Chief Delivery Officer, Project STOP

Job Title: Chief Delivery Officer, Project STOP
Location: Indonesia (Banyuwangi / Jakarta)
Type of role: Full-time employment (or contractor role if preferred).
Start date: Q1 2018

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Project STOP is a new initiative to accelerate waste management system improvements in South-East Asia, starting in Indonesia. The project aims to make a scalable front-line contribution to marine plastic debris prevention and ocean health. It was announced at the Our Ocean 2017 conference and will be delivered by SYSTEMIQ with funding and support from Borealis, a European plastics producer, and others.
From July to September 2017, a successful feasibility and scoping assessment was carried out in Indonesia. The feasibility and scoping assessment tested the concept of “system-enabler” partnerships with city governments – providing expertise and support to transition the waste management system to a zero-leakage pathway with increasing rates of plastics recycling, job creation in new after-use economies and public health benefits. The first city partnership will be launched in Q1 2018 in Muncar, Banyuwangi, East Java - followed by wider scale-up and replication in the region.

Learn more about STOP here.


Role Description

The Chief Delivery Officer will have a critical role in Project STOP. They will be responsible for managing the successful delivery of the first city partnership in Muncar, Banyuwangi – which is the foundation for the wider success of the project – and supporting the scaling and replication of the project to new city locations.
The role will require a high level of personal drive, excellent team leadership and project management skills, and highly developed relationship development and problem-solving abilities. In return, we offer a unique opportunity to work with international and local experts and lead a front-line initiative that can deliver breakthrough results for marine plastic prevention, circular waste management, public health and livelihood benefits in Indonesia and the wider region.


  • Leadership of Project STOP in the city partnership location (Muncar / Banyuwangi), and ownership of local government relationships during the system transition phase for the city (estimated 2-3 years)
  • Coordination of a “design phase” that will involve experts from Indonesia and overseas, and government agencies – leading to a costed waste management system transition plan for the city
  • Management of a small project team (~3-4 individuals) embedded with government agencies in Muncar / Banyuwangi, who will work alongside government and drive the implementation of the system transition plan
  • Management of project budgets and implementation plans according to the agreed system transition plan, with budget variations agreed in advance with Project STOP Country Manager
  • Monitoring of project activities and outcomes, reporting of results, continuous improvement of project strategies and approaches, and codification of the STOP model to enable communication and replication / scaling in other locations
  • Building a network of stakeholder relationships including community, NGO and religious organisations in Muncar / Banyuwangi, companies in the plastics recycling value chain in East Java, and other organisations and individuals working on related initiatives across Indonesia and the wider region.
  • [In time] Contribute to, or lead, replication and scaling of STOP Project in other city locations in Indonesia.


Qualifications and requirements

  • Senior level experience (5-10 years+) in relevant roles in business, NGO or
  • public sector organisations, for example:
    • Experience of managing front-line implementation and change management projects in similar contexts
    • Business or public sector consulting, with a focus on strategy, implementation or change management
    • Senior-level stakeholder engagement, government relations and publicprivate-partnerships
    • Experience of waste system improvements, value chain improvement projects and/or sustainability initiatives [deep knowledge of waste management systems preferred but not essential as waste management expertise will be embedded in the design phase]
  • Qualification in sector(s) relevant to the project (e.g. waste management, business or public sector management, environmental, social science or economics)
  • Highly developed analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Able to manage a small team and work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Bahasa Indonesian
  • Willingness to spend significant time in Muncar / Banyuwangi during the 2-3 year city transition period

Who we are

SYSTEMIQ aims to catalyse good disruptions in economic systems by building
coalitions to shape policies and business strategies, co-creating market solutions in
partnership with the private and public sectors, and investing its own venture
capital in opportunities with the biggest potential to drive rapid system change. In
South-East Asia, SYSTEMIQ is also working to develop market-based solutions for
peatland and forest restoration and opened an office in Jakarta in 2017.

Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefin
plastics, base chemicals and fertilizers. With its head office in Vienna, Austria, the
company currently has around 6,600 employees and operates in over 120
countries. Mubadala, through its holding company, owns 64% of the company, with
the remaining 36% belonging to Austria-based OMV, an integrated, international oil
and gas company.