About CPI

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) works with governments, financial institutions, and businesses to drive economic growth and development while addressing climate risk and increasingly scarce natural resources. We help to improve the most important energy and land use policies around the world, with a particular focus on finance. CPI works in places that provide the most potential for policy impact, including Brasil, Europe, India, Indonesia, Kenya and the United States. Our work helps nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. This is a complex challenge in which policy plays a crucial role. CPI is a small but dynamic organization, with a global reach and an entrepreneurial culture. We work hard to maintain an idea-driven, collaborative environment across all our teams.

CPI’s Climate Finance program guides decision makers who are working to ensure economic growth while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. Enough capital exists to transition the world into a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. However, current investment in climate-friendly development falls far short of the need. CPI works to redirect finance from high- to low-carbon activities and helps decision makers use their resources wisely.

In Indonesia, CPI partners with relevant ministries to understand, develop, and adjust fiscal policies and mechanisms that encourage the transition to a green economy and the optimal use of land and energy resources.

Position Summary

CPI is currently working on a Project to support regional government sustainable development goals by supporting a diversified, resilient economy, instead of economic dependency on a single mono-culture such as palm oil. As part of this Project, CPI is working on a case study on the smallest business unit possible for diversification, which is a single smallholder farmer. The case study requires in-depth financial analysis on smallholder options to diversify their crops (and their income), the financial models that illustrate pathways towards commercial viability, and simulate cash flows to help connect with founders and/or investors.  The study will also generate a policy paper designed to assist the regional government to provide the correct support.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Consultant to join CPI’s Climate Finance team to work on this Project. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Consultant will work on a part-time basis at CPI and will support our team in generating the financial analysis. The Consultant is not expected to conduct any primary data collection. The Consultant will be contracted for a 30-day period from January to February 2020, with flexible working hours and a lumpsum payment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with CPI’s project manager and analysts in carrying out the Project;
  • Perform rigorous quantitative evaluation of CPI-supplied data relating to agricultural crops and smallholder business practices;
  • Perform financial modelling, risk modelling, cashflow modelling and credit simulations;
  • Write report and slide deck;
  • Produce high-quality materials on demanding deadlines.


  • Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering or another relevant field;
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills;
  • Expert level Excel (financial modelling) and PowerPoint skills;
  • Experience working in financial institutions and/or advisory firms (i.e. investment bank, development financial institution, corporate finance advisory firm, credit rating agency or management consulting company);
  • Familiarity with the Monte Carlo Simulation model is a plus;
  • Having previous exposure to the agricultural sector is a plus;
  • Ability to communicate methods, results and recommendations from complex quantitative analysis to non-technical audiences.

To apply

Visit this link to submit an application. With your application, attach two documents: (1) CV and (2) a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the above criteria and why you want to work with CPI, by COB February 15, 2020.

Applicants must have Indonesian citizenship or a permanent residency in Indonesia.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Climate Policy Initiative is an equal opportunity employer.