult and pressing challenges facing our global commons – plastics pollution – in particular the plastic pollution of rivers, deltas, and the ocean. The Government of Indonesia has made significant step by committing to reduce plastics pollution to the ocean by 70% by 2025. GPAP is supporting Indonesia to reduce plastic pollution to the ocean through National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP). The partnership brings together top leaders from government, private sectors, and civil society organizations to contribute to achieving national ocean plastic reduction target.

The secretariat of Indonesia’s National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP), hosted at the World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia, is looking for a Communication & Social Media Specialist to support the Secretariat in enhancing growing NPAP activities as well as preparation for communicating NPAP sustain-phase. The role will be based in Indonesia. This position will report to the WRI Indonesia Communications Coordinator and coordinate closely with the NPAP team at WRI Indonesia and GPAP team at the World Economic Forum.

Job Highlight

The Communications and Social Media Specialist will work under direct supervision of Senior Communications Coordinator to support WRI’s effort of reducing marine pollution as well as promoting sustainable ocean by executing communications strategies and plans, as well as managing multiple communications channels (such as website, blog, publications, media relations, and events). This position is expected to proactively collaborate with the program team on related communications works. This position will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia but might require doing domestic travel.

What You Will Do

  • Implement communications strategies related to NPAP. The implementation of communication strategies comprises of but is not limited to communications materials development, events management, media engagement, video development, writing, and social media engagement.
  • Co-develop monthly content planning and lead the implementation by working collaboratively with other related personnel and/or vendor. Target 28 content posts for the entire contract period.
  • Develop and maintain media partnership including tracking and documenting media mention related to the project
  • Develop, implement, and improve creative campaigns to increase awareness and improve stakeholders’ participation towards ocean plastic waste for Behaviour Change Campaign.
  • Coordinate with the Senior Communications Coordinator and the Oceans team to support and manage communications strategies for reports, events, conferences, and news opportunities including media content
  • Develop ideas, write, and edit a variety of internal and external materials, such as blog posts, media materials, newsletters, op-eds, website content, and more.
  • Engage with third-party vendors and consultants.

What You Will Need

  • Legally able to work in Indonesia;
  • bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or other relevant fields;
  • Professional experience of 3+ years in communications in communications, public relations, or journalism field;
  • Social media savvy, experienced in developing and implementing a social media strategy that are useful, valuable, and relevant to the project and its audiences;
  • Business proficiency in both Bahasa Indonesia and English, with a strong writting and speaking communications
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various type of audience and/or stakeholder such as government officials, private entities, and community;
  • Having a visual skills, such as photography, graphic design, and Adobe Photoshop are desirable;
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines while still maintaining todeliver high-quality work products;
  • Ability to travel when needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experiences in international organization or consulting firm;
  • Experiences in managing social media, especially Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn;
  • Experience in working with reporters or members of the media;
  • Interest and experience in ocean, environment, or sustainability-related issues in Indonesia;
  • Articulate, skilled writer with writing experience (professional clips or writing samples).

Deliverables and Terms of Payment

The Consultant will receive compensation upon completion of deliverables with terms of payment as per below table. This amount excludes travel expenses, workshop costs and other eligible expenses according to WRI Indonesia’s internal policy.











Social media management

Content planning, monthly analytic report


Media engagement

Develop media list, tracking publication, media partnership, press release


Monthly newsletter


Update and develop NPAP communications material

Develop and dissemination of impact report; develop communications product; support communications strategy


Coordinate with vendors

Translation; design & layout; infographic; video


Event organizing

Meeting support (Steering Board, Donor, Bi-monthly Community Event; Ad-hoc Event; Project Showcase; Annual Summit; COP 28 & INC 2); produce communications material, report, and other communications support


Website update


Team coordination











This position is required to join immediately with contract period up to 31 December 2023

Contract Arrangement

Individual consultancy contract (Part-time, limited term)

What we offer

  • Consultant rate that is commensurate with experience and skills
  • Travel insurance for both domestic and international for any travel duty as assigned by WRI Indonesia
  • Access to the WRI global network
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work

Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.

Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.

How to apply: In order to be formally considered, please submit an updated resume and cover letter through WRI career portal.

Application close: 17.00 (DKI Jakarta local time), 25 June 2023. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates.

This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.

About Us

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.

Our culture:

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, Gender diverse communities, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country, and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.

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