Senior Local Governance Advisor – Program Implementation

KOMPAK Program

KOMPAK is an Australia-Indonesia government partnership supporting the Government of Indonesia’s efforts in reducing poverty through improvements in basic service delivery and creating opportunities for work. KOMPAK focuses its efforts on three result areas:

  1. Supporting Local Governments and Service Units to better address the needs of basic service users;
  2. Supporting the poor and vulnerable to benefit from improved village governance; and
  3. Supporting the poor and vulnerable to benefit from increased opportunities for employment and economic development.


The Opportunity

The primary purpose and focus of this position is to provide advisory support to ministry partners, KOMPAK’s Senior Management and Sub-National Implementation teams, partners and other stakeholders for effective field program implementation.

The role will provide high level analysis and strategic advice including design and concepts, policy recommendations, work program strategic planning, and reporting documentation, and policy dialogues.


Key Duties

  • Conduct policy analysis and high-level policy implementation strategies, related to governance, authority/affairs, and cross-sectoral relations
  • Develop and provide strategic technical input, and monitoring for the improvement of program implementation focusing on local governance, especially the role of districts/ sub-districts, village governance and community empowerment that accelerates the implementation of minimum service standards for basic services
  • Conduct and/or facilitate high-level policy dialogue based on the focus themes and analysis results with KOMPAK and relevant stakeholders
  • Contribute proactively to KOMPAK’s policy agenda, especially on sub-district and village response to pandemic impact (BLT-DD, PKTD, and local economic), monitoring by communities
  • Assist with other relevant assignments, as requested, including coordination with relevant government ministries/agencies, and provision of support to other KOMPAK program areas

Further information regarding other key duties is included in the Information for Applicants in the ‘View Position Description’ on the Abt Associates job advert.


Key Requirements

  • Educational background – minimum Doctorate degree in governance, law or other relevant fields
  • Minimum 20 years working experience related to central and local governance, sub-district, villages and community empowerment
  • Has experience in managing regional development programs/projects
  • Has experience in formulating policies related to regional and village government
  • Good communication skills in a multicultural environment
  • Experience in working with multiple stakeholders and good networking skills
  • Understanding of gender equality and social inclusion issues


Further Information & Application Details

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Abt Associates – Who We Are

Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women. Abt Associates is a child safe organisation and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children. For more information about our company and what we do visit our website at

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