Cowater International Inc.

International Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Specialist

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Last update: May 29, 2023 Last update: May 29, 2023


Deadline: Jun 8, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Indonesia Indonesia
Job type:Contract, 4 to 12 months
English, IndonesianEnglish, Indonesian
Work experience: Min 12 years
Date posted:May 26, 2023
Expected starting date:Dec 28, 9999


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Job Title: International Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Specialist

Sector: Infrastructure, Water, Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion

Position Type: Part-Time

Duration/Level of Effort: Short-Term

Position Location: In-Person


The Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur Performance Based Grant (KIAT PBG) Activity aims to advance the Government of Indonesia’s prioritization of increased access to clean water for residents across the country by improving the performance and sustainability of local government owned water utilities (PDAMs). The project aims to test and illustrate the effectiveness of a Performance Based Grant mechanism in stimulating tangible performance and service delivery improvements among PDAMs across seven key performance indicators and four key themes. The project also has a focus on equipping PDAMs to create more inclusive environments for women, men and people with disabilities.


The specialist will work under the Team leader and direct the work of the National CC and DRM Specialist. This component will assist the PDAMs in their efforts in accounting for risks associated with CC and natural disasters to ensure climate resilient services provided by the PDAMs. This will be done by supporting participating PDAMs in preparing a CC and DRM assessment and roadmap that delineates plans to identify risk based and DRM and CC adaptation strategies to ensure preparedness for expected effects of potential natural disasters and CC.


·         Fully familiarize his/her self with the WSP concept and implementation in BUMD Air Minum (PDAM).

·         Fully familiarize his/her self with the PBG Project Management Manual (PMM).

·         Provide orientation sessions in CC and DRM as pertains to PDAM operations and water supply services.

·         Preparing a CC and DRM response plan for PDAMs including short term and long term adaptation strategies all as detailed in the PMM..

·         Facilitate knowledge sharing and benchmarking exercises between the participating PDAMs as part of the project closure meetings. 

·         Assist with the preparations for verification and grant disbursement.


·         University degree in Environmental/Civil Engineering

·         Minimum of 12 years experience in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team


Candidates are encouraged to apply by 8 June 2023/as soon as possible.

For your application to be considered, please send your documents as follows:

1.    Please use the position title in the Subject Line of your email

2.    Please email to your cover letter and CV/Resume to    

Cowater International is an equal opportunity employer, basing employment on merit and qualifications as they relate to professional experience and position expectations. Cowater does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, age, or any other basis protected by law.

We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.


Cowater International is a leading global development consulting company founded in 1985. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and with corporate hubs in Montreal, Canada, Brussels, Belgium, and London UK. Cowater International has successfully delivered a portfolio of over 2500 projects and assignments in more than 95 countries. We work with governments, private sector actors and communities implementing projects that support socio-economic development, institutional strengthening, environmental improvements and advance equal opportunities for all. We are a diverse and experienced team committed to building a better tomorrow for the people we serve. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our yearly award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2017.

We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow with Cowater International.