Technical Assistant for Blue Startup Hub, Jakarta

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Indonesia

City: Jakarta

Office: UNDP Indonesia Country Office

Closing date: Thursday, 2 March 2023

Job Identification : 8556

Locations : Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia

Posting Date : 02/16/2023, 12:14 PM

Apply Before : 03/02/2023, 12:14 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : NPSA-5

Vacancy Type : National Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area : Governance

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Contract Duration : 1 Year

Education & Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree - 2 year(s) experience OR High School certificate- 5 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description


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Archipelagic and Island States Forum was initiated in 2018 as a response to SDG 14: the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development. It is the agreed position of participating countries that the AIS Forum ("the Forum") can be influential in mitigating climate change and the pursuit of social and economic sustainability. The Forum will create a space for financing innovative solutions and technologies, as well as engendering collaboration between stakeholders.

The Forum is designed to include all island states and archipelagic countries regardless of their location, size, and level of development. According to the OECD, co-operation between developed and developing countries will create a synergy as they often possess different types of expertise/knowledge, data, and other resources that are valuable for discovering the solutions and for dealing with multiple challenges. There are regional initiatives that allow island states to connect with and aid one another. However, a global initiative that brings together all archipelagic and island states is yet to exist.

The AIS Forum created a unique grouping of nations to address the challenges of sustainable ocean resource use, climate change resilience, ocean pollution, emergency management and sustainable fisheries. Through the AIS Forum Secretariat that resides under the UNDP Indonesia Country Office, it implements programs around Research and Development, Entrepreneurship Support and International Collaboration, all of which are intended to accelerate structural transformation for sustainable development and strengthen resilience to shocks and crises. Furthermore, the programs seek to promote economic diversification and green growth through low emission and climate resilient measures and to discover innovative nature-based and gender-responsive solutions for sustainable recovery. The AIS Forum Secretariat will act as a platform to meet the following outcomes:

Strengthen the commitment of archipelagic and island states to be part of a collaborative action to address the common challenges in the areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable blue economy, marine plastic debris, and good maritime governance

Identify and work towards actionable, concrete collaboration and partnerships with all relevant stakeholders, including academics, private sector, government authorities, and international

Encourage the development of an integrated approach to maritime and ocean governance

Establish as an open-ended, complementary, integrated, and inclusive developmental forum to create a synergy with other initiatives

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Summary of key functions: The Technical Assistant for Blue-Startup Hub is responsible for assisting activities on Entrepreneurship initiatives including but not limited to the priorities identified by the AIS countries. S/he is responsible for contributing to Annual Work Plan, overall development, and coordination of the entrepreneurship activities in the program of the business acceleration program, womenpreneur, and to promote innovative startups as champions. The key responsibility of the Technical Assistant for Blue-Startup Hub is described below:

Support the project team to ensure effective project planning and implementation focusing on achievement of the following results:

Assist in the coordination of project planning and preparation work especially for entrepreneurship and AIS Blue Startup hub related project initiatives.

Compile, summarize, and present basic information/data on specific project and related topics or issues.

Implement project standard operating procedures in line with the government and UNDP’s regulations.

Supports ongoing external and internal marketing strategies to raise national and international awareness of the Startup Blue Hub program.

Maintain startups participating in the Startup Blue Hub online platform through communication, quality programming execution, events, and by drawing upon appropriate resources to connect participants with a network of mentors and investors.

Assist in partnership coordination with relevant government partners, UN agencies, development partners, private sector and other stakeholders:

Provide administration and logistical support in organizing program in collaboration with the relevant partners.

Communicate with focal points of implementing agencies, relevant line ministries, UN agencies, development partners, private sector as required.

Maintain and up-to-date list of key stakeholders.

Identifying and evaluating potential investments in early & growth-stage companies through market research, and competitive analysis.

Develop an informed perspective of blue sectors, including managing and building the private sector Investments, and nurturing personal relationships with start-ups, accelerators, founders, and other members of the venture ecosystem.

Provides administrative support to the Project Management Unit focusing on achievement of the following results:

Act as the focal point for AIS Blue Startup hub project initiatives including initiating program and coordination with potential partner, vendor and startups in AIS countries.

Provision of general office assistance such as response to complex information requests and inquiries; reviews, logs and routes incoming correspondence; establishment of filling system and maintenance files/records; etc.

The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that;
Human rights and gender equality are prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions.

Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with "Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP".

Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender is respected within all implementations including data production.

Differentiated needs of women and men are considered.

Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created.

Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.

Institutional Arrangement

The Technical Assistant for Blue Start-up Hub will work under the overall supervision of the Project Coordinator for AIS. The incumbent is expected to work closely with the Archipelagic and Island States project team and work closely with the other team members in UNDP


Competencies section for each set of competencies as follows:


Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details,

delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles

ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious

bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies)

Thematic Area




UN policy knowledge - ethics

Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity

Business management

Project Management

Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals

Administration & Operations

Event Management

Support projects with event management including venue identification, accommodation, logistics, catering, transportation, and cash disbursements, etc.

Business management

Partnership Management

Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies

General, UN System Affairs, Communications, Public Partnerships

Public Relations

Ability to build and maintain an overall positive public image for the organisation, its mandate and its brand, while ensuring that individual campaigns and other communications and advocacy initiatives are supported in reaching the public


UN policy knowledge - ethics

Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Min. Education requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in development studies, international relations, economics/economic development, political science, or related fields, with additional years of experiences, or high school with additional 3 years of relevant experiences will be given due consideration in liue of Bachelor’s degree.


Min. years of relevant work experience

Two years (for bachelor’s degree) or 5 years with High School of professional experiences in project coordination and management environment related project/related and on the area of entrepreneurship or impact investing.

Required skills

Solid knowledge and practical experience in assisting project/program implementation in the area of entrepreneurship.

Solid experience in project management.

Demonstrated ability to process, analyses and technical information.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the

Competencies section

Prior experience working with start-up, businesses, government, MSME, private sector, UN and other development agency to address relevant issue and to ensure the greater impact of the project/programmes.

Familiarity with the procedure of the UN and various donor agencies would be an asset.

Experience in writing project document and report

Experience in the impact investment issue

Required Language(s)

Very good spoken and written Indonesian and English

Professional Certificates



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