The ILO, as a part of a consortium of 6 development agencies, is embarking on a project to support and accelerate a Just Energy Transition (JET) away from coal to renewable energy and other sustainable economic activities in the global south, contributing to a timely reduction of GHG emissions from coal. Focusing on the required economic transformations in coal regions, the project will be working with government, industry, unions, communities, civil society and academia to spur localized pathways to low-carbon and climate resilient energy systems and sustainable and just local economies and jobs. It builds on the core elements: social dialogue and stakeholder engagement, impact studies, transformational measures and coherent policy changes. The overall objective of the project is to plan and implement a just energy transition plans away from coal and towards a low carbon energy system, consistent with the Paris Agreement and the ILO Just Transition Guidelines.
In Indonesia, the overall consortium project of which the ILO project is part of aims at supporting the development of Just Energy Transition plans coal regions in East Kalimantan and South Sumatra. The regional transition pathways and plans will be developed in an institutionalized participatory and informed social dialogue and stakeholder engagement framework, that build on the involvement and empowerment of works and local communities, the assessment of the structural economic transformation potential and scenarios and its climate, environmental, social and human right impact. The project will work with local authorities to ensure that a coherent plan and policy framework to support the transformation, especially on labour market and social security aspects is developed and integrated into public policy. Further, the design and piloting of concrete transformational measures for the green economic transformation of the coal regions, is supported, focusing on new business opportunities of green SME and skill development.
The Just Transition processes and transformational measures implemented in the target regions in Indonesia will serve as an inspiration for other coal regions globally and possibly also other sectors beyond coal in which the pathway towards a zero-carbon economy will require individually adapted Just Transition approaches.
The project will operate with a core staff of two people comprising a National Project Coordinator (NPC), and an administrative finance assistant.
The Admin/Finance Assistant will report to the National Project Coordinator and will work in close collaboration with the office in Jakarta, Bangkok and Geneva.
The incumbent will be based in the ILO Jakarta Office, and will report to the National Project Coordinator. Under the direct supervision of the NPC, the Admin and Finance Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative and financial support to the JET Project in Jakarta.
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